Please bear with me as I'm new to smart phones and while I've searched and read through many posts I'm still a little unclear on a few things:
Well I've been up for New Every 2 for almost a month now and will be moving on from my current LG Voyager (no data plan) to a smart phone. I've been holding out for the Droid Incredible when I found this forum convinced it must be the "better" phone as it's newer, better specs and getting a lot of hype on the 'net but the more I read about the Moto Droid the harder it's been to decide. A few things I've noticed:
Based on the specs listed online so far can you guys speculate how much faster the Incredible will be than the Moto Droid? Is there one spec/feature that makes the Incredible a no brainer decision over the Moto Droid or, are they very similar to each other and more a matter of personal opinion? Is the Incredible light years ahead of the Moto Droid? Will the processor being twice as fast equal a noticeable difference in performance?
I've been to the Verizon store twice now to look at phones. While most reviews say HTC's sense UI is a better, more polished UI compared to the standard Android interface the short amount of time I've played around with each phone I found I liked the Moto Droid better than the Eris. Could this be because Android 1.5 is much different than 2.1 or, maybe I just don't like sense UI? Does the Eris and the Droid seem so different because of the versions of Android they run or, does sense UI make the HTC's feel completely different than the standard Android UI? I don't know enough about the different versions of Android or Sense UI to tell.
I'm a little concerned with the stories I've read on the forum about poor headphone jacks, peeling keyboards, etc. Do you believe HTC builds a better overall product than Motorola? Should I be concerned with the overall quality/longevity of the Moto vs. the HTC?
While completely subjective I am finding I like the look of the Moto droid more and more. It's like a hand held flat screen TV. The Eris/Incredible/etc are all starting to look the same. While at first I liked the look of the Eris (very similar to the Incredible from pic's online) better, I find I am gravitating a little more towards the Moto Droid.
On a side note I personally can't stand the look of the Iphone. Half the people at work have them and to me they look like a prop from a 50's SiFi movie of the week "future crap from outerspace" or, like the 50's toaster from my grandma's house got it on with my flat screen TV and the Iphone popped out of the toaster 9 months later. I suppose it's clean and all but, it just doesn't do anything for me. And the UI on Apple crap makes me feel like i'm playing with a 13 yr old's toy It's like "my first smartphone".
anyway thanks for any input, suggestions or comments.