Played with the X this afternoon...


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  1. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone wanna buy my Evo?

    Just kidding.....but geez the X sure is one smooth piece of hardware. First impression is it feels great in the hand, the top hump actually seems to serve as a perfect guide for holding it. My index finger stayed just below it the whole time and it didn't have the top heavy weight I was worried about. The Blur implementation it's using is really not that bad and basically is just some widgets and a launcher packaged together. Web page load times were considerably faster then my Evo (using each phones respective carrier on 3G) and scrolling seemed a little bit smoother then the Evo.

    Unfortunately my attempt at finding the bootloader/recovery key sequence for booting was unsuccessful so I can't provide any info on if the BL is locked down. I'm still hoping it isn't.

    Camera shots were pretty similar, but I was viewing both of the results on the phones displays so I don't know what the difference will be when you open them up on a PC/big screen. 720P video on the X smoked the Evo's plain as day when watching on the phone and I'm sure it would look that much better on a TV.

    I'm planning on getting some more in depth time with it this weekend, hopefully I can mess with it in ADB or at least figure out how to boot into recovery.
     

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  2. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member

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    How does the build quality/fit and finish compare to the Evo?

    How are the physical buttons compared to the touch sensitive Evo buttons?
     
  3. damstr

    damstr Well-Known Member

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    Is the screen wider then the iPhone? I'm also curious about the hardware buttons opposed to the touch buttons.

    Lucky!
     
  4. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I honestly didn't pay a ton of attention to the overall build quality, and my Evo hasn't had any of the issues others have. The X did feel a bit more rugged then Evo but not in a giant brick sort of way. Personally I think it is the perfect combination of fit and finish.

    Physical buttons FTW.....forever. Personal preference for some I suppose but I will always choose them over touch sensitive. They were soft and sexy, not rough and clicky.
     
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    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man :)
     
  6. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didn't have a iPhone to compare it with but going by memory I say yes it is a good bit wider. It was basically identical to the Evo if only a teeny weeny bit narrower and taller. I'll try to check this out with more detailed results next time.
     
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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ahh wonderful...gonna see what RSD says when connected.
     
  9. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, good luck man!
     
  10. damstr

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    How are some these reviewers getting the phone so early? Crap I'll start my own reviewing website if carriers will send me phones this early or something. Haha
     
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    Hate the touch sensitive buttons on my INC. Too easy to brush them accidentally. I'm always hitting them while gaming and it's annoying! Looking forward to real buttons.
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    I look forward to your updates! It's nice to know that so many people are actually liking the physical buttons.
     
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    Yeah I find that with my Droid either I hit them by accident or hit the wrong one when trying to one. The VZW hard case doesn't make it easier either putting that ridge right above them. Looking forward to the hardware keys of the DX.
     
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    I havent tried the X yet. But I figured the hump wouldnt be too much of a problem.

    I have a 2800 Seidio battery on my Droid. It makes the Droid heavier....but it serves as support for the fingers when gaming in landscape mode. And it helps hold the phone steady when gaming in landscape mode.

    I know its not the same thing as the X's hump. But still its good to hear it serves like support for the fingers.
     
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    pwnst*r Well-Known Member

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    I like the hump because it looks like it'll keep my ****ing index finger off of the camera, unlike every time I'm holding my Evo in portrait mode.
     
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    The more that i look at it I feel the hump will actually serve a purpose to keep fingers off the camera lens and offer support to hold the phone 1 handed IMO
     
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    CPR... any updates on what you found with the bootloader? Is it signed?
     
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    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    IM pretty sure Motorola has already said that it was signed and according to them it cannot be circumvented, but we shall see.
     
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    BigMace23 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link as to where you saw this? I hope this isn't true, but I think this might be the case too
     
  20. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    This is their official stance on the whole root access situation...


     
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    doctajay Well-Known Member

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    That statement above says it all. The Galaxy S is already rooted.
     
  22. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

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    The Milestone is rooted, but the bootloader is still locked.
     
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  24. MrTissues

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    Wasnt the Incredible signed? That phone has been rooted with NAND access.
     
  25. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member

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    Having a signed bootloader means absolutely nothing. The developers over at XDA find ways to root phones. Sure it may take some time, but they always get it done.
     

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