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Incredible, X, or Time?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ericnail, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys,


    I've had an Eris since about the week of release (1.5 to 2.1) and I LOVED the phone, however, I'm the kind of person who is on the phone doing stuff (Usually procrastinating :p) all the time. The battery isn't really an Issue with me because I'm generally near a charger throughout the day.

    After having this phone for as long as I have, I've begun to get frustrated with random little freeze-ups and slow typing/dialing and just general lack of speed. I was planning on grabbing an HTC Incredible when they become available again at my local stores and giving my Eris to a friend. From what I've read, the 1Ghz processor is a HUGE deal.

    With that said, all of the sudden this new Droid X pops on the market, and after reading/watching the review (Motorola Droid X Review | Android Phone Fans) I'm REALLY wanting that one now. I know it lacks HTC, but I haven't really had the best experience with HTC anyway (I always reverted my eris back to stock android home).

    My problem is this: I see things and I get all worked up and think it's the greatest thing ever. Unfortunately, I discovered the two phones so close together I haven't had time to come down from my "Gotta Have It!" high haha (they're pumping them out too fast!!). I don't know which to choose between the Incredible and the Droid X.


    I want to know what you guys think; Should I get the Droid X, Incredible, or wait for another phone to come out?


    (Also, that HDMI out is a really nice + for the X)

    Thanks Guys!
     

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  2. Vihzel

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    I think your first question should be... Do you think the 4.3" screen size will be too bothersome for you?
     
  3. ericnail

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    Is it that big? It didn't seem that big in the video to me.

    I was thinking it was about the size of an iTouch.
     
  4. jbhumph

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    Some love the large screen of the X and some dislike it. Again it's all about personal preference. Despite it's larger size, it is thinner than most phones. I'd definitely suggest looking up some comparison photos to get a more accurate representation of the size for you
     
  5. ericnail

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    It says it's releasing on the 15th, is that something I could just walk in and pick up or would I have to get on a waiting list like the incredible? :/
     
  6. Vihzel

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    It's definitely much bigger than an iPod Touch and the HTC Incredible. If you've ever seen the EVO in person, it's very slightly bigger than that.
     
  7. Vihzel

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    They should have enough in stock. It's not going to have such a big waitlist like the Incredible. They'll have at least a working model for you to play with.
     
  8. Garemlin

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    When you say "I know it lacks HTC, but I haven't really had the best experience with HTC anyway" I assume you mean Sense. If you like vanilla android then the DI may not be the way to go. From what I have heard outside of rooting you can't disable Sense on it like you could with the Eris. Don't actually know if you can even get rid of Sense by rooting either. Haven't followed it that closely. Of course the DX doesn't run on vanilla android either. So that is a fail/fail. LOL

    As far as choosing between the DI and DX it comes down to the UI and screen size. Of course the battery life has been reported to be way better than the DI or original Droid. But I see that really isn't an issue. As for the third option of waiting, that is up to you. Personally if I am in the market for a new phone I look at now and not the future. I'll worry about the future when it gets here.
     
  9. anaphora68

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    I have a Droid, and I picked up an Incredible the other day. Let's just put it this way, the Incredible is on the way to being sold on Craigslist, or put up on Ebay. I reactivated my Droid this morning.

    The incredible is nice, but the battery life SUCKS. I also don't like Sense all that much. I disabled as much as I could, but the contacts, dialer interface, etc, just suck.

    If you like Stock Android, the X will build on that, but it doesn't look as invasive. Honestly, if you can wait, just wait, and see how it plays out.
     
  10. droidSPARX

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    if u want to determine the size here's a site that u can compare sizes.
    u can input different phones. just type it from the top, and then u can drag the image on top of the DX to see the difference.
    Motorola DROID X Size Compare (Phone Arena)
     
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  11. Garemlin

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    That is pretty damn cool. Never saw that before.
     
  12. Vihzel

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    I just wish they would have a full view of the device so you can imagine holding it in your hand.
     
  13. aleis

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    did u cut out a piece of cardboard yet??
    i have my cut out right in front of me at work on my desk :)

    5" by 2.5" roughly.
     
  14. ckochinsky125

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    Its not really that big if you want to get an idea go hold an EVO or HD2 those are both close in size to the X
     
  15. Vihzel

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    lol Uhh... I guess I could do that... lol Mmm... no time. :p
     
  16. gorenut

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    This is mostly a matter of preference. Both phones perform at a close enough rate, plus there aren't too many games that push the boundaries of Android devices anyways. So this boils down to size, whether you like HTC Sense UI, and aesthetics. The battery issue of the Incredible can be easily remedied by purchasing a 1500 mAh OEM battery on ebay for $15. I've done this and now my phone is around 60-70% at 9pm, after being off the charger since 730am where as before I would be closer to 40%. The Inc does have a brighter screen than the Droid X due to having an AMOLED display (pretty much why there is a shortage of Incredibles, screens aren't being produced fast enough), but this also makes it so its more difficult to see in direct sunlight.

    Me, personally... I'm going to sell my Incredible when the X comes out simply because I love browsing the web on my phone and the extra screen space will benefit me big time. Also, I'll be making money because I have another line due for an upgrade. Truth be told.. if I didn't have another line due for an upgrade, I wouldn't sell my Incredible.
     
  17. Stealthman

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    I compared the Incredible to the EVO at Best Buy and the EVO seemed much bigger and the X will be even bigger. Holding in your hand is fine but as far as carrying in your pocket I think there will be a huge difference.
     
  18. Gamble

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    Just a note to remember. The X may be as large or slightly larger than the EVO, but it is noticeably THINNER. That means not only will it feel smaller in your hand, it will not bulge out as much in your pocket. It does have the "hump" at the top, but it's overall thinner and more manageable.
     

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