OT: Droid X

Submitted by teldar on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:49 PM

So I got my new phone two days ago. It doesn't come with a user manual but I have a pretty good handle on how to use it and I have to say it's the awesome. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a new smart phone.

And the swype keyboard is fantastic.

Comments

Michigan4Life

August 2nd, 2010 at 10:55 PM ^

heard a lot about Droid X from my friend.  He said that it's better than iphone and the best smartphone out in the market as of now.  Too bad that it's so expensive, otherwise, I would have gotten one.

Blue Ninja

August 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 AM ^

Perhaps but a friend of mine went to the X after being unsatisfied with iphone 4 (loyal iphone customer) and after less than a week went back to the iphone. Not saying the X wasn't as good, he just loves the iphone.

 

And yes the phone is huge which is nice for the size of the screen, but not so great for ease of carrying or trying to conceal from roaming eyes.

teldar

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 PM ^

had rolled around and did it online so it only cost $107 including tax. Verizon doesn't charge shipping or activation if you buy from their website. So that cuts $35 off the price.
If I had to pay for the phone outright it would have hurt.

But the phone is amazing.

Michigan4Life

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:25 PM ^

I have a contract with verizon but it's with a family.  If I were to still keep the contract, only without the family attachment, would it still be that cheap to buy Droid X? That would really save me a ton of money since I'm already planning on paying for the phone for myself since I'll be going to grad school.

teldar

August 3rd, 2010 at 9:18 AM ^

or if you upgrade your contract. We had not had internet before but we kept the same voice/text package we had previously. It's $200 new/upgrade/renew and I had the $100 discount for new every two. So all that was charged was the phone and tax.

jvp123

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:12 PM ^

Got the X the day after it came out. It syncs up all of your contacts, which includes all of your Facebook/Myspace contacts. But, the cool thing is that you can link up the same person to multiple contacts. So if Joe Blow is on Myspace and Facebook and in your Phone book already, you can link the 3 under one listing. Also, the "Car Dock" feature is just awesome. Free GPS baby....and the camera: you can put effects like "black and white" and "sepia"  on the picture before you even take it!

teldar

August 3rd, 2010 at 9:05 AM ^

I had asked him if I should but a gps or if I could use the phone as one when I got It. He said to get the gps as well. Since we go to canadia to visit the in-laws, the gps will be useful, but the phone is phenomenal. You can even turn on satellite layer and see satellite maps instead of just normal navigation maps.

Sambojangles

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:20 PM ^

I have the Droid, and think it's too big. I can't imagine what it would be like to lug around the Droid X, which is even bigger.

But, I am excited about getting the Froyo update. Does it work well on your new phone?

Rx

August 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 AM ^

I just got my Droid X today and it is unbelievable. I cannot put it down. If anyone is afraid of getting it cause of the size you'll get used to it. It really isn't that big

Njia

August 3rd, 2010 at 5:00 AM ^

Settled on the HTC Droid Incredible. I went to Verizon with the intention of getting a X. The X and Incredible are the same price, so from that perspective, it made no difference. For me, it was the size of the device. I couldn't see myself trying to carry around a phone that large, though it does have some impressive features.

With the exception of the HD video capabilities, the Incredible is just as good, but with a slightly smaller screen area and total size. The screen also appears brighter with better color saturation. The virtual keyboard also seemed to respond better with fewer typing errors.

And, I have to agree with jvp123: the totally monthly cost for a Droid, which includes GPS service in the data plan, made it cheaper by $20/month than the BlackBerry. "FTW" literally and figuratively.

teldar

August 3rd, 2010 at 9:15 AM ^

The incredible has the 65nm samsung processor while the x has the 45nm TI processor. The x's battery life is better as a result. Also, the gpu in the ti omap is better than the hummingbird samsung.I've read that the samsung proc has fallen out of favor d/t power use and the new phones will all use the TI.