looking for a new phone thats out currently

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by abullock22, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. abullock22

    abullock22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I currently have an OG Driod which broke on me a few weeks back, i originally wanted to hold out for the SG2 but thats been pushed back, i then decided to wait for the bionic - seems thats now about to be pushed back, ive not had a phone now for 3-4 weeks and i really cant wait any longer to be without - so what would you suggest i should look into regarding decent phones that are out now, Im a big (or was) internet user on the phone as well as email/keeping up with the social networks, not so much into rooting, but would like to have that option down the line when it starts to get slow. I am in a 4g area so that would be of use. so which phone should i look into, would like to get something by this weekend!!!
     
  2. JRParsons

    JRParsons Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Mass.
    Ratings:
    +42
    Pretty simple, thunderbolt or charge. Go try them both out and get the one that feels right for you. If you ask 100 people in these forums which one is better, you'll get 50 saying tbolt and 50 saying charge. Your gonna love the 4G, but hate the effect it has on your battery. I like my tbolt but have never even picked up a charge. So I can't give you an unbiased opinion. I'm assuming your on Verizon, if not, I can't help, I'm not familiar with other carrier's phones.

    When your trying them out see if there is any lag on the Charge. And remember the tbolt's battery life is horrible (as little as 5 hours under heavy use with 4G enabled. But tweaked just right and 4G on only when needed, you should get about 12 hours) Otherwise I think you'll be happy with either.
    Sent from my Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator
     
  3. comk4ver

    comk4ver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +14
    What about getting a dummy phone? While waiting for the phone you want? Or use an old phone that you might have handy?

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
     
  4. Hawaiian Princess

    Hawaiian Princess Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,038
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Ratings:
    +22
    IMO try them out in the stores, get hands on feel for it. good luck...

    ALOHA from Hawaii
     
    #4 Hawaiian Princess, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  5. Hawaiian Princess

    Hawaiian Princess Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,038
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Ratings:
    +22
    im really not sure what ur question is.

    ALOHA from Hawaii
     
  6. abullock22

    abullock22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    thanks guys, yes im on verizon so tbolt or charge sounds like a good starting point - thanks.
    regarding battery life can you disable the 4g if you need to?
    As for the dummy phone, or an old phone, i dont have one, and to be honest id rather just get a decent phone the first round and be done especially now with all the waiting around ive already been doing, it would of been nice to get a phone just as it came out but for my situation its not worth hanging on any longer...if only my droid had lasted that little bit longer
     
  7. patmw123

    patmw123 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +78
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    If you don't need 4G then I would go with the droid 3. If I had to get a phone tomorrow that would be what I would get.
     
  8. JRParsons

    JRParsons Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Mass.
    Ratings:
    +42
    You can disable the 4G on the thunderbolt, not sure about the charge. The D3 is supposed to be a really good phone, but now that I've had 4G I wouldn't get anything else.

    Sent from my Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator
     
  9. mamawm

    mamawm Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    mississippi
    Ratings:
    +3
    you can on the charge too. we live in a 3g area and my husband set his to cdma only. bye the way, he loves his charge.
     
  10. The_Rick_14

    The_Rick_14 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +0
    This.

    To me the dual-core means more than 4G. I have the luxury of waiting to see if I can get both in the Bionic, but I've really liked the Droid3 in the time I've played with it at the Verizon store.
     
  11. bendystrawboy

    bendystrawboy Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    if you don't plan on rooting i'd go for the charge.
    if you plan on rooting go for the tbolt.

    its odd how much better a tbolt is after rooting and putting a rom on it, i have no idea why verizon hasn't updated it yet.
     
  12. kookk

    kookk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I tried a dx2 after my d1 and hated it. I got a tb today and I am nothing but impressed. Sure the dual core was nice but sense, 4g, unlocked boot, non pixelated screen and ffc more than make up for it.

    Also I feel the complaints about the tb battery are exaggerated. It definitely isn't the best, but it isn't worse than my og.