06-23-2011 11:03 PM
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  1. nickmiller71's Avatar
    This is more of an opinion thread, but here's the place to compare the Optimus V to the competition! How do you think it stacks up against all of the other variants of Android out there? In my opinion, it may not be the greatest spec'd phone out there, but I've owned multiple Android devices and it is easily near the top of my list!

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk
    06-19-2011 03:30 AM
  2. JerryScript's Avatar
    The only bragging point anyone at my work has over my OV is screen size and flash. And even with that, I can see the envious looks in their eyes when they see what the OV can do, and I mention how much it costs me (they are all locked into relatively new contracts, VM+OV@2yrs~$800 theirs@2yrs~$1900 ). I like to use real world side by side tests against them, and things like starting Angry Birds are virtually even, though their benchmarks are far higher. Though their browsers usually show part of a webpage sooner, the stock browser on my OV is done rendering the full page faster (thanks to no flash ads I believe). They complain about horrible battery life, I get over 18 hours with moderat usage. They have less than 40 apps each on their phones and are running out of memory, I have 109 and have room for plenty more. Of course, I've customized my phone more than most of them with ROMs and tweaks, which makes most of this possible. When I grab one of their phones in order to try and demonstrate some feature of Android, it feels huge and slow and less responsive than my OV.

    And of course I out geek them every time with live dmesg and live logcat as my bootanimation replacement!

    I would like a slightly larger screen, but the larger ones most of my coworkers have are too big, I hope something in between comes out eventually. There are tons of ways their phones beat the OV, but in real world usage, it doesn't make a difference that is worth an extra $500/year, imho.
    06-19-2011 04:58 AM
  3. nickmiller71's Avatar
    I completely agree with your last point there. Its the VM price plan that almost seems to win out in the long run in my opinion. I would like a bit of a larger screen, but in reality its not that big of a deal. I recently saw a review of the Atrix 4G on Phonedog and it looked incredibly laggy. In fact, even the reviewer noticed it extensively. I went to check it out, and I was totally blown away at how slow the Atrix actually was compared to my OV. In benchmarks it was obviously better, but the daily stuff and overall use was horrible. This is likely due to Motorola's terrible software overlay and the lack of hardware optimization. In short, I'm really loving what my V can do in comparison to some high end devices even over five months after its launch!

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    06-19-2011 07:47 AM
  4. lou61166's Avatar
    I completely agree with your last point there. Its the VM price plan that almost seems to win out in the long run in my opinion. I would like a bit of a larger screen, but in reality its not that big of a deal. I recently saw a review of the Atrix 4G on Phonedog and it looked incredibly laggy. In fact, even the reviewer noticed it extensively. I went to check it out, and I was totally blown away at how slow the Atrix actually was compared to my OV. In benchmarks it was obviously better, but the daily stuff and overall use was horrible. This is likely due to Motorola's terrible software overlay and the lack of hardware optimization. In short, I'm really loving what my V can do in comparison to some high end devices even over five months after its launch!

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    But how will it stack up to the triumph,i like the V but it is an entry level android phone.
    06-19-2011 08:03 AM
  5. nickmiller71's Avatar
    But how will it stack up to the triumph,i like the V but it is an entry level android phone.
    Well, spec wise it will be worse than the triumph, but I'm not sure if it will perform any worse. The triumph looks to be being made my Huawei with Motorola branding, so I'm not to confident that it will be a "better" phone overall... it may be nice to have the bigger screen, but at what cost? The similar Huawei model (I forgot the name) retails prepaid USD $499.00. That's wayyyy too much for what's likely going to be a very small upgrade usability wise from the OV.

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    06-19-2011 10:03 AM
  6. lou61166's Avatar
    Well, spec wise it will be worse than the triumph, but I'm not sure if it will perform any worse. The triumph looks to be being made my Huawei with Motorola branding, so I'm not to confident that it will be a "better" phone overall... it may be nice to have the bigger screen, but at what cost? The similar Huawei model (I forgot the name) retails prepaid USD $499.00. That's wayyyy too much for what's likely going to be a very small upgrade usability wise from the OV.

