- 04-21-2011, 07:40 PM #2
- 04-21-2011, 08:44 PM #3
When you can go to AT&T and get a dual core Atrix for $200, the price tag is ridiculous and stupid. It doesn't matter that it has a SAMOLED+ display or LTE; the package as a whole is overpriced.
That being said, I'm going to still give it a chance. BMX has said the screen is amazing and the battery life is miles ahead of the Bolt, so its worth at least giving it a look.
- 04-21-2011, 08:45 PM #4
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- 04-21-2011, 09:36 PM #6
I love it, despite all the horrible comments people give this phone and i still want the thing really bad. Its the screen man...the SAMOLED Plus is just going to be spoogtacular. The phone is still fast, 4G LTE, and thats about all i want in a phone, fast, 4g and one amazing screen. So Verizon already has my money.
- 04-21-2011, 09:41 PM #7
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Its crazy.. As good as the screen is 300 is a lot and this is bad for future phones if this sells good... When the Epic came out i wanted it and paid the 250 for it but if they plan on selling the next gen phones at this price in the summer im going to have to pass on a release day phone for the first time since the instinct... :O( Sorry to those who buy this phone but i hope it sinks and they drop the price to 100 2yr contract...
On a good note it is a sweet looking phone :O)
- 04-21-2011, 10:02 PM #8
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What you get for $300.00:
- Slow or non existant updates from Samsung/Vzw.
- Terrible file system.
- Great screen.
- Same specs as a current Fascinate other than the 4G.
- You get to pay $100.00 more for your phone than other phones that are equally good or better.
No thanks I'll pass.
- 04-21-2011, 11:00 PM #9
I still dont get it...almost everyone i knows drops $500+ on phones so when i told my friend i was droping 300 bucks on a phone he said...wow thats cheap. I guess its just what you find expensive, cheap, a good phone or a bad phone. To some people specs of the phone aren't what really matter, i mean as long as its up to date with most phones which it seems pretty close. Duel-core phones are just starting to hit the market and verizon doesnt even have one out yet so it right now is fine, but if this was coming out in 5+ months then yeah screw that. where it lacks in some hardware it makes it up with a beautiful screen. Im in graphic design, so i love absolutely anything with the ability to make me go wow now those are some colors on a phone. I understand tho why people dont want this phone, its cool hey man all about personal preference right. This is just a possible reason as to why some may want this phone.
- 04-22-2011, 12:07 AM #10
- 04-22-2011, 12:08 AM #11
All of the shortcomings on the phone can be fixed with dev support.
Slow updates?...fixed with leaks and rom development.
Bad file system?...fixed with voodoo kernel
Touchwiz?...fixed with ADW or Launcherpro
Maybe for the person who is not proactive and whines, then yes those are glaring probs.
Me? I hack and root/rom with abandon so I don't have a prob with these shortcomings.
Bring on the Charge!!
- 04-22-2011, 12:24 AM #12
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- 04-22-2011, 03:56 PM #16
My fascinate is heavily modded and yes, the warranty is not valid right now. In about 5 mins, I can get my phone into an out of the box condition and viola the warranty is good again.
I am going to pay full price, so I would say I'm not a typical smartphone consumer. I have like 18 months left on my contract. My phone is perfectly good, just want lte and next gen samoled, plus I suffer from "gotta have the new thing" syndrome. lol
- 04-22-2011, 08:53 PM #17
For me, the main two problems are Touch-Wiz (I had the Fascinate and returned it) and the update issue. I'm someone who while perfectly capable of hacking (I've jailbroken iPhones and edited seems of old Motorola phones), chooses not to. I don't think I should have to hack my phone to make it the way I want. So while I do love the idea of having a phone with such a beautiful screen, having Sense is more important, which is why I chose the Thunderbolt. I'm sure there are people who prefer Touch-Wiz to Sense though, and I certainly can't knock anyone for that.
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