Phones HTC Merge?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hunterheath33, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. hunterheath33 macrumors regular

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    So I have an iPod touch and am looking into a smartphone on us cellular. I can across the htc merge. I know it came out a while ago and isn't high end, but I was wondering if it would be ok for me since all I would do is text email tweet Facebook take some pictures call and maybe listen to locally stored music. What do you think?
     
  2. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I use to use an HTC Desire Z which is almost the same phone. I like it for the physical keyboard. The keys tend to be a bit stiff for my liking, but I got used to it after a while. The phone is almost 2 years old, so it is going to be slower than many of the newer phones, even the mid-range ones are probably faster thant he Merge.

    For Facebook, most of the updates have been rather poor and is rather slow on my DZ. The latest FB update a couple of weeks ago was actually decent. If you do get the Merge, I suggest that once you find a decent version of the Facebook app to not bother doing any further updates unless you really want some feature in a new update.

    For email, pictures and music, its OK. You may need to get more storage for this phone. On GSMArena, the stats indicate it only has 2GB of storage. For web browsing, it can be slow. The Opera Mini browser will improve the speed of web browsing, but there may be some content that you may not be able to see since Opera Mini is not a full function browser.

    You should definitely try out a working model if possible before you buy one. Since this is an older phone, there may not be a working demo model at most stores.
     
  3. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok. Do you know another phone on us cellular that might work for me if I can't get the merge? And how is the battery on your desire?
     
  4. charlien macrumors regular

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    Check out the HTC one.
     
  5. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't. I'm stuck on us cellular as its the only one with service in my area
     
  6. charlien macrumors regular

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    I'm on US Cellular and they have one. HTC has 3 version of the one. Check out the us cellular website.
     
  7. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I did and I noticed that there was a curve at the bottom. Does anyone have one or used one and can say if the curve at the bottom is very noticeable or just slightly curved?
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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