1. Floridadomer's Avatar
    So I need some help with deciding on whether to buy next week the Galaxy II Epic 4G Touch or wait to take a look at the LG Marquee. I need advice from people who understand the specs of these two phones better than I do!

    Whats important to me:

    Screen size and brightness. Will there be that much noticeable difference between a 4.52 display and a 4.8? Which screen will have the better wow factor as far as how it looks?

    Speed..I dont know enough to understand 1GHz processor vs Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

    To 4G or not 4G?.......Although I live in Floridas capital, Sprint does not have 4G here. When I ask Sprint reps about it, they just laugh. I do use my phone as a hotspot for my Tablet and the additional speed would be nice but it could be months before I ever get it. I actually have two 4G phones on my account now so I have been paying 20 a month for over a year that I havent used once

    I understand that the logical thing to do is just wait but I suffer from the I want it now syndrome. If the two are that comparable though I can make myself wait but if the Galaxy ll is that much superior than I will just go ahead and get it.

    Thanks in advance for any input and wisdom that is given!
    Deano
    09-15-2011 09:15 AM
  2. Citymusic08's Avatar
    So I need some help with deciding on whether to buy next week the Galaxy II Epic 4G Touch or wait to take a look at the LG Marquee. I need advice from people who understand the specs of these two phones better than I do!

    Whats important to me:

    Screen size and brightness. Will there be that much noticeable difference between a 4.52 display and a 4.8? Which screen will have the better wow factor as far as how it looks?

    Speed..I dont know enough to understand 1GHz processor vs Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

    To 4G or not 4G?.......Although I live in Floridas capital, Sprint does not have 4G here. When I ask Sprint reps about it, they just laugh. I do use my phone as a hotspot for my Tablet and the additional speed would be nice but it could be months before I ever get it. I actually have two 4G phones on my account now so I have been paying 20 a month for over a year that I havent used once

    I understand that the logical thing to do is just wait but I suffer from the I want it now syndrome. If the two are that comparable though I can make myself wait but if the Galaxy ll is that much superior than I will just go ahead and get it.

    Thanks in advance for any input and wisdom that is given!
    Deano
    They're not even in the same league...the Marquee is hardly an upgrade from your Evo, in fact i'd say the Evo is better. The $10/month has been changed from a 4G fee to a smartphone fee, so you'd still be paying it regardless, might as well have a 4G phone then. The SII by far. It wins in call categories.
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    09-15-2011 09:23 AM
  3. Mikest's Avatar
    only 512 mb of memory in the Marquee, not for me.
    09-15-2011 09:27 AM
  4. Floridadomer's Avatar
    They're not even in the same league...the Marquee is hardly an upgrade from your Evo, in fact i'd say the Evo is better. The $10/month has been changed from a 4G fee to a smartphone fee, so you'd still be paying it regardless, might as well have a 4G phone then. The SII by far. It wins in call categories.
    Holy S**t! I have 5 smart phones on my plan. Does that mean I am going to get hit with another 30 dollars?
    Thank you for your input!
    09-15-2011 09:39 AM
  5. eric3316's Avatar
    Holy S**t! I have 5 smart phones on my plan. Does that mean I am going to get hit with another 30 dollars?
    Thank you for your input!
    Depends. They changed the requirement sometime in January I believe. If you were already in contract with a non 4G smartphone before then, you will not be billed that charge. Anything new purchased though will in fact at the $10 charge.
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    09-15-2011 09:43 AM
  6. bhem's Avatar
    I believe the LG Marquee is 4" not 4.8"
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    09-15-2011 12:46 PM
  7. 12MaNy's Avatar
    They're not even in the same league...the Marquee is hardly an upgrade from your Evo, in fact i'd say the Evo is better. The $10/month has been changed from a 4G fee to a smartphone fee, so you'd still be paying it regardless, might as well have a 4G phone then. The SII by far. It wins in call categories.
    Yeah....Marquee and SGS2 aren't in the same league...minors vs. majors.

    I definitely agree with Citymusic08. Go with the big boy phone.
    09-15-2011 12:51 PM
  8. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I believe the LG Marquee is 4" not 4.8"
    Your RIGHT!!! I read: Dimensions: 4.8" (H) x 2.52" (W) x 0.36" (D)
    Saw the 4.8 and wasn't paying attention. Sounds like this is a no brainer. Will be buying my Galaxy ll on Sunday!
    09-15-2011 03:06 PM
  9. foogle's Avatar
    I think the only two reasons someone would want the Marquee:
    1) You can looking for a smaller size phone
    2) If you have a Sero plan, it would be only $10 more per month for Marquee (3G only), vs $20 more for the Galaxy 2 (4G).
    09-15-2011 03:16 PM
  10. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I think the only two reasons someone would want the Marquee:
    1) You can looking for a smaller size phone
    2) If you have a Sero plan, it would be only $10 more per month for Marquee (3G only), vs $20 more for the Galaxy 2 (4G).
    Not sure what a Sero plan is. I have 5 lines, paying 10 extra on two, for the 4G charge which I understand is now a Smartphone charge.
    One of those two is mine, the EVO 4G. I am not eligible but one of my other three lines a BB is. I was going to use that line to order the phone then once activated, switch the BB back to the BB number and the Galaxy to mine. I just called and the manager said it would be 10 more a month because the BB line is not currently paying the 10 Smartphone additional price. I understand that 10 a month isn't the worst thing on the world but hell, I am already paying 290.00! ( 5 lines + Galaxy Tab+ 1 Hotspot)
    09-15-2011 03:59 PM
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