DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43

Thread: Taking it back today

  1. Droid Newbie
    MarksDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    1702
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    4
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #1

    Taking it back today

    I stood in line at 6:30 am last week to get my Droid, but I'm returning it today after trying to work with it for a week. Here's why:

    1. I keep my volume at the max, but several times now it has gone into silent mode and I have missed critical calls. I think it's because of that flat volume rocker button which is a horrible design. This is unacceptable to miss important calls and notifications.

    2. The phone sometimes starts dialing when I didn't want it to (I guess screen is too sensitive), and there's no end call button to abort fast. Similarly, after a real call, hanging up is a pain - I have to press on/off, slide unlock and then find the screen to end the call. Ridiculous

    3. Notification of text and email requires you to press on/off (I hate that tiny button), unlock the phone (why, if I just pressed the button?) then pull down the notification page or press buttons and screens. The notifications should immediately display on the screen (unless the phone is password locked). I get a lot of notifications, and it's annoying to go through those steps to make it display them.

    4. The email and text screens cannot be enlarged for easier reading. The timestamp on text messages is like the bottom line on an eye chart!

    5. Keyboard slideout wobbles and opens by accident

    6. Battery cover opens too easily and falls off sometimes. I don't use a case because it makes the phone too bulky and hard to use.

    I really wanted to enjoy this phone, but even just for the first reason, I have to return it. Cannot afford to miss calls and notifications because the phone went silent.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid
    elgordo123's Avatar
    Member #
    1020
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    81
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #2
    Wow, I haven't heard of so many hardware problems, you must have a bad unit. As far as the software and messaging goes, there are other apps you can download that will handle them better. The default is plenty for me, but I'm sure you can search or others have names of the messenging software.
  4. Droid Newbie
    Furious Stylz's Avatar
    Member #
    4341
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1
    Phone
    Droid
    #3
    Sorry to hear. Sounds like an exchange is in order. I haven't had those physical issues with the phone. As far as the software, there may be some apps available or coming. I know I saw an sms popup and I bet a developer will cover the phone lock issue in due time.
  5. Junior Droid
    DigitalRapture's Avatar
    Member #
    4339
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    16
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #4
    Sounds to me like you haven't yet learned to use the phone.
  6. Droid
    kaorte's Avatar
    Member #
    570
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    65
    Phone
    Moto Droid
    #5
    With the program "locale" you should be able to set a default to make the ringer go all the way up so if it is turned down accidentaly it will turn itself back up.

    When hanging up a call you should not have to unlock the phone. There is a proximity sensor on the phone that should wake the phone up when you pull it away from your face. There should not be an unlock screen. Maybe you are just pressing the lock button out of habit?

    There are notification programs that allow you to reply without unlocking the phone.
  7. tlq
    tlq is offline
    Junior Droid
    tlq's Avatar
    Member #
    2902
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    25
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #6
    I gotta say I've hit the volume button numerous time too...
  8. Droid
    dajakal's Avatar
    Member #
    1703
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    60
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #7
    The first two issues sound like your screen timeout was set too long, but I hear you on points 3 & 4. Having to unlock the phone, pull down the notifications, and then tap the message is annoying. I'm finding that there are a lot of quirks in Android where the best fix is just to get an app that actually does it right. A little frustrating...
  9. Senior Droid
    denlem's Avatar
    Member #
    213
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Douglas, MA
    Posts
    141
    Phone
    Fascinate
    #8
    I find hanging up a call is no problem. Once I pull it away from my ear, the screen lights back up again and I press the red button to hang up. My phone has never been locked after a call, or away from the call screen.
  10. Senior Droid
    the3dolla's Avatar
    Member #
    1771
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    180
    Phone
    Moto Droid of course
    #9
    I vote the same.. User error..

    I just checked out locale, seems like a cool program but it does appear that you must keep GPS on for some conditions to work, I usually turn it off. However, you could setup a contact to always ring full volume if it is important..
  11. Droid
    djstar2k2's Avatar
    Member #
    278
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    94
    #10
    the 1st prob seems to be phone placement ihad no issues except when i hit the sleep button on top then i might tap the rocker.
    2nd i dont keep widgets on my middle home screen cuz i like my pics not to be covered but i do keep my phone widget on my left screen to make calls. i do miss my physical keys on my G1 but not that much. so u could move them so it wont dial out but if its sleep in ur pocket it wont dial. and the lock screen can be set to time ot never but i keep mine on ten mins
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Disable or change the Camera sound when taking pics?
    By Jef in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-12-2011, 07:28 AM
  2. TODAY screen
    By elleirdad in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-27-2009, 08:58 AM
  3. My Droid died today!!!
    By nammysu in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-14-2009, 04:44 PM
  4. Taking the Droid apart
    By RichStevenson in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 02:57 PM
  5. Droid for sale Today.
    By Attackcenter in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 08:14 PM

Search tags for this page

rezound

,

why the new razr sucks

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+