Which Droid to Get

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  1. Coloreze

    Coloreze New Member

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    My Droid Incredible has sustained major damage and I do not have insurance. However, one of my lines is available for an upgrade.

    Before I replace it with another Incredible, I was wondering if I should consider one of the newer units such as the Droid 2, Droid Pro or the Samsung Fascinate.

    Reasons to stay with Incredible
    Familiar with (got the day it came out)
    Like the size and weight
    Generally happy with
    Have several spared accessories

    Reason not to stay with Incredible
    Not happy with battery life
    Not an international phone like the Droid 2 and Droid Pro

    The Droid 2 feels like a brick to me

    The Droid Pro feels pretty good to me, and I really don't mind the smaller screen, but I have not heard a lot about it. Battery life, etc.

    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
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    jtcsifl Member

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    I've had a Droid X for 3 months now and love it. Upgraded from a D1. The Fascinate has a great screen but other things aren't as good as the D2, DX or DPro. It's not a BAD device just not as good as the Motorola devices. My $.02.
     
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    A couple of questions more than suggestions. When is your area getting LTE? Can you wait until CES to find out if any of the newly announced phones will be ones you want (and then wait for them to be released)?
     
  4. Coloreze

    Coloreze New Member

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    Can't wait for CES. Have reverted back to my old marginal Palm Centro for the time being, but can't use that for long.
     
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    Well then, one other question, is having your phone be globally capable something you think you'll need in the next couple of years (I saw it as a pro for the D2G/Pro)? Otherwise, from your own list, it sounds like you've convinced yourself to go with the Inc. All the phones have battery life issues (battery technology is just not keeping pace with the power we're demanding from our phones). The Inc is also the most current phone that is the most easily hackable, if that matters to you.
     
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

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    As with any of these threads:

    What are your requirements? What do you need? What do you want? What's the priority for each requirement? Have you evaluated the options in person to assess your preferences for things that have to be assessed in person (size, weight, keyboard, "build quality", etc)?

    This seems to be a common misunderstanding but your particular usage plays a major role in battery life. Don't assume that new model will address your battery life concerns. You'll probably need to do some leg work to investigate what's eating up your battery no matter what device you choose.