- 9 Posts
Swapping my DInc for a D2...
Here is my story. I've had my Incredible since shortly after release, and besides that at times atrocious battery life, I have been extremely pleased. Especially now that I have tried a few custom roms and settled on one, instead of stock rooted 2.2.
MY mother on the other hand, thought that it would be a great idea to listen to a sales rep instead of consulting me and got a Moto Droid 2, which she is now stuck with since her 30 days are up. She hates the keyboard. Sigh... lol
Being the good son I am, I offered to trade phone with her, since I figure I could root + rom the D2 to get rid of the Moto Blur stuff to make it as snappy as my DInc. Meanwhile, she would probably be happy with a DInc out of the box, once she gets used to sense.
Have a made a grave mistake? I have tried the D2 for a few minutes in a Verizon store and it seemed unnecessarily sluggish on the home screen, as it is slightly laggy when transitioning between screens. I am also up in the air about the keyboard. I think I would be able to get used to it over time, but it seem like it would require serious effort to get used to its almost flush surface.
What is your take on the situation?
- 12-20-2010, 04:59 PM #2
That stinks. I would be pretty upset if she waited 30 days to decided she hated it. Good for you for stepping up, though.
The D2 is supposed to be very fast, but I never tried it myself, and I don't really care for physical keyboards. When the Incredible is eligible for an upgrade, you should get that. Maybe someone on the forum would want to trade if you also don't want the D2.
- 12-21-2010, 09:41 AM #3
in my opinion, the D2 is horrible...my fiance has one and its garbage. Huge lag, freezing issues, slow and sluggish. Seems like it runs outta memory which hurts the phone. My Dinc still owns all the phones ive touched, its super fast and without all that garbage VZW puts on it my battery lasts me all day and it doesnt go in the yellow.
- 12-21-2010, 10:33 AM #4
the stories I've heard from Biz, I think you might regret the trade. Your a great son but your good deed is going to be costly haha. You can root and rom it but due to the locked boot loader, there isn't a way to change kernels currently. Well at least you cam early upgrade in about 6 months.
Sent from my Droid Incredible because I'm too lazy to walk over to my computer.
- 12-21-2010, 12:00 PM #5
- 12-21-2010, 12:48 PM #6
- 20 Posts
D2 and custom ROMs
Before you make the decision to switch to the D2, take a look at the XDA developers site. There are dozens of custom ROMs for the Dinc. And for the D2, maybe two. And no AOSP ROMs for the D2. Very little developer activity for this phone. So if you switch, be prepared to stay with Moto.
- 12-21-2010, 01:17 PM #7
- 33 Posts
Check Craigslist often for people who are looking to trade phones. I had a palm pre, which I traded for a D1, I then traded the D1 and $30 for a Dinc. It's like I upgraded for free from a crappy phone (webos is amazing, but limited by current hardware) to a top of the line phone.
Sent from my HTC Incredible using Tapatalk Pro
- 12-21-2010, 08:07 PM #8
- 27 Posts
I almost got the droid 2... The verizon kid said they didn't have any in stock but he had some broken ones going back for repair that I could play with. I was pretty surprised with how crappy it felt in my hands. The keyboard felt like the cheapest one I've ever used. My crappy text phone had a more solid and quality feel to it. I didn't really play with the os so I can't say whether or not i thought it was faster or not... But being that its only .2 ghz faster... I wouldn't use it over my dinc anyway.
Sent from my Droid Incredible using Tapatalk.
- 12-21-2010, 08:14 PM #9
- 12-21-2010, 10:54 PM #10
- 12-22-2010, 01:01 AM #11
I have a problem with Motorola landscape keyboards... it's like they never can get them right. They can get the portrait ones right (hell, they just copy Blackberry ), but landscape is a completely different story...
Anyways, hopefully you can, erm... survive. I've heard some pretty p1ssed people after they got the D2.
- 12-26-2010, 12:14 PM #12
- 12-26-2010, 12:55 PM #13
I'd personally recommend Swiftkey or Better Keyboard, they're both excellent replacements.
- 01-20-2011, 02:23 PM #14
- 01-22-2011, 12:03 AM #15