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.
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    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
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    Well there are a lot of factors at play here...I personally dont like the thunderbolt or bionic (and Im not to happy that quad core phones are rumored so soon). If your 3G speed isnt an issue, my question is Are you happy with what you have now? You could go month-to-month off contract until a real eye catcher comes out and save that upgrade for a few months down the road. The incredible 2 and d3 look very promising although I am unsure if they really are 3G only.
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    I do love HTC Sense and I love rooting and changing my ROM to get my phone exactly how I want it. My GF got the extended battery which should help with the crappy battery life. I think I will go with the Thunderbolt as it is the best phone on Verizon right now and I don't think there is anything better coming out anytime soon.

    I was thinking about the Bionic but 512 meg RAM just doesn't seem like enough. Especially for a dual core processor (that we don't know the speed of yet) and since my Incredible has more and it came out a year ago. I also don't really care for MotoBLUR or NinjaBLUR or whatever they are calling there skin these days. They also aren't very hacker/ROMer friendly.

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    Sounds like you're decided, and good call imo, but one more thought: the first version of android that is designed to take advantage of a duel core cpu is honeycomb. Since that was specifically designed for tablets, it's unlikely to make it on to phones in its current form. So it might be a while before software can even use the power of the bionic's cpu.

    Thunderstruck
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    Ahh, I did not know that. Thanks for the info!

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    The latest rumor says that the Bionic may not ship for Verizon. It will instead be replaced with something like the Targa.
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    Yeah, and even if they try to move a version of HC to phones... I just hate the look of it. Its such a drastic change from the Android look that I am used to and actually like. Do not like the time on the bottom, do not like the fonts...

    But maybe thats just me.
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    Whatever they offer for free.
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    OR like many of us live in a 3G area only and do not expect LTE until late 2012 or after. Rural Amerika sux.