Should I a have Waited for the Droid 4, Or was getting the Stratosphere worrth IT

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by SMYDSMITH, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. ScottyDsntKnow

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    Pros to the D4:

    -Dual core processor
    -1GB ram
    -Will for sure get ICS
    -1080p recording
    -Way more internal memory
    -8mp camera
    -Will probably be able to use it in the OEM docks with a case like you can with the D3/DX/DX2

    Pros to the Strat

    -Unlocked bootloader
    -AMOLED screen
    -FREE
    -Removable battery

    The Strat is a good phone but it is a dated phone that came out in 2010 (It is a clone of the Epic for all intents and purposes). The AMOLED screen is still amazing and I know from having the Epic how good movies and videos look on the Strat. Camera is actually pretty decent and takes pictures VERY fast, the keyboard is omfg great and my experience with the Epic keyboard definitely makes it the best phone keyboard ever in my mind.

    Here is the thing, the Strat is free, the 4G radio in the D4 is still 1st gen so it will still have the same ridiculous battery drain/connectivity issues that plague other LTE phones, the Strat has an unlocked bootloader, keyboard is time proven stellar, the Touchwiz interface is pretty decent and once the developers get going on this phone it will easily have a 2 year service life. The Epic just got CM9 so we know the Strat will be able to as well, last time I checked there was at least 1 deodexed/zipaligned rom out for the Strat. Only issue I see with the Strat is it going EOL really fast and not many people having them because of all the crazy dual cores and the general public, for the most part, knowing precisely **** about their phones other than how to facebook stalk or tweet meaningless drivel that nobody but them reads. For someone who is due for an upgrade, does not want to spend $200, and wants a 4G slider the Strat is a perfectly good phone for the next 2 years. My Epic was overclocked to 1.4GHZ, running a custom rom with the MTL file format, completely de-bloated and it could run circles around some of the newer unrooted dual cores that guys I work with have.


    Also, whoever suggested he get an Aly should probably receive a 2 week ban lol.
     
  2. ThisIsMyName

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    I got a Samsung Stratosphere and I'm pretty happy with it. Given that the Droid 4 only has a non replaceable ~1780 mAh battery and the LTE radios suck up a ton of power, I have no interest in it even if it has otherwise nice specs. I've got a 3,000 mAh battery in my Stratosphere and have no worries about battery life now (even if I did, I could just swap out batteries like I did on my OG Droid). The unlocked bootloader for the Stratosphere is icing on the cake.
     
  3. ScottyDsntKnow

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    Or if not living in a 4g area go with the free and still very good Droid 3. Minus the 512k ram in the d3 I actually feel it is the superior phone in a non 4g area.

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    i had one i got so frustrated i smashed it... android needs 1ghz cpu or better the ally is ocable to like 768 mhz... i used to skin for it... such a bs phone... d4 all the way.. of u dont have the cash get a d3 or d2
     
  5. ScottyDsntKnow

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    Do NOT get the D2 either. The D3 is free with accessories to boot and 9,000 times better. Hell I'd rather have an OG Droid than a D2. Non removable batteries like the one in the D4 still baffle me and I would not want a phone with one. If I wanted a 4g slider this very moment I'd probably get the Strat too honestly.

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  6. SMYDSMITH

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    I have the droid razr maxx and still have my droid2 i use on wifi if i ever need to type allot. The vzw wifi is 30 bucks when added to plan. Id rather have the extended battery in the maxx. The droid four seems good but i like the maxx battery and form factor

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