01-10-2011 06:00 AM
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  1. Astrodroid's Avatar
    Hey Droid X owners, now that you've had the phone a while, how are you liking or not liking its large size? As the Bionic and other 4.3" screen phones come out, I'm wanting their features but not their size. It seems too big, particularly once you throw in the bezel. But I'm interested in the perspective of people who use something this size daily. Maybe it's not that big a deal. No need to try to sell me, just share your experiences.

    1. If you thought it was too big at first:
    A.) does it still kind of bug you?
    B.) have you gotten used to it and don't think about it?
    C.) do you now actually appreciate the extra screen space?

    2. If you weren't worried about the size at first or didn't realize how big it was going to be, has it started to grate on you?

    3. Your next phone will be:
    A.) Definitely smaller
    B.) Definitely this size or larger
    C.) Whatever, not really a factor
    01-06-2011 10:17 AM
  2. seanubis's Avatar
    Was never worried about the size, and it doesn't bother me at all. I'm even rocking the Body Glove case, which adds a bit of bulk, and I still have no complaints.

    For my next phone, I'll definitely be looking at larger phones, but not necessarily as big or larger than the DX. 4" screen minimum for sure.
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    01-06-2011 10:22 AM
  3. Super Turtleman's Avatar
    For me the large size was a definite plus. I'm a big guy (6'5") with big hands and have no use for a physical keyboard, so I wanted the largest screen possible. Size is not an issue in my pocket either.

    BTW, my friend's wife also got the X and loves it...she's about 5'1".
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    01-06-2011 10:27 AM
  4. Flawson's Avatar
    Love it. Period. The bionic looks awesome, but not enough of a significant upgrade for me yet. (I'm one of those people that has to use a device for at least a year to feel like it was worth getting)
    But yeah, I don't think I can go back to anything less than 4.3 now.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    01-06-2011 10:36 AM
  5. El Jefe's Avatar
    I was never worried about the screen size before I got the DX & couldn't see myself ever getting a phone with any screen smaller than 4".

    My wife is 5'2" and has the Droid 2. She says my DX is too big for her and I think her D2 is too small for me.
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    01-06-2011 10:39 AM
  6. deercreek's Avatar
    I was slightly afraid of the size when I first ordered it on release day sight unseen. But I have been extremely happy with it from the first time I powered it up.

    I definitely appreciate the extra screen size. Anytime I've played with a phone with a smaller screen, I've missed it. It has made the screen on my handheld GPS seem much smaller, though. Never say never, but I don't expect to go to anything significantly smaller. I don't intend to get a new phone for a long time.
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    01-06-2011 11:03 AM
  7. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    I thought the phone was ridiculously large when it first came out....that and the Evo. I use to make fun of both of them for a good month until I decided to buy the DX.

    After using it for a few days you get use to it and now it actually feels small to me. Perfect size for browsing the web or anything else on the phone. I will never buy a phone with a smaller screen then the DX ever again.
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    01-06-2011 11:13 AM
  8. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to the bigger screen. I like to use the Kindle app and reading on the bigger screen has been a pleasant experience. I wonder if the screens are going to get any bigger though? The new Samsung is 4.5. Wonder how that feels in the hand.
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    01-06-2011 11:25 AM
  9. RHChan84's Avatar
    I love the bigger screen. Videos are nice on it and easy to hold in your hands. Very comfortable phone to use. Also its thin so I sometimes forget its in my pocket I would not go back to a smaller screen phone.
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    01-06-2011 11:28 AM
  10. mrcraft2u's Avatar
    I just received the Droid X for Christmas.... It's the one I wanted because of the larger size. I was a bit concerned about it at first because of the size, but that was pretty much eliminated after the first few days of having it. My previous phone was the LG Voyager and I was a bit worried about the DX being too big to have to carry around, but the case I have that connects to my belt is perfect...not really much bigger then the voyager,but then it is a lot bigger...if ya know what I mean...
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    01-06-2011 11:43 AM
  11. alphabets's Avatar
    i honestly dont think i can ever go to a smaller screen after the X. its amazing. the D1 screena and the i*hone dont even compare. i think i would have to have a minimum of 4.3'' in my next phone.
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    01-06-2011 12:26 PM
  12. Cyber Phunk's Avatar
    After a couple months usage, I'm hooked on the bigger screen.

    Had the LG Voyager before this, and was slightly concerned about the size difference, but am very happy with this phone!

    The screen is awesome, great for watching videos and web surfing. The overall size isn't an issue really, as it's not very thick, and the "bump" at the top just helps orient it in my hand when I grab it.

