Re: @Andrew O
Price reduction? The XR is still £749 here.
I'm looking forward to the 3rd incarnation of the XR series - hopefully they'll call it the XR3i :-)
26 posts • joined 14 Mar 2008
I have a love / hate relationship with Android - but I WANT to like it! I've had the 4.3 update, but performance isn't as zippy as when it was boxfresh and I haven't filled the storage either.
Might look to get a 32GB 2013 N7 towards xmas if Apple don't do something with the mini and keep the price low.
Interested to know if there is a noticable slow down on the 2013 N7 if the storage gets filled up as there was on the original N7. Mine became near un-useable until I wiped everything - something I've had to do more than once.
I use an iphone 5 and N7 so not a fanboi, but we have an ipad2 at home as well, and the performance is far more consistent, plus apps definitely are better. However, I do prefer the smaller form factor, will consider the new N7.
Oh and battery performance on the original N7 is dire no matter what the Android fanboi's say.
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.
@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
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.
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