Originally Posted by djb28
The Blueish tint on the screen of the SF. I didnt check to see if the brightness was down to low. Is this the reason for the tint?
Also, the updates. I know everyone is waiting. But i couldnt get an answer at the store either. That bothers me that they can not tell me anything of the phones their company promotes.
The deciding factor on the the choice not to go with the droid. It was just a little too big for me. The whites seemed to wash out on many things. From online to vids and pics. detail seemed to get lost somehow.
And the sound. Especially on the 720P vids. I watched many vids on you tube with the X and all the sound quality on these videos suck. They are tinty and sound very distant. The SF is in your face and clear!
That is about it. If any one can shed some light that would be great. Also would like to know, how many here made the switch from Droid to Fascinate. What was the deciding factor for you?.
the bluish tint may be annoying at first, but honestly after the first week of having the phone it just became normal to me
as for youtube quality, you may have been watching it on lq on the droid x...i had the x and it was just as good as the fascinate when it came to youtube...in general though the fascinate is better with ripped dvds and other videos.
ive had the droid x, incredible, and now the fascinate....imo the x was the best "phone" of the 3 and the best out of the box. the incredible is good out of the box, and good rooted but the screen was just too small for me....the fascinate isnt very good out of the box...relative to those 2 phones....i mean its good, but when you compare the performance unrooted, it falls behind
however, if you root and run custom kernels for the fascinate...performance improves dramatically and puts it (even on 2.1) on par with the droid x and nudges past the droid incredible (even rooted).
you wont get an answer on updates from the store...and even if you do its probably an outright lie or misinformation...really the best educated guess for 2.2 is sometime in january....hopefully we will get a leaked version before that.
currently we have a leaked version of the now scrapped dj05 update that fixes gps and a few other issues....it looks like verizon may still release an ota of an updated version (dl09) but again...we ll have to see
Originally Posted by greenmunky
I'm in the same boat as you are... my wife and I are upgrading tomorrow and have been going back and forth between the Fascinate and the Droid X.
The Fascinate has the superior screen and is much smoother out of the box but the Droid has been much easier to develop for despite the bootloader locking that Motorola implemented... and I don't want to support a company that tries to prevent user development.
I guess I'll make up my mind after playing a little more tomorrow afternoon... seems both devices have their pros and cons.
the droid x is a great phone...but i left motorola specifically because of the ridiculousness of their attempt at device lockdown...i feel that i cant support a company that has such contempt for the small group of users who seek to go above and beyond what a stock, bloated device can do.
to me motorola is the the "apple" of the android world...they want control of their devices and dont want them tinkered with...id love nothing better than for them to fall on their faces...but alas i know they wont
as for development...the x has peaked...they have various forms of blur and blurless roms...and overclocking....but on the stock kernel so its not ideal....they will have an aosp rom release....but it remains to be seen how good it really is
for the fascinate...we have a smaller group of devs...but they are freaking great and really dedicated....they certainly make the most out of what they are given software wise