Am I crazy, or are all Android phones really bad?
Since July of 2011, I’ve had six Android phones:
2 Droid 3’s from Verizon
2 LG Marquee’s from Ting/Sprint
LG Viper from Ting/Sprint
Samsung Galaxy from Nexus/Ting
Every sing one of these phones has been a miserable experience. Without going into too much detail, all of these phones suffered from a combination of instability, short batteries life (>6 hours on idle), malfunction buttons, poor screens and so on.
I’ve had my Nexus for about 7 weeks. The alarm no longer works (made me late for work today), it won’t sync any of my accounts, and I have to reboot if I want to use Wifi when I get home from work. The apps I do have constantly crash when in use. I’m lucky if the battery lasts until I get home as well. I haven’t installed a new app on this phone in about a month, I haven’t rooted it, I haven’t dropped it or cleaned it with salt water.
Is there some magical thing all other Android users do to keep their phones working that I just don’t know about? I’m seriously considering scrapping smart phones and just getting a flip phone. I won’t miss the apps because they never work consistently anyway. I get almost no coverage with Sprint data at home, work, or in-between so I won’t miss that either.