    In a year and half I might start thinking about an upgrade, but one requirement will be a screen as big or slightly bigger than this one. Oh, and maybe dual processors.
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    01-06-2011 12:34 PM
  13. j0hnnyRingo's Avatar
    I went from Incredible to the Droid 2, to the X. I had thought I would prefer the Dinc over the X because of its compact size...but once switching to the X, the size hasnt been a factor. Now I have gotten so use to so much screen real estate, I dont know if I could switch to anything else.

    I will read an email on my X, then have to read one on my blackberry and find myself having to squint to read it on the 9650.
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    01-06-2011 01:13 PM
  14. RHChan84's Avatar
    Going from a Storm 9550 to the DX as far as size is concern, it's slightly longer but it's thicker. But then again, this phone is a mini laptop/netbook compared to my blackberry. I don't mind the size, it's not too noticeable.
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    01-06-2011 01:15 PM
  15. Dural's Avatar
    Would be willing to go to 4.5". Anything smaller than the DX is too small and the DX has the perfect blend of size + pocket-ability.
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    01-06-2011 01:16 PM
  16. gt3dan's Avatar
    I love the size of the screen. I actually think I would be ok with up to a 5'' screen. The dell streak still fits nicely in your hand. As far as it fitting in my pocket, its a good size to keep on you all day and not to be bothered too much. The only people that need to worry about pocket size are women with tight jeans and emo kids wearing womens jeans.
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    01-06-2011 01:16 PM
  17. RHChan84's Avatar
    Would be willing to go to 4.5". Anything smaller than the DX is too small and the DX has the perfect blend of size + pocket-ability.
    I would go far as that too.

    I played with my iPodTouch and couldn't believe how much I like the slightly bigger screen on the DX. The screen on the touch is small for me and watching a movie on it sucks. I think I'm going to drop my touch and get another extended battery so I can watch movies on flights when I travel for work.
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    01-06-2011 01:22 PM
  18. Smitty_82's Avatar
    I was unsure if the size when I first got my x, but know I don't think I could use anything smaller.
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    01-06-2011 01:29 PM
  19. Arelunde's Avatar
    No question that the size is an advantage. I feel the X bridges the gap between a traditional touch-screen cell and the tablets coming out today. It's small enough to put in a pocket, yet large enough to do some serious web surfing. Watching videos is a great experience - sharp, clear and great sound! I will not willingly go back to a smaller screen size, nor do I seek a larger one. I think the X is pretty close to perfect - slim, powerful, better than anything on the market, even now.
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    01-06-2011 01:34 PM
  20. compchick813's Avatar
    I don't think I could ever have a smaller phone again. After I week with the X I picked up my old Omnia to pull off some pics, and it felt so small. The screen size is one of the things that makes the X so amazing.
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    01-06-2011 01:36 PM
  21. was1958's Avatar
    The size works great for me. It fits fine in my jeans pocket. I keep the phone in my left pocket and keys in the right pocket. I find that the large screen allows me to do many of the tasks formerly done on a PC, such as Google Reader, Kindle, IMDB lookups, etc. In fact, I'm having a blast with my Droid X!
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    01-06-2011 02:27 PM
  22. RHChan84's Avatar
    I have carried my laptop out less now since I got the dx. I love the bigger screen and the power of the dx.
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    01-06-2011 03:06 PM
  23. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Love the big screen. I was worried about it before I got it, but I thoroughly enjoy the versatility of it (media dock, car dock, maps/gps, video, web browsing...)

    My next phone will not be significantly smaller. I want either the same size or a similar size.
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    01-06-2011 03:32 PM
  24. hkklife's Avatar
    I'm actually soooo jealous of the Samsung phone coming to AT&T with a 4.5" screen and ultra-thin body. For me, 4.5" would be the limit of comfortable pocketability on a smartphone, so I am find with even going up a bit from the X's size. They can always make 'em thinner but I don't want it done at the expense of, say, the microHDMI port or the microSD slot or even at the battery's capacity.

    However, considering that for years I carried around a Palm PDA + a flipphone (and later, a Treo + flipphone), one bigger smartphone is not at all a problem. I supose I will sit out the Droid Bionic and wait for its successor....ideally, it'll have a truly next-gen version of Android on it + 1GB RAM + an improved camera.

    I would also consider dropping down to a 4" or 4.1" screen phone like the Samsung Epic 4G if it had a solid physical QWERTY keyboard as well. But 3.7" or 3.8" is too small even with a keyboard.
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    01-06-2011 03:56 PM
  25. medicff0879's Avatar
    I like the size of this phone and appreciate the screen for viewing movies and the such. Came from an Iphone 3GS and after getting used to the difference in the Android OS I have really come to like this phone. Just put the Siedo Rugged Innocase on it which added SIGNIFICANTLY to the size of the overall phone, but I still like it. Cant expect that much protection without a cost.
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    01-06-2011 04:25 PM
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