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I have a friend who is due for an upgrade and was considering the fascinate for 99.99 I heared this phone was a complete POS so I told him to let me ask first. Should he consider something else? I know its a year old he just didnt want to spend a ton of cash but will prolly have to anyways
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My brother has one and loves it. The hardware is nothing special with a 1Ghz single core and 384MB of RAM but the battery life is really good because of the AMOLED screen.
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yeah like I said I know nothing about the phone just reviews on verizonwireless.com tons of pages of bad reviews so I had to ask.
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The only bad thing about it is the lower RAM at only 384 megs when something like the DI2 has the same processor but 768MB of RAM.
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Originally Posted by TH3_H4NGMAN View Post
The only bad thing about it is the lower RAM at only 384 megs when something like the DI2 has the same processor but 768MB of RAM.
I don't have a ton of information or knowledge but from what I know ram is not an issue with android phones. More I'm sure is always better and some games with larger maps and such will need it but it is not a necessity (depends on what you do on your phone). I would personally go with a duel core as single cores are going to become outdated.

I personally have not had a problem with my vibrant (same galaxy s phone). Love it. I picked it up for 99 bucks. Currently getting 21ish MFLOPS My next upgrade will be a duel core though.

Just some fast links i could come up with in a pinch...

android forum

good thread

Another good read
Edited by AMD_King - 7/16/11 at 10:04pm
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I have the vibrant variant and it's a great little bugger. Powerhouse and a beautiful screen makes it great for all of my uses.
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My biggest issue with that phone is they Bing'd it out. All the searching and app integration is through Bing for all searches rather than Google. Not a fan.
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My biggest issue with that phone is they Bing'd it out. All the searching and app integration is through Bing for all searches rather than Google. Not a fan.
Wow I didn't know that. Must be a verizon thing?

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My biggest issue with that phone is they Bing'd it out. All the searching and app integration is through Bing for all searches rather than Google. Not a fan.
That's a bit of a carrier thing.. since mine was all google'd out.
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My fiance and I got rid of our iphones and got these, we disliked them so much that we returned them within the 2 week period. We now have Evo 4gs and the only issue we had with them was battery life but now we have the extended battery and it works amazing.

Complaints about the fascinate:
Battery life with no option for extended battery
Feels very cheaply made and super light
Samsung has really really dropped the ball with updates to the device and with rolling out OS updates to it.
I also had issues with lagging and responsiveness after decking out my UI on the phone that i do not have on my evo

Pros: Screen is very bright and looks good
Edited by Razzal - 7/16/11 at 11:28pm
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