Best phone on Verizon now and the near future?

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    I have an original Droid and I'm looking to upgrade. Should I upgrade to a phone that is offered now or wait for something in the near future? What is the phone you guys like?

    Please guide this grasshopper.

    Thank you!!!
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    Easy... Right now it's the Thunderbolt.

    If your going to wait on the next best, there is alway one right around the corner no matter what phone you have.
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    With the Droid, you already have the best phone from VZ!
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    Not always true. The Droid X came out in July 2010 and there was arguably nothing else worth buying (on Verizon) until this March when the Thunderbolt came out.

    With all the rumors of the DX2, LG Revolution, and more coming pretty soon, I'd say wait it out another week or two if you can to see what's coming.

    Yes in tech industry you can wait the rest of your life for the next best device, but there's a difference in waiting months versus waiting a few weeks when you know somethings coming.
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    My Thunderbolt!!!!!!!

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    What is so great about the Thunderbolt? I broke my Moto Droid and bought a used HTC Eris and hate it. Hate the HTC way of doing things. Why should I go to an HTC T-Bolt??? Please tell me... not sure I can wait much longer using the POC
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    I had the MOTO Droid for over a year before I got the thunderbolt. I love the thunderbolt, its fast, reliable, has a LOT of memory and 4G which I'm dying to try LOL... The HTC Eris might have sucked but this HTC phone is amazing with its large HD vibrant screen, its camera and HD video recording. This is coming from someone who had their original MOTO Droid replaced 10x and would be so pissed and irritated with it that I would complain to Verizon Soooo much...
    HTC has proved them selves to be the best brand with this phone and even my friends EVO and Desire.

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    It's 4g for starters. It also has a beautiful, big screen. Many users here and elsewhere prefer HTC Sense over others like MotoBlur, Touchwiz and whatever else there is including myself. HTC phones have unlocked or easily broken boot loaders, which means users can flash rooms and kernels after rooting as free as they want (improving life of the phone). And HTC is good with supporting their phones with updates, unlike Samsung and their fiasco with the Fascinate.

    The Droid Charge should be out any day now, and it has superior battery life and screen display (but also cheaper build quality). the LG Revolution is coming out soon. We think that the Droid Bionic will be coming out in summer, Motorola's dual core 4g phone. If you were to wait, I'd wait for the Bionic or wait for whatever Samsung Galaxy S2 phone makes it to Verizon.
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    HTC vs MOTO

    I am holding off for as long as I can using this Eris. Samsung is not an option because I have had problems with their TVs and DVDs and just will not buy a Samsung product again. I really like the features of the AT&T Axis by Moto which I guess the Bionic will be it's twin? With the price of phones these days you really have to choose wisely. Thanks for the info.
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    I would NOT buy the droid charge, too much lag and its not worth 300 bucks at all. IF vzw gets the samsung galaxy 2 it could turn out to be a nice device.
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    What others like doesn't matter. As always with these threads: what are your needs/wants?
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    I dont know exactly what you mean by the HTC way of doing things but if your referring to the home screen set up, for example, thats what home replacement apps are for. ADW Launcher and Launcher Pro being the most popular with Crazy Home looking to have a ton of potential!

    +1
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    Droid X2 is about 2 weeks away. It's the 1st Verizon Android phone running Tegra 2 dual core processor. But, It is 3G.

    Who has notice a significant difference between 3G and 4G?
    Besides Quad scores. Although, if you want to post one, we wont be mad at you. :)
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    3g vs 4g network connectivity has nothing to do with quadrant scores.


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    Thank you!
    Then mb/s????
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    I thought you were trying compare performance of the 2 phones. But network speed between Verizon's 3g vs 4g is a pretty big difference. I don't have 4G coverage in my area, but the speed rating from Verizon is 5-12Mbps (though people posting speed tests often get 15+), where as my 3g speed rarely goes past 1.5Mbs.
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    That is one hell of a difference!!!


    Wait for Bionic then. You only have a month or 2 to go.
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    Why would anyone want a 3g phone. Sooner or later 4g will be everywhere. The original question was what will be the best NEW phone to get.
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    A lot of people I know are scared of technology like smartphones, they think its dumb and would rather have their flip or slide phones. I could not live without mine.. it does almost everything possible... And its crazy how there seems to be a new phone popping up around every corner... If you can wait and want a super gaming smartphone wait to get the bionic whenever they decide to release it, a few cool things is it has a finger print scanner for security... And the simple way to say it... It's got the guts of a computer and will run circles around the phones now, also HD screen.

    Also I asked Verizon about the 2.3 gingerbread upgrade Dosnt look promising only on the nexus 1 phone ...

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    From being in a similar situation, here are the future and current phones that should be taken note of that we know of or may know of.



    LG Revolution - All it really has going for it is first phone to officially support Netflix.

    HTC Thunderbolt - Everyone deems it's a great phone with terrible battery life. Some say they have configured it so it last just as long as other phones. Personally that wouldn't cut it for me.

    HTC Sensation - Another 4g HTC phone to come out in the near future, thing is that currently it's only known to come to TMobile, so I have no idea whether or not it will ever come to Verizon. Probably not in my opinion but really.. what do I know?

    Samsung Galaxy S II - Technically this phone is already out, is in South Korea and has the absolute best specs for a phone out there. It will more than likely make it's way to every US Carrier, my guess sometime in June. Biggest problems people have with this phone though is that it too plastic-ey. That was intended so it would weigh less, but I understand some people rather have a sturdier feel for their phone. Also that you may never see an update for the OS on it officially. If you are like me and will root it, then that really shouldn't be a problem, if not, then it's not for you.

    EDIT: Forgot about that there was an article claiming Galaxy S II won't come out till Q3...

    Moto Droid X2 - Hm, this phone supposedly comes out in... *Checks clock* 11 minutes or whenever the Verizon stores open in the morning so you can look that up yourself.

    Moto Bionic - Amazing dual core phone that's been pushed back to Q3, will supposedly come out with better specs than what was previously said. It better be considering that the competition will more than likely be coming out with similar phones at that point.

    Moto Droid 3 - Very little info is known on this other than it will probably be straight up Android OS.
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