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    I read that they have different processors,so who knows if they are the same exactly,and i highly doubt the triumph will be 500 dollars i think between 300-350,and with a flash capable cpu a more powerful cpu, a front facing camera with flash and wireless N , wy mre internal storage,it sounds like more then a small upgrade.
    06-19-2011 12:23 PM
  7. economichitman's Avatar
    Once rooted, overclocked, and having bumblebee installed, my Optimus V is just as responsive as any other android 2.2 phone I've used. Sprints 3g seems to have better coverage than tmobile in my area as well, so for $25 a month I'm extremely satisfied. The camera takes excellent pictures with enough ambient light, and alright dark/indoor pictures. The only thing I'd change is a slightly larger screen, 3.5" probably. But I've gotten used to typing on this small of a screen and can now type faster than the blackberry I used before.
    06-19-2011 12:47 PM
  8. joshlete's Avatar
    Yeah, my friend had this Motorola high end phone, but the way they made the phone, with all the bloatware and unneeded stuff, it is complete garbage. To make things worse Motorola doesn't even let you do custom roms and such.
    06-19-2011 01:06 PM
  9. Irate Iguana's Avatar
    Beats my friend's Epic 4G. Although if he rooted and flashed a custom ROM he wouldn't be as laggy with the touchwiz BS and bloatware.
    06-19-2011 03:08 PM
  10. koopakid08's Avatar
    What I love about my OV is the way cheap plan and no custom UI I really hate any custom UI they just slow down the phone and slow down the amount of time it takes to update to a new version of android. I also love how easy it is to root compared to most "High End" phones. The only thing that this phone is missing is official CM7 support but asop has done a great job at porting it to our phone and I'm happy. I do not miss flash because even on the high end phones it is crap and that is why I use skyfire.
    06-19-2011 05:03 PM
  11. narrow_minded#WN's Avatar
    The OV has an edge against most other Android phones on the market if only because it runs stock Android. That is what makes the experience so smooth.

    But let's be realistic. The OV is a mid-range phone. In terms of hardware, it doesn't match up to the competition. But in terms of usability and the monthly bill... it can't be beat... except maybe by the Triumph. We'll see when it comes out.
    06-19-2011 11:36 PM
  12. ceejay83's Avatar
    was able to hold the evo 4g today, i was surprised by the HUGE screen and how thin it was. i didn't really get to play with it much to see how it performed but it didn't seem any faster than my OV
    06-20-2011 12:20 AM
  13. jmart981's Avatar
    After learning from the forums and checking out what people had to say about the Motorola Triumph being a Huewai x6 something build with Moto branding, i'm a little concerned about the build quality. I bought the OG Droid when it first came out a few years ago, and i rooted it, added a CM6 rom and boom i thought it was awesome (it was). But after leaving Verizon (best thing ever), i bought my beloved LG Optimus V, installed AOSP and bumblebee, and honestly, this thing makes my old droid seem well old in comparison. It doesn't lag nowhere near as much, i've compared it to the Thunderbolt and Fascinate, and let me tell ya, this lil phone is like freakin Herby, small but very tough on the inside. Besides not having the fastest connection and no flash for the camera, and notification light, and minus a few apps (earth), this phone definitely makes up for it in other areas. Depending on the reviews once the Triumph comes out after a few weeks, i'll decide if i will give up this handheld champ (in my eyes).
    06-20-2011 12:39 AM
  14. zedorda's Avatar
    Alot of people over look the fact that the OV is one of a small group that have more than 1 processor. Other than the main CPU (600mhz) there is a dedicated communications processor (400Mhz) and a dedicated GPU (300Mhz). Most phones have 1 CPU that is shared for all tasks and some have a co-processor but those are high end in most cases. But the duel cores are on the raise.
    06-20-2011 01:40 AM
  15. Eollie's Avatar
    I read that they have different processors,so who knows if they are the same exactly,and i highly doubt the triumph will be 500 dollars i think between 300-350,and with a flash capable cpu a more powerful cpu, a front facing camera with flash and wireless N , wy mre internal storage,it sounds like more then a small upgrade.
    The fact it is a Moto phone and Virgins stance on custom roms, well yes it is a small upgrade.
    Personally I wish people would stop trying to trump the current badass phone on VM with a not even released phone.

