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Android-er to be.


Apr 21, 2011, 2:24 AM
I currently own a Blackberry 9700 which I loathe, for a lack of better terms, and I am looking to go Android, on T-Mobile.

The two phones I have in mind are the LG G2x and the upcoming HTC Sensation. I know that the LG G2x runs a stock version of Android and the HTC has the 'Sense'.

Aside from looks, what does HTC's custom user interface offer up that the stock Android does not? Is it a big deal, or mostly vanity?

And lastly, does the phone being version 2.2 or 2.3 really make a world of difference?

I'm really looking for some helpful insight, so if all you plan on saying is "HTC sucks!" or "LG sucks" or "Android sucks" or "Get an iPhone" or something empty-headed of that sort, please don't.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Apr 21, 2011, 3:38 PM
Sense UI is nothing but vanity. There is no discernable difference between 2.2 and 2.3.

Go with what feels right.

Apr 25, 2011, 7:46 PM
ok umm its personal taste htc sense is really nice but alot of ppl perfer stock android because its easier to update the sensation seems to have some solid specs but the g2 x2 is no slotch it fast updates are ur main concern and what the newest version of android be4 ne1 else go with the lg altho htc is really good with updates themselves stock is always faster to update play with them both be4 you pick

May 28, 2011, 7:16 PM
I have the G2x and it is a great phone. We were just notified that in 2 weeks they will be sending out a OS update to move it to honeycomb which should be a fantastic system. I can honestly say that the G2x is by far the fastest phone i have had with the dual processors. I am on Tmobile and my business partner is on ATT with iphone 4 and the G2x stomps it in performance

May 29, 2011, 11:30 AM
The G2X is not getting honeycomb. No phone is getting honeycomb.

Maybe you are thinking of Gingerbread, since it is supposed to get updated to that in the coming week(s) to month.

Jun 1, 2011, 7:30 PM
wow honeycomb.....just because you have an android dose not mean you get to go around acting like you know what your talking about. this guy is asking for help and you come right in with wrong info.

Jun 24, 2011, 1:59 PM
Thanks a lot everybody! Last week I settled on the HTC Sensation and I absolutely love it. It's a bombshell of a phone, and hell, compared to the 1+ years of Android, it's even more exciting. I appreciate all of the input, even the input that was grossly misinformed and inaccurate. Although I side with fullracecam, e sure you know what you're talking about before you talk about it, especially when trying to help. Thank you all!!!

Jun 25, 2011, 9:18 AM
Great choice! I am actually eyeing that for my next phone (I am very decerning with my phone picks, but change phones every couple months, gotta keep up with the new tech for my job.)

Jul 28, 2011, 9:47 AM
I received the Over-The-Air Gingerbread update Tuesday morning. I seem to be one of the first ones however. (Android 2.3.3, Kernal

I haven't noticed any real differences, except it hasn't "locked up" or re-booted itself....yet. Keeping fingers crossed :-) Very Happy

May 29, 2011, 1:57 PM
If you are even considering a different UI, go with an htc with an unlocked bootloader. Rooting it makes a world of difference in performance when you eliminate alot of the bloatware that runs in your background. That is part of the advantage of custom roms.

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