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Decisions, decisions....

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by pattikate, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. pattikate
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    I'm directing this to all you satisfied Droid X owners. I hope you can give me some much needed input. Here's my situation: I'm eligible for an upgrade and desperately want to ditch my crappy (old) feature phone. For my first ever smartphone, I'm having one heck of a time deciding.

    After hearing all the glitches and with the newly released HTC Thunderbolt (poor battery life on 4G, yet bad signal strength while on 3G) I've ruled that phone out. My dilemma is as follows:

    Should I get the Droid X (which is established and well known by now) even though it is a 3G phone, or wait until who knows when for the Bionic 4G? My mind tells me to use my upgrade for the DX, rather than wait for a new 4G phone and risk the chance of a tiered and higher priced data plan.

    Even though the Droid X is a 3G, it's still a great device with fast enough data speed for an average internet user (browsing, emails, etc.) and should be adequate for a first time smartphone owner like myself, right? And if I choose the Droid X, and it soon reaches its EOL, I'd still get support from Verizon, right?

    Thanks for your suggestions and input!!!
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    I've been trying to help my brother with this same dilemma.
    I told him to get the X because he wouldn't use the features of the Thunderbolt and it was getting poor reviews on battery life.
    He didn't listen, bought the Thunderbolt and they couldn't even activate it.

    Now he wants to wait for the Bionic, still won't use the features, and you can get the DX for a penny.

    I just bought the X about 2 weeks ago, paid retail and couldn't be happier.
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    Would you be open to purchasing one used online and saving your upgrade for the Bionic or another phone coming in the next 6 months? This way you will have something new (to you) but can take time to make an informed decision.
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    Unless something totally blows me out of the water in the next 6 months, I'm keeping my X until it drops dead :)
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    You are in the same boat I am in. I'm ready for my last early upgrade next month and trying to decide on the Iphone4 or the X. After reading much reviews, I'm going with the X.
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    I think you should think twice before buying a droid x. In today's world a phone gets old in less than a year. This month's hot phone in a few months will be overshadowed by something else. Forget about the iphone4 thats even more outdated than the X.

    Perhaps getting the droid x on a 1 year plan? then just wait and see what new phones are available next year at this time. Who knows what great super phone will be out. :icon_eek:
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    No I wouldn't recommend u buying the x at this point. And eol means u won't be getting much support as in updates and since this phone is locked down once motorola decides its on its eol u won't see upgrades anymore. I don't see the x getting an update past gingerbread.
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    I have had my X since the day they came out & I honestly don't care if there ever is another update for it.

    I installed the leaked 2.2 update the day it became available & running that with LauncherPro+, Handcent, Poweramp, SlingMobile, Sirius radio, Jorte calendar, weather & toggle widjets etc etc etc I am 100% happy with this phone (this is my first phone I have ever been able to say that about).

    My phone is 100% stable, fast as hell & runs for weeks at a time without rebooting. I don't remember it ever freezing up once & I use the hell out of it.

    I certainly wouldn't waste the money on a t-bolt as other than 4G it is basically the same phone as the X (except with MUCH poorer battery life)

    ~John
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    That's basically how I feel too.

    You live in Rochester?? So do I.

    ~John
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    Hey I'm perfectly happy with the X as well. My upgrade isn't due until 04/12 and I'm in no hurry to ditch my droid X. There will always be some phone out or on the horizon that's has better specs. Who knows what will be available by April of 2012, but I'll see when I get there.
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    If you're going to buy an x, I'd get it off of ebay. May cost you another <$50ish, but youll be able to upgrade again whenever you please(if something comes out & catches your attention).

    With that said, I think youll love the x. Its a great phone, & an unbelievable phone coming from a feature phone :p

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    Like the others said, just buy your Droid X from a trusted seller with a clean esn, keep it for about a year, then get something else. I got my X in December and couldn't be happier. Ebay is the way to go. Cheers.

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    *Ebay is the trick! I just got my used X in January and still have my upgrade in August! Best of both worlds!
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    Thanks everyone for the solid advice. One more question: If I do buy the X off eBay (to save my update for later) and was covered by the manufacture warranty, if something went wrong with the device would I have to go through Motorola, rather than bring it in to Verizon? Or would it be best to buy the X through Verizon under a one year contract...hmmm...
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    Ditto to that jordan

    THE X
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    I called Verizon and they said that the insurance that I had on my Driod 1 automatically transfered to my X. I didnt have to do anything.

    *oops, misread. I'm not sure about the warranty.
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    My $0.02...

    Reality check first...this forum is made up primarily of people who actually know and understand that "cell phones" can and do receive updates...the vast majority of cell phone owners though, do not, and really couldnt care less...

    So, depending on what type of user you are, worrying about the device reaching EOL and not receiving updates may be a sticking point, or a moot point. Personally, I am in the boat with the rest of the "non caring"...I believe my Droid X is pretty damn awesome just the way it is...and I havent seen a phone released in the last 3 months, or rumored to be released in the next 6 months that offers anything of real substance as far as "improvements" go over my Droid X.

    The only caveats I see in not getting a Droid X are as follows:

    1) You like having a hardware keyboard - DX doesnt

    2) You have small hands - The DX is 4.3" afterall

    3) You live in a 4G coverage area now - Vast majority of the US does not at this time, nor will they by the end of 2011

    4) You are 1 of those "must have the newest because its obviously better since it is newer" type of people(always wonder if the buy cars, tv`s and other random things with the same mentality?)

    In the end, its all in what you want, need for your device to do, as well as how much you are willing to spend...good luck!:)
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    I did talk with Verizon Rep on the phone and she said as of 3/31 the Droid X will reach EOL and they would not be getting anymore shipped from Motorola. They will only sell whats in stock in the stores. I'm not due for an early upgrade until April 28th. I will either check with Verizon to see whats in stock and do a one year contract or I will just wait for one of the newer phones coming out.
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    If you buy a phone off of ebay, how do you go about activating it correctly? I'm new to all of this and would like to get a DX in about 2 months. My upgrade isn't until 5/21. I really don't have to have the "latest and greatest" I just want to get my first smartphone.

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    Motorola Droid X

    I would go with the droid X. Everyone that I talked with really loves this phone. I am always slow to buy new release phones because it always seems that they have bugs that need to be worked out. Go with the established phone and don't chance it.