View Poll Results: Would you trade the Thunderbolt for the Droid Charge?
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Would you trade your Thunderbolt for a Droid Charge?
So even though the Droid Charge was delayed due to the 4G LTE network being down, reviewers still got their hands on a review unit. so after seeing a glimpse of what the phone is and does, do you regret buying a thunderbolt?
is the charge too much money?
don't want to wait another 2 years for gingerbread?
chime in below!
- 04-28-2011, 05:55 PM #2
- 04-28-2011, 05:56 PM #3
- 04-28-2011, 05:58 PM #4
- 04-28-2011, 06:03 PM #5
hate touchwiz? we will have touchwiz off in no time
don't want to wait another 2 years for gingerbread?
Won't , plus gingerbread wont print money or turn into a jet so not really worried about it.
Im not a fan of sense, not a fan of not recieving message notifications or recieving false ones. root is a pain i had to spend maybe a combined of a week automating it. its to heavy, the screen is dull. Its probably not the phones fault but getting data to work is such a pain i have to wait several minutes for data only to lose it moments later. Random reboots. SMS bugs galore. Im sure i left out more. I can't wait for my new fascinate to get here so i can return this and use that while i wait for the charge, or if the charge is out tomorrow good bye TB
- 04-28-2011, 06:03 PM #6
- dislike physical buttons
- don't have to be forced in a 2 year contract now
- I've grown quite fond of the kickstand
- Development community will most likely not be as good/vast
- Touchwiz kinda sucks
- NO 3G talk/data at the same time
- Price of a 2 year is the price of my 1 year bolt. (not liking the upwards trend of phone prices in general)
- Would have waited an extra month+
I've had 0 of the issues doridxcon has had with his bolt thankfully. And the weight is a not issue to me, I'm not a sissy man .
- 04-28-2011, 06:04 PM #7
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- 04-28-2011, 06:13 PM #9
Not only NO... but HELL NO!!
While i much prefer Moto phones and there feel and form factor (feel like a much higher quality device) I wouldn't trade my T-Bolt for ANY current device from any maker.. And while i like the Moto fit and feel better, their current stand on looked boot-loaders has turned me away from them.. And i came from a D1 (Vanilla android please) and a DX, great once you root/rom it.. But still crippled in many ways.. So it's the BOLT for meI've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.
Time to die.
- 04-28-2011, 06:39 PM #10
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I wanted to vote a "HELL NO"
I mean I have to say that shape would work if it was thinner (not that the TBolt is or anything) and they got rid of the physical buttons... then I'd be interested and would solely buy depending on being able to root.MUY PRONTO - verb - A mystical statement derived from the release of the HTC Thunderbolt to mean anywhere from 1 day to eternity.
- 04-28-2011, 07:19 PM #12
- 04-28-2011, 07:21 PM #13
I have yet to see any of those bugs. The only reason to go for the Charge is the screen and that doesn't negate the downside of it still being a Samsung. If the Charge was an LTE Galaxy S II already with Gingerbread, then maybe. Even then the development community will pale in comparison to any of the HTC devices due to the bad taste that Samsung has left in the US.
- 04-28-2011, 07:22 PM #14
- 04-28-2011, 07:26 PM #16
If I had a Thunderbolt, HELL YES. The Droid Charge has the openness of Samsung, TouchWiz, and physical buttons ( I must admit, when I owned a MyTouch 4g I did enjoy them, more reliable than soft keys). Plus a better front facing camera and screen. Overall, this device is better in the sense that it looks better ( I am getting tired of the same old Desire HD design they keep recycling). Both devices look great though, either or would be a smart buy.
Sent from my XoomDevices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 04-28-2011, 07:27 PM #17
- 04-28-2011, 07:28 PM #18
Pretty confident that I have had huge issues with getting a TB without issues myself but right now there is no phone I would trade for. 4G speeds are amazing, weight is not an issue after a few days of use, if you have never used sense before sure I can respect it takes some getting use to. If you are buying a phone simply to mod it all you care about is screen / image quality, processor size, internal memory and build quality. So you are comparing apples to oranges if that is your ONLY concern. Have active HTC phones and Samsung I would never trade the HTC for another brand just for a touch better screen and lose all benefits outside that you gain with both having flaws (Bloatware, Software bugs, Battery undersized) again sure they are valid to compare but with both having great sellling points most consumers are not picking HTC over Samsung because they are the "newest" phones. It is because to most they have great track record in QUALITY of overall phones. You pick which phone best suits you but I would never compare HTC vs Samsung in Android OTA updates of OS because it is like bringing a box wine to a wine drinking party.
NO I would keep the phone from company (HTC) I know will update to Gingerbread in due time and I have ZERO issues outside 2 small software bugs that don't affect the phone working at all.The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
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- 04-28-2011, 07:53 PM #25
And no doubt to the second part. If you think he worked hard on auto root for the Thunderbolt, go to the Fascinate forums and look at the work he put in there. Adrynalyne and DXc were pretty much the only reason a lot of Fascinate owners didn't chunk their phones out the window.