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Hey guys, I am finally able to get a smartphone on verizon, and I think I've settled on android. One of the things I was looking at is having my phone be a music player, and while the iphone is somewhat good at that, iTunes is just a no no(unless iTunes 10 is magically less bloated), so I settled on Android.

So anyways, I want something that can play music well/have good sound quality, has a good build quality and a screen, and something that isn't slow. Nothing else matters since everything else I need is software based. I'll also probably root and customize it to my liking as well.

So with that in mind, I've been looking for a few phones, but I'm unsure on what to get.

Phones I've taken a look at would be the Droid Incredible 2, Droid 2, and Droix X. However, I don't know a lot about these phones, and I can't find any Droid Incredible 2 reviews.

My budget is also $200.

Is there anything else I should look at as well? What are the better phones on Verizon that is $200 or less?
Thanks in advance.
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the droid incredible is an amazing buy at $49 for a preowned phone.
The incredible 2 is out at $199, but still has an lcd screen.
If you can get a deal on the new samsung charge (normally $299) that'd be the one to get. amazingly fast, super amoled screen. That's where I'd go if I were to upgrade my Incredible.

If the others you listed, you can't really go wrong with any one of them. Good phones, all rootable (if you want to do that).

Go in to a store and see if you can get your hands on a real (not the dummy shell) unit and see how they feel/look
Edited by hometoast - 5/17/11 at 9:13am
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i agree with the incredible recommendation. this thing is really fast, and the touchscreen is extremely responsive, not to mention it has an unlocked bootloader which makes rooting possible.
 
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Hey, I just found info about the Samsung Galaxy 2....the thing looks beast. eek.gif

Do we know of any release date? All I found was a leaked document saying it was in May, and thats about it.
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Also the Droid X2 suppose to come out this month.
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Also the Droid X2 suppose to come out this month.

Yeah a lot of new LTE/ next gen android smart phones will be rolling out soon so I would wait a little while. I was using a droid incredible for a while (until it became a victim of the toilet bowl last week) and it is an awesome phone, so if you absolutely need a phone right now, that is an excellent choice.
post #7 of 10
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No, I don't need a phone right now. I'm willing to wait through the summer if I need to.
I'm interested in the Galaxy S II.

So if I were to buy a phone right now, the Droid Incredible 2 would be my best bet then?
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honestly, if the bigger screen on the DInc2 is worth that much to you, the phone itself isn't 4x the phone the Dinc(1) is. $50 for DInc(1) and $200 for a Dinc(2).

The DInc1 is still amazing.
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Yea but, eh preowned stuff, I dunno.

I didn't mean I was buying a Droid Inc 2, but what I meant was is it just simply the best phone out right now for Verizon for up to $200.
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May I suggest a preowned Droid 1? It has no locked bootloader, and runs everything relatively fast. Is a keyboard important to you? You already have the only choice if it is. If it isn't, ask yourself if you would rather have something with a locked bootloader or open? Now, get a ruler and check your pocket size. That should be the deciding factor if you haven't chosen.
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