I'd try the AOKP rom (android open kang project). I'm running AOKP on my Kindle Fire, and it works well.
I just can't keep well enough alone I tell you. Just when I was content with my Galaxy S2, I go out and get THIS:
Specifically its the SGH-I717(AT&T LTE version.) I use T Mobile so I will be needing to get this unlocked.Originally Posted by SAMSUNG
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
- Dimensions 146.8 x 83 x 9.7 mm
Weight 178 g
- Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches (~285 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
- GPRS Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
- Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
- OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 220
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Carbon Blue, Ceramic White
- Standard battery, Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 252 h
Talk time 10 h
I don't think there are many owners here on the vortex as I dont' see much talk about it and only really one other thread I found so far. I can tell why, its quite enormous. Here is a pic of it next of a few other phones.
From L --> R. Samsung Galaxy S2 (world), Motorola Droid Bionic, Galaxy Note, iPhone 4s.
I have ICS on it now (Team Perfection's ICS Objection) , but I believe the ICS source (its a 3rd party rom) was or is still in beta because my device is kinda buggy. Im going to try a new rom soon. I'll let you know how I like it as time goes on. I really wanted white but I got a great deal on this black one, it was used and has a scratch on the bottom of the screen by the buttons, it doesn't show up in pictures. I wasn't going to spend full price on this, I have too many phones as is...
Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. A normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.
Awesome phone. I've had mine for a couple of months (the international version) and it's amazing all around. Mine's already on official ICS, but the official ICS hasn't yet been released for the American version as it runs on different hardware.
To be honest, I don't find the size a problem - it's not THAT big, and easily fits in the pocket of any of my pants. Plus the extra size is worth it, as the screen is fantastic.
"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
- Jack Layton, 1950-2011
You probably should've gotten international edition with the Exynos SOC. The snapdragon version with LTE is a slow dog. You will notice the widget lag soon.
You already read my review, I think that this device is a bit too rushed at the moment. It needs ICS, it needs better S-pen apps, and a higher quality SOC like the S4 Krait with LTE would be a huge performance boost.
Touch screen sensitivity could be better, it's not as sensitive as the SGS2 or Gnex. Camera performance is very slow due to the processor.