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Buyers regret

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by droidmatic, Jan 6, 2011.

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    So my wife and I recently bought new phones, she got the droid incredible, and I got the D2 because of the on board memory and the full keyboard.

    then I started playing with my wife's incredible and read some reviews, and i started to get some buyers remorse. The incredible has such a bright screen, and it just seems more polished. Even the UI is really nice.

    Then I kept using my phone, texting, emailing, etc. I rooted it, flashed Apex, and dled adwex. Now I am pretty happy with my decision, but I still wonder if i made the wrong choice.

    So the point is, why did you get the D2 over the other offerings from verizon, are you happy with your decisions, and is it really just all about that full keyboard? What makes the D2 a better choice than the incredible, or vice versa, if you feel that way?
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    I got the d2 over the dx (moto was my main choice) because of the physical KB but I did come to regret that decision because I never use the KB anymore and wish I had that extra screen size.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Well i had the incredible, but i went through 4 of them in one month. Bad certified replacements kept coming in, and 3g kept dropping. Then switched to the D2 and my life turned happy. I wish it had more features, but its fine how it is. *cough*720p,amoled,SENSE.*cough*

    I loved the Dinc's UI, but thats just aesthetic and it really kills your battery more than it helps you. LauncherPro's widgets do the same thing.
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    I left verizon because of the dinc. Had 3 refurbs, kept losing calls and data in a well covered area, the screen ate the battery like no ones business, and it just felt like a cheap phone, especially with the battery cover being the whole back of the phone was just plastic. Verizon brought me back with two free x's for my wife and I and we stood in line to trade them for droid 2s when they launched because the improved hardware keyboard is amazing and Im glad they did something with the gap on the front bottom of the d1 under the haptic keys on the droid 2. All in all its an amazing phone, really heavy duty, and I don't care what anyone says I can type faster with the hardware keyboard then any on screen, on any touch screen I had to backspace endlessly for it picking up the wrong letters. The x was a nice phone but I wish they had increased the resolution on it, the icons and all the other jazz was just a stretched version of a smaller screen, waste of screen real estate, and I didn't like the giant nodule that protruds from the back top of the x. So I've gone from blackberry storm to d1 to dincx4 to iphone 4 to droid x to droid 2 and the d2 is my fav by far
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    The D2 is a BEAST!! Combine HTC's weaker antenna and over consuming, battery devouring display, it can't hold a candle to the D1, D2, or DX IMO!! Hello Moto indeed!! :)



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    Don't you understand? If it doesn't say Motorola, it isn't a Droid.;)
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    You might want to tell Verizon and HTC that the Inc isn't a Droid. They are under the impression it is.
    Bot, OP, if you are happy with your choice then you made the right decision. Don't look for something that isn't there.

    Please Support Our Troops!! Traced from a wifi monolith.
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    That's funny I am in almost the opposite spot, well kind of. I still use my OG Droid at home over wifi, i miss the keyboard a sometimes when using my X, even though its not the greatest. Although My X seems to get better battery life and i like having a bigger screen.

    BTW i like Sense a little more than Blur. I hate having to wait for the bar at the bottom of the screen to disappear when i need to get in to the app drawer.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
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    Yeah, I know that I don't know how they could get confused so easily.
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    I got the D2 because the X wasn't available. I kept wondering if I was missing anything with the larger screen.

    Then I realized the keyboard makes the difference for me because I create and edit a lot of word docs.
    Using the virtual keyboard, half of the screen is taken up while editing the docs, with the physical keyboard the entire screen is used for the doc.
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    I chose the D2 because of the physical keyboard. I'm pretty pleased with it so far and just need to learn how to use all of the functions.
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    I want to get an HTC device next, only because HTC is much better at providing a good, smooth, and slick software experience. Motorola provides a sluggish one with their motoblur. It basically makes launcherpro a necessity for me. But I picked my D2 mainly for the physical keyboard. I don't regret my choice. It was the best phone out at the time for me.

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    I chose the D2 because of the physical keyboard. I come from years of experience with keyboard phones and even with Swype I couldn't see myself using only a screen. I like having a physical button to press if the screen decides to not cooperate.
    Also, the specs. This device rocks! I almost hesitate to call it a phone. I've got everything all set all pretty-like and it's just a joy to use.

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    +1 on that post
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    Feedback please. What verizon smartphone would u recommend? Droid 2, Blackberry Bold? Advise? Critical needs are Qwerty & Calendars. NE2 was back in Aug., tired of waiting for the, dare I say, HTC Merge.
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    I've found google calendar to be extremely useful. I put in all of my classes and it lets me know when my next class is. (college) Same goes for the physical keyboard. It's a lot wider than the narrow blackberry keyboard, it let's you type a lot faster and more accurately. I'd go with the Droid 2. I wouldn't recommend any of the phones over at CES, mainly because you said that a physical keyboard is one of your top features, and to my knowledge none of the phones revealed at CES had physical keyboards, none for verizon at least. I could be wrong.
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    Google Calendar support is excellent. Currently I use two Corporate Sync accounts and their respective calendars (can be buggy...) but if you use Google Calendar for all your scheduling needs it's almost guaranteed to be perfect. The keys on the D2 keyboard are bigger than those on a Blackberry, and maybe I'm just biased because of my large fingers but it's a lot easier to type on than my friends' 'berries. There are even apps that offer better Exchange support than the Droid's built-in Corporate Sync functionality, but currently my CorpSyncs are working great.

    Furthermore, in a sense you get out of your Droid what you put into it. That means apps. APPS! Droid does so many cool apps, and so many useful apps. Check out the various launcher replacements, GPS toys, and other goodies that make your device fun to use instead of just your phone. Based on my experience with Blackberries and my experience with my Droid, I'd choose Droid in a heartbeat.
    Some people coming from Blackberries find the transition difficult, but if you're unsure go play with one in the store. As far as I know, the Droid 2 Global is currently Verizon's most powerful and advanced Android handset. It's speedy, very versatile, infinitely customizable and looks sexy to boot (at boot?). There will probably be a Droid with keyboard refresh now with LTE, but 6 months after that there will be something "better" again. And after that. And again and again and again. Go Droid!
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    Thanks for the thread (sorta) hijack lol. If you need a qwerty kb from verizon, then I don't think you could do much better than the d2, but then again its also my first smartphone so i'm not an authority.

    Just to clarify though, I am happy with my droid, I guess I just wanted to know what everyone thought about vs the otherr phones on the market. Thanks for the feedback guys!

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    I get annoyed at work about this. Some goes, "yea I have a droid" I go oh yea, which one. They show me some Tmobile Cliq. Another person goes "yea, I've got a droid" I say again, oh yea, which one. He shows me a Sprint EVO. I want to say, well if it's not Verizon, you cannot have a DROID!!!!! I don't think Motorola owns the Droid name, I'm thinking it's Verizon, so they can call it whatever they want, hence the Droid Incredible.
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    Lucasfilms owns "Droid" but Motorola bought the rights to use it who in turn, sold rights to Verizon.



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