    Back OT.
    I had the Droid X prior to this phone, and honestly the larger screen is all I miss. But Im not a power user and need super duper phone to play angry birds...
    The only thing I find lacking is VM support on android phones.
    06-20-2011 12:55 PM
  16. lou61166's Avatar
    The fact it is a Moto phone and Virgins stance on custom roms, well yes it is a small upgrade.
    Personally I wish people would stop trying to trump the current badass phone on VM with a not even released phone.

    Back OT.
    I had the Droid X prior to this phone, and honestly the larger screen is all I miss. But Im not a power user and need super duper phone to play angry birds...
    The only thing I find lacking is VM support on android phones.
    I guess we will have to wait and see,some of us are ready for a more current spec phone regardless if we can install a custom Rom or not,the V is a nice phone but a tad outdated,nice entry level smartphone though
    06-20-2011 01:40 PM
  17. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    The Triumph will not be $500, only an ***** would buy it at that price. Virgin has done lots of surveys as has the industry, the sweet spot for phones is $200. Straying too far from that, even on prepaid will not go over well.

    As for Triumph being an upgrade, yes, in some ways it is, but if the build quality is terrible, how good is it?
    06-20-2011 04:10 PM
  18. rockneo's Avatar
    You haven't held one so how do you know the build quality

    Sent from my Optimus V
    06-20-2011 05:21 PM
  19. dazedabyss's Avatar
    Well i have had the Optimus for about 2 weeks now, Stacking it up against my rooted OG droid 1Running Ultimate Droid really seems unfair, But on the other hand now that i have to pay for phone service, wich is why i have the optimus on Virgin mobile 25 dollar plan, and rooted. I can tether my droid to it and i cant beat the price. So pound for pound the LG is saving me a bundle.
    06-20-2011 05:35 PM
  20. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    You haven't held one so how do you know the build quality

    Sent from my Optimus V
    I said "IF the build quality is terrible", but based on what we are hearing, it may very well be similar to (or be) a Huawaei phone, a company who's quality has been criticized before.
    06-20-2011 06:02 PM
  21. rockneo's Avatar
    I like huawei they.have to cut corners somewhere to give the prepaid phones the subsidized feel

    Sent from my Optimus V
    06-20-2011 06:25 PM
  22. Bigtuna00's Avatar
    This is more of an opinion thread, but here's the place to compare the Optimus V to the competition! How do you think it stacks up against all of the other variants of Android out there? In my opinion, it may not be the greatest spec'd phone out there, but I've owned multiple Android devices and it is easily near the top of my list!
    In my opinion:

    Who cares? It's $25 a month and it works. If you're willing to spend the $ for the competition then do it. The V is not a contender in the hardware wars...
    06-20-2011 08:51 PM
  23. Eollie's Avatar
    The Triumph will not be $500, only an ***** would buy it at that price. Virgin has done lots of surveys as has the industry, the sweet spot for phones is $200. Straying too far from that, even on prepaid will not go over well.

    As for Triumph being an upgrade, yes, in some ways it is, but if the build quality is terrible, how good is it?
    I just dont see the phone being in the $200 dollar range. Both Moto and Huawaei have a track record of phone pricing and IF the phone is as good as people are hoping, then $200 is not a likely amount. Even if it hits for 200 bucks that makes me question the quality of the phone.

    I said "IF the build quality is terrible", but based on what we are hearing, it may very well be similar to (or be) a Huawaei phone, a company who's quality has been criticized before.
    Leslie I think the Triumph fanboi's are just trolling now. Wait and see what happens with the phone either launches for a lot more than expected or it ends up like all recent Moto android phones and tanks.
    06-21-2011 10:40 AM
  24. JerryScript's Avatar
    One of my friends at work is switching from his 4g to the OV, because there is no improvement in performance with 4g, and he feels he is wasting money on it.
    06-21-2011 03:23 PM
  25. zedorda's Avatar
    This is an older post but thought it might help people see how the OV stacks up and why this little 600Mhz cpu is really a mighty mite.

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/foru...good-are-they/
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    06-22-2011 08:01 PM
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