I'm coming over to VZW/DX from 3 years of iPhone/AT&T experience. (have owned iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS) and I'm for the most part *very, very* pleased with the DX. It answers many issues with the iPhone that are still problems 4 years into the iPhone platform. The one, very big problem I've noticed with the DX thus far is that the quality of audio play back seems horrible - and I I mean really lousy! (sounds noticeably worse than normal FM radio) I am playing unprotected AAC files I purchased when I "upgraded" iTunes after Apple suspended the DRM on most of their library. The songs were synced using Doubletwist. I'm using the the built in music app with the home screen widget for song control. I'm outputting the audio from the DX to my car stereo via a cassette adapter - which has worked fine for over 3 years with the iPhone. (In fact I've been very happy with audio playback from the iPhone)
Has anyone else noticed an issue? I'm not trying to make the situation over-blown, but it was *very* disappointing when I heard the audio playback In short, it is unacceptable. I tried changing the output for the "wired stereo devices" audio effects to "home theater" from "extreme bass" but it didn't help. I also tried surround - neither helped the overall quality, although they did change it some.
The phone was fully charged and actually connected to the charger at the time. I'd found in the past that there was a "sweet spot" with the iPhone as far as device volume and the volume of my car stereo and I tried playing with that, but to no avail.
Thanks for any input. I’m for the most part very pleased with the DX. It has a few quirks, but for the most part (excluding some head scratchers on a couple menu item names, use of hardware buttons for some things that could easily be accessed via on onscreen buttons/objects) the phone crushes the iPhone in features, performance and functionality. Further, the Verizon network simply blows the AT&T out of the water – which really was the reason I made the move. The DX was the compelling final nail in the coffin of my relationship with AT&T – however, I’ve been bitterly disappointed with AT&T for at least the last 12 months – finally having gotten fed up with the dropped calls, failed calls, etc. Things seem to have gotten worse (my opinion) in the last 6 months. I hardly ever get 3G with AT&T in place I used to. Several friends have been getting the same thing with their iPhones. You’ll get 3G, then get dropped to EDGE after a few minutes – seemingly randomly. You have to toggle into/out of airplane mode to re-establish 3G, only to get dropped again a few minutes later. Not good when you really on the data potion of your phone and are being charged a mandatory $30 per month for their data package…