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Swap Thunderbolt for Droid X2

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by snmemx, May 27, 2011.

  1. snmemx
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    I've got a Thunderbolt and may have a chance to swap it for a Droid X2 at the Verizon store. Does anyone think I'm crazy giving up 4G (and lackluster battery life) for the DX2?

    Thanks in advance for any opinions/feedback.
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    I wouldn't...someone will chime in and say yes...just preference.

    ridin the lightning
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    I've seen nothing to indicate the battery life on the DX2 is better. I personally wouldnt give up the 4G for a rehash phone like the DX2
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    Stay the course with the bolt! But yea, it always comes down to preference

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    No way would I do that. Between the LTE and the unlocked bootloader it's not close IMO
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    I saw the bootloader news this afternoon on DL and that sealed it for me. Guess I'll hope HTC and verizon keep tweaking the software to improve the battery life like they did on the incredible.

    Thanks again for all the feedback!
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    Id take that Dual Core processor over 4G any day.

    I need one a those.
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    Dual core sounds wicked but I'm happy with my 1.4ghz thunderbolt. Ill wait till all you rich folk iron out the dualcore bugs. Heh

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    But 4G has all those battery issues, while the dual cores help battery.
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    Having a dual core only benefits the end user, (us), if the RAM and battery match its potential benefits

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    I think it really depends on the user, for me since I've rooted I'm getting 10-12 hours out of a charge and I can keep my phone plugged in at my desk all day so battery is a non-issue. For someone who doesn't have access to a charger much I could see where it would be a problem.
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    Get a Charge

    My wife has a charge and the battery time is fine.
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    I simply turned off background data on my X2 and I was able to still have 70% battery after a 14 hour shift at work. Given I wasn't browsing the net a ton, I did do some. That is more than enough battery life for a big screen phone as far as I am concerned.
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    The dual core is the same as the Acer Iconia A500 10.1" tablet pc. The only hitch I've experienced is difficulty flashing the recovery. That complaint belongs in a help thread.

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    The dx2 doesn't have a front facing camera I believe. I may be wrong though.

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    Like everyone says, it depends on your preference. If you don't have 4g service and don't live in a large town, I don't think 4g service will be out for some time. (Verizon told me end of 2012 in my area.)
    Now with Verizon the phone you get you will have to have for 2 years. (unless you pay full price or used phone.) I would pay for the more advanced phone.

    I just got my Thunderbolt 4 days ago and was looking to do the same thing and swap for the DX2. With the correct apps, you can get better battery life and turn off the 4g untill you are in a 4g area.

    I will stay with my Thunderbolt.

    Just my thoughts. Take it with a grain of salt.
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    I just left my Droid X for a TB and I'm very happy with the switch. The dual Core would be nice, but I live in a 4G capable place and have a great plan set up in VZW. I also have read that the DX2 still has some of the same camera issues that I have previously complained about and I also am not the biggest fan of Blur. I liked my X, but not enough to get the DX2. No front facing camera was a deal breaker for me too since I use skype a lot. I was a little disappointed they didn't put a 4G capable radio in the DX2 because they might have had me if they did. Glad I made the switch to the HTC TB though.
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    Screw motorola and the locked bootloader they rode in on. I just picked up a thunderbolt yesterday should have it in a few days.

    No 4g option at all and no front facing camera less ram and a locked bootloader = no for me i can turn 4g off and get better battery life on thunderbolt.

    Also thunderbolt can talk and surf at same time over 3g and 4g.
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
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    Lock in unlimited lte!
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    I say no don't do it if your going to swap do it for another 4G lte

    Sent from my Thunderbolt paperweight
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