If you had to buy a phone tomorrow...

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    I know we've all seen this thread a hundred times before but this one isn't hypothetical. My birthday is tomorrow and i think my parents are gunna get me some new phone. The good news is they know I'm picky about things like this so they'll let me pick it out. The problem is I've been out of the loop for the last month and a half so i'm not as well informed as i used to be. Now if you had to pick a phone literally tomorrow what would it be? A strong hacking community is a must (so that means unlocked bootloader?) And 4g is not too important.

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    LG Revo, IMO.
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    Any phone, any carrier? or are you sticking with verizon.

    i would say HTC sensation as it is a beast and from what i have read/seen/heard, it is awesome and has a strong hacker community.

    for verizon, i would say the thunderbolt has the largets hacker following as of rigt now. things are picking up for the charge tho. also the DINC 2 is a GREAT phone right out of the box. wife has one and it is pretty awesome stock. and it just gor perma root and custom roms are starting to pop up now. DINC2 is the best 3G phone on verizon, and it is a toss up between Thunderbolt (it has some issues most of which are worked out now) and the charge (last years guts, in a new shell)
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    Well if you HAD to tomorrow, the Droid 3 if your on Verizon.
    If its any carrier, than the HTC Sensation.
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    Yes im staying on VZ and i thought about the D3 but i don't really know a lot about it. I assume it's got to same locked bootloader as the D2 and X but i really don't know. And the Thunderbolt looks good but i feel like it'd be a waste to get a 4g phone in my area before a dual core one.

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    Went with the inc 2 for anyone that cares for a little follow up.

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    How is the Incredible the best 3G phone on VZW?
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    Droid 3, I keep going to different Verizon stores to play with it. I can't get it to slow down despite what I do. IMO its the best android phone Verizon has.
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    IOU for the Bionic and wait 2 weeks? (hopefully not longer!)
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    I do care. How is it so far? It's either this (rooted) or D3 (hopefully rooted by 9/29). I'd love to get your review!
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    It's stock for now but I have to say, this thing is smoother than I thought android can be. Linpacks of 43 (completely stock) I really cannot explain in words the difference between my D1 on the best rom I ever flashed running at 1.2 Ghz and this thing completely stock. My only regret is that I let it update to 2.3.3 on accident so i cant root until someone makes a breakthrough. But when I get some really good custom roms and kernels on this thing it will be a BEAST. Can't speak for the D3 though lol.

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    Curious as why you said by 9/29?
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    Droid 3. This phone is awesome. Crushes X2, D2G, D2, D1 and more
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    I wonder if you couldn't bring it into a Verizon store and say you don't care for the upgrade and ask if they'd be willing to reflash the phone for you. They might look at you all weird-like but that might be one method of undoing the upgrade and leaving you where you want to be.
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    Ahh, make sense! Haha. Didn't know if it was some.. thing making the phone somehow on rootable or something. Glad it's not that. :)

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    about D3, i heard that its pentile screen is a dealbreaker..inaccurate color reproduction..but i never see it myself, so can't say much..perhaps any D3 users can give us another opinion?

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    I think that the whole pentile screen thing is blown WAY out of proportion. YES....if you stuff your eye into your screen you can see pixelation....but I can probably do that with your current phone as well. If you hold device at normal distance you don't notice it. And I have yet to see an issue with any color reproduction.
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    Definitely not true.. sure it's not super amoled, but it looks great. It's not noticeable really like say.. the DX2. Maybe it's because the it's a 4in screen versus a 4.3in screen? Which.. would mean the Bionic, if it has a 4.5in screen, will absolutely kill people?

    The color looks fine, to me it looks more realistic then super amoled screens that can tend to over brighten and exaggerate the colors. But, that could just be my opinion.. idk, I like it. If you go into the Droid 3 section here, you'll find a lot of people agreeing with me that the D3 screen is just fine.

    A lot of people honestly probably just jump on the bandwagon and agree pentile sucks causw it's the cool thing to do. If you're watching a video review of the DX2 even, that can't possibly get you to say it looks bad.. in HD you can't see what people really mean by pentile screen except for zooming in on the battery.. if you see it in person.. then you can judge.
    I bet I can say with confidence that some people even hate on the pentile screen without ever seeing it in real life, yet a lone a video.

    And the whole, "holding it close to your face" is kind of bull too.. I did that with my phone and everything just got blurry before I could notice anything.

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    Yea, the smaller the screen, the less visible.
    Hopefully the Bionic doesn't have it. We will have a LOT of people complaining...