Original Droid Showing It's Age: Upgrade Time

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  1. Hitman84

    Hitman84 New Member

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    So My original Droid seems to be falling apart, keys are pressing in, can almost feel the pad giving out. Screen seems to be having issues no matter what rom I'm useing, trying to decide where to go with an upgrade.

    My thoughts were either the X2, Charge or Incredible 2.

    One thing that's factoring into this decision is the fact I'm in RI, we're not expecting 4g for a LONG time. The X2's Dual core is really tempting me. I was hoping to wait for the bionic but who knows when it'll show it's head.
     
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    What is most important to you?

    Speed, ram, hdmi, 4g, physical buttons, screen quality and or call quality?

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    Welcome to the site, all of the phones you mentioned are great. It will be a tough decision. Oh fixed title spelling for ya!!
     
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    When I got the Droid I really wanted that physical keyboard but once I started using swype I almost never ever touched it. Have to admit a larger NICE screen really part of what I'd like. I don't make ALOT of calls, mainly text. as nice as 4g would be, I don't know that it's a priority with no 4g expected in RI for some time.

    Thanks...and Thanks! haha I've actually been a member for quite a while, just don't post much.
     
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    IMO here are pros and cons of each. You should prolly go and try these phones out multiple times before you buy.

    X2: looks sweet, should be fast but OS may not be optimized for dual core yet but it maybe in future. Interface is not speed optimized. Hdmi. I love big screens. Ram is low. In the future all phones will have 4g, this doesnt have it.

    Charge: Old internals-Same as the fascinate, that being said they are not too bad. This will be a tad slower than x2. Has hdmi. Has 4g, you will be set when it comes. *edit this will be the slowest of the 3 phones, but not too slow.

    Dinc2: Sense has a theme changer. Speed optimized interface and good ram. All around good internals. Smaller screen than the other 2+No hdmi+no 4g (deal breakers for me).

    Keyboard is prolly good on all. I have swype on my fascinate but I still punch in most of the time instead of sliding.

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    I upgrade nearly every year, so Im not so sure the 4g is an issue for me, since like I said who knows when RI will get 4g coverage...
     
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    Well verizon makes you get a 2 year contract now. No more 1 year ones. You can by a phone at full retail if you dont want to be locked in. Otherwise you have to wait 20 months to upgrade.

    Sent from my fascinate
     
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    did not know that, thanks for the info..
     
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    I got my x2 this morning and already I love it so much more than my og. Bigger screen is great, the colors are more vibrant, the phone is super fast, and rooting takes about a minute. Battery is great too.

    My only complaint is that its not 4g but meh... not a huge issue for me or you apparently.

    I think you'll be happily pleased with it of you get one

    Sent from my DROID X2 using DroidForums
     
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    Already Rooted huh? The Dual core is really whats pulling me that way, but Ill be really unhappy if the Bionic hits in a month or so...
    There's still no real word if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    wait for Droid 3 Global LTE this winter
     
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    Where you are needing a phone now, I would go with the DX2, unless for some reason you are desperate for a front facing cam. It should easily last you two years.
     
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