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General What made you choose Eris over Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdailey1981, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Well-Known Member
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    For me it was personal experience. HTC has always been good and all the Motorola phones I had were junk. I am still waiting to see a big issue with moto droid by the end of this year. Be glad you got eris if you did.
     

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  2. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    I got the Eris because it didn't have a physical keyboard, its a lot smaller, and because of the price.



    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  3. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Well-Known Member
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    That's another reason, plus sense.
     
  4. soulfetcher13

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    Call me old school, but the fact that there are actual tactile send and end buttons was really appealing, among other things. Still not sold on the touchscreen only thing, minus the slide out micro keyboard. I have seen numerous posts in the droid forums about problems doing mundane things like the inability to end calls. I love my eris.
     
  5. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Well-Known Member
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    I was gonna get droid but I was sold with eris first ti.e.
     
  6. thetomlin2

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    +1 ... and I dont trust Motorola
     
  7. davros

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    my wife was bought the droid for work. i had *cough* t-mobile we cancelled my contract with out the etf and i got the eris for free. now its buy one droid get one free, then it was buy a droid get eris for free. i'm happy with it. the droid kinda is a piece of poop. i do like it but for OS reasons the phone seems to be almost breaking from the physical keyboard sliding out.
     
  8. Sinclair

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    for me it was the cost
     
  9. razorclose

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    Didn't have a choice. Would rather have had the Droid for the keyboard(regardless of how bad it may be) :eek: and faster processor, but my dad got it for free when he bought his Droid and I got it for Christmas. I can't complain too much for that reason alone though- I definitely wasn't expecting it.
     
  10. madmyk

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    For several years I have been a "die hard" motorola buyer. I have always been happy with the quality of the moto products. I was leaning very much towards the droid, but....
    The Eris is a better size for my needs, the price was right, and the Sense UI was just "easier" to me.
    While I have only just started with my Eris, I have been thrilled! Battery life worries me a little, but, I have been reading some of the tips on the forum for optimizing battery life, so I think it will all be good.
     
  11. finnaginagain

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    couldnt buy the droid cheap enough on ebay so i bought my eris at 129 going to upgrade in a few months if i like it i will just get another one. maybe the nexus one if its on verizon by then and then if not i will get the droid
     
  12. jkmasi

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    I had the droid and hated it. I tried the HTC Touch Pro 2....it was pretty nice but didn't love win mo. I didn't want to go back to Blackberry, so I thought I'd try Eris. Right away I was happy. Of course now I am obsessed, but that's another story.
     
  13. irod87

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    Looks and price were the deciding factors. If price had been the same I think I still would have went eris. The eris just looks better to me and I like that it doesn't have a physical keyboard.
     
  14. screennamie

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    I wanted a smart phone.. hate apple so it was one of the droids or storm2. Didn't like the price on the Droid or the storm. So the Eris it was. Besides I've used keyboards and wanted to try something with out.

    Plus when I picked up the Droid it was heavy, didn't feel like having a brick in my pocket.
     
  15. Torpov

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    I chose the Eris because of Sense, the size, and the price. There's also the fact that I got it as a gift, and I mentioned it before I opened my trap about the Droid.
     
  16. ssick92

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    My sister got the droid, and so we got an eris for free, that ended up being mine.
     
  17. false_apology

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    For it was Sense, size, brand loyalty ( I think HTC makes the best smartphones in the biz) and the fact that at the time it was the only Android phone to support multi-touch "out of the box" without hackery.
     
  18. hogjowlz

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    when i first saw the specs for the droid i drooled. then i remembered how much i have hated all the motorola phones that i've owned.
     
  19. Chopstick2U

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    When I first heard about Android, I got excited about the prospect of an open platform on Verizon. However, I never owned a smart phone or a touch phone because I hated how big phones had become.

    When I finally saw the Droid, I was so disappointed. It's so fookin' ugly! I told everyone how sad I was and most disagreed with me. After playing with a friend's Droid, I realized I loved the software, so I went to check out the store and found the Eris to be exactly the size and design I wanted. I knew the software wasn't the same, but I honestly thought the 2.0 update would be out within a few weeks. Had I known back in November that I would still be waiting on the eve of march. I probably would have settled for the Droid or just waited and remained happy with my Nokia Twist.

    I hate it when people refer to the Eris as a budget android phone. The cheaper price had nothing to do with my decision to get it over the Droid, okay!? The Tattoo is a budget android phone.
     
  20. bpk116

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    I went into the Verizon store with every intention of buying the Droid the week of it's release. As soon as I picked it up it just felt like a brick that would not fit in my pocket well and snag as I pulled it out. Then I kicked out the keyboard and had flashbacks of the two Moto Razr's I purchased just to have the hinge mechanism fail in under three months and the Q that crashed daily(WinMO or not it sucked). After a month of anticipation was destroyed I looked over and saw the Eris. Just ten minutes later I was purchasing three of them and I have to say it was the best impulse buy I have ever made. That is until the buy one get one promo started.:D
     
  21. zigzackattack

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    The droid was way too huge and ugly. The interface wasn't fun, and I am a huge fan of widgets, so sense was a must. The Eris is light, has a great shape, and was a massive upgrade from my BB storm, which for some reason didn't seem all that different from the Droid (Obviously I see the difference, but as far as size and UI are concerned... yuck). Anyway, this is the only phone that I have ever used that I would actually say either compares to or surpasses the iPhone (Believe me... I am a huge Apple fanboy, and even though I have never owned an iPhone, before the Eris I knew it was miles ahead of any smartphone). Anyway... this is quite a ramblepost, so I'll end it by saying that the Eris is elegant, fast (for the most part) and has the most intuitive interface I have ever seen. Thanks HTC :D.
     
  22. frickingphil

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  23. Roaddog

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    I've never owned a smart phone until now, and hate AT&T and their crappy service, as well as the Apple brand price premium. When I went to the store to check out new smartphones and make a decision, I went expecting to buy a Droid. Once I got there and held them in my hands though, the Eris won me over. Before any reviews had come out, I simply felt the Motorola Droid keyboard felt chintzy and cheap, and the phone was a brick. I carry my phone in my pocket all the time, and the Droid would have been too damn big.

    The Eris won because of size and the touch screen only design. I don't need a touch screen and a keyboard both. Just one or the other. If the Droid hadn't come with that crapy slide out keyboard, I'd probably be typing this from it instead of my Eris.
     
  24. swe3t23

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    how small it was to the droid.
    droid has a crappy keyboard.
     
  25. SlickRick

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    Size and low price did it for me. Its my 1st smartphone and I made a great choice.
    SlickRick
     

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