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LG Marquee vs Motorola Admiral on Sprint SERO
Should I go with the flashier LG Marquee (better screen, thinner, lighter) or the more powerful Motorola Admiral (durable, faster, longer lasting battery)? Will apps and games have problems with the non-standard 640x460 resolution of the Admiral?
I am on a SERO plan, and since I don't live in a 4G area I want my next phone to be 3G only (SERO customers, unlike regular Sprint customers, only pay the $10 premium data fee on 4G phones and iPhones). I am currently on a Hero, which is on its last legs, but previous to that I had a Centro, which was a portrait keyboard device.
The two phones I am looking at are the LG Marquee and Motorola Admiral. Although they have different form factors, both phones have Gingerbread, 5MP cameras with LED flash and 720p video, and are almost the exact same size (12cm x 6cm x 1cm). The pros and cons as I see them are:
* Bigger, brighter, higher resolution screen
* Standard screen resolution (800x480)
* Slightly thinner and lighter (4oz)
* Front Camera (my girlfriend would love me to be able to video chat with her on the go)
* Slower 1Ghz processor
* Slower graphics performance (SGX530 + 384k pixels)
* Shorter battery life (1500mah battery + larger screen = 5.5 hour talk time)
* No physical keyboard (not really a huge con, as I can live just fine with Swiftkey on my Hero)
* Not as durable and a plastic housing
* Faster 1.2Ghz processor
* Better graphics performance (Adreno 205 + 307k pixels)
* Better battery life (1860 mah battery + smaller screen = 9 hour talk time)
* Physical keyboard (see above)
* Dust/Shock/Rain/scratch proof and metal housing
* Smaller, dimmer, lower resolution screen
* Non-standard screen resolution (640x480)
* Slightly fatter and heavier (4.7 oz)
* No Front Camera
I know the Admiral has slightly more pros than the Marquee, but the better screen on the Marquee is pretty important, especially if apps have trouble with the non-standard VGA resolution of the Admiral (are there any other VGA phones, and do apps and games have trouble on them?). I'm perfectly willing to compromise on a 3.1" screen (virtually the same size as my Hero) in exchange for a physical keyboard (which means that the on-screen keyboard will be covering less of my screen while I'm typing).
In the end, I guess it comes down to looks (better screen, thinner, lighter) vs. power (durable, faster, longer lasting battery). Anyone want to chime in here with their opinions?