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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Droid X or Samsung Galaxy?

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As a Verizon customer, I am ready to do an early upgrade to an Android phone. Based on specs and my needs, I have it narrowed down to the Droid X and the Samsung Galaxy. My concern is both have been out for almost a year, (July 2010). Per the Verizon rules (), I will have to keep my new phone for 2 years, which means both the Droid X and Galaxy will be nearly 3 years old by that time.

I ruled out the HTC Thunderbolt due to poor reviews on the battery. Should I reconsider? Will the new Motorola phone (Bionic?) coming out this year rival the Thunderbolt but with better battery life? Thoughts or recommendations? Any input appreciated!

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The Thunderbolt isn't as bad as everyone says battery wise. You just need to adjust some settings to make sure it isn't updating 5 widgets every ten minutes. I would read the thunderbolt boards for more information. If you can stand the price, the Samsung Droid Charge will be out soon as well and has a much improved screen over the Fascinate. Rumors are now that the Bionic is cancelled because the Tegra CPU/GPU did not work right with LTE.
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I don't have battery issues on my bolt either.
WELL.... I did but I was playing with the thing every waking minute

I am getting 18-24h on a charge now, and for most people I bet that's just fine.

If you plan on installing custom roms, be aware that the Droid X is limited in that department.
The roms out there are good, don't get me wrong... but the ones out for the bolt are much better IMHO.

The Bionic is a blank slate... we have no idea but one thing is for certain.. locked bootloader.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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For now I suggest just buy a good used X and add data plan if u don’t already have 1.
With the competition wars going on and all u may want to wait for a better deal.
I luv my X!!!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get a used fascinate, awesome screen strong processor and very customizable. make it what you want, and when the new hotness is out you can use your update for that
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