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My personal experience of the D3 in the one day I've had it

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shurple, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This phone is FAR superior to the Samsung Droid Charge (my previous phone), with regards to the OS, the speed and how it acts.

    The screen of the Samsung is far better than this one, but I can live without the "super amoled" screen that failed me anyway. The screen on the D3 is smaller, and the colors not nearly as vibrant, but I want stability, not something that looks only pretty when it works right.

    I like the weight of this phone as compared to the Samsung. The Samsung felt cheap and plasticky. This has some robustness feel to it.

    The fact it's Gingerbread means it works with the Bluetooth profile in my car so now I can be hands free! (used to have to toggle music in the car via phone which got me pulled over once).

    Pictures DO COME OUT BLUE! So I will install a 3rd party app that you guys have posted about to fix that, or edit in Photoshop.... the app is easier.

    Love the LED light.....

    So far, this Droid3 gets thumbs up!

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  2. bebbles

    bebbles Member

    I got mine an hour ago....

    I come from a Samsung Fascinate, Droid Incredible, LG Revolution and Blackberry Bold 9930.

    Compared to them.... Id say its okay. Obviously I havent used it enough yet and will need some time...

    The battery charges quick, I like that... but the speakerphone cant handle background music too well and gets staticky.

    I do love the favorite contacts widget and everything seems quick. I wish the phone would unlock when slid open though... very much so...

    Well, Im sure ill love it over time... :)
  3. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    *sigh* i love the phone but.. i got a dead/stuck white pixel...... :(
  4. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    If that's the most of your worries, then you're fine haha.
  5. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    how so? The main part of the phone, the part i look at and touch, has a blemish that has a possibility of never going away.
  6. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    Its 1 pixel, it could've been a hardware malfunction. Is it even that noticeable?
  7. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    meh it probably wouldnt be if i wasnt so damn OCD about my phone screens.

    I'm trying to look at it this way, when am i going to have a perfectly black screen? Rarely. if its not using appso r games, ill be on the web or watching a movie. all have movement and it will be difficult to focus on that one specific pixel
    but still my ocd is in overdrive
  8. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    1. Take a pen and make a black dot where the white pixel is when the screens black
    2. Rub it off when the screens white.

    Haha :p
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  9. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    I would be the same way. Oh wait i too am ocd haha
  10. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    *sigh* what would you guys do?
  11. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    There's not much you can do about a dead pixel. Verizon wouldn't replace it cause of just that but you might be able to try if you just take it there now and ask for a swap.

    You could damage the phone if you have insurance and get a new one, but then that's all insurance fraud so its a morality issue.
  12. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    nah im not fond of getting fined for the bad no no.

    its not dead its a ''stuck'' pixel. stuck pixels are either red blue green or white... BLARGH. they can go away by themselves but thats like saying will farrell can do good movies. just because you can doesnt mean you will
  13. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    You can try jscreenfix if your optimistic. You can always get a refund. Google how to fix stuck pixels and some of those may or may not help you.
  14. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    heres what im going to do. use the hone as i normally would for about 5 to 7 days. if it really is an issue ill have it replaced. if i do replace it and the replacement also sucks than im going to return it.

    problem with jscreenfix or any pixelfixers that flash the colors, theyve been reported to CREATE stuck pixels aswell.
  15. glennj

    glennj Well-Known Member

    I hope you can return it and get a phone that does not have ANY stuck pixels.

    Mine has none. Susan's has none. Stuck On pixels are extremely annoying and you spent a Whole Bunch of real US$ to get this really nice phone and it is NOT flawless in its hardware and Verizon should not have sent it to you.

    "Oh, its just one bad pixel..." works for cheap things like flat-screen monitors, maybe, but for a phone worth over $500 its absurd to expect a customer to accept anything less than hardware perfection. They have LOTS of these phones, they must provide you one that is flawless. They owe you a perfect phone, in return for what you have paid. They should NOT get to re-define imperfection as "perfect" just because they are not up for returning it for credit to whoever actually manufactured the display. Its pretty obvious that it is imperfect. It is a shame on them to have it out there in the hands of one of their customers and they would net profit from satisfying you, given your voice and the power of word-of-mouth and the Phandroid Forums.

