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I am not impressed with Android phones, yet

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by doepain, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. doepain

    doepain New Member

    Nov 6, 2010

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    When I heard Google was coming out with its own phone OS I was very excited. I am like most in I.T. an avid Googler, and hate to conform to Win32 type of socialism.

    I know since most everyone out there uses Google exclusively too, but there are a lot of things Google does to set itself out for the corporate norm.

    When heard the "droid" was coming the Verizon I was over-joyed, and could not believe that I would have the opportunity to get my hands on a "real" smart-phone other than the iPhone (not a big fan of Apple, and Steve Jobs fascist ways).

    Sadly though I bought an A855 (droid w.\froyo), but I am so disappointed with it I can't bare to vocalize about it anywhere but a forum of like minded peers.

    The phones battery life makes it useless to me! I have less than 12 hours and I know it will be critical! I have to always make sure wireless, Bluetooth and GPS receiver are powered off when not in use, and at times the account synchronizer as well to preserve battery life. I cannot install half of the apps I would like to because either the battery life worsens, or the device runs out of memory.

    I have gotten to the point now where I am regret I ever made the jump to Android, and sadly considering an iPhone (if and when it ever comes to Verizon). My colleagues who own iPhones never complain about the same limitations as I am regarding lack of space, and poor battery life, and I am envious of that!

    Am I alone in feeling this way, or are there others out there with same issues? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help extend the battery life? ...anything because it has been less than a year and I am ready to throw it away!
  2. mike250rs


    Nov 24, 2007
    Most can be chalked up to growing pains. Slowly many of the apps are updating for install to SD card bit battery life will still be an issue for all devices when a power user is involved. The battery should get a little better as it "breaks in" but the fancy display and processor will still drain it quicker than a not so smart phone

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  4. petekowalski83

    petekowalski83 New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    to me it sounds like you bought the very 1st android phone that was updated to froyo b/c of a huge following...well compared to my incredible it's slow...but everything you mentioned are hardware issues and there are plenty of phones out or are going to be coming out that are the real android heavy hitters...within the next year or so there will be some pretty awesome devices
    and if you're comparing the droid1 to the new iphones(only 1 u could compare to is 3g/s) youre being ridiculous...you have the entry android phone...my incredible is faster than any iphone and its not overclocked anymore....you really have to mod the hell out of it to compare to new iphone....you have soooo many more customization options and not having to use apples bs os...im coming from an iphone and will never go back...if u do you have no faith in android and its sad for not even giving it a chance
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  5. gnath9


    Feb 10, 2009
    My overclocked rooted Droid rocks !!! Also gets great battery life. Froyo needs more power. I am running Lithium-Mods froyo 2.2.1with jdlfg's 1.2 ghz kernel. If you root and overclock I think you will be happy with the OG Droid :dft003:cool
  6. Neutrino


    Sep 30, 2009
    After my experience with the Eris, I didn't think I'd ever go back to Android. I've since gone to an Incredible, and have a Droid X coming soon. I'm finding fewer and fewer reasons to keep my iPhone 4.

    All of these smartphone OSs require growing. My fervor over iOS has dropped, while my respect for Blackberry OS6 has increased with my use of a Bold 9700.

    If you are looking for a single device as a silver bullet to answer all of your smartphone dreams, you are going to be disappointed. Instead, you need to explore and appreciate what is most important in the device, and make sure that device will work for you. For me, I've gotten tired of all the failed calls on my iPhone 4 while I am at work.

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