LG Ally / Apex / Axis
Now the buy one get one free on the droid (I have multiple lines to upgrade) is over on the 26th.....maybe that's when they'll release the ALLY and lower the price on the droid???
Get the droid's It's better in basically EVERY category (besides the physical keyboard).
You're holding out for the bargin phone.
I hung out with someone last night who got the Incredible last week to compare with his iPhone 3Gs. He says the Incredible flies speed wise in comparison to the iPhone's AT&T service.
But he's so disgusted with the Incredible's battery life that he's actually thinking of returning it. "It can't even last the day. I have to carry the charger around with me everywhere I go". And on that note, I'd have to agree with him.
The incredible does have lower battery life, but you should still be able to get a day. here are some general tips for android (especially if you are coming from an iphone)
-Make sure you have Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS turned off whenever you're not using them. If you intend on doing heavy browsing, use wifi, otherwise, keep it turned OFF. This can all be managed with the "power control" widget.
-Set the screen timeout delay to something usable. Generally, anything more than 1minute is going to be wasting energy as your hands should do SOMETHING to the screen within a minute if you are active...
My only reason to go with the ally and not the droid (especially when I can do the buy one get one free on the droid since I have plenty of upgrades on numerous numbers) is because of the keyboard as I had stated. I have the Storm 2 and thought I could get used to that touch keyboard but I just cannot.
I did not mean to imply that I was expecting the ally to compete in price, just simply was wo...
The keyboard on the droid just seems so close and it being a flat keyboard I am concerned I will have trouble with that too.
Thanks for your help!
When I switched to the Droid I would go back and forth between the physical keypad (It's usable, just not amazing like a blackberry) and the onscreen keyboard. Using the onscreen keyboard only for quick searches and the physical one for texts. The physical keyboard works fine. It's not like a blackberry, and you won't be as fast on it as you would a tour, but It's totally usable. I was comfortable with it within two weeks.
about a month or so in I started using the onscreen keyboard almost exclusively. Now that I downloaded Smart Keyboard pro (a couple bucks from the market place) the only time I slide open the keyboard is if I am play...
btw I would take the experience on the storm2's on screen keyboard and compare it to anything with a capacitive display. First off you don't have to click the screen. The display on the droid/eris/incredible is so acurate it blows everything else out of the water. As far as onscreen keyboards go, stock android is ok, but htc's keyboard is great. Whats even better than those is SWYPE. After using it for ten minutes I was like "How did I ever text without this!" Get it, try it, and LOVE IT!
I liked swype for texting, but for anything longer I prefer the normal keyboard. if I could choose the keyboard per app, I would definitely still use swype.
I use smart keyboard pro. It's a mutitouch keyboard
Longer than a text message? Email maybe? Yeah I don't write that many emails. I mostly send links or short responses via email. Swype is just so much faster.