Best Verizon Android Phone

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  1. krazzyjman

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    I am due for an upgrade soon and I was wondering what the best android phone on the market for Verizon was. Or if there is a particular phone I should wait for. Thanks

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    Loaded question of the season...Im waiting for the Bionic (hopefully), but you might wanna look into the Thunderbolt, Charge, Revolution, or X^2 and see what works for you. I think most ppl are hoping (as am I) that Bionic will be the 'full package' since the other phones listed are all missing 'something' lol, like 4G, Dual Core, Front Camera etc...
     
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    You need to figure out what your needs and wants are, and find the phone that best fits those. Since everyone's wants and needs are different, best becomes subjective.
     
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    Agreed. I'm in a similar boat (but a little more urgent). After some more research last night, I'm thinking the LG Revolution coming out next Thursday will be the phone for me. My second choice right now is probably the Droid X^2. I've played with the Thunderbolt and Charge; they "feel" big in my hand and I don't love their form factors, plus the Thunderbolt has some known issues that I'm not crazy about.

    Some info about the LG Revolution:
    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/05/1...verizon-with-netflix-new-black-look-and-bing/
    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/05/03/lg-revolution-details-review-hands-on-video-roundup/
    (working around preinstalled BING sounds worth it to me!)
     
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    Just quoted it for a reminder...lol

    A perfect example, the Charge. Should be a beast for battery life, but it will not perform as well as other phones, probably will be similar to the Fascinate.

    Battery life, screen? I might say the Charge. Better scrolling experience? Might say almost anything else.

    Even with the mighty GS2 that is being put up as the best Android phone overall right now, it may have some quirks that some ppl cant overlook. If anyone has a GS2 I would hold on to it for you for a few months to give my honest opinion tho...lol
     
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    The two issues with the tbolt are battery and LTE. The reboot issues appear to be a 4g thing but not quite sure. The battery issue is a non issue for me and the reboot issues went away when I changed kernels. The only issue left is the LTE but that seems to be affecting all LTE phones on VZW so far. But you are right that the user need to find out what is right for them. Now we have a good selection of Android.devices to choose from. I suggest playing with the devices in the store first. There are people buying dxs on eBay to hold them over until next year when we should see a better selection of Android LTE devices and the fruit should have their next device by then as well.

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    Here are some brief notes of the cons (to me), because its easier to compare the negatives since they are all really good phones heh:

    Thunderbolt
    - Low battery life
    - Not dual core
    - No HDMI out

    Charge
    - Not dual core
    - 5 MP camera
    - Have seen video of its browser lagging often with Flash
    - Cheap plastic build (very scratch susceptible)

    X^2
    - No forward facing camera
    - Not 4G

    Revolution
    - Not dual core
    - 5 MB camera

    Bionic
    - Official stats unknown, but will hopefully not be 'missing' anything.
     
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    I'm still using my original D1 that I purchased on launch day in Nov, 2009. Now Verizon is trying to temp me into another 2 year contract with an early upgrade, but I'm not falling for it. My D1 is smoking fast with no lag running Ultimate Droid and I'm not willing to lose my wireless tether, even if I rarely use it. The current crop of phones, with each of their compromises, aren't really enough of an improvement to convince me to upgrade.

    I'm waiting for the next crop.
     
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    That's a pretty good summary. I'm used to having a crap 2mp camera, so even the 5 sounds sweet to me. I think there's a lot more to photo quality than the number, though. (Comparisons I've seen between iPhone photos and some droid devices were an example.) Anyone seen examples or have knowledge of brand history as to which phones may have better overall photo quality?
     
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    I am not understanding the need for a Forward facing Camera....do you guys do Phone sex , that much. I bought the X2.. It smokes all the other phones in all the tests. LTE is not perfected in any phone right now.. and not available in my area until mid 2012. The X2 is the Best phone, in that it is a Dual Core, and it has the best Screen, and HDMI out, The Camera is Much improved over the DX..
     
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    Well the question can have different answers
    1. If 4g isn't in your area-get the X2(or you could push your luck and wait for the Galaxy S2, but you may be waiting a while.
    2. If 4g is in you area and plan to use alot of data- get the Droid Charge(so you'll have unlimited LTE and very good phone)
    3.If you have 4G, are a very light user, want the very best phone, and are okay with your current phone for a while longer-wait and get the Droid Bionic (you'll probably have capped data so, be careful not to leave Pandora on)
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    The Droid Charge has an 8mp camera.

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