Worst phone ever

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    After years of dealing with the limits of Blackberries, I finally broke down and bought a Droid X. At first, I thought it was great, but that only lasted until I actually started using it for work. I have to say that this is the worst smart phone I have ever had (I've had them for about 10 years). Most have been BB's, but I did own a Palm once.

    The Droid is just not business friendly. First of all, you are forced to open a Gmail account in order to sync your calendar and contacts. I really loved having to do that. Half the time I can't get a data connection so I can't access the internet or send emails even though I have full bars. And, very often emails I am trying to send just get stuck in the outbox. Previously, I could reboot and then they would send. But, that doesn't even work now. Your ability to search emails is extremely limited. You can't sort emails (at least that I've been able to find).

    For a $600 device, it is nothing more than a light-weight smart phone.

    I was looking to roll out a standard smart phone and tablet to my entire sales team. Based on my experience with my Droid X, I am now probably going to go with iPhones and iPads.
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    Droid (and the iPhone too for that matter) were never meant to be business-oriented smartphones. If you want a smartphone for your business, you pretty much have to go with BlackBerry.
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    I have some colleagues that use iPhones for their business and are extremely pleased with it. I understand neither will do what a Blackberry does for business use, but emails getting hung up in the outbox isn't an issue of me trying to use the Droid for work. I've seen many posts from other users about the same issue. Not getting a data connection (and I'm on Verizon so it is not the network) is not an issue of trying to use it for work.

    I wouldn't use the Droid for personal use either after my experience. The only thing it is good for is making calls and surfing the web...when you can get a connection.
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    You must live where connection is bad man. I almost always have a great connection for 3G and calls and never had issues of my emails hanging (did once but just had to clear data on the gmail app to fix it, no prob). And the gmail app has a search built right in and it works flawlessly... I'm not fighting just not understanding your complaints beyond your connection issues which i don't have.

    I do not use my D1 for business but I do use it for my life, and I have to say this is the most handy and organized device I have ever had. I get emails instantly, tell it to call local businesses and i am connected in seconds, navigate hours with no issues, and always have my entire color coded google calendar right in front of me.
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    You're required to have a Google account but you're not required to use it. My contacts and calendar are synced from my Exchange account. Granted, they are from my gmail account as well but I never use the gmail account.

    As always, don't assume that you have to use the stock apps. To me, complaints like this are like griping that your PC sucks because Notepad, Wordpad, Paint, etc aren't all that great.

    Based on what? At least support your assertion with some details on why you think this is the case.

    My Droid works perfectly well with Exchange and ActiveSync is preferable, IMO, to a BB with BES. That said, the Droid lacks the built-in management tools that come with BES. However, be careful parroting information like that.
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    Have you tried talking to verizon about getting a different phone or maybe being able to fix the problem that you have with yours? Did you try a hard reset or anything of that nature?
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    I am on Verizon and have been for years. I have never had problems with connections until now, and the phone shows I have good connection. I'm glad it works for you, but I've had nothing but problems. Maybe it's just me, but I'm having too many issues. And, I hear what you are saying about not having to use the stock app, but that's part of my point. If Google is going to sell the phone and tout the power of their operating system and apps, they better work. If I have to find apps that work, that defeats the purpose. I know many people love their Droid. You just can't count me as one of them. I'm going to try an iPhone. If that doesn't work, I will slink back to a Bberry.
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    I am on Verizon and have been for years, and I have never had connection problems before this phone. The phone tells me I don't have a data connection even though it shows a full set of bars. I've reset, cleared data, rebooted...you name it, I've done it. My phone will just not send emails. It did until recently. Previously, emails would get hung up, and all I had to do was refresh or reboot and they would send. Now, nothing works.

    It shouldn't be this difficult to use a smart phone.
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    I use my DX for everything, I have none of these issues, maybe next time you should try the Droid Pro since its meant for businesses. And my gmail has no issues.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    If you need an email client that works well, take a look at touch-down. I use it for work and have never had a problem. It seems your problems stem from a connection issue, which could be fixed with either a new phone or tweaking. Not every piece of technology is going to be 100%.

    Have you talked with verizon about getting a new phone though? If you've tried everything then there is only 1 option.
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    Did you ever consider the fact that you just have a bad phone? Based on the fact that I know a handful of people that have the X with none of the issues you have as well as plenty of members on here, I would say it is just your phone. Call Verizon and get a replacement sent and see if that fixes the issue. Getting an Iphone is fine but what are you going to do if you receive a bad one of those too? You will be on here saying the Iphone is the worst phone ever.
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    I agree 1000%
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    I know hes really bashing i have the x no probs at all
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    ^This,
    I am a heavy 'business' user as you put it and can assure you the Droid(s) do nearly everything the CrapBerries can do and more. The native Exchange client isn't great but with Touchdown you have nearly all the function the exchange server will give you. As for your other complaints, excluding connection issues as others have hinted at LEARN TO USE THE PHONE..... as per the connection issues you obviously have a faulty unit, it happens, but don't assume a bad phone a you're inability/unwillingness to learn the phone/OS is the fault of Android as there are plenty of heavy business users out there that prove that Android is fully capable of being a "business" device.

    But it sounds like your just trying to convince yourself because you want a iPOS device, so just get one.
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    OP, it seems to me that reception issues are indeed a genuine complaint, however to label the X as the worst phone in the world is just bashing. Clearly you've never experienced a Blackberry Storm.

    Take it back get another one or hopefully you have the 30 days to decide if you want to keep it. If not you have 14, in any case you have a clear opportunity to decide if it's right for you. Droid isn't for everyone. I hope you can take it back and get something else.
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