Please Help me Decide.... TB vs.......

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  1. hxdrummerxc

    hxdrummerxc Member

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    Hello,

    Yes Im sorry, this is ANOTHER thunderbolt vs X2 question, but I have my reasons.

    In the next couple of weeks I am upgrading my phone from the OG droid.
    I can't decide if I want the x2 or the thunderbolt. My brother just bought the x2, and he got a second x2 for free, that hes willing to give to me for only $100.

    I have seen plenty of topics about people asking if they should get the Droid x2 or the thunderbolt.... The majority of them, did not have 4g in their area yet.

    My predicament is this... I live right outside of Detroit, and we have 4g here.
    Is 4g that big of a difference? is it worth it?

    Also the locked bootloader of the x2, is a huge blow to me. As I have loaded a bunch of different custom ROMs onto my OG droid, and loved it. Im not sure if I could live with a locked boot. The fact that when Verizon stops the OTA updates for the x2, I won't be able to update to newer software with ROMs like I did with my OG droid, bothers me.

    Is the battery life on the Thunderbolt really THAT bad?
    To me it doesn't seem like it would be that big of a deal, I can get a replacement battery off Amazon for $7. Ill buy two more batteries, charge them every night, problem solved.

    Really the only thing that I can see lacking is the battery, the better resolution on the x2, and the x2's dual core.

    Do you all think I should get the TB, seeing as im in a prime 4g area, and I love the custom ROMs. Or should I go for the better resolution and the dual core....?

    Or should I just hold on to the OG droid, and wait it out for the Vigor.... and just pray that it gets released before winter?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
     
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    alboboy10 Senior Member

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    The screen on the tb is actually nicer in my opinion. 4G is a huge deal...to me.
    I had the dx, loved it. Heard bad things about dx2. Have a thunderbolt now. Favorite phone ever.
     
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    Just wait three weeks for the bionic

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    Love my thunderbolt, and 4G is worth it if you do any thing data heavy at all, its like 5 times faster than my home connection.

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  5. hxdrummerxc

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    Yea but its still Motorola, and will most likely have a locked bootloader.
     
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    Then how about an LG revolution. I heard that thing was sweet

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    I would wait 4 the Bionic just my opinion I have a TBolt and love it but also a fan of Moto my first smartphone was the D1 just wait b patient I would.

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    Agreed

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    I've owned an x2 and ditched it for the TB.

    Seriously the x2 is awful. Everything but battery life is better about the TB.

    Even the the TB battery life isn't that bad, especially if you root. On cm7 right now, I get better life on my TB than I did with my x2.

    Yes 4g is worth it, TB has a much better dev community, it feels better in hand, the camera looks better, better screen, its just better.

    Trust me, thunderbolt, thunderbolt, thunderbolt. I was upset with my x2 every day I had it. I have loved my TB every day I have had it. Thunderbolt.

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    This is simple. If you are a rom flasher you will want the Thunderbolt over the X2.... its as simple as that. Don't feel obligated to take your brothers phone because you will regret it.

    The Bionic will be locked down as well so that's not an option.

    If you can wait a bit longer you could get the Vigor or Samsung GSII.

    Don't give in to your brothers pressure.
     
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    Once you use 4g you'll never be able to go back. Root the TB and put liquid gingersense 1.4 on it to get great battery/stability/features. I can't say much about stock cause mine was unrooted for all of 30 minutes. I get 12 hours with this rom on 4g with every app syncing and running

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