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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SergD94, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. SergD94

    SergD94 Newbie
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    I got my X a few days ago and so far im really not that happy with it. the Speaker- low as hell, vibration - cant even feel it, battery life - barely, and i mean BARELY lasts me a day. and scrolling the homescreens and things like that can be kind of choppy. why does everyone say this phone is so amazing because thats why i got it. is mine defective or what?

  2. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your phone is defective..
    Mine is loud, vibrates, fast, and battery seems normal if you havent rooted to remove bloatware..
  3. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    I wouldn't say it's defective. The speaker volume is a known issue and Moto is releasing an update to address the issue soon. I feel ya on the vibrate, although I haven't had a phone with a great vibrate in a while. I had issues with some choppiness too until I started to use Launcher Pro. You should try it, it's free.
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  4. SergD94

    SergD94 Newbie
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    well mine vibrates but i cant feel it when its in my pocket especially if im walking, and inside my speaker is loud but not outside, and its noticabley lower than my friends droid 1 speaker. im considering returning it for a droid 2 should i? and i could get a droid pro around christmas but i would hav to return my x now so i can keep my upgrade. what should i do
  5. SergD94

    SergD94 Newbie
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    i dont understand my friends droid one has a great speaker and powerfull ass vibrate. why would they downgrade? i hope my phone is a little better after 2.2
  6. To help with navigating screens i say turn off ur animations my navigting is lightning quick since i turned off the animations. Plus get atk and or system panel
  7. SergD94

    SergD94 Newbie
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    i heard atk screws up your phone cuz after a while it starts to force close apps when you dont want it to but ill look into system panel and launcher pro. and i just saw some guys post saying he has 80 percent batt after being unplugged for 10 hours. yeah i have a defective battery i get worse life than my friends inc which is the oppisite of what ive seen in reviews.
  8. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Well-Known Member

    just check mine and I have 11hrs and 30mins on standby, 90%.
    If you use task killer and enable kill apps when screen goes off most likely it will cause issues..it did with me, random reboots.
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  9. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    1. Battery - What do you expect from a phone with 4.3" screen and apps being online all the time?

    2. As someone pointed out the issue is going to be fixed soon.

    3. Try some apps that can modify vibration patterns and length.

    4. The phone is not defective, it may simply not be for you. That is how it is with phones with a lot of hype around them, they are bought by people who never did any real research about the phone.
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  10. Greavous

    Greavous Android Enthusiast

    ^ dont overlook the fact that you couldnt find a phone to have a real test play with until the day it was released. where im at the closest thing to a droidx was a dummy phone. how are you supposed to decide what you like and dont like with a dummy phone? then, factor in the buy it now or wait for ever until they can make some more deal. our store still doesnt have any DXs since July 15.
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  11. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    The screen is the biggest battery killer, ever since I lowered the screen brightness my battery life has improved tremendously. It's a shame that you can't use it on full brightness all the time because the screen is gorgeous. I toggle it on/off when I need full brightness but most of the day it's lowered.
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  12. esn

    esn Android Enthusiast

    My phone has been great besides the constant rebooting {verizon is sending me a new X} as far as the volume its OK but there is a patch coming out for it soon. But when my X is working is is a great device best smart phone I have owned so far no need to look anymore. The battery has been great compared to my Dinc I had and I can get a full day with heavy use.
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  13. Syv3n

    Syv3n Well-Known Member

    If you are getting through a day be happy..All smart phones are going to have less battery life than a dumb phone, 1 because they do more, 2 because you use it for a lot more things. As long as you are getting through a day dont worry about it..also if you need to bring a car charger or an extra charger to work to help you give it a boost charge.
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  14. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    If you want smoother homescreen scrolling, get Launcher Pro or possibly ADW. Those should make scrolling snappy as hell.
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  15. SergD94

    SergD94 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    well the only true problem i have with my phone is the battery. my friends Dinc gets better batt life then mine. (unless hes a lying jealous bastard lol) so but verizon is sending me a new one. or i might get a 1840 mAh battery. but does anyone think i should change phones to a droid 2? it looks pretty nice
  16. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    Constant news feeds, (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) screen brightness and how often you have it on, and GPS/WiFi/3G are probably the top three things that will drain your battery quickly. I only suggest this from reading numerous threads and postings here on the forum. When I get my phone I can probably narrow it down as to what I think drains the battery more or less.

