I was out an about today, and decided to stop in the local VZW store to check out the latest uberphone, the Fascinate. I wasn't expecting much based on my experience with the Omnia II (you know - looks great on the spec sheet, but is severley hobbled)
All I can say is WOW! This thing runs so smoothly, I almost couldn't believe it. Swiping from one screen to another is instantaneous. Apps load immediately - no lag at all. No spinning gear to mask the fact that the program is taking so long to load up. The screen was gorgeous, and it is THIN. The only thing that didn't impress me was the feel of he back/battery cover. Cheap and plasticky. Also, I kinda wish it had stereo speakers like our i920's.
The demo model didn't have any movies on it, so I couldn't try one out - but with the clarity, sharpness and brightness of that super amoled display, I've gotta believe they'd look fantastic.
The Droid X and Droid Incredible next to it seemed laggy by comparison. Sliding to the next screen was clunky and jumpy. Apps seemed to load just a hair more slowly. (And I hate that hump on the back of the X) Samsung my have just done it right this time.
I would agree with you
Switched to the Samsung Fascinate last tuesday... and do NOT want to go back to WinMo ever again
everything is so smooth and fast.. and amazing.. and thousands of apps!
one thing i do miss about the i920 is slo-mo video recording and playback (like on Core Player)
however... i got over it with HD video recording and playback(:
everything looks so nice
got need for speed Shift on it... and can't stop playing it
the quality and speed are just too great
the animations liven up the phone
i don't mind bing being there... it's alright
my uncle has a Droid X and i've compared them
when i used the Droid X, i wondered why it lagged so much and feared the same would be with the Fascinate
my apologies... i could go on and on about my experiences...
MicDroid is pretty fun (auto-tune app)
touchwiz 3.0 is kind of laggy and too much of an OSX imitation
LauncherPro is a good home screen replacement and 10x as smooth as touchwiz
there is a task-switcher-like action
when holding down the home button, a small window pops up with the 6 most recently used apps
there is also a button on that window for the task manager
there are also task switcher apps to download in the market
the fascinate is said to be the fastest phone on the market yet! (beyond Nexus with Froyo) after a lag fix file is applied
it more than doubles in speed! and it is very noticeable
it's so light and thin... and the microSD is easier to remove than the i920 one (you get a 16gb with the phone)
once again... sorry for the long post...
Edited by jezze boi, 24 September 2010 - 04:08 AM.