I think the market is different now though. When the Droid came out it had no internal storage at all so of course you needed a card. Now they're making phones with so much internal storage that one isn't really needed. Plus Google music now exists so you don't really need the space for music as you can just stream it. As the tech changes, what we need in a phone also changes. So you can say that issues become non issues for people because a certain device comes out, but I think issues are determind by the tech that's available. An sd card slot is no longer an issue for me because of reasons that I previously stated. A removeable battery is somewhat of an issue for me because battery tech isn't so great right now. I keep a portable battery pack for now but an extra battery is a lil less hassle than the pack. So yes some people might make some concessions for a phone (I would make a lot to have updates first) but I think the ones being made aren't too big.
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I am VERY underwhelmed with BOTH of these phones. I have the original Droid and I am due for an upgrade. My friend got the bionic and I played around with it. I think the screen leaves something to be desired. I think my original Droid has a better, more clearer screen than the Bionic. The Bionic almost looks dingy or cheap. I was looking forward to the Bionic for months. And then when I heard the Razr came out and with a better screen I thought it would be a great find. But now I hear about an unremovable battery and storage and I am not pleased. I guess I can get over the storage as I haven't tapped into the storage on my Original Droid. But I was hoping to take the apps with me to the new phone I got. Ok. I can download them again. A pain....but not a deal breaker. But the battery thing - that REALLY concerns me. I can't even begin how many times I've had to remove the battery on every phone I've owned to get it "unstuck" for whatever reason. This worries me. And with all these phones having a history of crappy battery life, what if this one has a crappy one too? You can't get an extended.
If I had to chose between the Razr or Bionic, if the screen is the same, then I would go with the Bionic, cause of the battery, I had batteries die on me over the years I owed cellphones. If the Screen was better than the Bionics, then the Razr, because I was not a fan of the grainy pixels on the Bionic, the Bionic's screen was my sole reason I returned mine :-(
The battery is most likely the LiPolymer type used in the iPhone which should give it better charging characteristics and contributes to the slim form factor but trades off in cycle life and volatility.
It's good to know about the SD card.....the battery thing worries me but I feel better knowing there's a "kill switch" - but like you I worry about the batteries. But Verizon generally has been pretty good about replacing things...so maybe they'd be good about this?
My question is, if it freezes... what will get it back since obviously a battery pull won't be possible....
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