Well i didnt want to do it, but my screen on my x had two big black patches. I didnt want to get a refurb so i walked into verizon store and bought a bionic. The phone is great, its fast, responsive, and i like the feel of it in my hand. The image is clear, but you can see the checker effect from th pentile screen. Its not noticeable unless you really try to look for it. So far im happy.