Newbie faced with a tough desicion, please help!
Hi, I am totally new the forums. So, please bear with me. Ok, so I am coming over from my very sluggish and slow blackberry storm 1. I have been counting down to android for the past 6 months and I am totally excited!!! But I am faced with what seems like the hardest desicion of my life... do I want a Droid x... or a Droid 2 global... I am not a fan of my surepress touchscreen only because it lags alot. I am afraid that if I buy another touchscreen phone,it will only cause me problems. So, I guess I am looking for some Android fans' opinions on the two phones.
Here is part of the reason why I chose the two phones:
Droid 2 Global:
Has a physical keyboard.
Is smaller... but not too small
It can go global
The 1.2 GHz processor
The super awesome touchscreen
The 16 gb memory card
The sweet camera
The size of the phone
Thank you all so much for the help! I have been stuggling to decide for the past month... many lost nights of sleep over this. And it seems like anytime I decide on a phone, the other one only attracts me more.
I guess I just don't want to end up with a phone like my storm... I hate it so much, I almost threw it as far as I could a couple times. lol It is just my touchscreen only phone... hence the though desicion.
Thank you again for the help!
- 11-29-2010, 08:32 PM #2
Storm 1 to Android (Droid X)
I too had a Storm 1. I liked it to a point. After getting rid of the physical keyboard when I went to the Storm 1, I vowed never to go back to a physical keyboard. I went to the Droid X and am quite happy with the entire Droid X experience. Typing on the Droid X is a real advance over typing on the Storm 1. I can type faster and with fewer mistakes.
The Android OS is alot better than the old BB OS I was using. About the only thing I miss is the inability to directly sync with Outlook...but I am getting over it Using the Google Contact & Calendar takes a little getting used to, but overall, it is a pretty good system. Not being able to sort by last name on the contacts list is a PITA as is not being able to sort by company name, but like I said, while it takes getting used to it, overall a darn good system.
AND, OMG, all the memory available on the Droid X (both on the phone & SD card) is incredible compared to the Storm 1. Another thing I don't miss: battery pulls. I was constantly doing battery pulls on the Storm 1 to bring back some of the internal memory...Droid X (android OS) does a remarkable job of managing memory resources; consequently battery pulls are a thing of the past.
IMO, go for the Droid X...of course I don't like physical keyboards but like the extra screen real estate on the Droid X...fwiw.
- 12-14-2010, 02:17 PM #3
I'm a former Storm 1 owner. I was faced with the same choice as you (although at the time I got my Phone the Global wasnt a BOGO offer so I am stuck with the regular Droid 2 )
One thing that I find I LIKE about the physical keyboard, is I discovered that using the touch screen while riding in a car I was prone to making more mistakes. I belive this is because a bump in the road is enough to register as a touch where on the storm it wasn't enough to make the screen click. Droid 2 physical Keybboard lets me type without worry.
- 12-14-2010, 05:56 PM #4
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Do you want compact or not? Do you REALLY need a physical keyboard or not?
Did you know you can start out with one, and if you're not happy with it you can return it within 30 days and trade it out as long as theres no damager or anything else? Verizon's policy and DON'T let them try to discourage it, they shouldn't though, but Verizon are crooks and will screw you at every turn.
The BBS1 seems to have the touch screen that has two screens that need to interact. The Droids do not. If i'm not mistaken they use static discharge from your finger to respond with the screen.
Do you REALLY need global? IF you do have a global job, then it's a no brainer... Just my $.02
- 12-14-2010, 07:15 PM #5
Well I bought a D2G as a gift last week, due to the keyboard that didnt seem half bad while i was in the store. The D2G was pretty solid all around, hardware and software.
The droid x is about the same size as my evo 4g, and to me the size is not an issue at all and the screen size is great. Hdmi is also pretty sweet when you can use it, although and the dx has an app allows full mirroring. So it should be really nice for you if you get it.
All comes down to personal opinions and needs, but id say you cant go wrong.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 12-14-2010, 07:20 PM #6
While not on Verizon, I left the Blackberry OS to Android and in my opinion, Android is the clear winner. I could have went with an iPhone but I chose Android because I saw the potential of the os over every other smart phone's os. Even Blackberry 6 os is not that radically different from 4.2, 4.5. 5, it still is the same os under a different gui. Since you have been with out a physical keyboard, I would say go droid x or fascinate. I thought the transition over to a touchscreen would have been tedious *on the iPhone it was too me* but with my captivate, I cannot go back.
Samsung Captivate - RIP 10-6-2011Currently: Samsung Galaxy S2 i777 - Rooted, Sim Unlocked and soon to be debloated
- 12-14-2010, 08:41 PM #7
Coming from the Blackberry Curve via the Palm Pre Plus, I was sure I wanted a physical keyboard which pretty much left me with the Droid 2 (Global had just come out and wasn't worth an extra $50 to me). Now that I've had it about a month, I find I very seldom use the physical keyboard. The screen keyboard is so responsive and I've gotten used to using Swype so you can really fly on the keyboard. So in my case, if I had to do it again I might might the bullet and go for the X instead.
I'm not sure enough to turn my Droid 2 back in. There are times especially when typing long emails that the keyboard is nice or when you just want to move the cursor a couple of characters and the touch screen isn't cooperating. I don't think you can go wrong with either one. I also wasn't sure about whether I'd like the bigger size with the X.
I'm definitely a fan of Android. they seem to have done everything right that I got tired of waiting for Blackberry and Palm to get to. Palm had slightly better syncing with Exchange, but everything else on the phone is light years ahead of the Pre's hardware and market let alone the Blackberry. I can't see ever going back to BB even though I use the phone probably 90% for work.
Good luck on the decision.Rgds/Mark M.