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Well I got the LG Ally (not really the one I wanted, though I wanted one a while back) however it's pretty slow with only a 600mhz processor. I tried out the local store owner's Fascinate (a good friend of mine) and I definitely love it. I'm just worried about battery life. He says it sucks and he had to get the extended battery, but some reviews I'm seeing say it can last 12-16 hours with ease without the big battery. Does anyone have experience with this phone?
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It's not a bad phone, but not really a good one either. If you're getting it free I guess I'd take it, but if you can get a Motorola (or even HTC for that matter) for a little more that's what I'd suggest.
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I'm not sure. The guy said the Fascinate is 150, which is the same as the Droid X. But the website shows 100. If he's going to give me the same price, I might as well get the Droid X. It seems that the Fascinate is pretty equal to the DX spec wise and it looks a little more sleek as well. Aside from the nice cam on the DX, what's so much better besides the fact that it's a motorola?
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SAMOLED, it's what you stare at the most. Might as well have the best "For Android".
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You speak the truth!
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I'm not sure. The guy said the Fascinate is 150, which is the same as the Droid X. But the website shows 100. If he's going to give me the same price, I might as well get the Droid X. It seems that the Fascinate is pretty equal to the DX spec wise and it looks a little more sleek as well. Aside from the nice cam on the DX, what's so much better besides the fact that it's a motorola?
I had the facinate and sold it and bought the droid x. its an upgrade, not equal. X screen is amazing, camera is awesome. x felt faster too considering all the bloat ware they install on the fascinate.
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I'll see how I like it. How does this rooting thing go? Is it like jailbreaking an ipod?

I'm just worried about voiding the warranty...in case something goes wrong with my phone.
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I'll see how I like it. How does this rooting thing go? Is it like jailbreaking an ipod?

I'm just worried about voiding the warranty...in case something goes wrong with my phone.
It's silly easy for the fascinate. Also no need to worry, just check the XDA forums for instructions on getting the phone back to stock.

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But doesn't it void the warranty? I mean if I went back to stock they could still tell it was rooted at one point I would think.
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I bought my wife and I Fascinate's this past October, and my kids each got an Ally. I swear to god, I wish we all got the Ally's instead. Fascinate is a great piece of hardware, however software really hinders this phone. I didn't want to go the custom firmware route for Froyo, so I just waited for it. Last week, Froyo hit OTA, and made my phone worse, lol. I used to get 6-8 hours, now I am getting 3 hours. YMMV.

Fascinate screen is pretty, camera is awesome, however, Fascinate has WAY too many cons and not enough pros.

Never again will I get another Samsung phone.

If I were you, I'd stay with the Ally for a bit longer and hold out until something better comes out, unless you are getting it for free.
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