Hi all, so this is my first post after being a member of DF for quite a while now... I just got my highly anticipated rezound in the mail yesterday
I gave my trusty R2-D2 droid 2 to my wife cause her palm pre was sucking it hardcore and I had an upgrade to use. So anyway, after about 2 weeks of research, reading reviews, watching videos and hanging around in the forums and getting some "hands on" with several phones. I decided on the ReZound...
Now it's only been about 24 hours since activation and I gotta say, this rezound is pretty amazing in most reSPECS... which is essentially why I chose it.
But... I did a little test between the R2-D2 and the Rezound and the results only confirmed my suspicions. Went to the app market on both phones and selected the same app and downloaded at the very same time... It was a fairly small app and both phones are on 3G(no 4G in my area yet)
The results... The old beat up R2 was installing the app when the ReZound was still downloading @ 86%
I'm no tech genius but something tells me this cannot be right. I performed this little "test" because I noticed @ work today that I was getting a weak signal or no signal at all, in places where I get signal all the time on the R2-D2. connections would "time out" in the app market(even with good signal) never happened with the "ol R2.
I use my phone for my second part time job, which requires me to download and upload data in varying amounts. I had to use my new shiny Rezound today for the 1st time in this respect and it failed at the task miserably... I had to wait to get home and connect to wi-fi to receive the newly acquired data and also to upload a little file with a few photos attached.
I work "in the field" so this will not be an option for me. I send and receive the data on the go. The droid R2-D2, rarely, if ever had a problem with this for the past TEN months, and the 1st day out with the ReZound all my hopes and expectations for this phone went out the window.
Nothing seems to be wrong with the phone(rezound) as far as glitches or battery life... The screen is beautiful, the camera is snappy and takes awesome photos(even in 5mp) music sounds great on it, and overall I really like it, but I need it to function as it should. As good, if not better than my droid in the connection department.
Just to note: I downloaded and installed the OTA update for the rezound which as far as I know, was suppose to correct some of these issues....
If anyone has ANY suggestions, I am definitely open to ideas. Crap, ya know. 2 weeks tearing my hair out over which phone to get, using an upgrade, spending over $200 and signing ANOTHER 2 year contract... and I am essentially using this phone to pay for itself and put $$$ in my pocket. I NEED ONE THAT WORKS. Could it be a local issue, as in just the phone itself or do other rezound users experience any of these things?
Looking for input everyone so let's hear it!!! I'm not extremely attached to it yet!!!
Thanks in advance and apologies if this is not posted in the correct area. The main thing I wanted to point out was about downloading the same app at the same time on the ReZound and the R2-D2 and the results...
My reasoning can hardly comprehend this because based on the specs, The Rezound should be smoking my R2-D2 in every way, shape, and form.
More than double processing power, double ram, overall newer technology, wow factor, etc...