Verizon Wireless Android Phones - Samsung Fascinate vs. Droid 2
After a week of experiencing the Samsung (Galaxy S) Epic 4G and Samsung Intercept Android phones on the Sprint Network, we switched back to our iPhones on AT&T because of the increasing number of dropped calls. Anyway, we did love the Android phones...but we will probably be switching to Verizon Wireless after deciding which model we want. Looking at the Android lineup, here are the key differences between the contenders we're considering:
SAMSUNG FASCINATE - $99.99
- Lighter at 4.16 oz.
- Thinner at 0.39 in.
- International 2G data roaming and SMS
- FM radio
One particularly annoying feature about the Samsung Fascinate is that its stock search engine is...Bing. Apparently, you can't even change it to Google, which is a complete surprise for an Android phone! It also doesn't have a slide-out keyboard, which I really enjoyed having on the Samsung Intercept.
DROID 2 - $49.99
- Android 2.2 OS
- Slide-out keyboard
- Longest talk time - 385 min.
The Droid 2 seems to have the edge right now, with its combination of price, Android 2.2 platform, slide-out keyboard and approximately 85 minutes longer talk time. Besides, it doesn't come "stuck" with the Bing search engine like the Samsung Fascinate. Not that I have anything against Bing (which I don't), but I'm just more used to Google. It's all about Google Juice, not Bing Juice!
Anyway, if anyone has a Samsung Fascinate or a Droid 2, I'd appreciate your input! :)
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