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Anybody have (or had) one of these? Comments, good, bad or ugly?



We're thinking about upgrading next month...

Date: 2011-09-21 03:36 pm (UTC)
rfunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rfunk
I'm not familiar with it, but there are forums about it over at xda-developers, which may help.

Date: 2011-09-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
From: [personal profile] featherynscale
It doesn't do flash, which may be a problem, depending.

Date: 2011-09-21 06:53 pm (UTC)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
From: [personal profile] featherynscale
I think it will make it lag, during the first thirty seconds.

Date: 2011-09-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
From: [personal profile] featherynscale
Really, it probably just means that there are some poorly-made websites that will be unusable, here and there. I don't expect to be playing a lot of games on the damned phone, and if I do want to play games, I'm sure there are options for that.

Date: 2011-09-21 06:15 pm (UTC)
lilia_blackbear: Freddie Mercury in feathers. (plumage)
From: [personal profile] lilia_blackbear
That's my current phone. I like it a lot. Easy to use, even if the touchscreen keyboard is annoying sometimes. It does have a voice option in which you can tell the phone to do pretty much anything... dictate for you, send an email, call someone. That is, if it understands you... I have had some pretty humorous things come up that it thought I said.

The only annoying things:
1) The battery falls out easily when the phone is dropped. However, this was easily fixed with a handy dandy glove-like cover. Now when I drop the thing (this happens often), it stay in one piece and doesn't clank all over.

2) I don't know who is to blame, but every time I access the SD disk (accessing with a USB on the computer or restarting the phone), I lose any music I downloaded (ringtones). My pictures and my videos remain. I have searched all over and have found the problem on different devices other than this one, though, although Android swears it is a device problem and not a software problem. I know other people with this model of phone, and they do not have that problem. There are 3rd party apps that supposedly fix the problem, but I am hesitant to download 3rd party apps. So, I just spend an extra 5-10 minutes every couple of weeks re-installing my ringtones!

Date: 2011-09-21 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] capriciouslass.livejournal.com
We have the LG Optimus IV (I think). It's been a pretty good phone for us; we use T-mobile. Though I will admit that the keyboard entry is honestly not as easy to use as what I had before, but that's the difference between having any sort of smartphone vs. a plain old cell phone. I find T9 to still be easier than the swype entry.

Date: 2011-09-21 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rfunk.livejournal.com
You can get a T9 on-screen keyboard. I use Smart Keyboard Pro, which has a T9 option (among others). One thing I love about Android is that I can pick whatever keyboard is right for me!

Date: 2011-09-22 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tafl-hols.livejournal.com
Just got an LG Cosmos Touch. Has been nice except for the one day it acted like it was possessed. The new LG models feel pretty damn solid.

Date: 2011-09-22 01:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] triadruid.livejournal.com
Yeah, we got to hold the dummy model in the store last night. Not bad at all, though I can see the use for having a lightweight case/slipcover.

Date: 2011-09-23 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saffronhare.livejournal.com
Rowan's got one of those, I believe, and loves it. Seems quite sturdy and the touch-screen doesn't aggravate her. Have you checked it out at phonescoop.com?

Date: 2011-09-23 05:06 am (UTC)
ext_3038: Red Panda with the captain "Oh Hai!" (Default)
From: [identity profile] triadruid.livejournal.com
Had not seen phonescoop before, but their review generally gels with what I've seen elsewhere: solid low-end phone, battery sucks unless you turn off the constant-drain items like GPS and WiFi, touchscreen is workable.

Thanks!

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