[olug] Android phone recommendations?

dashrender@cox.net dashrender at cox.net
Fri Oct 21 00:01:29 UTC 2011


And even worse when Sprint finally switches over to what verzion is using, it is my understanding that you'll have to get a new phone.

Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

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From: aric at omahax.com
To: "Omaha Linux User Group" <olug at olug.org>
Subject: [olug] Android phone recommendations?
Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2011 6:01 pm


Of the current Sprint phones available I'd recommend the Photon.  I think
the NVIDIA Tegra 2 is the best currently available chipset.  It has a
front facing web cam like cam for video phone calls.  It has a durable
Gorilla Glass screen.  It is a "World Phone", it has both GSM and CDMA
radios.  It has a kick stand.

The only thing bad about the phone is that it has 4G, while Verizon
Wireless's 4G is 25Mbits of OMGWTF Awesome everywhere I have tested in
Omaha, Sprint's 4G is worthless and basically the only thing you get out
of it is paying $10 more a month on your phone bill.

> The wife & I are gonna be getting new Android (Sprint) phones RSN.
> Camera quality (actual IQ, not just megapixels) is important for me,
> but otherwise we're both pretty basic users.  I do love to tinker,
> though, and I'm picky about good user interfaces.
>
> The Motoroloa Photon and the HTC EVO 4G are immediately available
> from our source, but we could buy anything we wanted.
>
> Any recommendations?  Anything we should stay away from?
>
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