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Snelan, I'd rep you for every post if I could
I got the raider, and so far I love it smile.gif
Huge change from my iPhone 4

Awesome! Glad you like it smile.gif

Have you tried rooting it yet or anything? Personally, I like to play around with my phones' stock ROMs before I root them, but it's all personal preference.

If / When you do decide to root, I would be glad to help. With higher end Android devices like these there are a lot of different ROMs to choose from, so I would be glad to point you to the best ones if you want. But basically, just remember CM7=High Performance but kinda boring, Sense=Not as high performance but super cool "show all your friends", it is not *as* good for 3D applications though, just because Sense takes up so much RAM. Personally, running Sense 3.5 on my Sensation, I only have ~125MB of RAM free at any time (Whereas CM7 would be around 350-400MB free), and that's with 768MB total! However, I still keep Sense on my phone, just for the coolness factor, and the good, modded Sense ROMs look like the stock Sense but run 10x smoother.
    
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Awesome! Glad you like it smile.gif
Have you tried rooting it yet or anything? Personally, I like to play around with my phones' stock ROMs before I root them, but it's all personal preference.
If / When you do decide to root, I would be glad to help. With higher end Android devices like these there are a lot of different ROMs to choose from, so I would be glad to point you to the best ones if you want. But basically, just remember CM7=High Performance but kinda boring, Sense=Not as high performance but super cool "show all your friends", it is not *as* good for 3D applications though, just because Sense takes up so much RAM. Personally, running Sense 3.5 on my Sensation, I only have ~125MB of RAM free at any time (Whereas CM7 would be around 350-400MB free), and that's with 768MB total! However, I still keep Sense on my phone, just for the coolness factor, and the good, modded Sense ROMs look like the stock Sense but run 10x smoother.

Yeah I would most likely stick to a Sense ROM.

I did notice on my current stock ROM, I get ~100MB free (HOLY CRAP!!!)

I'm liking the performance, and I was startled and humbled to see that Netflix was in the marketplace smile.gif

I'll keep updating this thread for when I want to root, and we can do it together wink.gif

FYI, the battery on this thing sucks lol My old iPhone 4 would be 12 hours on heavy use; about 18-24 hours on light use. (Ie Texting, Browsing, gaming) but this thing is like 4-5 hours tops on light use (so far, not 100% on that)
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Yeah I would most likely stick to a Sense ROM.
I did notice on my current stock ROM, I get ~100MB free (HOLY CRAP!!!)
I'm liking the performance, and I was startled and humbled to see that Netflix was in the marketplace smile.gif
I'll keep updating this thread for when I want to root, and we can do it together wink.gif
FYI, the battery on this thing sucks lol My old iPhone 4 would be 12 hours on heavy use; about 18-24 hours on light use. (Ie Texting, Browsing, gaming) but this thing is like 4-5 hours tops on light use (so far, not 100% on that)

Perfect reason to root it and put a custom ROM/kernel. I get around 1-2% battery loss, vs the 4+ on idle on before. When in use my battery loss is also much lower.
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Yea when you root it the custom kernels manage your CPU much better. With Sense you can usually get away with 2% battery loss/hour on standby, and like 5-6% per hour during use. CM7 you can do like 1% per hour during standby and 3% /hour during use.
    
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Yea when you root it the custom kernels manage your CPU much better. With Sense you can usually get away with 2% battery loss/hour on standby, and like 5-6% per hour during use. CM7 you can do like 1% per hour during standby and 3% /hour during use.

Yeah, for example I've used my phone intensively for the first few hours since I woke up around 10:00 am until roughly 1:30 PM (Listening to music, browsing, texting) and it's been on standby since then, and probably have roughly 20-30 % left (no idea how to tell exact percentage) but I'm loving this phone so far. The texting will take a bit to get used to, but I instantly fell in love with the screen. After this screen I could never use an iPhone after that.
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I suggest trying out other keyboard apps. Using swiftkey x personally and its by far the best I've used. I hardly ever type the full word anymore because the prediction on it is extremely good.

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I also use Swift Key X, it is the best keyboard I've encountered so far.
    
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I also use Swift Key X, it is the best keyboard I've encountered so far.

I don't know man, the stock keyboard works fairly well smile.gif
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I don't know man, the stock keyboard works fairly well smile.gif

Yea, it's really just a personal preference though, combined with your typing style. Some may like a keyboard that others may not. I actually like the stock one a lot though too.
    
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I don't know man, the stock keyboard works fairly well smile.gif

I liked the stock keyboard as well, but so far no other keyboard compares to Swiftkey X. I seriously only type out a full word maybe once a day, otherwise its predicted what the next word should be or has it predicted while i'm typing.
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