Originally Posted by varaonaid
I'm definitely waiting till the quad core phones come out in the first part of next year. With the specs of the DX, I haven't seen anything that's SO much better that I have to jump on it, even though I'm eligible for an early upgrade. We don't have LTE in our area yet, don't know when it will become available and the 8mp camera on the DX was way ahead of it's time, since a lot of phones have come out since with only 5mp. I like the selection of ROM's available now, gives more options for the DX, but since a lot of the other current specs aren't that different than my X (other than dual core) and LTE is currently useless to me, I'm drooling for a quad core. That'll be an upgrade for sure. Also, none of the current new phones have the mix of features I'd like. Would love the SGN since Google handles the upgrades but I like the ability to add extra storage etc. Don't want a battery that I can't change out myself b/c I've loved having an extra battery for my DX so on a long day with a lot of use, I can keep on using it.
The extra discount I'll have in March is nice but not the reason I'm waiting. Having said that, I won't turn it down either.
This post resonates a lot with me, because until my DX went tango uniform, I was very happy with it. I also agree there doesn't seem to be on paper a huge difference between the DX and the current offerings.
That said, I had to buy a new phone because of hardware issues. So, from what I've seen so far, in hand there is a pretty big difference. I know Quadrant isn't the best yardstick, but in this case I think it gives a fair idea of the performance difference. My DX on GB is rocking mid 1700s consistently. My Razr is rocking mid 2700
The current version of Blur or whatever is actually pretty nice--I uninstalled Go Launcher because the native Razr UI is smoother, and with the exception of the single row dock bar, does what I need anyway.
The camera is ridiculously fast, at least for taking a single shot, and the uncrippled HDMI out is really an "about time" thing. In terms DXers can understand, I can open the camera and take a shot before the DX camera app finishes launching.
I am with you on the battery--I'm not impressed with life so far, though the SmartActions throttling app let me set it overnight and not lose any juice. I've yet to "LTE" it, as I've been home all weekend and in an LTE dead zone. I'm still nervous about the sealed battery, and purchased an external battery...which I would have done with ANY new phone. I'm tired of batt swaps, losing wherever you were in a movie or whatever.
I guess whenever folks choose to jump the DX ship, there will be nothing but soft landing out there the way the phone world is moving!