Droid X vs Droid 2


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  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, this may not be the correct place to put this post, but since there is just no general Droid, Droid X, and Droid 2 discussion area combined, I will put this in here.

    I currently have the original Droid 1 and was considering upgrading to the new Droid X. One thing I don't like is loosing the slide keyboard. So, I thought about the Droid 2, but here lies my problem. Why would anyone want to upgrade to the Droid 2 from the Droid 1? The only real difference I can seem to find is maybe a little more memory and the processor speed is faster. But why in the crap did they stick with a 3.7" screen (same as Droid 1), 5 megapixel camera (same as Droid 1).

    With all of the improvements available on the Droid X, why would anyone want the Droid 2.

    I am really looking for suggestions here, because I want to upgrade, but the Droid 2 just doesn't seem to have much to make me want to upgrade to it.
     

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  2. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Well-Known Member

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    The DX will take poops on the D2...

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  3. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Well-Known Member

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    I think Motorola is targeting those HW keyboard user with Droid 2. Their ultimate goal should/may be to completely remove HW keyboard from their high-end line up.
    Most if not all people who used Original Droid say that they don't feel the need for a HW keyboard.
    I see D2 as for BB users who think they need HW keyboard, and those who haven't used a large capacitive screen with multitouch keyboard. Like introducing touchscreen while still giving them an option of a hw keyboard.
     
  4. SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter Well-Known Member

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    You should head to a verizon store and try out the keyboards on the X.

    The larger screen size makes typing easier, the Swype keyboard is simply sublime, and voice typing is damn good which makes typing at all often unnecessary.
     
  5. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Going to try and head down there today and look at it. I had a BB Storm before moving to the Droid. I hated BB's touchscreen and it kind of scarred me (lol), so when I got my Droid I have been using the HW keyboard. Never even tried the touch screen keyboard until I saw the Droid X coming out and noticed it did not have the slide keyboard. Surprisingly the Droid touch keyboard is really easy to use and I actually like it, but the BB Storm touch keyboard really lacked.

    One advantage you get by having a slide keyboard, is when you are typing, you get a FULL screen display. Remember, when you use the touch keyboard, the keyboard takes up a good chunk of real estate on your screen.
     
  6. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

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    D2 should have a bigger hardware keyboard as it has no dpad. I would never upgrade a D1 to a D2. No point really especially with a rooted overclocked D1
     
  7. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I don't have all the typos I had with the smaller keyboard on my Dinc, even when in portrait mode.
     
  8. stauren1203

    stauren1203 Well-Known Member

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    Long and short of it all... droid=1 droid2=1.5 droidX=2
     
  9. mmarti16

    mmarti16 Well-Known Member

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    I had the droid for about 2 months and actually hated the keyboard since the keys were small and flat...the only reason why i liked it was cause i could position the cursor with the d pad. The X now has the magnify screen when you hold the screen and you can position the cursor where you want. I actually like the X over the droid and I would say the droid 2 is nothing better than the origianl droid except for a different keyboard and a slightly faster processor. I say go X or keep it.

    off topic - FWIW, I sold my droid for $225, got $200 in rebates from them and got my X for free. I profited off this phone upgrade...:)
     
  10. EKG

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    But with the X....the screen is so big, it's not like you have a small display when the keyboard is up. The phones I have used are a little LG flip phone, the V, Samsung sch u740, Samsung Glyde, BlackBerry Storm, iPhone 3Gs, HTC Droid Eris, and now the Moto Droid X...and the X has BY FAR been the easiest to type on.
     
  11. Old Man

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    I'm not sure that they are necessarily looking at the Droid 2 as a common upgrade path for Droid owners. Probably more for people like my wife who likes the functionality of the DX but found it a bit too large for her and who would prefer a physical keyboard. The D2 seems a perfect option for her as well as for anyone who might otherwise look at an Ally or similar device.
     
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    I've had both BB Storms, the X's virtual keyboard is a lot easier to type with. I can type a lot faster than on my Storms.
     
  13. nathan312

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    to the OP, I think this place is a bit biased lol, JK guys. Hell, if I could sell my Droid 1 and get enough money for a Droid X, I think I would lol.
     
  14. dguy

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    The Droid 2 and Droid X are alternatives of one another, they don't compete with each other. Do you want a hardware keyboard or not? Do you want a really big screen or not? There are pros and cons to each. Not everyone wants a phone as large as the X and not everyone wants a slide out keyboard. Both phones are ridiculously powerful, far more than the original Droid.
     
