Droid X or Droid 2?
I've never had a SmatPhone before but one thing is certain: I will soon be getting either a Droid X or Droid 2 from the local Verizon store.
I've been researching them and both have pluses and minuses. I really like the Droid 2 keypad as it seems it would be a better fit for a computer oriented person but I've read where some are dissatisfied with its battery life. I'm leaning toward Droid X and am hoping if I ultimately go with it, I'll just adapt to the on-screen keyboard interface. There's no way to really know until I actually am able to "play" with one.
I'd appreciate any input anyone has who is familiar with either or both of these devises. Thanks!
Let us know how it goes, if you do get one. I'm looking to get one this holidat season. Having someone with a little knowledge about buying one is a +.
Are you looking at the phones on a website like AT&T or something else? How are you comparing them?
I haven't, but I do have a Google Nexus One (running Android 2.2 Froyo) and the virtual keyboard works very well. I really like the tethering and wifi hotspot capabilities. I was able to drop my Sprint data account after the 2.2 update came through and the ability to tether the phone to my laptop as a 3G modem became workable.
I don't know about those handsets because they're not sold here or at least aren't popular if they are. I run a HTC Legend and I'll probably upgrade to a HTC Desire HD in the new year. The SenseUI add-on interface is one of the snappiest and most integrated out there.
I've been more impressed with HTC than any other manufacturer since Nokia in the late 90s/early 2000s. The only let down is they never gave me my Q3 FroYo update that they promised me for my Legend. :grr:
I just got a Droid X two days ago.
I chose the X over the 2 because I prefer the bar over flips or sliders as I have a tendency to break things with moving parts. I wish I could say I weighed all the technical specifications but it came down to durability in my custody. Also I found the screen size a better fit for my 'older' eyes. Yes it is easy to re-size what your viewing but over a certain size what your reading can't all fit on the screen at once and it can take a long time to read that way. I though the clarity and definition were a bit better on the DX which helped manage how much larger I had to make type to be readable for me.
My reason for wanting an Android phone was to carry my calendar and contacts [more than just their numbers] with me. I had done some research but wish I had dug deeper. I am finding out that the way to get your existing calendars/contacts into your phone is through a Google Account. I have quite a bit of proprietary work info integrated into PIM so I'm not interested in having that available to others via the web or even on the Google servers. It's only been a couple of days so I'm still looking into ways to put this on the phone directly.
After purchase reading shows that Verizon Droid X has problems with the SD Cards. My phone doesn't 'see' the one that came with it. This seems to be common enough the the stores , after checking them, just replace them.
I have 30 days to work with this item and be able to return it with only a 35.00 'restocking fee' so the jury is still out.