Hello, I have had my Motorola Droid for 3 months and am somewhat disappointed by it's os and hardware. I did not write this thread to complain, I simply would like to know if anyone else realizes these problems. There is a great deal of competition in the phone market, but every time I compare the droid to an Iphone or other smartphone, it falls short in almost every aspect, for example:
I really have to download vibrate mode by force to quickly switch to vibrate? Where is the simplicity?
New os, 2.1, has significantly slowed my phone, as it has been proven to slow the fps on the screen.
Apps are designed terribly, the Facebook app, is flawed, reffering me to the mobile site to slowly load pictures? "Droid Does.", what? This is merely one example. Compare an android app and an apple or blackberry app, they are just made so bad.
I will admit the camera is nice, and the shutter speed has been greatly improved.
Battery life: average to bad, I have tried everything to improve it.
Why would you give live wallpapers in the update if the phone lags? I need a flush and smooth os, this is why I got the droid, simply click menu button to see the lag while using the phone on live wallpapers.
Music player is god awful, there is no denying that, even with the update.
While on vibrate I have to go to settings then media volume if i dont want a game blasting through the speakers in a quiet environment. I would figure if the phone is on vibrate, the designers would assume they wanted quiet games and apps for users.
Widgets are useless. A youtube widget? What is the point of that? It doesn't do anything. Facebook? Just as useless, the only useful widget I have found is Weatherbug
Make a mistake while texting? You really expect me to scrunch my fingers together to pinpoint exactly where i made a mistake? Do the designers assume we text without flaws? Apple designers realized this obviously.
Top game; Robo Defense. Sure it's kind of phone but really? Is this the best you have android? I expected the games to be a weak point in the Droid due to the marketplace but I am sad that the phones keyboard hasn't been utilized for gaming.
The auto-dimmer is waaaaaaay to sensitive, this contributes to the already bad battery life. It changes super bright when I dont need it to.
All in all, I am just sad of the potential the phone had and it just seems many apps as well as the os are very sloppy and not simple.
Here is an example: To make a call to Bob on a droid:
1. Unlock screen
2. If needed, scroll to main home screen, since the phone app is not always on botoom like iPhone
4.Go to favorites
5. Allow minor lag of new profile pics in contacts
6. Click tiny green call button
1. Double click home button
2. Click bob on large display of contact