I was in your shoes sorta, had a v710 and e815 for many, many years, and went through a crappy replacement phone after finally taking my 2 year upgrade last month. Decided to try the Droid 4 out, I find it hard to get a feel for the demo phones with everyone and everything going on in the crowded Verizon store. Anyways, I upgraded to Droid 4 with the full intention of simply returning it (with $35 restock fee) after a few weeks, and getting the Droid 3, because that'd be about $250 cheaper.
Originally Posted by Thoth17
I didn't realize you can upgrade to the D4 on Amazon for about $50 less, but that might have made it more of a pain to return it, anyways...
It's been over a month now, and I still have my Droid 4 . For me, the keyboard alone made it worth it, I feel in love with it after the first day, hands down the best I've ever seen or used on a phone. Plus, with all the other upgrades the phone has, like being able to choose 4G or 3G, not only for data but sometimes (albeit, rarely) 4G coverage will be better than 3G, or 3G will be bogged down and slow in comparison and it's nice to have an alternative. I'd at least try the D4 before deciding, the $35 was worth it to me.
If you decide to try it, you might not want to let the Verizon clerks know that you plan to return it, I've met some of them who are completely anal about having to be the the clerk that sells you a phone you are planning on returning, even though it is completely your choice. Guess they get bad marks or something? Idk.