Droid 2 or Droid 2 Global?

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  1. dirtyfingers

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    Sorry if this has been covered already, but my wife recently got the D2 and now I see that VZW is no longer carrying new D2s only certified pre-owned. She is thinking of exchanging it for the D2G, and I was wondering if there would be any benefits to doing this and if so what are the pros and cons?

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    Does she need a world phone?
     
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    D2 global has 1.2 ghz chip

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    No not really we don't go overseas very often, it will almost always be used in the US. Does the extra processor power really help or just drain the battery faster?

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    Become international person of mystery make friends overseas with social apps but then again you have skype

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    How is the reception in the US compared to the D2?

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    aside from the faster processor thats is, and that it comes in white. mind you if your past thirty days from the purchase date you cant exchange it and if your not past thirty days and do in fact exchange it, theres a 35 dollar restock fee just to keep in mind
     
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    It will be 30 days on Jan. 1. Im willing to pay $35 if the phone is that much better, but im just not sure.

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    If you can exchange it definitely do. All the motorola devices now have a locked bootloader. This means custom roms do not exist, only modified motorola roms exist. So once motorola stops updating, you are done getting os upgrades. The droid 2 global will likely be supported longer than the droid 2.
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    thats not necessarily true, however your right support will continue on w d2g more so rather d2 considering d2 is being done away with so that is something to consider. but like how good have the stock updates really been? not so hot considering lots of people have complained about 2.2 on d1
     
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    I have both D2 and D2G and only notice one main difference for use in the US, the D2 seems to get better battery life. Keep in mind this is only a subjective observation since usage of phone and apps vary day to day and therefore phone to phone. My wife and I travel overseas and GSM is a part of our lives too so the Global feature of the D2G does provide us a benefit. The balance of functionality between phones seems identical. If my experience is correct and you are not leaving the US often, I would much rather have a longer battery life over a possible future OS enhancement like 2.3 to 2.3.1. My two cents...
     
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    Battery life seems to be more important to her since she is not very tech saavy and her main use for the phone is facebook (besides actually making phone calls or texts). So the D2 will get gingerbread whenever it gets released?

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