Been offered a Droid for my Eris, need some advice


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  1. sixstringedmatt

    sixstringedmatt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys,

    So, I have had some issues with my Eris and Verizon is offering me a Droid (also, LG Ally, HTC Imagio, Droid is the best option here)

    I had a few questions that I saw on here, but I'm not 100% about.

    1. Does this come with a cable to connect to the PC? The Eris's charger was both a charger and a cord to connect to the PC, really like this ability.

    2. Does Droid have the ability to run Froyo WITHOUT rooting?

    3. Can you comment on some things I may find annoying or cumbersome with the phone?

    4. Can you comment on the benefits I will get?

    Thanks so much!
     

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  2. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    1) Yes.
    2) Yes, but there is not a single reason not to root.
    3) If you don't like physical keyboards, maybe?
    4) Not having an outdated piece of crap, which is what the Eris and Imagio are (and the Ally is lower end).

    tl;dr version: Take the Droid.
     
  3. Shoegum

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    I can talk from experience because I just did the same a week ago.

    1)Yes exact same. With the driod you will get a size 16 card in lieu of the 8 that the eris has. This give of course 2wice the storage.

    2)Droid comes stock wih 2.2 in lieu of 2.1 that eris is running. so yes

    3)Comming from the eris the size and weight of the droid got at me for a day or so. then you realize how much nicer the screen/speakers...whole package is and you learn to love it.

    4)Biggest things for me was... 2.2 system, bigger screen, Speed speed speeed, more storage, did I say speed?

    The eris call lag always really pissed me off. The droid will have none of that. Also the droid has the keyboad but comming from the eris im used to not having a keyboard and thus dont use the one on the droid either. Why you ask...cause it sucks lol.

    No contest get the droid.
     
  4. sixstringedmatt

    sixstringedmatt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks so much guys, waiting on Verizon to call me back to swap out!

    I definitely will enjoy the keyboard, especially for emulators!!

    The biggest thing with the Eris was the lag, and I am glad I can get rid of that problem. I also am looking forward to Froyo and the added space for my music files!

    Really stoked about this!
     
  5. DDave

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    My wife and daughter have the Eris... no wonder they were giving them away... I have the droid (from day 1). Though they are not perfect, its a far cry from the others that they have offered...

    DROID...
     
  6. jdailey1981

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    I ditched the POS Eris a month ago for Droid and not looking back!

    DROID!
     
  7. lssanjose

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    I was contemplating the Eris, but found it too underpowered. I can't wait for my original Droid to come in!
     
  8. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    Well no, there's still lag on the Droid 1. Modern high-end devices (Droid 2, Galaxy S line, the 4.3"-ers, G2) all work flawlessly, but we're stuck with some lag and one very annoying issue: 256MB of RAM causes us to have constant redraws with any launcher. Of course, I'm sure you're used to this!
     
  9. Shoegum

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    From the eris. Your in a new speed boat.
     
  10. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    The Droid is an excellent phone. Big screen, Android 2.2, physical keyboard, etc.

    As far as rooting is concerned, the Droid seems to have the largest Dev community available.

    Kratos
     
  11. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    Yup. I envy you guys. We have some peeps but not as many you guys.
     
  12. Drumminraider204

    Drumminraider204 Well-Known Member

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    You wont get the usb cable to connect to your computer...at least I didnt when they gave me the D1 for my Eris...just a standard wall charger
     
  13. BigRedGonzo

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    My wife has and Eris and I have an Original Droid. I use both phones and think that they are both good pieces of equipment. My Droid was faster and much more responsive than her Eris straight out of the box, but we haven't had any of the issues that you read about with Erises (Eri??) I rooted my Droid shortly after getting it and have been through several ROMs and settled in on Rooted/Stock ROM/OC'd Kernel @ 1GHz. It is now much faster and more responsive than ever before.

    My biggest annoyance with the Droid is the stupid micro USB connection. The Eris has a mini USB which is much more common and easy to find. Its a pain, but that that big of one.

    BigRedGonzo
     
  14. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    From what I've been told, the micro USB is the new standard and all devices are supposed to be using it.

    Kratos
     
  15. shadowdude777

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    Yeah, Mini USB is just common because it's an old technology. It's officially been announced as being deprecated and Micro USB is replacing it because Mini USB jacks tend to be very weak and are rated for a very small amount of put plug in/take plug out cycles. Micro USB jacks last about 10x as long and are much more robust. Pretty much all new phones have Micro USB and all portable devices should jump on the bandwagon soon. My nook uses Micro USB as well, for example.
     
  16. Thornfullessrose

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    If only the Eris had micro USB... :(
     
  17. shadowdude777

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    What're you complaining about, Droid 2 owner? :p
     
  18. Thornfullessrose

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    cuz thats probably why it had those usb port and trackball problems. Maybe it could've been bcuz it had mini usb. idk im stupid. i'm not complaining :p
     
  19. shadowdude777

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    Was that an issue with the Eris? USB port problems? If so, I would blame it on Mini USB. That connector is just weak and should stop being put into new devices.
     
  20. AutoShadow

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    Take the Droid...nuff said.
     
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    Consider yourself very lucky. I can't put into words how much I love my Droid.
     
  22. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Yeah, if you haven't already taken the deal...take it!

    Bigger screen, more root options, Froyo 2.2 (either via stock or rooted), better processor, physical keyboard (which you don't have to use if you don't want to...leaving you with a bigger screen for the virtual keyboard).
     
  23. zachjen

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    I ditched my Eris for the Droid and don't regret one thing about it. Much better phone in every possible way. (especially if you don't like sense). Didn't think I would like the extra weight of the Droid but that quickly was not an issue.
     
  24. mobrienjr

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    The cable pulls out of the wall charger. That is how they were all shipped with in the box from the factory. Just like the eris was.
     
  25. shingouki1

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    i sold my Eris about two months ago and bought a moto droid and i couldn't be happier. i hated the stupid Eris dialer lag. i hated how i couldn't play any youtube videos because it could not handle it. i hated how slow it was period and how quickly it became outdated. i use google maps A LOT!!! and i hated how the Eris couldn't even handle that app adequately
     

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