Why Should I MOTO Droid?

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    Okay. I have a few days to decide whether i want to keep my droid eris or upgrade to the moto droid. Those of you who are droid carriers, I want you guys to tell me why i should upgrade from the eris to the droid. Since i havent experienced the droid for my self and most likley wont have enough time to fully experience it with someone elses or from a store, i want you experienced users who have played with the phone for months now to give me the experience that will persuade me. I really would like to upgrade to the droid, but in the end, i dont want to feel like i upgraded for no reason and emptied my wallet when the eris was good enough. I know that the specs are better on the droid, but specs dont always matter if the phone doesnt deliver to the standards that it could based on the specs. With that, id like to see some responses. :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    I feel like the Droid is better quality. That doesn't mean that it IS, I just like the slightly heavier, more "expensive" feel to it.

    I also like the option to use the hard keyboard if I am typing a lengthy email out, as I type much faster on a hard keyboard.

    I've never used an Eris, but a co-worker has one...while it is definitely a nice phone, I like the feel of my Moto Droid much better.

    That and I had a G1 and frankly I think HTC makes crap phones. But that's just a personal opinion based on my experience with only one other phone from that manufacturer.
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    You may want to ask a mod to move this thread or create a new thread in the general section. I think you'd get 50x more responses there.
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    kinda depends what you want to do.. wanna hack and play with ROMs and stuff? get the moto.. but if you don't NEED a physical keyboard, the eris is a fantastic machine. there is no need to "upgrade" to the moto unless you just have to hack something. the same will be true of the eris soon enough anyway though.

    it's really personal preference.
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    ps: just moved it
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    Droid is an awesome device. If you're happy stick with your Eris... but if you like Android, you won't be disappointed with the Droid.
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    Thanks for moving this. Ive read and want to see more views. Thanks to those of you who have replied so far. Keep em coming :) :droideris: >:motdroidvert:?
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    I like the solid feel and weight of the Droid. I hardly use the physical keyboard since the buttons are so close together and I have big thumbs, but i do use from time to time. I like having the option to do so. I prefer Motorola over HTC in reliability of products. I haven't rooted it yet since I'm a noob but again, I like having the option to do so.
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    So There is nothing on the moto droid other than hacking (i kinda want to avoid hacking) that blows preference out of the water and make me say "i dont care if i prefer this eris, I have to have that droid"!
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    It may or may not fit you better, but here's what I looked at (from a Droid user)

    1. Faster CPU = more responsive UI and apps, and longer product life moving forward with newer versions on Android. The Eris uses the same CPU as the original Android phone (G1 on T-Mobile), and it's getting kinda long in the tooth.
    2. Much better screen/graphics! Droid screen is larger, and WAY higher resolution (854x480 vs. 480x320), and it has a graphics processor in it for better game frame-rates. Videos look better than any other phone I've seen (including iPhone 3Gs), and it has a 16x9 aspect ratio so widescreen movies fill the whole screen.
    3. "Google Experience" phone = quicker updates to new Android version. Eris has HTC Sense, which while nice, means you'll be waiting with every android release for HTC to port sense UI to the new version. I find that I like home replacement apps like GDE better than Sense UI anyway.
    4. Droid comes with a 16GB microSD card. Lots of space for media right out of the gate.
    5. Droid has the docking interface for car-mode and desk-mode.

    Hope that helps!
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    What do you do with your phone? How OCD are you? When 2.1 comes out are you going to want it immediately? The Eris still has 1.6, so assuming 2.1 isn't going to be on the Eris for quite awhile.

    Do you like a heavier sturdier phone or a lighter one without a keyboard?

