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Droid X Convert - My Journey

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chaznsc, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    When it was time for my VZW upgrade, I probably went to Verizon 5 or 6 times looking at phones before deciding on the Droid 2. The reasons for my decision:

    1 - Physical Keyboard - coming over from a Blackberry
    2 - Size - I felt the Dx was just too big
    3 - Android - Wanted to get away from OLD technology and thinking.
    4 - iPhone / VZW - After waiting for years, finally realizing VZW wasn't getting the iPhone. (I have an iPod Touch and its a great product) Im NOT a fan of the new iPhone form factor however. And NO ATT for me!
    5 - Powering on/wake was too clumsy, the damn power button is almost flush with the casing.
    6 - Mediocre camera. Good outside, NOT good inside.

    So I got the Droid 2. It was a very bland experience but I stuck it out. It just didn't WOW me like I had hoped it would......

    A - Didn't care for the keyboard, the keys were too flat for my liking. Also, the keys felt like they would peel off to me.
    B - Weight - One could kill a giant with the darn thing.
    C - Screen - The proportions of the screen arent right. Its too narrow or something.
    D - In portrait mode, the keyboard was too small, important when trying to one-hand a quick text.
    E - The soft menu keys were clumsy for me.

    Sooooo, back to Verizon I went, twice actually. It very hard, at least for me, to make a decision on a phone standing at the display with that stupid LEASH on the phone. The phone companies need a better test model for smartphones IMO. Anyhow, I decided I would TRY the Dx, so we reordered and it arrived last week.

    I couldn't be happier.... I absolutely made the wrong choice with the D2.

    1 - I like the form-factor, I like how it sits in my hands.
    2 - I like the keyboard and the voice input is remarkable.
    3 - The screen is wonderful, brilliant, proper proportion, even if its BIG.
    4 - I like the power/wake buttons, much better than the D2.
    5 - Camera is awesome.
    6 -I like the physical menu buttons, I was forever pressing the soft keys on the D2.

    And I like Android, much more flexibility to do things.....or NOT do things.

    Hopefully, my journey will help someone out there.

    chaz
     

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  2. Kirch21

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    glad you found a phone you liked! i am also very happy with my droid X. i thought the screen might be to big when i got it, but after a day or so i loved the screen. i dont think i will ever have a phone with a smaller screen now!
     
  3. Steven58

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    Yeah, but did you see/try the R2D2 model on display? Hmmmm? That thing is so cool! ;)

    Don't get me wrong. I love my DX, but the r2d2 actually LOOKS like r2d2! ;)

    Enjoy your DX. Now ROOT IT Baby!!!!
     
  4. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    R2D2 wasn't on display at my store. I don't find the phone appealing at all, not to mention that white is going to show the dirt......BAD!
     
  5. Steven58

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    I just heard R2 making a Raspberry sound at you! ;) :p
     
  6. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    I'm ready........

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  7. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...
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    Congrats on finding a phone that works for your needs! Use and enjoy it!
     
  8. xliderider

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    I thought so too and got a Droid 1, but found myself not using the physical keyboard at all.

    I love the fact that the home key will wake the DX out of standby as well. I pretty much use the home key exclusively for this purpose.
     
  9. bigbadwulff

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    Never did like a physical keyboard myself. Went from number keyboard to a BB Storm and to this. Never had a BB or any phone with a physical keyboard. Fingers are too big. Hate them.

    Swype is awesome in my book.
     
  10. RichSz

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    It's interesting that many people I've heard from don't want physical buttons but I find it a strength of the DX design. I think many owners do as well.
     
  11. eraursls1984

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    I just wish the buttons didn't have the "tactile click" I like the feel of them though, very sturdy feeling.
     

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