- 06-29-2010, 10:30 AM #26
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- 06-29-2010, 11:33 AM #30
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I think you should compare the Galaxy S phones more to the Inc than the X. They're targeted at different audiences, and they all share similar specs. The Incredible is more comparable to the Galaxy S than any other Android perhaps. First decide if you like X over Incredible, if not then consider the Galaxy. If you prefer X over Incredible though, I doubt you'll end up buying a Galaxy S.
This is all from the standpoint of none of us seeing a review yet (6PM today !!! hopefully)
- 06-29-2010, 12:47 PM #31
The GS and the INC are not comparable. They have two different chipsets. The Inc has snapdragon, while the GS has the new much hyped Hummingbird processor. Furthermore the Hummingbird is said to do 90 million triangles per second, while a Nexus One with snapdragon only does 30 million per second.
lets not also forget the Hummingbird is using a 45nm chip which will require much less power to run. Early reports have the GS getting 2 days use on a charge.
The Screen technology is also much different. Amoled screens, as found on the InC, are not good for reading in sunlight. The GS uses super amoled which reduces glare by 80 % and uses 20% less battery then regular amoled. Super amoled is also said to offer a much better resolution and overall viewing experience.
The GS also offers 720p video recording, something unavailable on the INC.
Also the GS offers DLNA out of the box.
THE GS and the INC may only be similar in aesthetics. I don't mean to be mean but I highly doubt many of us buy our devices solely based on aesthetics.
In conclusion the GS and the INC are nothing alike. Once you get into the internals they are 2 completely different devices.
- 06-29-2010, 12:58 PM #33
- 06-29-2010, 01:07 PM #35
- 06-29-2010, 01:25 PM #37
Because more other Android based phones aren't put out with the sole intention of keeping you from flashing ROM, and rooting. Most other companies figure some of them will get rooted and are ok with that, but Motorola's intent is to not have anyone flash nothing but offically signed motorola ROMs on it. Thats a BIG difference IMO.
- 06-29-2010, 01:29 PM #38
- 06-29-2010, 01:35 PM #39
irrelevant either way. We all know that both of these devices will be surpassed within 3-4 months. The newer devices will have much better processors, battery management, screen resolutions, camera tech(mps, censors, xenon flash), and gpu's.
The inevitable will happen. We can only live in the now. If we keep waiting for new technology we would never buy devices.
- 06-29-2010, 01:42 PM #41
It's frightening to think about not being able to flash whatever rom we want to the phone. I'll probably get the X, but if it's not rooted within 30 days I may return it. I'd hate to be kept from using Gingerbread or Android 3 simply due to Motorola not wanting to update.
- 06-29-2010, 02:06 PM #42
I tend to live on the bleeding edge.
I too had a droid back in December. Wanted the N1 but it never found its way to verizon.
Once details of the INC were released I quickly decided to sell my Droid on ebay. I was able to pocket $370 after the sale. I reinvested $330(tax) of the $370 into the purchase of Incredible. I recieved the MIR and deposited the $100 rebate into my account. So basically I profited $140 from the sale of the Droid and to go to the INC.
I have now sold my INC on ebay for $500. I plan on using the proceeds to purchase my next device(X or Facinate).
It may cost me no money to upgrade at this point(~$460 from ebay and the $140 profit from sale of droid). Not bad for having the newest device and paying little out of pocket.
I also plan to stay ahead of the game and resell my X or Facinate on ebay when the newest devices are soon to be released.
resale market for high end Android devices is great and provides the consumer with a strategy to upgrade their devices with not too much out of pocket expense.
- 06-29-2010, 02:45 PM #44
I'm not too terribly concerned, since I've pretty much accepted I'll get another phone this time next year (assuming LTE is in my area by then) but I like to have my options. I've had WM phones that have missed updates, and being a non-HTC device keeps you from getting the full force of the modding community. And I just can't take my Storm any longer... freezing up constantly, and just frustrating to deal with. All work and no play makes blackberries dull phones.
- 06-29-2010, 02:48 PM #45
Considering I'm not spending too much money upgrading, I enjoy it. I only have an allegiance to Google and couldn't care less about the manufacturers.
I tend not to fall in love with any device. I need the latest and greatest.
Only real drawback is not purchasing accessories.
It really is the one great thing about Android. The ability to jump to another device almost seamlessly. They need to work on app data getting properly migrated but the overall ease of switch is great for Android customers.
- 06-30-2010, 06:14 AM #48
How does the hummingbird compare to a snapdragon and the processor in the x? I know that a 1ghz snapdragon =/= a 1ghz omap that is found in the x (at least it is not supposed to). How does the hummingbird stack up? And what speed is it supposed to be? With all this big bs I am not too thrilled about the Fascinate. I hope that it gets rooted quickly for those that do get it. Also custom roms for this would be a must so that you could remove all of the bing crap...
- 06-30-2010, 07:58 AM #49
- 06-30-2010, 08:35 AM #50