[quote3554bf4f2a="dmorris68"][quote3554bf4f2a="samz465"]Hey David, I've been wanting to ask you.
What do you think about the 8925? I was thinking about upgrading from my 8525, but theres no flash on the Tilt. Also, I heard it was heavier than the 8525. What do you think about these changes?
It's definitely a nice upgrade from the 8525, but are the differences enough to be worth an upgrade?[/quote3554bf4f2a]
You care if there's a flash or not? Personally, a camera on a phone is nothing more than a bonus. An afterthought even. I'm not going to base any phone/PDA purchase decision around its camera capability. I have real cameras for taking photos. I may use the phonecam in a pinch sometime, but I don't plan around it. FWIW the 8925 does bump the camera resolution up to 3MP.
The 8925 brings built-in GPS, WM6, 3G/3.5G, SDHC support, and a faster processor. It's clocked the same at 400Mhz but the Qualcomm dual-core on the 8925 is faster than the Samsung CPU on the 8525, plus it offers a separate call processing CPU @ 274Mhz, 3D acceleration, and a DSP with video codecs built-in.
[quote3554bf4f2a]While CPU speed remains the same as the Cingular 8525, the processor has changed from the Samsung SC32442A to the Qualcomm MSM 7200 (the recently released Sprint Mogul by HTC uses a Qualcomm MSM 7500). The MSM 7200 is a dual core CPU with a 400MHz ARM11 application processing core and a 274MHz ARM9 that handles communications processing. In addition it has a DSP and 3D acceleration and video encoder/decoders. So this is a very capable processor package that offers improved speed over the Samsung. By Windows Mobile standards, the Tilt is a responsive device that opens applications and windows quickly and handles video playback well. Using File Manager to view the Windows directory is usually a tedious process; it takes up to 30 seconds for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices to list all the files in that directory. On the Tilt, it listed them in 5 seconds.[/quote3554bf4f2a]
Yes it's a bit heaver than the 8525, but I consider that an improvement -- one thing I disliked about the 8525 compared to my 8125 is the lightweight, cheaper-feeling construction. I actually prefer a heavier, more solid feel.[/quote3554bf4f2a]
Actually, the reason I like the flash is because I use it as a light when I don't have a flashlight handy.
The backlight is a decent light source, but it doesn't cut it when compared to the flash. I guess it's not a major issue at all, and no I don't use the cell phone camera as a regular camera. I also use it in times where I just don't have a regular camera on me.
If it came down to it, the flash wouldn't be something that "makes or breaks" the deal.
Also, how do you feel about WM6?
I've heard mixed reviews. What's your outlook on it?
[quote3554bf4f2a="doylnea"]I'd like a new VZW phone, but it needs to have great reception, and so far as I can tell, the e815 that I have now still has the best reception of VZW phones.[/quote3554bf4f2a]
As far as phones and reception, the type of phone usually makes a very small difference in reception quality. Yes, there IS a slight difference, however it usually isn't too noticeable. Unless however that the specific model you have has a recurring problem with reception. Also, unless your area is known to have a lot of dead spots for Verizon, you're pretty well set if you go with them.
[quote3554bf4f2a="J4320"]I just got this phone ---
It's really awesome. I can hardly even feel it in my pocket. )[/quote3554bf4f2a]
Did you get it in black or white?
I think the black is better because it won't get dirty as much.
Also, if you did get the black, do fingerprints stay on there like on that of a PSP?