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Incredible or Fascinate
Cutiepatooties

I'm on my 2nd fascinate due to poor reception quality as well as freezing up when placing a phone call. Although I love this phone for alot of other reasons, I'm seriously considering replacing it with the Incredible. Can anyone give some feedback on what the differences are between these two phones? I'm just nervous to switch because I only have 1 more time to switch phones. It seems there's more complaints about the fascinate then the incredible. 

 

Any advice would be great. 

 

Also, for emails on the Incredible is there anyway to make the font bigger? on the facinate you can make it bigger if needed. On all other droids I've seen, you cant do that. Maybe an app was created to do this? 

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

  I have talked to a few Incredible owners, and the 1 thing they don't like about it is the battery life. They take it off the charger in the morning, and with moderate usage, they are charging it again around noon. Look at the comparison between the Fascinate and the Incredible online and you can see the differences.

  I do not have any of those issues with my fascinate that you have had, is it because of location, or nad phones? What kind of apps are you loading on the device? That may have something to do with it also.

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
Cutiepatooties

The biggest most annoying thing is for some reason when I talk into the phone it sounds a little bit like a megaphone. With this 2nd phone it's a bit better. The Mgr at Verizon actually admitted she had the same issue and it drove her crazy and she had to switch it out for a new one. Also, my screen keeps freezing up especially when trying to hang up a phone call. 

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mdram4x4
Leader

i get the megaphone thing at times, i find that if i move the phone slighty it goes away.

i think its caused by being too close to the mic or something

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
roachman55
Member

I think you have a bad phone mine works great but battery drops off very quick. It dropped 12% over night with everything turned off in task manager. I charge 3-4 times a day while at home and just checking email and going on facebook to look at any new updates from friends.

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
Cutiepatooties

I think this megaphone thing is a feature of this phone. I'm pretty convinced especially since the verizon tech told me she had the same problem. I'm wondering if I should switch to the Incredible but I'm sure that comes with it's own issues. Plus it seems you can't make the font bigger on that particular phone. The font size changing situation is great on this samsonite. As far as battery, mine isn't too bad. I only have to charge once a day. 

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
steveanderson13

In either case, you should learn battery-saving steps which will enable you to get a days use out of your phone.  They should be on this forum or androidforums.  Are you using the power control widget?

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
Herbb623
Novice

Please draw your own conclusions from the following:

 

On this Verizon Forum, there are sections for droid phones. Each section has some number of

pages with people asking for help, having issues, venting about problems, etc etc.

 

The following phones have the following number of pages with the above:

 

Droid X      104 pages

Incredible    60 pages

Droid 2        27 pages

Fascinate    23 pages

 

So based on this, one could argue the Fascinate has the fewest number of current

complaints and issues.  (  Yes, this does not take into account total number of phones sold,

people who are even aware of this forum, etc. etc. etc.   )

 

My point would be the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...but maybe not.

 

All these phones have some legitimate issues, some are simply user errors.

Hopefully all will receive patches and Android updates over time.

 

I have 3 Fascinates since Sept 9th when they were released.  All work fairly well and now

work even better with the DL09 update.

 

Hopefully we'll get 2.2 and that will make them even better.

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M91-30
Novice

these phones get much better battery life than seen with other android phones. mine goes days with light usage. also, no other phone currently available will out perform the fascinate in 3d games.

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Re: Incredible or Fascinate
kytoga
Member

My roommate has the DroidX and often gets less wifi signal than my fascinate. I'll be surfing along and he'll be waiting for the signal.... I've done a lot of research on phones, etc.. and was dead set on the Droidx, then when I got this in hand I didn't want the X.  

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