VZW really needs to fix their 4G. It's way too goofy at this point.
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I don't blame you. A 4G phone is a waste of an upgrade without great coverage, yes you can switch over and use 3G only but why pay a premium price for a handset that you can't utilize to it's fullest.
I think its smart to just go with a great 3G phone.
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I'm in a similar situation, I come from Droid X and at the time thought it was the best phone ever (especially running DSX). My reason's for keeping the Razr are somewhat specific. My son was born at the end of this October, so I wanted a phone that could be better suited for his arrival. I've been on family leave for two months and was able to test out my phone under these specific conditions.
The feature upgrades over Droid X included:
Better camera: After over 300 pic and videos under low light conditions, the Razr camera is a lot better than X. Better exposure and less noise. Outside it's probably similar, but indoors - no contest. Miss the hardware shutter button, but it's a good compromise.
FFC: For when I go back to work.
Capacitive buttons: When trying to get a newborn to sleep, silent buttons are key. Did not know how much I missed them until I got the Razr. Can't handle the buttons on the X now...
Slim profile with a similar battery life: Since the majority of my days are on Wifi, this is still an unknown to me. But the test runs on 3G have been good (with Smart Actions, of course).
ACCESS to 4G: I knew that for MY use, I don't need constant access to high speed. My email and messages get pushed over 3G just fine. I don't constantly surf over 4G. But when I do need it, I wanted to know that I can access it.
GPS performance. The lock on the Razr is faster and more precise than on the X. I attribute it to the access to GLONASS satellite network as well as our own. A feature that is missed in a lot of reviews. Currently only Droid Razr and Galaxy Note (not Nexus) appear to be the only phones to use it. A great feature upgrade.
Screen (a very personal opinion). I just like the screen of Razr better than X. Some might not. I do.
And a very weird personal one: It fits into my Kuhl pants phone pocket better. An essential quality to me. Love those damn pants :-)
But, I completely understand why would someone go back to the X. That phone is a beast, very well built, and very well developer supported.
Forgot about the FFC...lol. I was only thinking about the speaker sounding louder and reception seeming to be better on my RAZR. Maybe I had a bad speaker on my DX1 but my RAZR is louder. And on top of those 2 things....the better version of Blur and the smoothness of the RAZR overall.. I couldnt go back to my DX1 as a daily phone. Only way I would is if I didnt see any improvements in functionality for me. And my DX1 screen washes out bad when viewing off center. As much as I liked LCD screens last year.....I am an Amoled fan now.
And for playing games...I actually miss the hard keys on my DX1. Too many accidental presses on capacitive screens is killing me...got a feeling it wont get any better with the G Nex.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The lack of 4g coverage is extremely disappointing. I actually leave my Razr on 3g only. But the specs itself are definitely superior. I used my upgrade unfortunately too soon. I could've kept my inc2, but my wife wouldn't let her gorilla grip off my old phone, so I'm keeping my Razr, its not a bad thing, but I could've waited...anyone else miss their old 3g phone?????lol
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Last edited by Wopback; 12-31-2011 at 03:06 PM.
Well you wont be suffering to bad going back to the X! One of the most solid best phones ever made. It is strange that when changing to 3g only on a 4g phone it doesn't really help. It seemed like the OGD and the X could get a signal even if I were to go to the moon.