09/22/2013, 07:58 PM
I've been pretty happy with my overclocked Veer on 2.1.2, but I recently picked up a new (actually refurbished) Pre2 to see how much I'd like the bigger screen. So far, though, I'm mostly noticing how slow it is compared to the Veer. I put 2.2.4 and all the uberkernel, etc on it, but I've also tried with stock 2.2.4 and 2.1.0 without seeing any improvement.
Maybe slow isn't quite the right word, it's more "stuttery". Every so often it will just freeze for several seconds and then go back to normal responsiveness. For example, if I play Softick Solitaire from the app catalog, when I move the cards from pile to pile they will often freeze in "midair" before settling on the pile, or if I tap the deck to draw another card it can be several seconds before it appears. On the Veer I don't have any of these issues.
I think it might have something to do with the flash memory, because Solitaire saves your game state after every move so it can be resumed later. Another time I notice it is if I snap a picture in the camera, sometimes it takes several seconds for the controls and thumbnail to reappear. And if I tap on the thumbnail to bring up the viewer I've waited as long as 15 seconds for it to finally come up. One other data point that points to the flash is that copying 1 or 2 gigabytes of music files to the Pre2 over USB takes four times as it does on the Veer.
So, I guess what I'd like to know is if this is typical of the Pre2 or did I get a bad unit? It's so frustrating to use that I can't imagine everyone is putting up with it, but on the other hand everything on the phone does function so it's not obvious that it's defective. Should I try to exchange it for another one, or see if I can get a refund because that's just how they all are?