My Droid X vs my HTC Incredible


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  1. madogblue

    madogblue Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I am one of the lucky ones that was able to get a droid yesterday. I swapped my Incredible for the X and here are my comparisons after one day. I very much liked the Incredible and it was my first Droid. I will also add that my previous phone was a Palm centro, and I also own an Ipod Touch, just FYI.

    Things I really liked about the Incredible
    1. Easy to sync with Microsoft outlook (Non exchange server) using HTC Sync. and a usb cable. No Google Gmail required!!
    2. Small and light, bright and vivid screen
    3. Excellent Camera indoors or out

    Reasons I turned in the Incredible:
    1. Virtually impossible to see the screen in bright sunlight
    2. Battery life really poor, One day max
    3. Not the biggest fan of the touch typing, keying on the HTC.

    Things I hate about my new Motorola Droid X:
    1. Having to use Gmail for calender, and contacts, it is absolutely silly, and beware that you if you have multiple gmail accounts that only the first one you load onto the phone will be able to sync the calendar.
    2. When downloading email attachments the Droid will not allow you to set limits for size of attachment which can suck down a lot of battery if you don't need all the attachments. My old Palm, and all Blackberrys will allow you to set a limit on each email message.
    3. The camera takes grainy pictures indoors.


    Things I really like about the Droid X:
    1. The screen size is really nice, although it is no where near as bright as the Incredible.
    2. The battery lasts quite a bit longer than the incredible.
    3. The feel is nice and sturdy, but the giant size feel weird in my hands and it is tricky to use the phone with one hand to do even simple tasks like answer a phone call.

    Overall I am very happy with my switch to the Droid X, but both phones are excellent. I only hope that with the next release of Android they add some of the features I described for Email download size control, and allow a simple program to hard wire sync with outlook.
     

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  2. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

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    Just an FYI - Froyo lets you sync calendars from secondary gmail accounts so whenever it's updated that will be taken care of.
     
  3. madogblue

    madogblue Member This Topic's Starter

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    Update after using the droid overnight. I am shocked by how little battery it used. I setup the battery saver and really seemed to work draining less than five percent. My HTC would drain at least thirty percent overnight.
     
  4. sakmaster

    sakmaster Active Member

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    The biggest bummer of the Droid X is that you can't install custom Roms, other wise you could have the Droid X and load a Rom with the HTC sense features.

    Still a great phone thats going to get much better with 2.2. I traded my incredible in for it too.
     
  5. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    You can't?
     
  6. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

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    No. Motorola has locked and encrypted he bootloader/recovery . And they don't seem willing to unlock it.

    If the Original Moto Droid is any indication.. it wont be conquered either.
     
  7. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    Sweet heavens... I just got back up to speed. I thought the talk about the eFuse was mostly overhyped. Apparently not.

    Wow.
     
  8. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

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    The eFuse purposely bricking the phone was hype. However the eFuse chip will force the phone into bootloader if it detects "unauthorized" software (ROM). That is really the second layer of defense. If someone does manage to unlock the Bootloader/Recovery panel, then they have to figure out how to load software without triggering the Efuse chip.
     
  9. sakmaster

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    You can still root the Droid X, just no custom ROMs. I know that doesn't affect about 99% of users, but its hard to support Moto closing down the platform. Its similar if HP or Dell added a chip to prevent loading of Linux as apposed to their bloat-ware filled vista partition.

    Now the interface can be completely changed so bloat-ware or customization won't and issue, but now Droid X users (myself including) or depended on moto releasing updates instead of us just installing an updated ROM
     
  10. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

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    Which sucks because it doesn't embody the "spirit" of Android and being an open platform.
     
  11. chkmate

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    Does anyone know how to get CityID back on phone after uninstalling with Titanium Backup? Yes I didn't backup before removing.
     
  12. chkmate

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    And I can't find the update.zip file to install and run system recovery to out of box. They say I will need CityID in order to update to 2.2. So I'm kinda stressing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  13. techdaring

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    There are some different because the hardware isn't same.
     

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