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The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
csalmjs
Enthusiast

Greetings.

 

First of all...if the Bing search and GPS are really important to you..then this phone is probably not for you.  If its not a deal breaker..go ahead and read on.

 

I realize these days all phones will have their glitches but IMO the Fascinate is a pretty good phone.  Im a new Android OS user.  For a long while I had a Blackberry Storm.  I recently owned a Droid X and let me tell you I will never go back.  The Droid X, IMO, is a horrible phone. 

 

I used a Droid X for approximately 2 months and I was quick to use a buddy upgrade to use something else.  If you take a look at the Droid X's support board I had many of the problems reported.  The major problems I had were

 

1. Bad picture quality

2. Speaker/Music Volume

3. Unexpected freezing

4. Phone is too big

 

1. Pictures taken with the Droid X came out blurry 90% of the time.  It doesnt matter what MP I had it on or what kind of effect/setting.  It would always come out blurry.  Some people had good quality on pictures but I was one of the many that didnt.

 

2. I cant tell you how many missed calls/text's I had because of the horrid volume on the X.  It was truely ridiculous.

 

3. From time to time using swype texting..the phone would freeze and have to reboot.

 

4. I guess this problem is on me cause I had the phone in my hand at the store but you truely dont know what a inconvenience it is to have this phone in your pocket.  You almost cant sit comfortably and in my case the phone would often fall out of my pocket at times.

 

I have used the Fascinate for about 3 days now and I'd have to say I like it.  First off you cant fade the Amoled screen.  Pictures and colors are amazing.  Once you have a phone with this type of screen its hard to go back to something else.  I turned on my X to get a few numbers from there and its truely no comparison.  Pictures are in great quality and so is the video.  The flash is pretty good as well.  And how about this..I can actually hear when I have a phone call.

 

Funny isnt being able to hear a call and picture quality supposed to be given these days for smartphones? lol Not on the Droid X.

 

The problems that come up with this phone is the bing search/no google navigate.  Well bing doesnt doesnt bother me one bit.  I made a google search short cut so that takes care of that.  you can download google maps and still get to navigation by going through a few prompts.  no big deal on my part.  Only thing that is a little bother is that there is no side button to press to take a picture.  you have to hit the camera icon on the screen.

 

of course the final decision will depend on you but if you are in flux about a phone I'd recommend the fascinate.  I personally havent used this phone but I only hear good things about the incredible also.  My cousin has the Droid 2 which looks alright.  All 3 are a huge step up from the Droid X.   

 

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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
PacoX
Enthusiast
Is the speaker really better that's what aggravating me about the X.

How battery life and overall responsivness.
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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
csalmjs
Enthusiast

It's WORLDS better.  No joke.  I have my Droid X collecting dust in my cabinet.  The speaker volume was my BIGGEST probem too and let me tell you you will not have that problem with this phone.  Once you use this phone you then realize how overrated the droid x really is

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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
TheGreatOne
Master

 


csalmjs wrote:

It's WORLDS better.  No joke.  I have my Droid X collecting dust in my cabinet.  The speaker volume was my BIGGEST probem too and let me tell you you will not have that problem with this phone.  Once you use this phone you then realize how overrated the droid x really is


Might want to sell your Droid X now,huh? I saw in a video that I posted on here that the guy was playing music through the speaker. The music sounded awesome!

 

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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
Cobjones
Contributor
Just watch as sammy stops updating in 6 months
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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
gerio
Specialist

(I was trying to figure out why I wandered into this particular forum as I have no interest in this phone whatsoever, but maybe it will prove beneficial...)

 

 


csalmjs wrote:

It's WORLDS better.  No joke.  I have my Droid X collecting dust in my cabinet.  The speaker volume was my BIGGEST probem too and let me tell you you will not have that problem with this phone.  Once you use this phone you then realize how overrated the droid x really is


 

If you would like to sell your Droid X, I'll make an offer via Private Message.

 

The biggest reason is that I want to compare it side-by-side to the Droid X I own. Because the Droid X I own has absolutely no bearing to the phone you are describing. Plus I've had good luck returning ill Moto phones to Motorola for repair. So what the hell...

 

I'm dead serious. Send me a private message if interested. Really, why let an unused phone sit in your closet gathering dust when you could profit from it.....

 

Geri O

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Re: The Fascinate is not as bad as people say/Actually a good phone
gerio
Specialist

....(and the silence is deafening....)

 

Geri O

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