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Replying to:  droid versus original voyager breakdown by voyagerboy   Sep 17, 2010, 7:51 PM

Re: droid versus original voyager breakdown

by mupi    Sep 18, 2010, 1:47 AM

voyagerboy said:
heres a quick comparison to the droid and droid 2 to my old phone the voyager,

1. voyager does not stream podcasts, either does droid 1 or 2

I don't know what you are talking about, I both stream (as in broadcast) and receive streaming media all the time on my droid1. Perhaps it's specific podcasts? In any event, it clearly is possible.

2. voyager played youtube videos fine, droid 1 and 2 cant play for more than 1 minute on wifi and 3g.


Again, i don't know what you are doing differently than I, but I routinely watch 5-10 minute youtube clips without any trouble at all. In fact, I almost prefer youtube on my Droid1 to youtube on my PC. Obviously, your mileage varies, and I suppose it does depend which videos you are watching.
I have watched a 20 minute video, and it was just as smooth as on my PC (which isn't necessarily saying much)


3. voyager had stereo bluetooth and it stayed connected, most droid/droid 2 ever stayed connected to bluetooth was 20 mins.

we've been over this many times, but since you insist on saying it, again, in yet another new thread, I am, again, going to tell you that 90% or more of your problem with bluetooth is the high RF environment in your house or apartment.

Every bluetooth headset I have tried has worked flawlessly. granted I haven't tried to use bluetooth speakers, as you have. Nevertheless, the point remains that for myself, and a coworker that was convinced to buy the droid when I showed wifi tethering to him (which verizon says can't be done...), we have never had a problem with bluetooth.

4. gps worked fine on vzw navigator, droid 1 and 2 gps dosent work at all and dosent even have my location in the right hemisphere.

I don't know why it isn't working for you, although there are some apps that can help you diagnose this. All I can say is, I never had that problem. And nobody I know who uses their droid's GPS has that problem, either.

5.voyager never froze, droid 1 and 2 freezed multiple times a day.

It has been suggested that you have a tendency towards apps that are questionable in origin (like the app you were complaining about that allowed you to download music for free). Take if from someone who used to be pretty heavily involved in the warez scene: software of questionable origin may well be doing things that you don't know about or want it to do. This applies to both PC programs and Android programs. Voyager admittedly has an edge here, but only because verizon maintins super tight control over development. Only verizon approved apps can get on the phone.

6.was able to easily record phone calls on voyager, all android phone call record apps dont work.

Aside from being illegal in many/most states, i seriously doubt you have tried ALL such apps. I have no interest/need in this, but I do have a friend who has played with it, and it worked well enough.


7.internet speed same on droid and voyager and the voyager dosent lag out like the droids.

No real surprise, as they are all 3G phones, thus will be dependent on the same cell connection. As to lagging out, I rarely have that problem, except when I am running many programs that are CPU or netowrk intensive. This goes back to app selection/choice. I also don't run many widgets, which can make a big difference.

8.screens, voyager had 2 hi rez screens droid only has one.
both screens together on the voyager didn't have the resolution of the Droid screen. Unless you go to the giant phones, you can't exceed the resolution of the Droid screen. And if you can't appreciate that resolution matters, then as has been repeatedly stated, droid probably isn't a good phone choice for you

9. keyboard, no comparison voyager wins handsdown.

for once I'm not gonna argue with you. Although I don't think the Keyboard is as bad a s a lot of people make it out to be; it IS perfectly usable. Before I bought the droid, I compared it to a lot of phones. However, in practice, I have found that I rarely use it, it isn't really that necessary.

10.price, voyager data plan was 10 bucks a month and it actually worked, droid is 30 a month for a paperweight.

well, opinions of the paperwieghtness of the droid vary, of course, but it is also worth pointing out that unless i am mistken, you can't get the $10 data plan for "feature" phones anymore. And of course, the functionality of the voyager is up for debate. There awere lots of sites you visit with a Droid you couldn't even touch with a voyager.

And again, for the record, I don't, and never have, worked for Verizon, Motorola, Google, or anyone involved in this. I'm just a normal guy that's concerned that a great phone is getting a bad rap by people who don't understand or can't wrap their tiny brains around how it works.

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