1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Upgrading to Droid..

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by scubasteve101, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. scubasteve101
    Offline

    scubasteve101 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm looking to upgrade to the Droid from an Env Touch and I've got a few quick questions.

    1.) What are the Droid's major faults?...freeze a lot, bad touch screen etc...

    2.) How are the apps? Is there a lot pirated apps or is this even possible?

    3.) I know how Verizon loves to limit our phone's abilities...is there anything big they did to the Droid?

    4.) How is the battery life? Does streaming youtube or radio kill it very quickly like it does my Env Touch?

    Anything else you think I should know? Upping my plan to $29.99 more a month is big to me, I want to make sure it is worth it.
  2. titans
    Offline

    titans Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    1. Major faults? Nothing major..
    2. Talking about pirated apps is not allowed on this forum. There are good apps on the market.
    3. No
    4. Battery life is alright..streaming youtube for 2-3 hours will kill the battery.

    You should know that the HTC Incredible is coming to Verizon in about two weeks, and if you don't need a physical keyboard, you definately want to wait for that.
  3. scubasteve101
    Offline

    scubasteve101 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Interesting. I'll have to take a look at that. Thanks for the input... more is definitely welcome.
  4. bomber889
    Offline

    bomber889 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    California
    1) Nothing really major. Only thing for me is battery life.
    2) The apps are really good, there are pirated apps but I don't personally use them.
    3) I don't think you can root on the latest 2.1 update but other than that, it's fine.
    4) Not sure, but I think it would.
    It is definately worth it
  5. scubasteve101
    Offline

    scubasteve101 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here's another question...

    What can the Droid not do that you wish it could?...or expected it to be able to do?
  6. titans
    Offline

    titans Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wish I could buy/rent movies like you can on the iPod touch/iPhone..and FM radio
  7. iPirate
    Offline

    iPirate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Pirated apps? I havent found a reason to pay for an app yet and havent even thought of pirating them lol

    Droid is awesome
  8. aaf709
    Online

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,188
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    So Cal
    The general complaint is the camera, but it works fine for me.

    You can get an extended battery which increases the length of time you can do things.
  9. bacalao
    Offline

    bacalao New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    1. Minor things that have solutions or just require getting used to (like the keyboard or pushing power button). I suggest always check the market, it is like many of the functions of the phone are "privatized" (either don't exist or can be done better with an app.)

    2. Don't even need pirated software, so many good free apps in the market. I wouldn't know about pirates software nor is this the place to talk about it. There are perk programs available to rooted users that you can't get on stock, wireless tether for example (allows you to connect your computer to your phone through wifi.)

    3. Verizon took a step back with their 'enhancements'. And Verizon just put out a couple new commercials showing that they are still very behind the Droid.

    4. Battery life on powerful touch screen devices will always seem too short. There are extra batteries you can buy and ways to improve the battery life. Remember the screen is huge and awesome, and that requires some juice!
  10. Darkseider
    Offline

    Darkseider New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,866
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Make coffee. Other than that it does everything I want and more.
  11. JerzyGirl
    Offline

    JerzyGirl New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    South Carolina
    now that's funny:)
  12. jsh1120
    Offline

    jsh1120 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    Actually, I can think of a few things my Droid doesn't do but my wife would probably object if it did. Or not.
  13. Romple
    Offline

    Romple Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    time to get to work on bluetooth activated coffee pots ;-p .... patent pending!!!!!!!
  14. Yodes
    Offline

    Yodes New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Only thing it can't do currently but hope will be available soon is the ability to play flash. Other than that Droid does!
  15. patmw123
    Offline

    patmw123 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    1. There aren't really any faults with the Droid. Different people complain about different things depending on what bothers them. It's all personal opinion

    2. Basically, even though its frowned upon, you don't necessarily have to pay for any apps.

    3. Verizon doesn't limit the phone to a great extent, but there are several things you can do to the Droid to make it more enjoyable (rooting, overclocking, etc.)

    4. Compared to my sisters iPhone, the Droids battery is outstanding...I rarely have to charge it at all throughout the day, mostly just when I'm sleeping.

    Lastly, when it comes to the incredible...

    Several reviews have already surfaced and honestly, I haven't been nearly as impressed as I thought I'd be. Several features of the phone ended up being left out and every review I've read says that its almost identical to the nexus one, which has its own share of problems. If your at all interested in overclocking, as of now, the Droid can be overclocked to 1.3 ghz and neither the nexus or the incredible can match that. The best thing to do is research thoroughly to find whatever phone you decide to go with. And even if your unhappy with what you choose, you geta 30 day period to try it out. Good luck!