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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Doit2it, Sep 11, 2011.


Why are you staying with the Droid X?

  1. I just plain love my Droid X!

    14 vote(s)
  2. The Bionic just doesn't seem to deliver

    8 vote(s)
  3. I'm still under contract

    16 vote(s)
  4. I can't afford a $300 upgrade at this time

    7 vote(s)
  5. I'm waiting for something else, then I'm outta here!

    14 vote(s)
  1. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    With all these 'Leaving for the Bionic' threads I thought I'd find out who's staying with the Droid X and why.

    I'll have to admit I've been tempted by the Bionic, especially the Costco bundle. But the early battery life threads (9 to 11 hours) have made me decide to pass. I can't have my phone dying or see having to swap batteries every afternoon. And I've never used extended batteries. Just too bulky for me.

    What about you?

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  2. MutantCheese

    MutantCheese Android Expert

    The Bionic would have been awesome in may/June, now it's just late to the party.
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  3. ozzzy3z

    ozzzy3z Well-Known Member

    No 4G in my area, so I see no reason to leave. I have an early upgrade available and I am eager to see the official Prime release. However, I am very happy with my X and the Prime will need to be a significant upgrade for me to consider leaving the X.
  4. Thatoe

    Thatoe Newbie

    No reason to upgrade yet. Droid X can still do everything I need and it does it well.
  5. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    For me, I'm not really impressed with what's come out this summer. I'm looking for an upgrade in all areas (screen size, processor, RAM, 4G, etc) and the Bionic comes close, but the screen may not be big enough. I'm holding out hope for the Droid Prime, or maybe the Samsung note that comes with a stylus (which I care less for).
  6. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    At this point my Droid X still provides me the functionality that I desire... so I don't see much value in making an investment in a new phone. In time, however, that will change...
  7. Steven58


    I agree with Martimus. Besides, I also feel that the Bionic is several months too late in its debut. The NextGen Vzw phones are going to seriously outclass the Bionic regarding specs.
  8. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert

    Well, my X still does everything I need it to do. No 4G service any where near my home and only in a couple of places I travel to...so 4G is NOT any kind of a factor. With the ongoing development here in the X community, I see no reason to even think of leaving...I love my X and all the HARD WORK those have put into making the roms and themes and all...makes my X fun to own.

    I want be leaving until there is really, really something special available...quad core anyone :)
  9. theineffablebob

    theineffablebob Android Enthusiast

    Nexus Prime will be around my upgrade time (bought DX at launch) so I'm probably gonna get that.
  10. z0mb13m4n

    z0mb13m4n Android Enthusiast

    I love my X and see no reason to leave it yet. I'm still under contract, but even if I weren't, I'd not be going anywhere.
  11. Droid Samurai

    Droid Samurai Member

    +1 to that.

    UrsusVIIILXXXVII Android Enthusiast

    My contract isn't up until next October and while some new phones are looking good, nothing is really making me jump. I am intrigued to see what will happen in the next year with the Google/Motorola Mobility merger. I will be keeping a close eye on those developments.

    In the meantime, I am content to flash roms. It's always like a new phone every time.
  13. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    staying for some of the same reasons above:

    - I could early upgrade, but I can't justify the cost.
    - the X does everything I want, and with 2nd init, it's only a matter of time before we get 720p camcorder back
    - Moto fixed the radio, so with 13p, my signal is better than ever (which is what they are known for)
    - honestly, even though I still hate Moto, after handling a Samsung and an HTC phone, I really don't like anything about the interface of those, so it's either a Nexus device or Moto (*sighs*)
    - no 4G here, and even then, I don't feel like paying the extra $$$ for data that I won't ever use (mainly use wifi at home; 3G is reserved for light browsing or Pandora)
    - with OC/UV, I can get a 2600 quadrant score with CM7, which puts me on par with a dual core device. I've got your "fasterer" right here...
  14. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    Why would you pay more for data? You are grandfathered-in to the old unlimited data plan, right? Or do you not have an unlimited data plan?
  15. chmodx

    chmodx Android Enthusiast

    One year to today before I'm eligible for an upgrade. I'll be staying for that primary reason, but I also know that in 6 months the Bionic will be down to $99 or less, and people are paying for hype right now. The bionic is the only phone recently to get commercials looking like a bad action CGI movie.

    The fact is, it's going to be like the X. The X was really, really hyped up when it was coming out. It's been a great phone for it's generation, but the new generation(approx 1 yr) has now arrived. Think of it this way--your X is a great phone today, in a year not so much. The Bionic will be a great phone in 1 yr, but in 2 it won't be so much.

    That first 12 months is great with your phone, after that you have 8-9 months of waiting for your upgrade and feeling jealous of everyone else.
  16. Kevmueller

    Kevmueller Android Expert

    On our family plan I have an upgrade right now and will have another one in a month. My wife has her D2G and my son just got his D3, the other phone is a phone for an organization that I get reimbursed for and the other is our home phone so they don't need to be anything special.

    I have the car dock, media dock and an extra battery and battery charger (spent under $50 for all of them). This along with the phone still be great, development work still being done and no LTE until 2012 = I am more than happy with my DX. I am sure next year at some point I will be jumping to a new phone, but I am not itching to ditch the DX right now. Longest smart phone I have ever owned!
  17. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I received a text message from Verizon today about an early upgrade.
    I was very interested in the Bionic when it was rumored to have a 4.5" screen.

    I don't like the reports of the pixelated screen either. Spending $300 or in my case $600 because I'm not doing contracts anymore, would really upset me if the screen didn't please me.

    As for the Prime, with Samsung's track record on being late to the OS upgrade party, and their history of GPS issues, I'll pass.

    If the Droid HD comes with 4G and the 4.5" screen and the screen isn't pixelated, I'll take it.
  18. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Was going to get the Bionic but Im glad I waited. Will most likely go with the Prime, but we'll see.
  19. emaN resU

    emaN resU Well-Known Member

    I have had an upgrade available for about 2 months. I will not be leaving my X for at least another 3 to 6 months for a few reasons.

    1. The X is still a very nice device and does everything I need.
    2. The dev has picked up tremendously on this device with the implementation of new GB and second init ROMs.
    3. I will not buy any new device at the initial "New product" price.
    4. THIS FREAKIN FORUM ROCKS! Thats right, take a bow, you deserve it. :D
  20. MutantCheese

    MutantCheese Android Expert

    From what I've been reading, VZW won't get a Pure Google experience Nexus Prime, but a similarly spec'd device possibly called the "Droid Prime". Has anyone else heard about this?
  21. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Yeah I've heard these rumors. Hopefully its not true. If it is, will pass on the Droid Prime.
  22. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    I'm probably going to pass on all these phones until my upgrade in March next year, unless the phone is extremely spectacular (doubtful, but can't be worse than the Bionic :p)
  23. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    Even if they let me upgrade early, I see the Bionic as more hype than substance. Specs alone do not make a great phone.
  24. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Maybe big red will offer you an early upgrade. ;)
  25. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    Maybe, we'll see :D

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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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