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    The only advabtage I can see at all after a week with the DX, is having the keyboard for faster game controls.

    The built in keyboard options are perfect on the DX, and I'd rather have something in my pocket 1/2 the thickness.

    We were looking at how slim the DX is compared with our old ENV2s, and the Droid2 will have to be at least that thick to also have a keyboard built in.

    Thats why we opted for the DX instead of waiting for the D2.

    Something else to consider.. if they go to a limited bandwidth calling plan setup, you
    really want to get under contract for the unlimted pan before they change things.

    I'm betting they'll have it in place for the D2 launch, since Dx owners are supposedl using up a LOT more bandwidth then other smart phone users.

    (That big display makes ya want to watch videos!)
     
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    If you want a physical keyboard or maybe cant handle the size of the X
     
  17. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Went to the local Verizon Store and played with the demo, that is all they had, sold completely out. I loved it. Unreal how big that screen is over my current Droid. I have only about one and half weeks until I can get my early upgrade and still get my extra $100.00 discount. If I do it now, then it will cost me an extra $100.00, so I will wait until August 4th and get it for $99.00 total. I will just order it from online, I like how they take the rebates off up front and you don't have to mail anything in.

    I like the post that someone put in here and I 100% agree with it.

    Long and short of it all... droid=1 droid2=1.5 droidX=2

    I feel that is a really good observation. Because the Droid 2 has nothing I can see that a Droid 1 user would want to upgrade to it for.

    Thanks for all the comments...love that new Droid X.
     
  18. Helicrewchief

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    Another thing is the rumored Gingerbread specs. The D1 probably will not get Gingerbread whereas D2 probably will. The D1 was a really good market phone for Motorola and Verizon and I imagine just like the Razr they want to keep it around for awhile.
     
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    That's a ******ed rationalization. The Droid has same resolution as the Droid X, so screen size doesn't matter when it comes to how much content you can get on the screen. The only difference is that it appears larger (although no additional space gained) on the droid x vs the droid.
     
  20. sorka

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    Try telling my wife that. The screen size is what sold her despite her small hands. She needs reading glasses and rarely has them on her. She finds that the screen size of the DX is far more usable than any other PDA phone she's had.
     
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    I agree that it's more usable... I myself prefer the larger screen.. But that doesn't change the fact that it doesn't gain you any screen real-estate... so it has ZERO effect on the space taken by the on-screen keyboard.
     
  22. sorka

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    I'd agree if the pixel density of the iphon 4's screen wasn't so high. From normal viewing distances, it's wasted density. A pt 10 font on the X will look as good as a pt 12 font on the iphone because the iphone can't take advantage of the pixel density unless you grab a magnifying glass and get 3 inches from it.
     
  23. john0821

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    If I had a D1, I wouldn't go to the DX or the D2. You'd be better off rooting and overclocking the D1 while waiting for another phone to come out with a 4.3" screen, a front facing camera, and when 4G will be more available. Essentially wait for a nicer version of the HTC Evo to come out for Verizon sometime early next year.
     
  24. Grans

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    I'm in the market for an Android phone, and have decided on either a Droid X or a Droid 2. So far, i don't see much about the 2 that really catches my eye. I prefer the huge screen of the X and i don't think the keyboard is a very important thing for me. But i'm kind of curious about a few things-

    1- Is the Droid 2 actually any faster than the X? In terms of the CPU i mean. Speed is important for the browser, especially when it gets flash.
    2- Is Froyo going to be available for the X as well as 2? And will they have flash support? I heard rumors they would gimp the froyo os on older droids, not sure about X
    3- Is Motorola going to go overboard and try to lock everyone out from rooting? I had heard they want to create stronger locks to keep people from doing it. Rooting is important to me. Actually, i'm not even sure how long it takes for someone to develop a root...
     
  25. john0821

    john0821 Well-Known Member

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    1. I don't know too much about the D2. I read the D2 and DX are similar in performance. Hopefully someone else can elaborate.

    2. The DX has only been out for a few weeks. It will get 2.2 and will be able to run flash. I expect this phone to get good support for the next year and a half.. at least.

    3. People have already rooted the DX. Loading custom ROMs is a different story though because of the bootlaoder. But with root, tethering is available as well as many other good options.
     

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