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Would you ever consider a myTouch 4G? It uses the next gen Snapdragon chipset which makes it faster than all of the mentioned devices.

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I greatly prefer my HTC desires screen(AMOLED version) to the galaxy's screen, that is just my opinion though so me going against it may not be the best... the only thing that is superior is the screen though, and HTC's aren't at all far behind (ahead with my desire imo, shame they don't use AMOLED anymore).



Not available everywhere/may not be on his carrier. To put it out there, the best phone we have currently hardware wise is the desire Z, we have no dual core phones at all.

None of these phones are available on my carrier. Infact I need to acquire a unlocked phone or unlock a locked phone to use it with the sim provided by my carrier. I will be using the phone outside US.

I'm gonna look at the mytouch 4g.
Can I buy a locked phone off ebay or somewhere else and unlock it myself?
My budget is about $280 max.

I think mytouch 4g would be out of my budget, so it comes down to Captivate or HD2 I guess.
I keep hearing mixed answers, don't know what to do..
Edited by lurkingdevil - 4/19/11 at 11:10am
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Get a T-Mobile Vibrant (T-Mobile Galaxy S version), Its the same as the Captivate but looks different.

You can easily unlock it to work with any SIM. They go for $250-$300 on eBay depending on condition.
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz;13189397 
best benchmark scores are on the Desire Z/ Vision

http://www.greenecomputing.com/apps/linpack/linpack-top-10/

http://www.greenecomputing.com/apps/linpack/linpack-by-device/

You do realize that Linpack & Quadrant are biased benchmarks, right?

Linpack favors Qualcomm processors, while Quadrant scores can be inflated by I/O score which does nothing after a certain value.
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post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000;13189371 
Get a T-Mobile Vibrant (T-Mobile Galaxy S version), Its the same as the Captivate but looks different.

You can easily unlock it to work with any SIM. They go for $250-$300 on eBay depending on condition.

I likd the design of the captivate much better and , from what I've read it feels much better build quality wise.

I'm open to other suggestions that run about $240-280 on ebay.

I know the desire z is best performance wise but the reason I'm not getting is because its quite heavy compared to other phones. The tradeoff could've been worth it if I really really wanted the keyboard but I don't need it THAT much.
Edited by lurkingdevil - 4/19/11 at 11:59am
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You wont regret gojng with the captivate

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Quote:
Originally Posted by lurkingdevil;13190861 
I know the desire z is best performance wise but the reason I'm not getting is because its quite heavy compared to other phones. The tradeoff could've been worth it if I really really wanted the keyboard but I don't need it THAT much.

Desire Z is not the best performing phone, the processor is below average and the Adreno 205 GPU is way worse than the SGX540 in the Galaxy S. After heavy overclocking the CPU performance will be good but IMO it doesn't worth it because it reduces battery life. The only reasons for getting a HTC phone ATM is because of the awesome community support and good build quality.
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Originally Posted by GOTFrog;13194680 
You wont regret gojng with the captivate

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He wouldn't regret going with any of these phones, they all have their merits. The problem is choosing the best one for him... since he's a tinkerer thats why I'm not supporting the galaxy(well, and I'm a bit of a HTC fanboy tongue.gif) but I don't know anymore.
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000;13195293 
Desire Z is not the best performing phone, the processor is below average and the Adreno 205 GPU is way worse than the SGX540 in the Galaxy S. After heavy overclocking the CPU performance will be good but IMO it doesn't worth it because it reduces battery life. The only reasons for getting a HTC phone ATM is because of the awesome community support and good build quality.
Clock for clock it definitely is, throw in a 1.5ghz overclock and you have a hell of a fast phone. As for the GPU's, when are you actually going to see any benefits from it outside of games? My desire can run any video I throw at it just fine, as well as any game I care to play(although they may not be as demanding as some other games).
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Originally Posted by lurkingdevil;13190861 
I'm open to other suggestions that run about $240-280 on ebay.
HTC desire
HTC desire HD
HTC incredible
Nexus one
Nexus S
Incredible S

All tinkerers phones, all should be in your price range (except the incredible S, not sure about it).
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i have an hd2 coming in tomorrow, got it just because i wanted to mess around with all the custom roms-the possibilities are virtually endless-for me that was the biggest selling point
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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe;13197901 
HTC desire
HTC desire HD
HTC incredible
Nexus one
Nexus S
Incredible S

All tinkerers phones, all should be in your price range (except the incredible S, not sure about it).

Thanks for all the input guys.
I ended up grabbing a Captivate for $212.5! I think I would need to unlock it though.

I did not get the HD2 because I felt the device size might be too big, especially because I have zero experience with big phones and this will be my first android phone. I also thought I should get a device built for android, again because its my first android.

Then there's the SAMOLED and better gpu for gaming on the captivate.

Desire HD is out of budget.
Incredible is CDMA.
Nexus S out of price range.
Nexus one, I felt is now old and the captivate's hardware would be superior.
Incredible S is way out of price range.

I think right now I'll just get a good taste of android and see how it works.
My next phone would be a hell of a hackable phone.
Edited by lurkingdevil - 4/20/11 at 3:11am
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