- 52 Posts
Another Bolt to Dinc2 conversion -- Dinc2 is SO underrated!
Had the bolt for a month and sent it back. The thing was just too darn big for me, the battery was miserable, and the 4G just isn't ready for prime time, although I know there's an update that will fix the handoff issue. Half the time my mobile network would go out and I would have nothing.
I must say, 4G was fast though when it was working -- but I found that I really didn't use it much. I don't surf the web for hours or anything that needs the speed. All my other stuff syncs in the background so I really didn't care about how long it takes. And did I mention the battery? Man, that 4G sucks through that little battery with reckless abandon.
So i switched to the Dinc2 and I can't say enough good things about it. It is the perfect size and weight. I don't know if it is the shape of the back or what because the dimensions are not all that different. It just feels so much better. So far the dinc2 battery seems to be great. Even much better than my original dinc, and far better than the bolt obviously.
Everything about it is awesome. I just feel like too many people are jumping to the bolt like I did and not giving the dinc its due consideration. I wish more people would because this forum has far less attention than the bolt's do.
- 05-08-2011, 02:33 PM #2
- 05-08-2011, 02:37 PM #3
- 05-08-2011, 04:11 PM #4
Can you estimate battery life for us? How many hours of what kind of usage are we talking about?
minutes on calls
camera usage (# photos taken)
GPS usage (if so, for how long were you using it, i.e. active navigation)
browsing (and over wifi or 3G?)
I played with the Dinc2 in stores; very slick phone, very underrated.
- 05-08-2011, 06:31 PM #5
- 05-08-2011, 10:47 PM #6
i too had the TB for a month. Couldn't be more happy to have a DINC2 again. There was a couple of weeks (or so) after I returned the TB that I had to go back to my DINC1 (DINC2 unreleased at that point) - I was happy to be in a DINC1 at that point too!
I couldn't agree more with the OP.
- 05-09-2011, 08:25 AM #7
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I really wanted the TB, but the battery life was a deal breaker for me. I am very happy with my choice..this phone is the perfect size and plenty fast. Most of the time I am on some sort of WIFI, so not having 4G isn't a big deal to me. I like the slimness, the weight, and over all look of the phone. The only issue I am having is with email app. I like having all my accounts under one roof but it doesn't seem to want to auto sync very well and often times not at all, but I am sure this is an issue that will eventually be fixed as I have read others with the same complaint.
- 05-09-2011, 08:30 AM #8
Browsing both wifi and 3g, email, some nav but usually plugged into the car, very little video but no music.
I also live on the South Shore of Long Island which doesn't have the best of signals but no call problems. If you live in a better signal area your battery life should be even better.
My battery lasts all day
This has to be the best all around phone I have owned
- 05-09-2011, 09:25 AM #9
I feel this phone us under-rated also its great size weight speed and battery life have all been great. But most people see 4G or dualcore and dismiss this phone off top due to not having it. But this phone feels like it doesn't need it ill wait until they work out the bugs with 4g and optimize the software for dualcore but until then i have a great phone in the dinc2Rooted for life
- 05-09-2011, 04:33 PM #10
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- 05-09-2011, 06:07 PM #12
Maybe wait til the end of this week to decide... as you mentioned, Charge and Revolution should be coming out any time, so comparisons can be made.
I just handled these phones in store, and I much prefer the size of this DInc2 over the X2. 4.3" screen is a little overkill IMO.
- 05-09-2011, 09:16 PM #13
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- 05-10-2011, 01:45 AM #16
Kind of a shame that we don't see even 1 commercial on TV for the DInc2. The DInc2 is the Rodney Dangerfield of phones - "No respect . . . no respect at all."
Looking forward to buying another one - for myself this time.
- 05-10-2011, 06:01 AM #17
- 05-10-2011, 09:35 AM #18
For all you DInc2 owners... I'm glad to hear you like the phone. But what about these supposed issues with signal? PhoneArena makes it sound like the DInc2's signal is really deplorable compared to other phones.
I like a full-featured phone, but if the calling part of the phone is subpar, it may be a dealbreaker for me. Any comments?
- 05-10-2011, 10:39 AM #19
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- 05-10-2011, 02:05 PM #20
Signal bars are not a good way to measure signal. They vary from model to model and vary between manufacturers. Those more bars ads from att were a load of garbage.
- 05-10-2011, 02:37 PM #21
- 05-10-2011, 04:13 PM #22
- 249 Posts
I too returned Tbolt for Dinc2 and I agree that, by comparison, this is just the perfect size and weight and feels great in the hand. Feels more secure to hold too beyond just the comfort of it.
There is a surprising lack of buzz for this phone, but I guess it's understandable. It's not top of the line and isn't rooted and doesn't have the developer support or buzz for that reason, so maybe those are the drivers.
You would think this would be the phone for the masses though, given the currently incomplete 4G coverage and the current problems with it and the fact that reps actively trash the Tbolt to customers. What else are they going to push right now, the X? You'd think they'd be pushing this one hard as the steady and dependable alternative that would be the easiest, please the most people, and generate the fewest problems for them. I don't care about the lack of attention from an emotional standpoint but would like to see more attention given just because there would be more people to compare notes with and get help from and more special goodies and fixes from developers. We'll just have to roll up our sleeves and become the change we want to see, siblings!
To the person asking about call quality, I've had no issues. Right now I'm at home and am connected over femtocell (Vz network extender) so I show four bars constantly. If I were not on femtocell, I'd have 0 to 1 bars most times here in my fringe coverage area. But I haven't had problems when I drive into areas with better signal for whatever anecdotal value that may offer.
- 05-11-2011, 10:31 AM #23
Battery sucks on the stock TB.
Luckily, we have roms and kernels to entirely alleviate that.
There is a screencap in one of my threads that has a 41 hour battery time, unplugged. 14 hours of those were awake time., and the user is on 4G.
- 05-11-2011, 02:22 PM #24
- 249 Posts
The non romming mortal masses use this phone for a week and say forget it and take it back. HTC could beat that. They could prevent that. But nope. Is there some advantage to doing it their way? Are you guys shaving off things that they think are features that people want, and that's what burns up all the juice? Is Sense just poorly made and heavy and hungry? Or are they just sloppy? Or just not very good? Or weighed down by pressure to save money by reusing code or something else bureaucratic like that? What?
- 05-11-2011, 02:28 PM #25