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the front looks cheap has a hint of lg chocolate series but the rear looks solid though...but motorola ATRIX will beat the hell out of it and Atrix accesories are damn sexy sp the laptop dock..though have to sacrfice the display quality for it..
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I have used iPhone 3GS 3.5", Galaxys S 4", HD7 4.3", Atrix 4". The sweet spot is 4" and with the body of the Atrix its looks like a 3.5" phone. Yes 4.3" is big and with the same resolution is not as sharp.
Resolution might not be super sharp, but SG said they didn't have any problems with it.

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Our only complaint is the resolution: while WVGA 800 x 480 is pretty much par for the course in mid- to high-end smartphones, the HTC Sensation will bring along an identically-sized qHD 960 x 540 panel later in 2011. Without a Sensation on-hand to properly compare, it’s tough to say whether the Galaxy S II’s brilliant panel technology will be preferable to the HTC’s extra Super-LCD pixels. As it stands, even stretching WVGA over 4.3-inches, the Samsung doesn’t show any pixelation or graininess, and even in direct sunlight proved easily readable.
    
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Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?
It's just you - the phone is super thin, which is what matters in your pocket.
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Any word of a release date on these? I'm sick of my Captivate (the gps issues anyway).
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Any word of a release date on these? I'm sick of my Captivate (the gps issues anyway).
If you are sick of the captivate dont get a Samsung again lol.
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Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?
This is not a "tablet", which I believe starts closer to 6.5" (5" is about the real limit of most phones, such as that Dell one which wasn't too bad, honestly).

That said, you must have rather small pockets, as my jeans fit my brother's Droid X, my Droid 2 Global, and a candy bar (...It's a very long story, but it involves a music concert, and is too off topic for this forum, anyways. Also, get those nasty ideas out of your head, people!) with ease. I've stopped using my jeans, though, as I like using them to store my keys (I have a personal key ring, which takes up most of my right pocket, while I have a work keyring, which takes up pretty much the entirety of my left pocket) and have, instead, switched to using my vest to store it. My vest pocket easily fits my brother's Droid X and my Droid 2 Global (I borrowed his phone for testing this very fact), and could likely even fit a candy bar, although it'd stick out the top a bit.

Besides that, though, the increased screen size between my brother's Droid X and my Droid 2 Global is rather nice, especially as his phone lacks a physical keyboard (and, frankly, the physical keyboard on my phone is not a pleasure to use at all). But hey, Apple will likely never go above 4", so you should be all set if you can get around using the iOS interface. Good luck!
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Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?
The size is something I am concerned about, going from an eris to this would be a huge difference in the jeans.
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If you are sick of the captivate dont get a Samsung again lol.
Too funny. The one complaint I actually have is the gps issues the phone has. Aside from that, its really a great device (once you flash a rom - but this holds true of any mobile device out there, imho).

So, as long as there is no gps issues, I'm going to jump on this (or, if I decide I just can't wait, the infuse - single core processor is holding me back on this one).

I was going to get the Atrix but my wife got that one and it really is an awesome phone but I dislike the Motorola "perspective" on how your phone should function (blur, etc). Also, I'd appreciate the screen real estate (I understand the resolution on the Motorola is better but that is really irrelevant on a device this size).

Although, I must say, I have been an HTC fan for a very long time (originally had an htc wizard and a few others after it). If they put out a good device with specs to compete, I'm there.

/end rant, lol
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Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?
Most of these concerns can be solved in several ways. Just off the top of my head:
  1. Cargo pants (a must have for any anti-fashionable technerd-on-the-go).
  2. "I am afraid it is not a tumor, sir or madam, but rather a physiological manifestation of the joy derived from your presence."
  3. Take the holster idea one step further, and combine it with classic pocket protectors to create a new fashion trend: the office bandoleer.
  4. Keeping the phone in a body cavity, either naturally or artificially created.
  5. Blame society.
  6. Embrace obesity: eat so much junk food that your body becomes grotesquely bloated. Any pants pockets would have to be similarly resized to accommodate the sausage links you call fingers.
    
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i love my captivate. although i gotta admit, Froyo is annoying, i swear my phone never lagged before the update
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