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sawdin
12-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Current Phone:Droid X
System Version: 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US
Android Version: 2.3.4
Baseband Version: BP_C_01.09.15P
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9-g1282440 mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08 #1
Build Number: 4.5.1_57_DX8-51

I am switching from Verizon to Page Plus Cellular (Verizon cdma service, 3G only). I would like to purchase another phone to be my primary phone and have the Droid X as a backup. I stream music, use text for work, and do some browsing. I do not watch videos, play games, etc. My criteria are:
1. Used phone (either for sale as 'new' on ebay or used in very good condition) that is cdma as Verizon has best coverage where I live.
2. Easy to modify (root, then customize) and with decent options for modification.
3. Under $150.

I was thinking of a Droid X2 (around $75 used or $125 for "new/overstocked/demo" on ebay), but found some used Droid razr's in good condition that are around $125. The advantage to the razr is that it is 4G, thus if Page Plus goes 4G, I won't have to upgrade my phone. However, PP will probably not upgrade to 4G anytime soon, so I could save some money by getting a Droid X2. Besides the 4G, razr has better screen and 16GB internal memory. Processors appear to be a wash as X2 has tegra2 vs TI in razr. I am unfamiliar with other non-motorola android options. Is there anything that would be as good as the Droid X2 or Razr for around $75 - $125? If not, what makes more sense, X2 or Razr?

TIA!

GoCliffGo05
12-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Moved to off topic.

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sawdin
12-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks...sorry 'bout that.

GoCliffGo05
12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Judging between the two phones you listed, I would say spend the extra little bit of money and go with the RAZR. I've owned an X2 for a while now and while it is a nice phone, you become aware of it's age and limitations rather quickly.

sawdin
12-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Thank you...as I'm a total newbie to rooting/hacking, is one phone easier to mod or offer more/better mods?

PS..Sorry about posting in wrong forum....

GoCliffGo05
12-08-2012, 06:17 PM
PS..Sorry about posting in wrong forum....

^lol, definitely not the end of the world. ;)

They are both easy to root. And if you have a question as to the amount of ROMs for the Razr just take a peek here Droid RAZR Android Development - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1363)

Haha, looks like plenty, eh?? Just make sure to only use the ones that are compatible with CDMA.

sawdin
12-08-2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks again...

GoCliffGo05
12-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Just my two cents. Hang around! Others may offer a different suggestion.

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sawdin
12-08-2012, 11:59 PM
Will do...just picked up an X2 w/ extended battery and cover (the 'extended' battery could be a piece junk) for $71 including shipping on ebay...I'll fool around with the X2 for awhile and look on ebay after xmas for a razr maxx....maybe some people will be selling if they get new phones for xmas....

GoCliffGo05
12-09-2012, 12:12 AM
Cool. If you need help with the X2 just ask :)

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