For those of you to switched from moto droid to X

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Chrisace89, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sweeeeet

    sweeeeet Silver Member

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    yea i have 3 lines too on a fam plan but they all expire the same day and didn't know people took one year plans was the phone price higher? i'd like to switch my droid for an x but it doesn't look like its possible at the moment

    as for retail... never have never will lol
     
  2. kmasum

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    This phone awesome! I love the big screen and yes motoblur too...loving the hd camera too..its a super fast phone...day night difference than my original droid...can't imagine using it with 2.2 hopefully by end of next month.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    I switched because of the keyboard. I wanted one without the slide out keyboard. Gotta say tho it is a slick phone.
     
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    Big improvement. The large screen, video recording quality, bigger keyboard, and just the overall "sexiness" of the phone's design (slim, solid) make the switch definitely worth it for me. My droid was lightning quick and had all the goodies with 2.2 and cyanogenmod, but the speed of the x is comparable and once we get 2.2 and/or custom roms, this thing will be SICK.
     
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    You may want to look into upgrading early then. I believe they are still running their early upgrade promotion with no penalty.

    I am personally waiting until the 2Ghz beast show up. I want the Droid X but I will be patient until my next upgrade next year.
     
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    Love it. Love the speed and responsiveness. As far as the screen, I hope that 4.3 screens never go out of style, cause I can never go back to those tiny screens!
     
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    As I've stated elsewhere over the past few weeks, I think holding out right now is the best option. If you're a custom ROM kinda guy, just sit back and see what what progress the community makes (or roadblocks) with the DX and/or D2 - especially considering the rate new phones are being released.

    I'm pretty happy camper with the D1 right now and I don't think I could bear to switch to a platform that doesn't allow modding. Essentially, I think from here on out I be following the dev gravy train.
     
  8. Erron

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    While the screen size is really nice, that is the only improvment I could boast about right now. Speed..my droid was faster in quadrant. Call it stock v not stock, it doesn't matter. Today when he is asking the droid tests faster with a custom rom. It also has froyo. We wont have froyo for 6 weeks(hopefully). That will of course make a difference in speed.

    I will likely switch back tot he droid and save the $440 over the life of the contract this X would cost me. Being close tot he root dev team that seems to be doing the most, I can say it's going to be tough. You guys can reply and flame me I don't mind. I am just sharing my opinion. A rooted droid, to me, is better than a stock anything.

    One thing that bugs me, id like to try the moto widgets but if you add a thrid party launcher, it kills them. You can't change the size. So you can go completely stock or lose the customizable widgets.

    OH, and can everyone here saying the droid x doesn't lag at all upload a youtube for me of them unlocking their screen? Just for comparison, but mine does lag a bit when I unlock the screen.
     
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  9. outkastragtop

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    I don't know about anyone else here but im just the type of person who MUST have the newest cool phone that comes out. I've had four phones in the past two years. I went with the droi x because i wanted a phone that was a solid slab without a sliding keyboard an i tried the eris and couldn't stand the small screen and low resolution. So i checked out the incredible which looked cool, but im not a big fan of htc's sense UI plus it had the same size screen as my droid 1. Then i simply held a droid x dummy phone and i was sold. I ended up calling over 20 different verizon stores to find one being sold at retail and ended up with the last one left in a store four towns away. Yes i know buying a phone at retail is ridiculous but its like an addiction lol. This phone is sick.
     
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    Honestly, I don't think buying a phone retail is ridiculous. It's the only way the wife and I roll these days. With the rate "must haves" are being released, being tied to X provider is ridiculous. Plus, you can usually sell your out of contract phone for at least half of what you paid for it by time you're ready to move on.

    I think the mobile market space would be a better place if more people purchased out of contract - let providers know that we won't be dicked around. Then again, I'm also a proponent of paying a small premimum if you'll sell me an "open" phone.
     
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    Everything everyone else has said hereand more.
    I will tell you what I do miss about my rooted Droid, that black notification bar. But not much.....
    This phone is awesome, the screen size the speed. Yes when I play some of my 3d intensive games it does lag from time to time.
    But in the everyday real world stuff opening apps browsing the net, the asthetics the Droid is no comparison. I don't really miss the physical keyboard as much as I though.
    It has also been proven that the camera on this thing is pretty darned awesome. Has settings that you can play with setting the iso, and the exposure. What more can I say. The more I use it the more I like it....
    Go for it. I have three upgrades that I can use this year, and if none of the new phones coming out are LTE compatible but I am sure they will
    be I will have no problem holding out and waiting a year with this phone.
    This phone rocks man. :lifting:
     
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    Upgrading from D1 to DX. I've tried searching, and come up empty. Is there a way to backup the info on the D1 onto the SD card, then switch that card to the DX?


    TIA!