About a month ago, for personal reasons, I made up my mind to stop using my BlackBerry, and instead go all the way with Android (as an intending Android geek). I eventually did, believing that my LG Optimus E405 would be able to serve me pending the time I get a more powerful Android device. It does to a certain extent, but not without some limitations.
The first issue is the memory space. The Optimus E405 has a RAM size of 384 MB and 1GB internal memory. As a lover of apps, I easily exceeded the built in space and so I am unable to download and install as many apps as I want. Right now, I keep having to uninstall one app or the other to be able to install another app.
The Android OS also lags and often when I am running multiple apps, background apps get shut down a lot. Sometimes, things get so bad that I either have to shut down the phone or avoid running certain apps to stabilize the phone.
My biggest challenge is the screen size. The 3.2-inch display is a big issue for me. Using such a small display slows me down when typing and also enhances my ‘Typos’ when I attempt typing fast.
In all, I think that budget Android phones are not made for adventurous and upcoming geeks like me. I will be back here to testify next month when my big Android device eventually arrives. Which device do you think it is?