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Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Steve B, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Steve B

    Steve B Bronze Senior Member
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    I am coming back to Sprint. My phone (A920) arrives tomorrow. Now I am having second thoughts on the phone. I am seriously taking a look at the LG LX-350. I need some advice. I got the SERO plan. Since I don't have any TV channels included with my particular package. The only advantage of having the A920 is the MP3 player, EVDO. I can still browse the web on the slower speeds. Given its only a cell phone and not a computer, that should be fine. In other respects the phones have similar features. The LX-350 is a lot cheaper. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. CellGeek

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    The A920 will work with telenav. (www.telenav.com). The 350 will not and therefore I would go with the A920.
     
  3. Steve B

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    I wouldn't be using it since it costs to use.
     
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    The LX-350 which is now only priced at $200 is probably the best non-evdo phone Sprint offers. It has bluetooth, decent camera, good battery life, good color screen, FOTA that actually works, and has the new picturemail & text messaging enhancements. The one thing I should mention is that the keypad is a lot different than on most phones so it might take some getting used to. I happen to like it myself but I'm sure some people might not. It's also smaller than the A920.
     
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    If you don't really need/want a mp3 player, and data is not that important then the LX-350 would be a better choice. Their is a nice boost in speed with EV-DO & WAP pages on a regular phone. :)
     
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    I would never give up my grandfathered $10 ulimited Vision plan (which also happens to include U/L texts & pictures) for EV-DO. :)
     
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    Haha, I had that, I wouldn't give it up earlier. It's just that either phone I get, I get the same kind of Vision Package except one is EV-DO with Streaming TV/Music etc which is expensive to use and I don't want to be racking up my bill. LOL
     
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    Like others have said, if you don't want the MP3 give the LG some serious consideration. As Budney pointed out though, even on a regular phone you will notice the difference between EVDO and regular data. But if you won't use the internet much, I'd say go with the LG.
     
  9. Steve B

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    I think I am going to stay with the A920. I went to a Sprint store today to take a look at the LX-350. It was ok. The keypad design was ok but, I didn't like the material it was made of. I am going to do an exchange of the A920 though because every once in a while I will hear a very light pop or click type sound in the earpiece just before someone says something to me on the phone.
     
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    Just make sure your a920 has the latest software version (ES.A920 ZB07) on it. Their have been some key updates to fix some bugs.
     
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    That was the first thing I did when I got the phone, run the updates. There was two of them and I have the latest, ZB07. I am exchaning this phone for another of the same model because I don't know if this is how the phone is designed but, I hear a very faint pop/click in the earpiece just before someone says something. It usually happens after there has been silence for so many seconds. It's not really that bad, I can easily get used to it. Doing an exchange once is worth it though if it might fix it.
     
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    OK, sounds like the speaker may be defective then. Something like that would annoy the hell out of me :)
     
  13. Steve B

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    It can be kind of annoying. The only thing I can think of that it is sometimes the sound when the speaker is "activated" with a sound coming through it. It's hard to explain. My other phone is on its way though, it should be here sometime next week.
     
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    Sometimes it's the software version on the phone that can do things like that. The A680 had a fine earpiece until they released version YA28. After the update many of us noticed intermittent hissing sounds in the earpiece.
     
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    Good piece of information. I didn't realize software could do that. LOL It doesn't hurt to exchange it once though for that reason. It really wasn't that bad so if it happens on the second one, then I'll just ignore it.
     
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    Yes it can, that is why I asked if you updated the software. But it sounds like your phone's earpiece may be on the brink of shorting out (loose connection/defective). So an exchange would be a good idea. :)
     
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    And then there are the lucky few who still have $10 Vision (with u/l text and pictures) and EVDO! :D - sheureka
     
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    Well after my second A920, I give up. The second A920 had the same issues the first one did and then some. The same bad ear piece speaker in the handset (popping or clicking sound and the speaker itself sounds bad when turned up to at 5 or higher). I also noticed that when I try to view VoiceSMS messages, the phone freezes for a a few seconds then reboots itself. So, I am exchanging the second A920 for the LG Fusic phone. My friend had just signed up with Sprint and got that phone and I had a chance to tinker with it and it seems like a great phone. So, that is what I'm going for.
     
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