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Switched from Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AndroidsOfTara, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Well-Known Member
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    I exchanged my Eris for a Droid yesterday. The Eris is a nice phone, but I didn't feel that I would be happy with it for a year much less two. The Eris was simply too slow for me.

    The Droid is an extremely fast phone and I'm extremely pleased with it. The only issue I have so far is that light from the capacitive buttons can be seen on the screen, but this seems to be a common complaint. I can live with it.
     

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  2. bigdroid

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    just a post to remove from unanswered thread. :)
     
  3. soulesschild

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    Care to describe this in more detail? I'm wondering if my Droid has that issue but from what I can tell, I can't see it unless I'm looking at the phone perpendicular to the buttons, aka looking down on the phone in a vertical position (I have no idea if this description makes sense lol)
     
  4. bthoward

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    Its not an issue... Quit looking at it from weird angles and hoping that you've got an issue. Just use the phone and get things done.
     
  5. Gunner

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    There is light bleed from the backlight along the bottom edge. Seems they were all manufactured that way. It is a defect, but not really an issue during normal use, w/ your eyes perpendicular to the screen.
     
  6. dmodert66

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    I switched form an Eris as well. While I think the Eris is a great phone (and may get even better with 2.0/2.1), I decided the bigger screen, higher resolution, and faster processor where worth loosing Sense UI (which I loved)...I am VERY happy with the Droid though :)
     
  7. colnago

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    I didn't notice it with my 44/09 or 39/09, but I also ran with screen brightness at (-10%), 95% of the time.
     
  8. Gunner

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    You will only see it while the buttons at the bottom are lit up. I have my brightness at 8% and I can see it if I tilt the phone a couple degrees out of perpendicular (w/ respect to my eyes).
     
  9. photoeditor

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    I suppose if you look at the phone from an extremely acute angle you'll see something. The main thing I notice is that the buttons aren't that evenly lit -- Moto only used two LEDs, one for each pair, rather than four LEDs with a single LED for each button. No big deal, just a bit of a copout.
     
  10. zenit

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    There is a bit bleed, however not nearly as bad as on wife's BB Tour
     
  11. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Well-Known Member
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    Sorry I've not kept up with this thread...

    I can clearly see the button light bleed at a 90 degree angle. I do not need to look at my Droid at weird angles. It really bothers me at home, but not at work which is brightly lit.

    I would not be bothered if there were an option or app to turn the backlight off for those buttons.
     
  12. vincentp

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    I've never noticed it to be a problem. It may be there, but if it is, it doesn't interfere with my use of the device as I haven't picked up on it.
     

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