My .02 on the Droid X


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  1. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A little background info on me... I came from the HTC EVO to the Samsung Fascinate and then exchanged the SF for the Droid X.... I exchanged the SF for the DX mainly because I became so accustomed to the 4.3 screen on the EVO the SF screen seamed small to me..

    On a scale of 1-10 (10 best)

    Screen

    EVO =5
    SF = 9
    DX= 8

    The SF has eye pooping colors and is gorgeous... I know this is a matter of personal taste, but the SF just jumps right at you....

    Speed

    EVO = 7
    SF = 9
    DX = 8.5

    The DX is fast but I do have some lag with the unlock swipe and when adding widgets or shortcuts... Other than that the DX is plenty fast..

    Stock OS

    EVO (HTC Sense) = 8
    SF (TouchWiz) = 8
    DX (Moto ???) = 9

    At 1st I did not like Moto (whatever they are calling it since they claim it's not Blur) but it has grown on me.. Besides, I generally use Launcher Pro so that eliminates the stock OS's for the most part...

    Device Ergonomics

    EVO = 9
    SF = 8
    DX = 10

    At 1st I did not like the hard buttons on the DX but they have grown on me... I now prefer them as I can feel the action as opposed to the soft buttons on the EVO and the SF... I became accustomed to the 4.3" screen on the EVO and the SF just felt small to me...

    Phone Quality

    EVO = 8
    SF = 8
    DX = 10

    WOW... The DX is crystal clear!!! Enough said...

    Battery Life

    EVO = 4
    SF = 8
    DX = 9.5

    Battery life on my EVO was horrid.... I could never make it an entire day.... The SF would make it a day, but it would be close... So far, the DX is doing nicely...

    Overall Impressions

    EVO = 7.5
    SF = 9
    DX = 9

    I rate the EVO lower because of the battery life issues, the bland looking screen... Phone quality was not the best either....

    I tie the SF and the DX because they are both awesome devices that will appeal to different people for different reasons... If I was not accustom to the 4.3" screen on the EVO I think I would have stayed with the SF... I just could not get use to it's smaller screen and therefor went with the DX..

    Many complain about the lack of notification LED on the SF but that is easily solved with NoLed so it's a non issue....

    Overall I am very, very happy with where I landed... The DX is everything I need and want in a device... It flat out blows the HTC EVO away... It's not even close... The SF is also an awesome device and when deciding which one to get, it will all come down to user preference...

    The SF also trumps the EVO IMHO in every way except for screen size...

    My .02
     

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  2. SplicedX

    SplicedX Well-Known Member

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    Then I made the right choice today! I went through 4 eris's since march and today verizon gave me a complimentary upgrade after the 5th took a dump yesterday.
     
  3. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The X is an awesome device and you can't go wrong by choosing it...

    I am very happy I landed with it in my hand and I would not change it out for anything that is currently offered....
     
  4. EinZtein

    EinZtein Well-Known Member

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    Hey, nice two cents worth.

    Most X owners have probably thought about trying those other two devices, I know I have.

    I skipped the SF due to lack of memory.
     
  5. Teegunn

    Teegunn Well-Known Member

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    Biggest advantage to the X is the 4.3" screen IMO. It's a solid built phone overall. My biggest gripe is the crappy external speaker.
     
  6. Rick607

    Rick607 Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to check out the "eye pooping" colors... Sorry, it made me laugh.

    I came from the Incredible to the X and was worried about the difference in the displays, but once you have the x you will be satisfied.
     
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  7. &roid

    &roid Well-Known Member

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    Who can argue with a guy that likes eye poop?
     
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    Riverman Well-Known Member

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    Try Widget Locker for a lag-free lockscreen. That was really my one and only complaint about the phone after installing LauncherPro.
     
  9. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL.... I got a laugh out of that.... That will tech me to proof read my posts before hitting enter... LOL
     
  10. Kevmueller

    Kevmueller Well-Known Member

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    tech or teach??? Sorry just had to give you a little more crap. :)

    Anyway nice write up on the phones. I came from the Omnia and TP2 so you can just guess how happy I am with the X.
     
  11. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I did that one on purpose.... LOL...
     

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