22 posts • joined Friday 14th March 2008 11:41 GMT
Actually quite good...
I got one as an interim device when my iPhone4 when kaput. I'm pretty impressed with it!
I unlocked it for £5 and put my T-mob sim in it, no probs there. If you head over to modaco then there's a fairly active forum there and I was able to root the device easily enough and then proceeded to remove the Voda bloatware. I'm using Holo launcher at the moment, but Launcher Pro made the thing really fast - again impressive at this price.
Something I really like is the RGB LED which works excellently with Light Flow from the play store. Ok, it's not as smooth an experience as the iPhone might have been, but I'm really impressed with what you can get for £100. Also, shove on a Nillkin hard case (again from ebay for less than a tenner) and the whole thing feels much more solid.
I wasn't impressed with the battery at all, however give it a week of charge cycles and it improves hugely.
Other budget handsets
I think that the current picks of the crop are the Huawei G300 fo £100 from Skodafone or the Orange San Diego with an Intel Atom CPU for £200 - I appreciate that not everyone considers £200 budget though!
I owned it and hated it
I bought one direct from Google, and returned it within 14 days. Many, many problems with it - battery life, WiFi performance, music player randomly stopping, pictures not showing in the album after taking them, 12 hour battery life to name but a few....
Very, very true
I have a Nexus One whch I returned because it was so p!ss poor. iFan or not, my iPhone does indeed 'just work'.
Isn't this just another android handset? Made by HTC, running a flavour of android, hardly the googlephone to beat all others. Any android phone I've used has been laggy as hell.
Hero = lag
I use an iPhone 3GS along side a Hero, and I'm affraid that the Hero still lags....yes, that's after the ROM update too. Perhaps those who claim no lag have nothign better to compare it against, but using it along side the iPhone it's clear as day. The Hero just doesn't cut it.
Leaving my factory unlocked 3GS on 3.0.1 until someone confirms that this update doesn't bork the handset.
On another note a slight blemish under my screen means my iphone would have to go back to Oz from where it came to get replaced......worldwide support? Not with the iphone!
@AC - No I didn't buy a phone that I hadn't read any reviews on, I bought a phone that I'd read plenty of reviews on. However a lot of those reviews said that the lag wasn't noticable. I for one, found this lag to be very noticeable.
See vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f54S94bP4Po
G2 = lag
I had the G2 and it was so laggy that it was basically unsable. Seems hit and miss if yours is or not, which frankly is pretty damn poor quality control. That and the camera is a joke. Had it a week and put it straight onto eBay.
Just waiting for the factory unlocked iPhone 3gs to arrive from oz now, should've gone iPhone in the beginning.
Internet in Cuba
Was on my honeymoon in Cuba in 2006 and could use the internet in the hotel no bother. You had to pay a little old lady to log you in, but that was all!
Oh, and there was a mobile network too, no problemo senor.
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