LG Revolution or Droid X2?

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  1. rawr33

    rawr33 Member

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    I'm ready to make the leap from malfunctioning dumb phone to awesome new Android phone. So, I've been reading the forums and you guys are great. I can barely wait any longer to get an Android device and am trying to make a decision this week.

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    I like that the LG Revolution has all the bells and whistles, as I live in an area with 4g. I like that the Droid X-squared sounds like a really solid device with great performance and good battery life. I'd like a screen at least 4".

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    I just don't like the HTC Thunderbolt (known issues and don't love the form) or the Charge (don't love the screen and really don't like the form). The Incredible 2 has a speakerphone that is inadequate for me.
     
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    If you live in a 4G area I don't think there should even be a question.
     
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    I'd LOVE to hear people's reasoning behind their votes! I'm pretty torn between these two devices.
     
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    The Revo has horrible specs. It is a disappointment to the android family.
     
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    Revolution is also a Bing UI and not Google. That loses points IMO.
     
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    What about the specs seems horrible? While I'm computer savvy, I'm not yet smartphone savvy. What would you recommend instead?
     
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    Cons of the revo...

    TFT display, low ram, single core processor, android 2.2, 5 megapixel camera- everything you can find in phones that were released last summer (droid x, d2, fascinate(better screen than revo), inc2).

    Bing and lots of bloatware. My fascinate came with both. Bing doesnt work properly and I had to unlock/root my phone to get rid of it.

    The only pros of this phone are 4g, wireless charging and talk+data.

    If one needs a 4g phone I would say the droid Charge has all the specs this phone has + alot more.

    If one doesnt need 4g..the droid x, x2, d2g, fascinate, inc2 are all the same if not better than the revo.

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    I must add don't let anyone here talk you into a phone. We can give you input based on our experiences but everyones needs are different. I recommend researching multiple sites (droid life, engadget, phonearena,etc) and testing them out in store multiple times, without a salespersons input.

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    I'm not seeing the ram specs. I think the Revolution has 512; what does the X2 have?


    4G sounds nice; I've only played on smart phones a bit, so I don't have much perspective on how fast 3G really is. Input?

    Talk plus data sounds pretty nice; when I was testing a phone a while ago, I thought it would be cool to have that feature. How's the X2 for bloatware? I can't stand Blockbuster at all. I'm starting to feel like I have 'no choice' but to root if I want to avoid both bing and blockbuster... :(


    The Charge has a form that I so strongly dislike that I can't see myself carrying it around for 2 years (plus, I'm not a fan of what the display does to embellish colors; give me real-life color, please). While I've only seen pictures, I really like the look of the Revolution. The X2 looks okay.

    ARAGH. Decisions... hmmm...

    I do want a solid device. If the X2 is solid and the Revolution were to be flaky, that would make this a simpler decision...
     
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    Its a hard decision. I say wait til there are more reviews on both. You are right, both have bloatware and 512 ram. Bing being the worst of bloatware. I would think the revo would need to be rooted imo.

    If you are in a 4g area it is nice. You can get download speeds up to 10mbs I believe. In my area it is about 5mbs. 3g is around 1mbs.

    I agree the revo does look better than x2, but x2 has physical buttons.

    For me at this point I personally want 4g because the speed is awesome, but I am not really happy with vzws line up of 4g phones. 3g isnt slow though and can always get the job done.

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    I pictured what phone would last me longer and I think the x2 will. I could care less about 4g right now, it's not going to be in my hometown til at least December.
     
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    I would like to correct my statements I made earlier about the Revo. I believe there is more ram than I had thought. It definitely improves my view on the phone. It also seem easy enough to root. I am going to check it out in store this weekend.
     
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