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Is anyone else disappointed with New X2 specs?
I was hoping the New X2 was going to have more of a "Bang" as far as specs. It seems as though they just re skinned with a few minor upgrades. Not much of an improvement in my opinion. I know these are prelim specs, but most likely are pretty close to what the X2 will come with.
- 02-13-2011, 12:54 PM #2
- 02-13-2011, 01:20 PM #3
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I would go for a NON-LTE phone for the time being. Haven't heard anything aboiut LTE hitting the Reno, NV area anytime this year.
As for the X2, its nice. I like the form of the X. Nice how the USB and HDMI ports look to be in the identical places. Good for keeping all of my docks.
I would rather have a hardware camera button. I use it all the time. That's my biggest gripe on my work phone(EVO).
Oh locked bootloader? NO SALE!
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- 02-13-2011, 01:28 PM #4
I'm sure there are a lot of people who don't care about LTE right now. I'm one of them. It hasn't been announced in my area and I don't want to pay extra for an LTE device. I don't think it's a bad upgrade. Dual core + 1 GB ram seems pretty nice. Not to mention the higher res screen. No front facing camera may bother some people, but I don't think I would ever use it. Overall it seems pretty cool to me. Not cool enough for me to upgrade from my current X, but still cool.
- 02-13-2011, 03:30 PM #5
I think that most all "2" versions of phones are a disappointment (i.e. Storm 2, Droid 2). They always seem to be mostly the same with a few spiffy new items and little to no fan fare/support from the carrier after the initial couple of weeks when it's first offered. I think you'll get a more tech savvy device from something newly designed, like the Bionic or whatever comes after that. One other plus to staying away from "2" offerings is that you don't have read 10,000 post of everyone saying "This is what the original should have been."
- 02-13-2011, 04:16 PM #6
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LTE is a nonissue for me right now. It is too new and I don't want to be a beta tester. LTE as it is now is only for data. My 3g data is fast enough for what I need right now. I would rather wait another year or two for LTE to mature some more and VoLTE is a reality and reliable. By then LTE radios will likely consume less power having longer battery life.
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- 02-13-2011, 05:18 PM #7
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- 02-13-2011, 07:34 PM #10
I don't care about the X2's specs. You know why? Because I'm still under contract. It's a good phone for people whose contracts are ending this spring, but for me? I don't care because I'm not eligible for upgrade for another year and I'm not one of those phone whores who constantly jumps from one model to the next every other month.
- 02-13-2011, 07:34 PM #11
Id have to say overall its a disappointment, no LTE, no front facing camera, no physical camera button 'wtf?..' its just a DX with a bit more punch.
I'm afraid to say moto may have purposely crippled the X2 so it doesn't outshine the Bionic.. I've seen it happen before.
- 02-13-2011, 09:37 PM #12
No physical camera button is deal breaker for me. I use that button all the time. This phone is not a disappointment just because I came from a bb9550. That was a disappointment. It was a bb9530 but more ram and different surepress screen but still crappy OS. DX2 is not worth upgrading from a DX.
- 02-13-2011, 09:59 PM #13
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I have a family so I have better things to spend money on than a new phone at full price every 6 months because it is slightly better than what I currently have. I will happily keep my DX until I am eligible for upgrade and what is available then will blow the X2, Bionic, and Thunderbolt out of the water.
- 02-14-2011, 02:29 AM #14
- 02-14-2011, 03:11 AM #15
I haven't seen the stats of the X2, but if I didn't get my X back in December, I probably would have waited for the Bionic. With the front facing camera and it looks a lot like the X, with a little more power behind it. I agree with what everyone has stated so far, if no cam button and not much more added to it on the X2, I'm happy with the X the way it is now. It just disappoints me that these manufacturers hold back on making such an all around great phone. Every phone I've ever researched has some deficiency or another. I'm happy with the X though, no regrets there.
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- 02-14-2011, 09:23 AM #19
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if ur coming from a D1 or such, this will bea nice upgrade. if coming from a DX, i dont see any reason to buy a DX2. we all want change. and this hasnt changed enough to make me want to leave my DX anytime soon. nor has any other phone out or coming out int he next few months. i dont see myself upgrading to something else til at least the fall, and who knows if even then.
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- 02-14-2011, 02:48 PM #22
This is definitely a Blackberry upgrade path device. Up the specs a little bit and call it next generation. Its also similar to the Droid 2 compared to the original. Since I'm not eligible till August of 2012 for an upgrade I will see what's out there then.
- 02-14-2011, 03:06 PM #23
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- 02-14-2011, 05:33 PM #24
From what I can see, the X2 is already behind the curve with the potential Thunderbolt on the horizon, much less the Bionic. Lack of a front facing camera would be a deal breaker for me. I have distant family and use Skype from time to time. It would be great to have the ability to do so with my X rather than being stuck in front of a computer.
- 02-14-2011, 09:10 PM #25