Droid 2-day 1 coming from Dinc.
Picked her up this morning around 1030 and they were almost sold out at the VZW corporate store in NYC! Here are my initial thoughts after playing with it for a few hours:
-Coming from DINC I feel that the processor on the D2 is slower. When you scroll through contacts on the DINC, it was a very smooth and fluid scroll. When doing so on the D2, the scroll seems very jumpy and not constant. Switching between screens seems to be a little slower as well when compared to the DINC.
-When typing, sometimes the words do not keep up when typing fast. I had to do a battery pull to fix this problem.
-Having issues linking Facebook contacts to phone contacts. To do so manually, it is confusing and slows the phone down.
-Phone call quality I feel is not up to par. The speaker crackles even when in-call volume is at mid-range. What is up with that?
Overall, the DINC felt like it had a much more smoother, polished, and solid UI and processor compared to D2. Anyone else sharing the same issues as me? Maybe it's Froyo, and not the phone?
- 08-12-2010, 09:58 PM #2
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- 08-12-2010, 11:31 PM #5
Fact is, the incredible is smoother. Im on a droid x. And its smoother than this one too. It must be the snap dragon processor or htc themselves. But the moto droids have good things about them too. I love my x.
- 08-13-2010, 12:18 AM #6
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- 08-13-2010, 03:01 AM #10
The DINC hasn't been out very long, most people waited a month to get theirs but people are already jumping ship for the Droid 2? I feel like I've seen more ppl give up their DINCs for the Droid 2 than the DX. I could be wrong though..I like having the newest toy too but that's a lot of cash especially if you're paying retail!
- 08-13-2010, 03:14 AM #11
- 08-13-2010, 01:13 PM #12
No Comparison. The Galaxy S(Fascinate) is the clear winner. I'd expect a early/mid sept release of the facinate.
I've been able to upgrade at a very very low cost.
- 08-13-2010, 04:41 PM #13
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- 08-13-2010, 09:45 PM #15
The super amoled screen gives a much better screen. Once you play with this phone you will see the difference. Not much I can explain. Best thing would be to do a side by side comparison of each device.
Also the GPU on the Samsung is better then the droid(x,2,1). You get a lot of fps and combined with a super amoled display it's just a pristine viewing experience. This is helpful for gaming and overall video viewing.
I also like the form factor of the device. Does not have motorola bulk to it. Very light and comfortable to hold in a hand.
I currently have a droid2 on a 30 day rental. I'm trying to liek ti but everytime I look at the screen I'm disapointed in screen quality. I keep thinking about the Galaxy S super amoled and crisp display.
Super amoled = HD
TFT LCD(Droid x,1,2) = SD
Notification light has an app that resolves the issue. The no flash on camera is not an issue at all. I also believe the Verizon Fascinate may be shipping with flash camera so that point is moot.
Either way it's not needed as the Galaxy S does an astounding job at low light image capture.
- 08-13-2010, 09:53 PM #16
- 08-13-2010, 11:55 PM #17
I do agree that the Captivate (the only Galaxy phone I've used) is pretty damn nice. The form factor and 4" screen are fantastic. I do disagree however that OLED is better than the Droid X/1/2 LCD. I've had a few OLED screens and they are just artificially colored to me. They are nice and bright...and the blacks are unmatched for sure, they just don't look natural to me. I've had the Incredible, a Zune HD, currently I've got a Cowon J3...and none of them look as natural to me as the Droid or Droid X screens. It's all personal opinion obviously and it seems most prefer the OLED screens these days, but I'm not sure if it's from experience...they've got a lot of hype. Oh well.
And my experience with the Samsung camera was about par for the course. Pretty bad. The Incredible was probably the most impressive camera but that was mostly because of the speed. Cameras on cell phones suck...period.
Now I'm just being a jerk...so I'm sorry. I just don't want to delete my hard work on the keyboard. Basically it's all about preferences and we're all different. I just don't want people to think the Fascinate is god's gift to the Android family. It's a nice phone and i'll probably get one because I get everything. Sucks to be a tech geek I guess. I am also not a fan at all of Touchwiz. People give Motorola crap for blur, but I think Touchwiz is worse.
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What dbdynsty25 said. The 1750mAh Seidio battery in my DInc works so much better. It's amazing what a few extra 100mAh do.
Let's hope a similar battery goes on sale for the D2 soon: the D2 stock battery is around the same mAh as the stock DInc.
- 08-14-2010, 11:28 AM #22
I have both the X and the Incredible. The 2150mAh battery in the Inc. Standard battery in the X. I can go from 5 am to 11 pm on the Inc without needing to charge, easily. In fact, at around 11 pm I still have about 20-30%. With the X, 12 hours max and its done. I don't know about the D2.
So, which ever phone you pick, plan on getting some sort of extended battery.
- 08-14-2010, 01:40 PM #23
Everyone who has seen a Galaxy S device is immediately impressed with the screen. You can talk all the technical specs you want but at the end of the day people are impressed with super amoled display.
Most people will rate the super amoled very highly.
In fact I think Jerry and Phil are both pretty impressed with the display.
TFT LCD = old technology. Even the incredible is using the super lcd display because they need to ship their device. Samsung is the sole producer of amoled displays, whether super or not.
The industry as a whole has made amoled displays in high demand. Too bad Sasmung is sole producer of this display and will likely only use the product for it's own devices.
IMHO the Galaxy S screen is in a class of its own.
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