    I think that each device really may be slightly different though. I think I read around here somewhere that Motorola had said each battery comes off the line a little bit different. When you add the possibility of the rest of the phone's innards being unique from phone to phone, then usage experiences might vary. I'll have to post back once I've had some time with my own Droid.
  17. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Not all smart phones are bad on battery. I could go 2 days on my Storm with out heavy use pretty easily. Three or four days if left alone with minimal use. Maybe a week on standby with no use at all, but on(maybe ;) ). But play a game for an hour or two and it would be gone in no time. Run a golf GPS app and it's about half-gone after the round..... easily.
  18. saltysteve

    saltysteve Member

    does anyone think the incredible has a much better battery life than the driod X?

    i mean basically that is the biggest thing for me. the big screen is cool but if the phone doesnt last then whats the point???
  19. tranceFusion

    tranceFusion Android Enthusiast

    I returned the incredible after 2 weeks. The battery life was horrendous. It ran down 2-3x as fast as the Droid X. However, much more unbearable, was the extremely poor voice quality (see the numerous call quality threads in the Inc forum)

    Battery life on most smart phones is horrible. Iphone is probably the best, but as others mentioned, you lose a lot of flexibility, and still going to have a tough time make it to the end of day 2 with an iphone.

    This phone's software sucks out of the box. I feel bad for anyone who unknowingly just buys it and uses it stock. However, if you ditch all the Moto crap and run LauncherPro, get a new dialer, etc you end up with one hell of a phone.

    That's the great thing about android though - if you don't like it, change it. The DX is a decent piece of hardware. My primary complaint as you mention is the speaker volume but hopefully it will be fixed.

    No phone is perfect, but this is certainly one of the best Android phones on the market, and IMO hands down better than the garbage HTC has been putting out (in the hardware dept).
  20. alorn15

    alorn15 Newbie

    tranceFusion -

    What dialer app do you recommend? I've been able to replace MOST of the crappy out-of-the-box software, but the dialer and contacts manager are still stock.

    I'm thinking about rooting and going with NexTheme... not sure if that comes with a different dialer app... need to do more research, as I'm new to Android.
  21. tranceFusion

    tranceFusion Android Enthusiast

    I'm using DialerOne right now and its better than stock, but I haven't gotten a chance to check out any others so I don't want to say its the best.
  22. theineffablebob

    theineffablebob Android Enthusiast

    BlackBerries have the best battery life, though the hardware isn't as fast as the top-end iPhones or Android phones.
  23. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Android Enthusiast

    Your battery is at 90% after 12 hours? What?
  24. labeledbass

    labeledbass Android Enthusiast

    The speaker is a bit low, lower than my storm before its update, but after 5.xx it distorted, I have no complaints the DXs speaker - alarm wakes me every morning, besides my head fyi. The vibrate seems pretty darn well, almost like an electric shock using swype, much better than my storm.

    As far as the choppiness goes, I've experienced this BUT only when I had less than 50mb of apps running in the background, I know some don't support task killer but it does come in handy. Play with the settings, animation, different animated wall papers will make it slug, high res, and I mean high res wall paper will too - just chill out and learn more about the phone and read others post about tips and tricks, this phone is blazing fast, even pre-froyo - launched they just probably have everything running to impress you, syncs, fetch schedules, widget updates ect. Just play with it, don't be afraid to dive in and play with the settings, just remember what you've done and what makes it slow and I promise you, you'll be happy :D
  25. labeledbass

    labeledbass Android Enthusiast

    Yeah moderate use mines at about 60% then

Motorola Droid X Forum

The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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