Palm Pre & HTC myTouch = Not so good

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eezing, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    So about 3 weeks ago I lost my iPhone and the following day when the At&t sales guy broke the news to me about how much a replacement would cost (early upgrade fee), I made the decision to look elsewhere for a handset replacement.

    I first headed to the Sprint store. I was there for a total of 20 minutes testing the Pre and to be honest, I’m not sure what the hype was all about. WebOS was very slow to respond to user input, keys are way too small to be efficient, touch screen is just plain horrid as it requires you to apply pressure to it for initiation and the handset as a whole feels very cheap. I did somewhat enjoy the card interface, but it was difficult to like do to the flaky input controls.

    The next day I headed over to T-Mobile. First off, I’d like to say I had a much better experience with the myTouch over the Pre. Android is a great mobile operating system; the amount of options and customization is quite vast. It seemed like just about every control or program had a context menu with options to allow for maximum personalization. Again though, the myTouch is hindered by lame input controls. Although the touch screen is 10x better than the Pre, it really can’t be compared to the iPhone’s (seriously, the iPhone touch input is light-years ahead of the competition). Also, like the Pre the myTouch felt a bit on the cheap side; it just doesn’t have the solid feel and polished design like the iPhone.

    After test driving the Pre and myTouch, I was sold… I picked up a used but mint iPhone 3G locally for $225 last weekend and couldn’t be happier. It should last me until I get my hands on the fourth gen next year :) So I guess what I’m trying to say is, the iPhone is the best and everything else sucks in comparison.
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Thanks for posting this - confirms what I've found out from looking myself.

    Mainly I'm just irked about syncing to different iTunes libraries and my phone not keeping what's on it. The iPhone is still good but it's more annoying than it has to be.
  3. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
  4. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    to the OP... as a pre owner i agree with everything you said... webos is sluggish compared to the 3gs, the handset does feel like it could fall apart any moment (which is why i got blacktie from BB on that piece once i bought it), but i get great service with sprint where i live, and the plans they offer are unbeatable so the iphone is just out of the question...

    keep in mind i have an ipod touch for all the non phone/compass/camera apps i want.

    and i prefer the web on the pre to the touch.. very similar but i just like how the pre doesn't have the top and bottom bar always in your face.

    i actually do really like webOS though... just wish it was as responsive and snappy as iphoneOS and with this newest addition of googlevoice.. the pre just got a while lot cooler.
  5. DavidMc macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    I carry a Palm Pre for a work phone. As much as I enjoy WebOS the hardware really is garbage. I am on my 3rd one and it is just getting looser and looser. I have only played with a G1 momentarily but I will hopefully be replacing the Palm Pre with the Sprint HTC Hero when it is released. I am one of two account reps for my company Sprint we generally get new phones on release.

    My iPhone 3G is my personal phone and I still love it just as I did when I first got it. I look forward to upgrading to a new model next summer.
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Yeah...I keep trying to lower my standards for the handset I want but I look at all these other lame phones and they don't even compare. Not to mention iTunes sync's perfectly with the iPhone.....I keep holding these cheap as phones with touch screens that everyone just blow chunks, there just cheap phones with a touch screen. Not to mention verizon phones have watered down features. I seriously can not settle for less than the iPhone 3G, just too many features to do without.

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