Get Droid X now, or wait for Galaxy S?

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    Hi Everybody!

    Convince me to buy a droid X now instead of waiting for the 'fascinate/Galaxy S' to become available on Verizon. :icon_ banned:

    Is there some technical reason that the Droid X is superior? Better graphics processor or something? Is there some community-oriented reason (i.e. more developers will hack cool stuff on the X)?

    As far as I can tell, Both the Droid X and Galaxy S have solid processors/ram, big pretty screens, support external storage up to 32gb, both will get Froyo, both will be eligible for Gingerbread. Both are rooted. Neither have unlocked boot loaders.

    So in my mind, the Galaxy S wins because the super AMOLED screen is the latest and greatest. All other specs are pretty much the same as the X.

    Am I missing something?

    Cheers,
    -Justin
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    Samsung Fascinate:

    * Got Bing!
    * Nobody knows when Fascinate is coming.
    * No notification LED
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    Panoramic, DLNA, HDMI out (im not 100% on this one) gives X the advantage. I love my X and its size is just BEASTLY I love it. I wouldnt trade it for any other phone at the moment and I have some pet peeves about it with its damn volume and youtube not syncing issue
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    Does the Galaxy also have 8GB internal storage? The X can have a combined 40GB of storage. I think the Droid X looks a little more handsome and the Galaxy is a little more iPhoneish looking. But the Galaxy may fit your hand better, who knows. I love the screen size of the X and wish they sold more this size. I use my phone more for data than for talking and viewing websites, emails and videos are just that much more pleasant.
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    Nice, this is what I'm talking about. I don't know much about DLNA, but the HDMI out capability is pretty cool. Seems like I could find an excuse to use it :)

    Oh bummer! I heard that HTC Incredible is switching to LCD because Samsung is bogarting all the AMOLED screens for themselves. I didn't know the shortage issue extended all the way to Samsung.
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    choices

    hey well i would wait because they are coming out with a droid 2 but i would get dorid x becuase i have the Android and it a amzing phone plus they made alot of better specfactions on droid x :):)
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    I am so in love with my droid x, won't trade this phone for a 3D tv or 5th generation iphone...and yes my wife hates droid x coz its getting too much attention...lol

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    i would just wait so you have something to compare to. i played with my friend's captivate (att version). the screen is something in between which i like. i don't mind the Dx size tho.

    fyi...the fascinate is will not be using super tft or lcd. it's using the super amoled not the regular amoled which is in short supply. samsung saved it's supply it itself. the super amoled is simply amazing. it blows my dinc amoled out the door.
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    hey well i have a qustion i have always liked keyboard phones well i think i mite get a dorid x but are touch screen keyboards hard because you usally press a button and it doesnt press the right one so
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    the galaxy s is not switching displays! it's their own displays for their own phones...why would they use something else.

    also, can someone verify that the galaxy s does not have an LED indicator? also, the tmobile version does not have a flash, any word on the verizon version?
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    I don't think any version of the Galaxy S has a camera flash..
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    The verizon version will have flash. I think you have to wait until September to get it, since August is reserved for droid 2. By then gingerbread device might only be less than 2 months away. You can wait to see whether droid x receive froyo by mid August to decide.
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    No, it's HTC that's switching to sLCD.

    Samsung is the manufacturer/supplier of AMOLED screens for HTC.
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    My bad; I totally goofed reading that article- never mind :eek:
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    just watch this...youtube comparison of both phones



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    I think the Samsung phones TV Out is better than the X HDMI out for the fact that u can have a mirror image of the phone on the TV.

    These new Samsungs phones have an accessing memory issue that causes lag, slowness. U can see it in the clip above. And thats why the X posts higher Quadrant scores. (The slow Google Maps and Youtube loading may have been fixed by Samsung already. Anyone wanting the Samsung phones need to keep up to date with that.)

    If reception is better than with previous Samsung phones I owned, and the memory issue is fixed, they may have some real winners here. Of course everyone doesnt live or work in a bad reception area to even notice of your phone has a weak antenna.

    I dont wanna get into the whole Amoled vs. LCD debate, but look at the street sign on both phones. Amoled is nice for "vibrant" colors but it does have its cons...

    (I qouted vibrant for a reason...lol)

    These 4" Samsung phones would be the sweet spot for size IMO.
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    I have a Droid X. Over the weekend I bought the Samsung Captivate (AT&T's version of the Galaxy S) for my wife.

    I have to say, it's a really nice phone, but I wouldn't trade in my Droid X for it. It's quite stylish and very thin, but there are some design/UI tradeoffs that I don't like. My wife is nowhere close to being a power user or an Android enthusiast, so she's OK with the following:

    - No LED flash.
    - Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI isn't great. As others have mentioned, it causes occasional lag and slowdowns on this phone despite it having a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU.
    - AT&T has locked out sideloading apps on all of their Android phones. I'm guessing they did this to protect the user from installing potentially malicious software, but IMO they should at least give the end user the choice to disable sideloading or not.

    Aside from that, the Super AMOLED screen is the one thing on the phone I'm truly jealous of. It's simply a great, beautiful display. Blacks are jet-black and looking at the display in a darkened room is a wonder to behold.

    The other benefit the Samsung has is that it's got a whopping 16GB of onboard memory and comes with an empty SDHC card slot, so it's expandable to a total of 48GB of memory. That's phenomenal.

    Overall, I would be totally satisfied with a Captivate if I had to stay with AT&T.
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    The Galaxy S will fully support HDMI through its micro USB port via a MicroUSB to HDMI cable.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ports-microusb-hdmi-cable-available-soon.html
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    Yeah but just think of a September release date.
    Soon to follow Black Friday, with the rumored 2ghz
    Motorola phone LTE compatible. Also the rumored
    Samsung Galaxy S2 waiting in the wings. Thats
    why I just went for it with the X. Also after looking
    at the videos the screen is bigger on the X, and
    the display quality is none too shabby.
    Now here is where the prefrence comes in.
    If your thing is gaming then go with the Fascinate
    has the edge. When it comes to overall processing
    the X will stomp the Fascinate.
    But let me say this when everyone goes to 2.2 it
    may even things out a bit.
    Ok I'm done
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