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    Droid Pro
  • 0% (0)
    Droid Incredible
  • 66% (2)
    Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate
  • 33% (1)
    other
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my phone. My old Droid Inc broke a while back, now I'm stuck with an Eris. The 600mhz CPU just is too slow (along with whatever RAM -probably 128MB).

Anyways, my main criteria are:
  • cheap
  • Verizon Android
  • released in the last 2 years
  • 1ghz CPU
  • 3-4" screen
  • NO feature phones
  • NO LG phones
  • no slide-out keyboard
  • Optical trackball preferred

I'm a bit torn between the DInc and Droid Pro, mainly because I found a Pro for cheap, like $50. On the other hand, I could get a DInc for ~$90. I read a lot of negative reviews about the Pro, but it seems like a decent phone to me (keyboard got good scores, aesthetics aren't terrible). Either will be rooted and flashed with CyanogenMod 7 before use so software's not an issue.

Opinions? Other phones to consider? I'm pretty open to other suggestions, so far the only other decent-looking phone I've seen in the price range is Samsung Captivate (or Galaxy S, forget what it is for Verizon).

EDIT: Leaning towards something with an optical trackball or D-Pad (I'm obsessed with them, without one I'd quickly get annoyed at trying to edit an email). So right now I'm leaning towards Droid Inc, but I'd probably go a bit higher in price if anything newer/better had a D-Pad/trackball.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 12/14/11 at 11:16pm
 
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No slide out keyboard?!

 

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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post

No slide out keyboard?!

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Ok, I suppose I would consider phones with a slide-out keyboard, EXCEPT for the Droid, Droid 2, and Droid 3. That design is just too old IMO.
 
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post #4 of 9
I loved my HTC Incredible while I had it. Really nice screen. Very snappy phone. Never felt sluggish or slow with the custom roms I had on it. Handled pretty much every game I threw at it while I had it. To some the phone looks cheap, to others it looks like it has a nice "droidish" design.

It can take drops, that's for sure. Good phone.
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post #5 of 9
I'd recommend the Samsung Fascinate. Best single core chip, Super AMOLED 4 inch screen, and Cyannogenmod 7 has a stable release for it which is IMO the best part of it. It runs very smooth with CM7.
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post #6 of 9
I will sell/trade you my old fascinate, pm me if interested. Already has cm7 on it
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post #7 of 9
The galaxy s is awesome, I love mine.
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post #8 of 9
SGS

I would say dinc, but that thing is so old, many devs have moved on.

SGS is a bit more recent
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
SGS is looking like a good choice, didn't realize it has a 4" screen! Kind of leaning towards it right now. Although I really did like my DInc, perhaps its time to move on to something new (for the 3rd time this year).
 
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