What phone to get on Verizon?

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  1. CannibalAngel

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    So;

    I have an upgrade available to me in 13 days. I am on Verizon an do not want to switch to any other carrier. My GF just got the HTC Thunderbolt and I was wondering what phone I should get. Is there a superior phone coming out in the next month or two that I should wait for or should I get the Thunderbolt as well?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    The next phone is the Bionic might as well wait and see what that phone has to offer. You could get the Bionic and try it out for 14 days and exchange for the TB if you dont like it...
     
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    The Incredible 2 is thought to be released fairly soon. I'd check that out.

    My friend has a Thunderbolt and I feel it's too big of a phone. Plus he said the battery life is even worse than my Inc.
     
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    Yeah I will wait to see what the Bionic has to offer. According to Motorolla it is going to have a dual core processor but I will wait for the full tech specs to make a final decision. Any idea when it is supposed to come out?

    Also, I love my Incredible and would like to know more about the Incredible S. Any specs on it or a tenative release daye yet?

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    It will depend on what you want to do with it. If you want to root and install custom kernels/TRUE custom roms, then don't get a Motorola phone. If you just want for average use then get whatever you like at the time. I still recommend something other than Motorola after some of their recent practices. Blur (Moto's UI) is also really buggy and has alot of problems with restarts and general force closes.
     
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    Yeah, like I said I live my Incredible and HTC. I would much rather have an HTC phone than a Motorolla. If the specs of the Bionic are a lot better than the Thunderbolt I will at least give it a try. If I can find some sort of official release date and tech specs for the Incredible S and it is not too far off I may just wait for that.

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    Incredible 2 will only be 3G, If you played with the Thunderbolt on 4G you know its not even a contest in performance as 4G LTE is up to > 30X faster. I would only consider a phone capable of 4G LTE from here on out.
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    Yeah 4G is fast but I don't have any problems with 3G.

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    I'm sorry but that statement suggests that you aren't really using your internet, in which case why is this even a thread, or that you don't really grasp the difference that a 50% smaller ping time and a ~ 10x download speed makes on a phone.

    I'd go 4G in a heartbeat. Think about it...
     
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    Woah no need for the hostility. I simply said that 3G is fine for me. I do understand that 4G is a lot faster but since I am fine with my 3G speeds it is not that big a factor for me.

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    Was not being hostile, just urging you to think whether you really need a top of the line phone if you aren't really needing the extra speed, assuming it is available where you live.
     
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    That did seem a little overly hostile, didn't it?

    However, LTE is the future, and you, like me, will think 3G is fine until you have 4G. It's nearly as fast as my home internet connection.

    Proof.
    uploadfromtaptalk1302756522196.jpg

    I have the thunderbolt and love it. The bionic will beat it in some stats (duel core) and is worse in others (ram, camera resolution). Play with both and see what you like. If you really like sense I think you'll wind up liking the thunderbolt better than any other verizon phone on the near horizon. The battery life does suck, but search around. There are ways to deal with that and forthcoming software updates will likely help a lot.

    Thunderstruck