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Would you get out of the Fascinate if you could?

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate' started by bluevolume, Jan 6, 2011.

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    Fellow Android fans, I need some advice on what to do with my new phone. I have a Fascinate, obviously, and i'm about 2 weeks away from the end of my 30-day return window.

    I'm a big tech guy (coder, system builder, etc.), but this is my first venture into the Android world. I am not where I want to be yet as far as experience and familiarity with these devices, and that's why I'm asking for help. I really like most everything about the Fascinate, except for the few SW bugs that everyone's dealing with (GPS, signal strength). I'm concerned about the OS not having been upgraded to 2.2 yet, but not just because I want the fixes. I'm more concerned by the message it sends; are they giving up on this phone? 20 months is a long time to have a phone that's been tossed to the curb.

    So for those of you that have the Fascinate now, would you drop it for something else if you could? I'm really asking for an honest response, not trying to bait anyone into bashing Samsung or V or whatever, just looking for some experienced opinions to help me make my decision.

    Thanks!
    Blue
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    Hell no I love this phone all the people crying about it would just cry about anuthing they have. This is the only phone for me.

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    I love this phone, but to answer your question honestly, yes I would. I have had too many problems with this phone and invested too much money into something that just doesn't work the way it should. I have had two replacements already.

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    And I'm not crying about it, I have just had bad luck with it.

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    Seeing all these new phones at ces is really making me consider returning this phone aswell and holding out for the lg revolution or droid bionic..the downside is the long wait, I don't think I can manage that. The only real problem other than the call quality with the fascinate is the waiting around for an update to these problems.

    Sent from my fascinate
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    My first android and I've been waiting for samsungs line up to get somewhere good since the alias 1 or schu740. Yes, there is a better one for at&t from CES and other products from different companies, but this phone is what I waited for and satisfied by my fascinating phone.

    8pened!
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    Blue your my boy blue....dude get something else this phone has been eatting away at me the whole time I have had it...... Its a money pit ....however it is a nice looking phone but doesnt cut it any more , we should have had the update and yet we don't ......get something else me personally I'm going to sprint to get the evo.

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    I am two weeks into my 30 day WFG. Coming from a rooted D1 I have been a little torn about this phone too. I am leaning heavily towards keeping it. If the 2.2 update does not come I will just root this one and move on. Nothing coming out of CES has impressed me enough to wait...and where I live will be one of the last to get 4g (rural part of the country).

    All in all I really like the SF. I am really trying to give the stock UI a chance instead of Launcher Pro, and I am happy so far. My vote so far is to keep it...
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    No, I will hang on to it also. It does everything I want it to. It will get even better one day.
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    i am running froyo on my vibrant. i can tell you it is night and day. assuming froyo is out before you return period ends, you will want to keep it. the gps is only a bit better, but all the little annoyances are fixed. the calander, contacts and lag bugs are all fixed.
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    I wouldn't mind the lack of 2.2 as much if the development community could start making 2.2 ROMs. The Captivate has 4 really good ones, Fascinate has NONE that I know of
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    I would definitely keep it myself. Try the new ADW Launcher EX, the animated screen effects makes this phone shine. Plus tons of customizable settings, its better than Launcher Pro which used to my favorite.
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    No. I'm very happy with it.
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    I'll stay...there is no other and better phone...
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    yes, that is a great thing about the tmo vibrant, plenty of roms to choose from. i am running a leaked stock 2.2, but plenty of decent ginger clones. my wife has the fascinate and i am just waiting til the 10th to see if i need to take matters into my own hands. although i don't think she could care less what version of software she running.

    unfortunately the updates do not greatly improve the gps, but the flash is incredible. here is a great interview with a samsung rep:
    Android Insiders: A conversation with Trevor Lambert of Samsung Mobile – Android and Me
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    I had the choice of any of the other android phones, and i went with the facsinate, because i have had good luck with samsung products. I liked that swype was preloaded, Going through so many droid 1's swype became a pain since it never recognized the new phone and i had the email them a couple times and wait a week for a reply. I will keep my fascinate even though i hate all the useless preloaded apps (that includes bing). I will eventually root it to get rid of the apps...

    Anyone know how to get rid of the apps without rooting?
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    Launchers can freeze them and wont be shown when opened in the app drawer. I also found a site that removes Bing from the search soft key without root. I posted a topic of it a couple weeks back on this site or you can just Google it.

    8pened!
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    I am also considering returning my fascinate for an X, and believe me lack of froyo is a big reason. Not into rooting either, so someone please, convince, or at least give me good reasons to stay with fascinate.
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    I kept mine, and I started the thread. How's that? :)

    My advise is to just keep it all in perspective. The Froyo update is really about principle at this point, not so much about functionality. Yes, it will add some features, improve the overall speed, let us run more apps; but the main reason everyone is so mad is because we thought we were getting it and we haven't. And we're mad that nobody is giving is an official reason why. If it weren't for this whole political issue, this wouldn't be anywhere near as big a deal. And I really do think its going to be quite anti-climactic once it does get released.

    We WILL get the update. I am confident of that. If you jump ship now and go with the X, I think you'll regret it once the Fascinate is updated.
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    I could and did but I respect you Fascinate guys for sticking it out. Once you get the 2.2 update you'll have the upper hand...assuming the GPS problems are now fixed.
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