08/15/2012, 10:12 AM
"get neither lol they're both old buy a galaxy one nexus III X instead"
I'll preface this post that I'm absolutely amazed at how much compute power you can buy for so cheap through used smartphones. For 130 bucks, I could grab a great older (God forbid!) phone such as a Motorola Atrix, a Nokia Lumia 710, a HTC Thunderbolt, a HTC EVO 3D... Combine this with a good prepaid plan and you'd be saving a LOT of money while still having all the fun toys. It's a poor college kid's wonderland right there.
Of course, I COULD get one of those... but WebOS has outright spoiled me. The only reason I'd use Android full-time at this point is Jelly Bean, and iOS just feels wimpy to me. I haven't used Windows 7 yet, but hey, maybe if I had more money... I also already have a Touchpad (which I have EASILY gotten the 150 dollars worth I spent on it and will still continue to do so) that fits my Android needs.
Anyways, I currently still use a VZW Pre Plus on Page Plus. I'm still decently satisfied (Impossible, I must be crazy being satisfied with anything other than the latest 200 dollar phone on contract!) but it IS getting a bit old... The Pre 2 or Veer could be had for a mere 70 dollars and I've been eyeing for a simple upgrade, something I can just port my stuff over to and place on top of a touchstone. I'd probably use a Pre 2 on Page Plus's 30 dollar plan (it's a bit data weak) or the Veer on T-Mobile's 30 dollar plan (Coverage is good around here).
I know the basic differences between the devices; the Veer's size actually attracts me, but at the same time, the Pre/Pre 2 size has been perfectly suitable... Magnetic connectors won't bother me considering I rarely use headphones and I use the touchstone for charging.
For anyone who has used both of these phones, what is your opinion? Which one is "faster"? Which one has better homebrew support\modified experience after patching/OC? Which one cooperates better with the Touchpad (if at all)? How does the keyboard compare? Which one has the better screen (disregarding screen size)? Camera? Physical build quality/durability?