    Do you do mainly text messaging or do you need the better screen and CPU and storage of the droid for movies, games, etc?
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    You make some glaring points to me such as quicker updates and screen and graphics, but about the cpu. The eris will be getting 2.0 or higher right? Will that make the processing power equal?
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    2.0 is a software update....your processor will NEVER get faster than it is right now, unless you are able to hack and overclock it. Processors are hardware. No phone that I have ever seen has hardware upgrades (aside from installing bigger SD cards).
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    funny thing is this is my first "good phone". Before this i was on ancient flip phones. So it is kinda of difficult to say what i want never having a good phone for my life till now 19 years. If it helps I am not your average user. I am tech savy if that sounds right. I like electronics. I just have never been in the phones department. biggest department is video games, computers. I feel like if i do get the phone i will take satisfaction in the fact that it is a powerful phone and runs better than the eris like through the menus without lag, faster browser and more support on browser, i love the fact that the screen is hi res and big. Your reply has made me think about these things thanks. Good stuff so far guys.
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    Droid has a cortex a8 CPU, eris has an ARM11 CPU. That is reason enough right there, Droid's CPU is literally 2x as fast, 4x when OCed to 950mhz (which I strongly recomend.) :D
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    The Droid, overclocked and modded is by far the best phone, no question, hands down - to the casual user.

    If you are a business user, MAYBE not. Some people love their blackberries.

    Droid. No question. And this is coming from someone who doesn't like/use/want the slider keyboard.


    -Wil
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    I don't get threads like this. IMO it is always more meaningful if you'd post what you're looking for to allow us to tell you if the Droid suits you or not (i.e. find out if the Droid is a suitable solution for you rather than dig for a problem that the Droid will fix for you). What are you not happy with on the Droid Eris? What are you thinking that would be beneficial on the Droid?

    For me, regardless of what I'm shopping for, nothing beats first hand experience. I highly suggest really making the effort to at least spend a little time with a Droid in a Verizon store. There are just many very subjective items that you have to decide upon for yourself.

    Think about it this way -- when has upgrading to a newer OS on your PC made it faster? Probably never unless the older OS didn't have native support for your CPU or other hardware.
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    I get to play with both of these phones on a pretty regular basis. I have a droid and my girlfriend has an eris. She's not as tech savvy, so I help her out setting stuff up on her phone. Everyone has been pretty accurate so far. Both of these phones are great android options. I personally LOVE my droid, but I have to admit there are things about the eris I really like too. Outlook/Exchange syncing is a bit easier on the eris. Sense UI offers some neat stuff that the droid CAN do, Sense just makes it a little more streamlined (although I do wonder sometimes how much quicker the Eris would be w/out it.) Facebook syncing is more complete on the eris. I guess most of the things I like on the Eris are software related, meaning my moto has the potential to do all of them with the right apps installed.

    The moto is just damn fast........Apps jump right onto the screen with barely any hesitation. Web pages explode with verizon's 3g (which I find to be just as fast...if not faster for web browsing as my wifi). The screen will make you drool, even makes my iphone friend's drool. I converted my DVD copy of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and i use it to show off the screen. I swear it's just as crisp and clean and bright as my 1080p TV at home. Easily the best cell phone for media I've ever used.

    The keyboard is nice for things like games (especially the NES emu's) Although I find I don't use it for anything but. The on-screen keyboard is pretty awesome.

    I guess it boils down to speed and eye-candy. Those are the two MAIN differences. If those things sound like something that matters to you, get a droid. If not? Wait for the 2.0 (or even 2.1) update for the eris. The whole "Google Experience Device" advantage has yet to be seen. So far they are working just as hard on eris updates as they are on droid updates. I'm thinking the GED tag has a lot more to do with the software that comes pre-loaded and how well it works with the phone. Meaning the Droid is loaded with a bunch of pure Google software, where the eris is loaded with Sense UI that takes over some of the things Google does on the Droid.
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    Oh yeah, this will change when the Eris gets updated, but currently only the Moto has the turn by turn Google Navigation, which is pretty neat. The Eris only does google maps, not turn by turn. For someone who uses their phone as GPS that could be a deal breaker right there.