06-23-2011 04:41 PM
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  1. techjunkieforlife's Avatar
    They opened one up near me and thought I would check it out.

    Having a Focus since release day I thought it would be cool to check out all the other WP devices all in one place like that. I've been thinking about that HD7s and it's bigger screen and was happy to see all the devices there from all the carriers.

    Well this is when my excitement stopped, when I actually scrolled around all the other phones. The Focus is so smooth and never gave a second thought to how good it is, I'm just used to it. That was until I played with the HTC's and saw how things break up on the screen when you flick scroll. In the app list, it's actually unreadable if you flick scroll up and down as the text breaks apart.

    The Focus, not at all. The LG looked good and the Trophy a little break up. But the others were bad. Is it the screen or something? If I had one of those devices I would want to take it back.

    Any WP owners out there unhappy with this or does your phone look smooth? Maybe they just had out refurbs for people to play with and it's not typical. Thought I would ask.
    06-22-2011 11:45 AM
  2. Devilstar's Avatar
    My HTC arrive is still smooth as eggs, even when flip scrolling. No tearing on mine. Might just be the demo units.. Who knows.
    06-22-2011 12:17 PM
  3. jimski's Avatar
    No issues with my Surround. I have more than 150 apps so I do a lot of scrolling. App picker and search can't come soon enough for me.

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    06-22-2011 12:23 PM
  4. rpm5101's Avatar
    I noticed that when I played with an HD7S in an AT&T store last week. The tearing was terrible. I couldn't imagine having that over my Focus. :)
    06-22-2011 12:47 PM
  5. jalb's Avatar
    We have a Focus and a Quantum, and the Quantum does not seem as responsive as the Focus to me, but it's my son's phone, so I admittedly have only used it a couple times.
    06-22-2011 12:51 PM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    Every Windows Phone looks ugly next to the Focus. My Optimus 7 hold up a lot and I was able to call it the winner until I unlock both phones, That screen is amazing.
    06-22-2011 12:52 PM
  7. starblade876's Avatar
    The Focus has been proven to perform slightly better in tests, but, really, I'm not having any problem with my Arrive either. When I flick-scroll, I can read the words or see the pictures enough to know when to stop on an app I want.
    06-22-2011 01:01 PM
  8. 3migo's Avatar
    The focus may perform the best, but I can't get over the cheap, plastic feeling of the device. Doesn't have that fancy smartphone feel outside the screen.
    06-22-2011 01:02 PM
  9. jalb's Avatar
    I will say this about the quantum though - I ran that puppy through the wash on accident, and for the first time EVER in all the times I have tried it, the rice trick worked! It had water sloshing *under the screen* and everything, and after 48 hours it was restored to absolutely flawless condition, not so much as a water spot. I have tried the rice trick at least 5 times over the years and never once seen it work.
    06-22-2011 01:03 PM
  10. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    I have the Trophy and have not noticed any tearing on mine. Scrolling seems super smooth to me.
    06-22-2011 02:22 PM
  11. Vallos's Avatar
    Rice trick, jalb?
    06-22-2011 02:22 PM
  12. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Rice trick, jalb?
    stuff the phone in a tub of rice and the rice absorbs the water... Theoretically speaking...
    06-22-2011 02:30 PM
  13. tiny's Avatar
    No issues on my Arrive - works identically to a Focus. I owned and a Focus before that, and used both side by side for a month.
    06-22-2011 03:02 PM
  14. Vallos's Avatar
    stuff the phone in a tub of rice and the rice absorbs the water... Theoretically speaking...
    Interesting. I hope I never need to resort to such a trick!
    06-22-2011 03:36 PM
  15. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'd trade my Focus right now, this instant for a HD7S!
    06-22-2011 03:50 PM
  16. jalb's Avatar
    stuff the phone in a tub of rice and the rice absorbs the water... Theoretically speaking...
    That's the one. I've never seen it work before, or met anyone that had it work for them when they tried. I even tested every single key on the keyboard and alternate key functions, the works.
    06-22-2011 05:26 PM
  17. Exomondo's Avatar
    The focus may perform the best, but I can't get over the cheap, plastic feeling of the device. Doesn't have that fancy smartphone feel outside the screen.
    I have the Omnia7 - which is a Focus in a different chassis - which has an aluminium backplate and i reckon that really makes the device.
    06-22-2011 06:32 PM
  18. SolarPlexus's Avatar
    I have the Arrive, never had any issue. I even turned it on to scroll throigh my list to see if I could recreate what you were talking about. Super smooth.
    06-22-2011 06:45 PM
  19. Devilstar's Avatar
    ^ Haha I did the same thing.
    06-22-2011 06:55 PM
  20. jmerrey's Avatar
    I agree about the hd7s screen; when I walked into the at&t store last week, I had every intention of buying the hd7s, but after playing with it for a few minutes, I realized how inferior the screen is to the focus, especially the breakup of the tiles during scrolling
    06-22-2011 07:30 PM
  21. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I agree about the hd7s screen; when I walked into the at&t store last week, I had every intention of buying the hd7s, but after playing with it for a few minutes, I realized how inferior the screen is to the focus, especially the breakup of the tiles during scrolling
    I have an original HD7 on T-Mobile, which has the "crappier" screen of the two iterations available and I have no idea what the **** you guys are trying to say by "tile break up", I scroll and it scrolls as ****ing smooth as Katy Perry's well oiled ***.

    Edit: you can't type a s s? Really? Wtf?! :/
    06-22-2011 08:06 PM
  22. Exomondo's Avatar
    arse

    EDIT: looks like the brits go uncensored
    06-22-2011 08:24 PM
  23. sandmanfvr's Avatar
    HTC Arrive here, runs like a dream. Smooth as butter.
    06-22-2011 08:29 PM
  24. Luisraul924's Avatar
    arse

    EDIT: looks like the brits go uncensored
    True, such discrimination is not an enjoyable experience... They should make an age filter and have peeps that are under a certain age have the censors and older peeps have it open. Awesome idea I think.
    06-22-2011 08:38 PM
  25. jimski's Avatar
    Every Windows Phone looks ugly next to the Focus.
    Ahh, so now I have an ugly phone. At least my duckling will be getting 7392 in a couple days.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    06-22-2011 10:11 PM
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