If anyone picks one of these up I'd love to hear about the reception and call quality. I've been a long-time HTC user (Touch Pro, Desire, 7 Pro, Hero S which recently broke) and I've been very disappointed with reception on recent HTC's. I've heard that the Galaxy S III has better reception than HTC phones, but no better than average. If this has the usual good reception that Motorola tends to have I'd be tempted to go with it over the S III just because of reception and build quality.
The E2 has even better reception than the E1.
Also the answer to "why would someone buy a phone that isn't 4g" question is because Samsung phones are the only phones with 4G right now. If you think the 3G reception is bad on them,4G is even worse.
MOTOROLA Still #1 in reception and call clarity.
Hoping someone will post a comparison of the E2 to their old E1. Is it worth the upgrade or not? That might be interesting.
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Friend of mine picked up the E2. Was out and about with him over the weekend and the E2 was consistantly-5 to -10dBa better that the E1 in signal strength.
Specs on the GS3 are better, but reception is garbage,even worse that the usual Samsung borderline reception. Stay away from it until a fix is released.
I'm liking what I've read so far in terms of E2 reviews and opinions. I just recently shattered my E1 screen and had the phone replaced by insurance but now I'm having issues with the replacement phone so instead of fighting with more handsets I'm thinking of just upgrading. Does anyone know what the price is of the E2 retail wise? I doubt I can get any type of compensation for the crappy replacement E1 so maybe I can sell it back :/
I think it's $350 for prepaid, so possibly $350? Hmm...actually I sort of want to say it was <$300 on the ticket-y-thing? I think it's still partially subsidized though either way. I mean if you buy it from USCC. Seems like a pretty nice phone, other than I'd like a user replaceable battery.