Droid 2 Global or Droid X?

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  1. SativaSam

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    I'm about to pick up a new phone, coming from an env Touch and am having a very hard time deciding between the new Droid 2 Global or the X. I don't have a problem with the X not having a keyboard, but it has a slower processor than the Global and I am just trying to get people's opinions of both phones since I've never owned a Droid before. I love the X's big screen, but the lack of a keyboard and slower processor is definitely a negative. However I am hearing bad things about the Global such as weaker battery life and it's apparently being recalled. I'm not hearing much praise about the phone.
     
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    I've owned both, and by my expert opinion (which is not very expert) I would pick the Droid 2 Global. The Droid X's screen is awesome, but it's not as great as it might seem. The screen is tall, and takes a bit of finger travel to reach the top. The Global's screen size is nice, a little smaller than I wish, but very nice. Also, there is no recall because of a flaw with the phone. As of right now, however, that's all we know. Only Best Buy has stopped selling them. Also, while battery life is worse on the Global, it can easily get through a day of average use.
    I hope this helps. Ignore the 'droid newbie' thing. I'm new to this site, but not to Android :). Either phone is amazing, I just feel the Global is better. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask!
     
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    I also came from an enV touch and I can tell you that either phone will be a drastic improvement. I will say however that if you're planning on rooting and customizing the phone, an x will be yyour best bet as it has far and away more developer support than the d2g.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    Well I've also heard that call quality is weaker on the Global, and that the battery life is significantly weaker. I love having a pullout keyboard, coming from an env Touch, but the buttons aren't raised so I doubt it'd be that great. I'm not looking for reasons to NOT pick the Global, it just seems like the X is a more tried and true Droid and seems like I would enjoy it more.
     
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    The huge screen with the larger virtual keyboard sold me on the X vs the Incredible, D2, Fascinate and all other smart phones out there. I can txt so fast with the onscreen its unreal and I love having all that real estate to view web pages and such. And this coming from never having owned a smartphone until Nov
     
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    I say Droid X unless you need the global capabilities or want a slide out keyboard.
     
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    Well I am wondering how good is the onscreen virtual keyboard of the X? I've heard it's amazing and I have also heard it's really bad. I can text as fast as you could even imagine with my env Touch so I've definitely mastered its keyboard. Wouldn't mind trying an all virtual one again, coming from owning a Dare.
     
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    Simple solution. Go to VZW store and try them both at a variety of things. You'll have your best answer that way. Peoples online digital "opinions" only go so far. You eventually just have to go try and decide for yourself.

    I spent over an hour and a few visits to my VZW store. From the first visit, still hating and depising the very idea of owning and paying from a smartphone from deciding between the DX and the Fascinate a week later.
     
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    Will do. The X supports Flash fully now right?
     
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    Its a great virtual kb imo. I have used it a hand full of times and I can type as fast or faster on it than on my d2. In fact on my d2 I often choose to use the virtual kb. I say go with the x. You wont regret it.

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    I love it. Some people simply can't get use to using a virtual keyboard though. The large screen makes it quite easy.

    Edit: Yeah the x supports flash.
     
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    I had a tour then the pro first week out and returned it five days later I wanted the android web browser but thought I could not live without out the hard keyboard but I decided to give the X a try since I didnt like the idea of having to turn the phone sideways everytime to type, well its been two weeks and I am soooo happy with the phone the voice and speech recognition really help...good luck
    Heck you can always return within thirty days..

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
     
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