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First impression coming from a DINC

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Patsum, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Patsum

    Patsum Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 9, 2010
    I have had my X for a while now.
    I came from a droid INC for 2 months..
    a sony ericson K800i before

    here is what I thought so far

    -Battery life is amazing for any smartphone. I get over a day using the damn thing instead of worrying about 3G being on or off

    -Screen , Its big and the res works for it, everything is sharp and clear including text and pictures. BUT it is no where near as rich or vivid as the AMOLED I came from and I dearly miss that screen. so thats worth noting, but you can read it in the sun!! unlike my AMOLED

    - Call Quality - This is why I returned my damn Incredible that couldnt do that one thing a PHONE should. Make clear consistent calls. My INC had the worst sound quality ever from the ear piece or loud speaker or blue tooth. THE DROID X IS AS GOOD AS A CELL PHONE GETS WITH CALL QUALITY. This is all I have to say. Party's say I sound clear as a bell and to me SO do they!! The Loduspeaker is not as loud as my DINC but I can understand everything they say. I love the DX for this.

    Software - My god..motorola you suck at software...its laggy and clunky and hard to get away from when I came from a clean slick HTC SENSE device. The hardware is not at fault but the software..the camera is the worst offender. I use Launcher Pro but still. Some things cant be made up for. FIX IT MOTOROLA. hire people from HTC for software..cuz your doing it wrong.

    Pictures and Video - 720P video with 3 mics is all I could ever want on a cell. Recording quality is Great but not perfect and audio recording is brilliant. My DIC had the worst sounding piece of junk mic you ever heard. I can record concerts with my DX now. the noise cancellation works well but not perfect. My DINC video quality was awful compared to this. SO videos are great. Video playback as well is wonderful. 720P videos play smooth and well. My DX is playing Xvid Files natively? amazing!!!
    For photo's.... I like the camera for a cell..but my DINC did a better job with still pictures. IF i put my X on a solid surface like a tripod and take a picture its wonderful, as good as my DINC. So maybe a future update will make this better. The flash on my X is not near as strong as my droid INC.
    I would put the DINC camera at 8/10 for photos compared to a real camera and the DX camera at 6.5/10 for everyday non tripod photos...

    I am torn whether I will keep my X or go back to an INC. This is a great phone and fast but it is not perfect with lots of room to improve.

    Pro's for me -
    Great call quality
    great battery life
    big screen
    solid build design
    EQ built into the music player
    HDMI and wireless N
    Use the LED as a flashlight is perfect

    cons for me-
    awful moto software and browser
    3G speed issues compared to my INC
    Quiet speakerphone and ringtone volume
    weak vibrator notifications
    Camera has awful Blur issues with little correction controls
    screen washes out from side to side. no where near AMOLED quality
    no T9 Text support built in
    Unlock screen is laggy

    I can answer any questions or comments.


  2. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Central NY
    I listed my Incredible on eBay. Will keep the Droid X until the next hot phone comes out... hopefully with a front camera :)
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Active Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    Nice review. Unfortunately I've had a different experience with earpiece and speakerphone quality. Both seem extremely low for such a big phone. My Inc. has always delivered great call quality and clarity through the earpiece and speakerphone. I actually have to turn the volume down when on call or listening to music. The Droid X is the exact opposite. I have tinkered with the media equalizer settings and can't tell a difference in loudness or clarity. With the enhanced multimeadia capabilities of this phone I would have expected atleast Droid1 quality. I'm disappointed because I wanted to love this phone. I may check a few more at the store before I return it to see if I possibly got a lemon.
  4. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    The South
    I sold my inc to a friend today. It was a great phone with a great amoled display.

    I have no regrets with the X. I have more battery than the inc with the same capacity.

    Some people don't realize that they have two different processors. The X has a smaller die, more power, and less power consumption over the inc.

    I have been using my X all day, with nav EVERYWHERE on my commute, lunch, and playing "evo vs iphone" HD youtube videos endlessly for my friends that have "heard" of that video, but never saw it. Lot's of laughs.

    I have 60% battery left after this day. AMAZING.
  5. sweetbaboo

    sweetbaboo Active Member

    May 15, 2010
    I returned my Incredible to wait for the X on June 30th after having it for 30 days and I gotta say, I miss that device. Maybe it's just in my head, but everything on the Incredible ran without a hitch. I've always used Launcher Pro, but I can feel slight lags in the X's system. Also, I thought the Incredible ran hot...man, the X runs even hotter. At least the battery life is better.

    Overall, I'd get the Incredible the edge for a few reasons.

    1. Design - the X looks too...spartan. HTC native apps look a lot better. I use Launcher Pro, but wouldn't mind seing Sense UI on the Motorola devices.
    2. Software-Hardware synergy...everything seems to run smoother.
    3. Browser - pinch zoom resize looks better and the browser seems to run smoother.

    Anyhow, I think I'm stuck with the X because Verizon allows you only one return.

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