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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kevmueller, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Kevmueller

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    I know this has been asked many times, but this is a little different and I am not sure what to do. Bottomline is I have my DX and love it, have the media dock, car dock and 2 extra batteries. My wife has a D2G and really likes it now, along with a case and 3 extra batteries. My son HAD a D3 until it was stole out of his gym locker at school the other day, not his fault but he has lied to us about it being stolen so we are not replacing it. We did not have insurance, mainly because I have two upgrades on our account. There is not a phone out there that I want over my X, mainly because of the extras I have and CM7 is amazing on my phone. Plus there are phones next year that will kick the Bionic's butt. My wife is fine keeping her D2G and said I can do whatever I want. However I don't want to spend $269.99 now and want to upgrade in 6 to 9 months again. If I get a new phone my son will get my X (don't want to reward him with lying with a new phone).

    So here is where I am at: I could get the DX2 and get dual core and all that was improved (not much I know) but still have the batteries, car dock and media dock. This would be $169.99

    I could get a Certified Pre Owned Droid Charge and get LTE, which we have at the airport, which I can actually get at my office. This would be $169.99 as well, it is not dual core, but has front facing camera and is LTE and a nice screen. I would also have to buy new accessories to go with this.

    I don't want a keyboard so the D3 is out.

    The other option is that we can use the upgrade to downgrade and get a certified pre owned DroidPro for $49.99 or a Fascinate for $39.99, which would be his new phone. I just hate using an upgrade to get a phone that is that old.

    Any thoughts or input would be great because there are pros and cons each way. Biggest con to changing my phone is there is no where near the same development community on either the DX2 or the Charge.

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    Only phone I'd consider right now is the Bionic. It has a lot more pros than the DX2, and the same drawbacks (pentile screen).

    At this point, anything without 4G LTE and dual cores shouldn't be considered. But that's me. And I'm waiting because the Bionic leaves me wanting more.
     
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    find a used phone on ebay or craigslist to give to your son, save your upgrades.
     
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    Ditto on Craigslist. Why blow an upgrade when (I assume) you're teaching him a lesson?
     
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    just wait for the droid prime in november..

    you can do craigslist or ebay, but problem is, you take a huge risk of purchasing a phone that doesnt work, or has a bad esn or anything in that nature. ask yourself can you trust a stranger? answer is no. downgrade if you need to, if you want the X2 go for it, or find someone with a pos blackberry curve, or pearl, punish him that way.
     
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    Ok so sleeping on this and reading nj02vette's comments first thing this morning I did more looking at this. I could not find anything cheap on craigslist of eBay that I would want. I am not punishing him for his phone being stolen, it is not his fault there are people out there like that and he is getting punished for the lying and with the GPS tracking we can tell it was stolen.

    So I had my list of pro's and con's the only cons for the Bionic were the price and the screen. I went in and looked at the phones today and the screen is not that bad, but the phone itself is VERY nice. With my companies discount and the promotion on 50% of extended batteries I walked out for $294.98 with a new Bionic with a regular and extended battery. While I would have still liked to wait for something better, since the X was a great phone, this is an upgrade. I have another upgrade in October and another in November so if the next huge thing comes out I will be good.

    So my son will now have my X, which has been the best phone I have ever held. Now saying that working on getting the Bionic set-up and the speed is just amazing on it. 4G I can get from the airport in my office and I am "told" that KC will have LTE by the end of November.
     
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    Do you have that whining/high-pitch sound coming from your headpohnes when listening to music or podcasts, etc. that a lot of people seem to be complaining about???

    Personally with all the issues people are having with this phone right now I would have never bought it......the only way I would get it is if someone gave it to me or if I won it in a contest :D

    Check out the Moto forums:
    https://supportforums.motorola.com/community/google-android/droid_bionic?view=discussions
     
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    if it was unencrypted i would have considered purchasing it, however, its not. that and i dont have 4G and i would rather wait for the Prime, ^_^
     
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    If you get one off Craigslist, whatever.....make sure you SEE the phone in person and see the ESN number in person and call and make sure the number is OK. Don't take someones word for an ESN. That is easily faked.
     
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    Or, you could just meet at the store and have Verizon verify that the ESN is clean, before your purchase
     
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    Yup. That's what how I bought my X. I told the seller to meet me there, and made out a condition for the sale. It took less than five minutes.
     
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    I have only listened with my bluetooth headphones for a little bit to get them set-up but the sound was really good. So far I have been really happy. I have the phone set for 3G only and the battery life has been good, hard to say how good because I am messing with everything.

    Biggest complaint so far is the screen, I am getting use to it, but I can tell a difference. That being said white text with a black background is stunning! I think a BWC theme on this would look amazing. The camera on the first pictures has a second (or so) delay. However if you stay in the camera the pictures after that are immediate. Also I have the screen brightness at min and it is still bright.

    Overall I am very happy so far. I just worry since it has the locked bootloader that the developers will stay away and it will not have the support of the X. The developers and community here, like yourself, made the X an amazing phone.
     
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    Check out swappa.com. I just bought a practically new Droid X for $200.
     

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