Got a Droid 2 and thinking Droid 1 is better

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by xmguy, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    Got a Droid 2 and thinking Droid 1 is better. need help deciding

    I've wondered of the members here. Who got the Droid 2 and HAD the Droid 1 and thought the 1 was better and why?

    I've personally noticed the design of the 2 seems to be cheaper than that of the 1.

    The 2's screen's whites seems more yellow than pure white on the 1. Same for the flash. The flash looks like a yellow tint where the Droid 1 is almost pure white. Is this all software related or a bad FRU. I'm just trying to decide if I should keep the Droid 2 or just keep the Droid 1?
     
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    I've grown to love the D2. The biggest thing for me is the feel in your hand. The D2 is much more rounded and smooth. That was really bothering me with the D1.

    If you like to hack your phone, the D1 is far superior. More roms and themes, can change the kernel, less problems booting into recovery, and less bootloops.

    As far as the screen difference? I don't notice a change.
    The flash does seem a little yellow. Doesn't bother me either.

    To tell you the truth, I am not keeping this phone for much longer. There are many devices coming out soon and i will upgrade. I have never been a fan of the keyboard and general feel of the phone. If you need a hard keyboard, then stick with this or get the Merge. (Merge looks like it will be a better phone-IMO)
    good luck
     
  3. xmguy

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    Although I do have a custom ROM on my Droid 1 now. It's overclocked only to the ROM specs of 800Mhz. Other than that and root That's all I do. So I guess the Droid 2 will work. Just those darn FRU issues with them.
     
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    Yes I do miss my d1 but the more I use the d2 the more I like it.

    Sent from my DROID2 using Tapatalk
     
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    I had a droid 1 and lived it. When the droid r2d2 came out I ordered one. I like the droid 2 much better than the d1. The keyboard is better but that is academic because the d2 came with swype pre-installed and I have grown to love swype! The operation serbs to be smoother, and faster. But I will always love the d1 because it was my first ever smart phone.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
     
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    Other than the rom situation I much prefer my D2 over my previous D1.
     
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    D2 is better then the D1. Even stock vs. rooted D1 I liked it better. Now that we can root the D2 and get rid of bloatware and over clock it's even better.
     
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    I had a BB Storm before I got the droid 1, so I can say that the Droid was my very first smart phone as well. :)
     
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    the only thing i miss is the large amount of custom rom's you could put on the D1, but its nice to see that we have SOME people working on the D2.
     
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    Same thing here...:)
     
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    I used a co-worker's D1 briefly and thought my D2 was overall slightly better. Although I think I paid too much for my D2: $90 w/ 2-year contract. I see that it is now $0.01 w/ 2-year contract. The Verizon Store still wants $300 w/ 2-year contract, F the store.
     
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    What annoys the hell out of me about the D2 and X is why did they change the damn buttons around? Everytime I help my friends do something with theirs Im constantly hitting menu instead of back...it drives me CRAZY...