Is this thing worth keeping?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X2' started by Kevin3328, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Kevin3328

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    I just got the DROID x2 3 days ago upgrading from htc DROID incredible and I am within my 14 day return period. There are many things I absolutely love about this phone.. love 4.3 inch screens.. great build.. great call quality..beautiful screen. Overall good but not great phone.. I was expecting a much better phone than my incredible.. however that is not the case as of yet..there are a plethora of apps such as tune in radio, launcher pro to name the two that are really bothering me. Both are unusable.. launcher pro lags like crazy and tune in radio freezes on me. Also MOTOBLUR ui is just not good.. widgets r not aesthetically pleasing..no favorite contacts widget etc. I know this is a new phone and I really want to keep it.. this question is for those on this forum with experience... will these issues continue in your opinion or will over the air updates occur such as gingerbread or anything else that will fix the problems on this phone? I am not an extremely tech savy person when it comes to cell phones. Don't know how to root or any of that .. overall just looking for some input from any of you others in this forum so I can make sure I am making a wise decision on keeping this phone because quite frankly I generally love this phone but there some glaring issues that I want to be fixed. Thanks in advance for any input


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    Personally, I don't think X2 is much of an upgrade over the Inc. Unless you have plenty of money to throw at new phones, I'd wait until something better comes out. Also, Lancher Pro was a bit unreliable back when I used it. ADW and GO launcher share many functionalities with Launcher Pro, so check them out. I don't think the X2 has any ROMs.

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    That really up to you, but if you don't like it exchange before you lose the chance. There are 4-5 Android phones out now that are pretty good.

    Personally I love my X2 it's so much faster than my OD and I haven't any problems that other people report. Good luck.
     
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    Yea I actually got the phone cheap online as an add a line upgrade for my daughter so she could have a flip phone.. I know its not a major upgrade and lol def don't have enough money to keep up with the times as far as cell phones go .. that being said if those issues I mentioned in my previous post were rectified I would be a happy camper.. thanks for your input .

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    I personally haven't experienced any of your issues that you're having. If you're comfortable with rooting I would recommend taking a look at the V6 super charge script. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...tproof-launchers-fix-memory-all-androids.html . Alot of people state this helped fix drawing issues w/ LP. But since the script initally has values for the milestone, and since the x2 has more RAM, it would be a good idea to do your own values. Also try freezing the bloatware too! Good luck, hope this helps!
     
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    I would have gone with a Thunderbolt, DROID Charge, LG Revolution etc. The X2 is basically exactly like the X, except for the processor. I have messed with one for a couple hours and didn't think it was really an upgrade from my X.

    Gingerbread and a custom ROM will help, but some phones are crap anyway. My first X was terrible. It lagged badly, always froze etc. This one hasn't been too bad.

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    i returned my x2. coming from an OG droid, the phone was blazing fast. no issues with LP+ (other than the occasional screen re-draw) and now issues at all with tune in radio. i actually really liked the phone. loved the physical home row buttons, battery was GREAT compared to my OG, and like said earlier the phone was just fast. however after the leaked pics of the new bionic and the announcement of the galaxy s2, i gave in to play the waiting game. now the question is which will come first, the bionic or gs2.
     
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    Thanks for the input .. I love this phone .. launcher pro redraw is exactly the issue I was talking about just wish I could make that stop.. im gonna keep this phone.. I was looking into thunderbolt but battery life is horrendous.. im actually pleasantly surprised on battery life with this phone.. anyone know how to stop the redraw on launcher pro?

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    The droid x2 doesn't have enough ram. It is not fixable with an update unless Motorola decides to dump blur which isn't going to happen. The dual core chip, the powerful gpu, and blur are all ram intensive. This is why you are seeing tablets with 1gb of ram. I owned the x2 and returned it for an incredible2 and the incredible2 runs insanely better.

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    I have played around w/ the incredible 2 and I gotta say choppy to the max! The amount of RAM On the x2 is fine the inc 2 has only 768 mb and if it's anything like the tbolt only 200-300 of it will be available. Not saying that inc2 is a bad phone, but it's definately nothing spectacular like the original incredible was for its time. Think about it Tablet, phone, tablet? Ofc they would add more to tabs seeing that #1 they have bigger batteries or often are plugged in AC #2 people generally do more w/ their tablets. Don't really see why you would even compare a tablet to a phone.
     
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    The incredible2 has more ram than any phone for Verizon and it shows during use.

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