New Android user, X or Fascinate?
I have been a blackberry user for many years and currently have a Storm 2. I am dissappointed in what RIM has been doing lately and will be moving to Android ASAP. I am eligable for an upgrade and am holding out for the Fascinate but I am also looking at the Droid X. Any suggestions for a new Android user?
- 09-01-2010, 08:19 AM #2
- 09-01-2010, 09:07 AM #3
Since you've never had an android device, you should spend LOTS of time testing each unit. You may hate the X's physical size, or the memory configuration of the Fascinate.
Right now, I am leaning towards the fascinate, but that could change tomorrow. I won't know for sure until the Fascinate actually comes out and I get a chance to play around with it.
In the end, you'll be happy with your decision.
- 09-03-2010, 11:37 AM #5
Samsung probably wins on form factor and its super AMOLED screen though there have been reports of problems with colors. DROID X: bigger screen, better battery life and probably faster processing..and 8mp camera with double LED flash as opposed to Fascinate's 5mp camera. Overall, DX seems better but I am going for Fascinate as my pick! For the first time in my life I am getting my impulsive side get the better of me and get my hands on a device on the first day of its retail launch.
- 09-03-2010, 02:26 PM #6
- 09-03-2010, 03:49 PM #7
Okay, having said that I would be in line on the first day of Fascinate launch there is one thing that has been bugging me.
Since we all know that unlike the Droids this one will have Bing integration as opposed to google, will Fascinate still have instant Gmail push notification? If not, it will unfortunately be the real dealbreaker for me.
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- 09-03-2010, 04:24 PM #8
- 09-03-2010, 04:29 PM #9
Good question. I'm near the end of my 30 day trial of my Incredible and the Samsung looks enticing. I also like the fact that it may be a buy one get one free deal when it launches and my wife was hinting at a new phone.
But if Google mail isn't instant, then I'm out....
- 09-03-2010, 04:31 PM #10
- 09-03-2010, 07:51 PM #11
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Yes you will get gmail notifications and you can hide bing or when we root it remove it. You can install google maps and every other google product except for gmail because gmail is absolutely needed for market access.Google Plus+
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- 09-03-2010, 08:42 PM #12
Ill say this both will be great phones google search and maps can be installed from the market.and gmail will function as always the question is do you want a 4 inch screen or 4.3 the processors are close a far a speed thought the hummingbird has a much better gpu. Mp mean nothing samsung's camera software is very good. So at the end of the day it comes down to screen size good luckRooted for life
- 09-04-2010, 08:50 AM #13
- 09-07-2010, 06:30 PM #14
Verizon is in bed with Microsoft re: Bing. They've been pushing Bing on a lot of their phones where possible. I had a Blackberry 9650 before getting DroidX and they pushed Bing to the device. It's really too bad. Hoping they don't try forcing me to use it on my DX (love it!!).
- 09-07-2010, 07:17 PM #15
- 09-07-2010, 07:21 PM #16
- 09-08-2010, 02:07 PM #17
I've had the Storm, Storm 2, Droid, and now have the Incredible. When I tried the Droid X, I quickly became aggravated at how inaccurate the screen is. I would try to tap a link on a website and find that the phone thought I tapped the one next to it. Then when I tried to play Carrom 3D (a billiards game) on the X, I noticed that when aiming, as soon as I took my finger off the screen, the aim would shift a little.
Maybe my fingers are too big or the screen is that inaccurate, but I never have that problem with the Incredible. I can even tap the tiniest of links (like forum page numbers) without zooming the page. This is all without any screen or keyboard calibration (the latter found in the Incredible's keyboard settings; don't know if the former exists).
There are other things I liked and disliked about the X. Dislikes were mostly the screen's accuracy and it wasn't LED (I'm spoiled there), but I did like the size of the screen and how easy it was to type in portrait mode - something I have trouble with on the Incredible.
I'm hoping the Fascinate will be the best of both the Droid X and the Incredible, and then some.
You really should go into a store and compare both models yourself to see which one is best for you. In the end, everyone's personal tastes are different. Then again, there is always the 30-day "trial" period. If you don't like one, return it for the other within 30 days.-- Jeremy
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- 09-09-2010, 07:52 AM #18
- 09-09-2010, 07:55 AM #19
- 09-09-2010, 09:21 AM #20
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I have the Epic, which I'm sadly returning to Radio Shack today because of poor reception. I tested the Droid x for about a week and I have a Fascinate coming today. I really liked the Droid X a lot. However, it has a really crappy screen. The text also isn't as crisp on it as it is on the fascinate. So even though the screen is a touch smaller, its easier to read.
Honestly to me the Samsung screen ruins my like of other phones. Its drool worthy its so good. It makes everything else just look bad besides the iPhone screen. I believe Droid X just has a LCD, with shifting colors when you hold it at different angles. Samsung has 180 degrees viewing angles.
Only one I haven't tested is Droid 2. I really want a keyboard, hard to wrap my head around a screen smaller then 4'' now.