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  16. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    Can't tell if trolling really hard or not...
  17. bebbles

    bebbles Member

    Glenn is completely right. Exchange it! And dont let them talk you into paying fees for something thats not your fault. Its a big chunk of change and should not have any pixel issue.

    When I returned my last phone, I called in afterwards and then spoke to customer service about taking off my restocking fee since it was not my fault. Took some time but they agreed in the end.
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  18. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    Well heres what i'll do tomorrow, I'll call up verizon and have them send out another phone. I'll inspect it and if it has any problems ill send it back and keep the one i have now.

    I'm doing well in not letting it bother me. infact i've forgotten aobut it a few times..but then mr. OCD kicks in and forces me to look at it. XD

    Truth be told the stuck on pixel is very small and can only be seen at certain angles. im ocd about my tech so i probably have a tendency to make it sound worse than it really is.
  19. glennj

    glennj Well-Known Member

    It is not your problem. It is a problem for the company that sold you the defective phone. The Droid3 is a very fine and expensive device, and you as their customer have every right to expect to be satisfied. Its not like they are doing you a favor selling you one, you are their customer and they are already willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to market this device to you. You think they shouldn't then protect that marketing investment by making sure their customer is satisfied with his decision ?

    One stuck-on pixel might not bother some other, or maybe even most other, customers so much, but it bothers you and the phone was delivered to you bothering you, you didn't break it. It is a cheap repair that you could probably do yourself if you had the part. Demand that it be taken care of to your satisfaction. We in this forum will generally stand beside you. Corporations need to keep in mind who is the customer and who is the hopeful merchant, building a base of valuable and respected buyers.

    An old-school idea, maybe, but it comes from long established successful business traditions. Companies that do not satisfy their customers lose them, and treating one unsatisfactorily can result in losing many others as well.

    You are not trying to cheat them. Do not allow them to cheat you without paying for that mistake. They might not care much, but they probably would rather you were happy. Imagine how unhappy they would be if a significant number of potential customers decided not to buy their products, for one reason or another.

  20. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Glenn is 100000000000000000000000000000% right
  21. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    okay so to break it down..everyone is telling me to get on the horn with verizon and have them send me a new one?
  22. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    and because you got one NEW with an issue right away, make SURE they give you a NEW one. DO NOT ACCEPT anything under perfection!!!! Check the phone at the store in front of the rep.
  23. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!!!!!

    I am so happy I got rid of the Samsung and got this one. I do have a couple of questions:

    1. VISUAL: it seems, and I"ll download a new battery app, that my readout is only showing me 10% increments. I wont see 99%, 95%, 87%, etc. I see them by 10s.... 90, 80, 70. Is that an app issue?

    2. BOOTING UP: besides the DROIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID sound (way better than the samsung which was DROIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID swish, zip, zap), do you get a RRRRING RRRRRING too? I can't figure out what is causing that! LOL

    Yea no complaints. Battery life is good with VERY HEAVY USE, alerts work pretty well (cept WWF, but that's stupid Zynga), got the LED app so now i am all colorful, and it's great to type on with a real keyboard (no more auto correct).
  24. bebbles

    bebbles Member

    I downloaded 3D Weather App. It gives me the weather widget and a little battery reading on top that goes into single digits!

    As for the startup Droid, I heard you cannot change it.

    I really like the phone, but I gotta say - Its a jack of all trades; but master of none.
  25. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'll check out the app. Are the temps accurate? So many weather apps just suck! (off by degrees, says it's raining when it's not, or says it's cloudy when it's raining).

    The startup Droid sound is fine, but do you hear the RRRRRING RRRRING like an old fashioned phone too?


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