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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Droid X to Razr experience

I will say this first. I loved my Droid X. Always hated the 3G, but loved everything else about it. Great screen, very good battery, otterbox protection, roms galore, etc.

I only reasons I went from Droid X to Razr was 4G and price (yes, I said price). I went to an authorized Verizon dealer and talked them down from $300 to $200. They took me seriously and I walked out there with a new Razr for $220. It can be done, but make sure you're upgrading :-)

The big difference is the weight. It's so very thin and light that I almost dropped it a few times when answering calls because it doesn't feel like it's thick enough.

The placement of the power button felt very awkward at first. It will still take some time to get used to it being on the side of the phone than on the top.

The speakers are definitely louder by default. Even with adjustments in PowerAmp, it didn't seem to make them louder. It think it will damage the speakers if you could make adjustments.

The screen looks great and very durable.

The Razr is fast as hell. Very fast. Very very fast! The UI is a better design and feel. The social network widget is more similar to LauncherPro scrollable widgets (which is not a bad thing). Very easy to root.

Now here are the bad things. The battery sucks. Yes, it really suck. The crazy thing is that the phone is so fast and computer like now, that it drains the battery quicker. My phone dies within 4 to 5 hours from playing online poker, watching streaming movies, social networking and playing games. On top of that, you can't remove the battery. A friend of mine told me that it's probably not just one battery, but a series of small ones to keep the phone thin.

The verdict? Speed over battery life. I'm sold on the Droid Razr. I have to keep a charger at all times, but I'm willing to do that.

Final thought. If you leaning toward the Bionic because of the thickness and price, then go for it. The Razr and Bionic are great upgrades...unless you have 4G in your area. If not, stick with the Droid X and custom roms for a similar experience.

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My phone dies within 4 to 5 hours from playing online poker, watching streaming movies, social networking and playing games.
How long did your X last doing the same things?
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How long did your X last doing the same things?
Ahhh. Good question. On the X, it would take 7 to 8 hours. But the reason for that is because I use skyfire browser over the 3g network. Also, I find myself using the web alot on my Razr, because it accesses as fast as my computer, so that plays a part. But mainly, the 4g and processor speed on the Razr are the battery killer. But hey, you can't have the perfect girlfriend, then why expect the perfect phone?
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A friend of mine told me that it's probably not just one battery, but a series of small ones to keep the phone thin.
You need geekier friends it is one single battery:




But don't try this at home, they (source) had to use a saw to open it. Of course after that Moto does provide a nice pull tab...
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You need geekier friends it is one single battery:




But don't try this at home, they (source) had to use a saw to open it. Of course after that Moto does provide a nice pull tab...
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Do you notice the text rendering to be bad? The demo units I just played with looked AWFUL. Text looked jagged and not clear. Worse than my X, way worse than the Rezound sitting next to it.
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Do you notice the text rendering to be bad? The demo units I just played with looked AWFUL. Text looked jagged and not clear. Worse than my X, way worse than the Rezound sitting next to it.

I haven't notice it. One problem I'm having text messaging being sented to the wrong person. Could be a Handcent Messaging problem than a Razr problem.
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