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Thinking about moving to the dark side away from droid3

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by JohnnyS101, Sep 1, 2011.

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    Never thought this day would come, I'm an android fanboy all the way, but recently I have second guessed myself. I'm just tired of the bugs on my droid3. Random reboots, bad battery, pentile screen, weird transistion. Like android phones have never cut it for me, always have had problems with them. The eris, og droid and now droid 3 have all failed me. No doubt I love this phone, with its sweet keyboard, but that's it, works so slow can't tell its a dual core. Small ram, I'm just tired of it. Seriously thinking about moving to apple, and these things will affect my decision. New iphone specs and the droid3 update date. If the update comes soon, and fixes everything I will stay for sure, if not then if the new iphone has beast specs I will get that. I just nnever ever saw myself in this position, I love android and my droid 3 but seriously, can't even video chat without a hacked skype app and the phones almost been out for 2 months. Well what do you guys think? Anything to persuade me or may you wish a farewell?

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    I could never go iPhone. No doubt, it's a good phone for what it is.. but for the stuff I want to be able to do with my phone.. it just doesn't have what I want. My Droid 3 runs perfectly smooth, I can DEFINITELY tell it's duel core.. this thing is fast as hell. Especially with new launchers and now that I froze my bloatware. I love the Pentile. To me, best screen out there cause it's more realistic then my 2nd favorite, superamoled. My battery last me 22hrs at least, if not more. And that's with pretty heavy usage. This is definitely an up from owning an iPhone 3 and then the OG Droid. This things is incredible. Sucks you're having problems, man. I won't lie, my phone was too at first.. then it randomly stopped and went into beast mode.
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    Well my phone was good, but now its acting up, but like said there's always been problems since the beginning like video chat and the random reboot, hopefully they push out that update or maybe if I root it will be better but I'm gonna jump ship if the above fails. Because in the end I want a phone that runs smooth, doesn't reboot, lasts long and can chat and take quality pics quick, maybe if the iphone is dual core and 4glte, its gonna be a tough deal

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    I'm sorry about that man! But please, not the iphone.. Lol come on! Droids Hate Iphones! Iphones hate Droids. You can't leave the Lakers to go play with the Celtics!
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    I'm so sorry to read that you are going through bad times with your phone, but you can't just stop eating bananas just because one is roten, you really want to move to a world fullbof restrictions on your phone, no flash, no external memory, can't replace the battery by yourself.. Your phone must be bad there has to be something wrong with it, the bionic is coming this September 8th its official, or wait for the htc vigor so you taste some real 4G LTE power, apple sucks not only cause of the hardware they use third party itunes application just to put a song in the phone, think wisely bro..

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    i just up showed all the iphone fours today with my droid 3 in class rendering hell just pdf's sorry not helping anyway they fact is the droid 3 can do more than the iphone can even with it jailbroken.
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    well if your having so much trouble with your phone, why not just root and try and get the most out of your phone. remove all of your bloatware to speed up your phone, and then load up the latest Gtalk so you can video chat (video calls are smooth and working flawlessly.) for your battery, if you havnt already make sure your preffered network is CDMA and not global (this should help your battery life.) but as far as the "hacked skype" goes thats a whole differrent story cause you dont need to hack anything to load that on your phone and it has been working great
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    Ya i love the hacked Skype app on my droid 3,

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    Well idk, like I don't want to switchover, but one thing ilove about the iphone is that it has lots of apps and runs smooth, I will probably justroot and hopefully that will make it better, I just want a phone without lag, and reboots and doesn't take pics in10 secs frompressing the button

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    Iphones have issues too. But try rooting and go from there. But if you go to the iphone I hope you like it because that's what's important.

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    I would think WM7 would be the dark side - I've used an iphone and found certain things (like notifications) and the constant back to home, really annoying. My old Window Mobile phone was better in that regard, and apple is finally addressing these issues now. Windows Mobile 7 might actually be better than iphone in a few areas, and has a great ecosystem (Office, Zune, and Xbox Live) and multiple hardware options. The iphone seems to be hinging on a perfect new model with each release, and the 5th one (iphone 4) seems tired. Apple's advantage right now is really itunes only, and even that may be a stretch if you are not already committed to itunes.

    Personally I will be sticking with the Droid 3, the keyboard makes up for alot - and I hear there is a fix for the radio on the way.
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    I have a ? Can u help me root my new droid 3

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    People don't realize that the iPhone has many issues as well.

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    I understand that, but since its not opento the public like android is, it has way fewer bugs

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    I heard there is an update too,hopefully it will fix everything

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    Maybe I just got lucky or maybe my expectations are low. But my DROID 3 has given me almost no problems at all. I haven't had a single random reboot, the phone is insanely fast on wifi and fast enough on 3g, and my battery lasts a full day under medium/heavy usage which is fine for me. I never understood why people think their battery needs to last 2 days. My only problem has been that the whole moving apps to media area thing doesn't work real well but the phone has more than enough onboard storage so that's not a big deal either.

    Its a brand new phone so there is going to be problems.

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    if i ever leave android it'll be for wp7...i'm pretty sure if u write m'soft they will even send u a free phone...verizon really has no interesting wp7 options. i have an ipad and ios bores me as an os...it has useful apps and honestly i feel ios is better as a tablet os than a phone os...android can be either, the next tablet i get will be a 7" form factor android either 2.3 or 3.1 since i like android's apps better for having fun... also i dont like the control apple has over the device...once i buy something it is mine just update it regularly and i dont care...i'd choose wp7 tho b/c i have an xbox and i'd like the integration...i'll give wp7 a look again when i get another upgrade and see if they have more apps i can use. but as of now android and droid 3 is probably the best mobile experience i've ever had. even my ipad has had more hiccups than my phone.
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    I have a gf with an iphone. People try to act like that thing doesn't have problems. It does. Try updating the OS. That simple procedure erased all her contacts, even though I had backed them up to itunes. Gone. No way to get them back. How many times have you seen on facebook girls asking for everyone's number because their iphone erased them all? A zillioin? Plus that thing is a hacker magnet. Ask the new Anonymous group going after female celebs how their phone is holding up. iphone is weak. Poor programming, not customizable, easily broken, bugs that are disasters. I can't imagine running my business with an iphone in my hand and the shaky realization that at any given moment the thing might go berzerk and erase all my contacts. But hey, if that's the path you want to go, keep a pen and paper handy to write down everyone's numbers...
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    Great points, our contacts are backed up by google if you have gmail and verizon actually has a free contact backup program now too. Remember folks we have came a long way in a short amount of time with these smart gadgets. We get aggravated because they don't roll out updates fast enough and then complain that they didn't spend more time making everything perfect. Google navigation is smart they still call themselves beta, :), I think everything in life is beta, What is perfect?

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    anyone see some of the iphone 5 vids? they totally ripped off the android notification menu and added options like a stock ticker, weather, alarm clock all from this drop down menu. Apple is running out of ideas for it's ios platform if you ask me. And they are finally going to get with it, with icloud syncing services.