Joining the Dark Side
I have had iPhones for three years now. I had the original, the 3GS and now the iPhone 4. Everyone is making a big deal about the grip of death, but that's not an issue for me. My problem is that reception just plain sucks, whether I'm holding it or not; far worse than the 3GS. I also lose my BT connection all the time while in the car. My biggest problem, however, is the crap proximity sensor. My ear hangs on up people no less than 3 times per day. This never happened with the 3GS.
So, screw Apple, I'm switching...
I had an opportunity to play with a DroidX for 24 hours. It's nowhere near as polished as the iPhone, but at least it actually works as a phone. I found the voice recognition feature to be slick. This is something that the iPhone doesn't do well, or at all when you're talking about Nav.
The one thing that bothers me is how choppy the graphics are. It seemed to get slightly better after the phone was on for a while, but moving the apps menu up and down seemed to have serious framerate issues. Sliding web pages up and down was also far worse than the 30+ FPS real-time experience that I'm used to on the iPhone.
I compared the two side by side and the iPhone is far more polished, has a better screen and a cleaner interface, BUT IT DOESN'T WORK AS A PHONE!!
I'm looking forward to having a phone that works, but I really hope the screen lag isn't an issue in the long term. I'm told that 2.2 is much faster.
07-14-2010 09:17 AM
Droid X Forums
Welcome, if you get a chance play around with Launcher Pro, it runs smoother and crisper than the stock UI.
I want to know how this launcher thing works.
It's just an app that you use as the UI rather than the stock one. Read THIS article, it really explains things.
Originally Posted by mittens
I think your title should have said that you are leaving the dark side! LOL
Just keep walking towards the light. its beautiful outside
I agree, you are not going to the dark side you are going to the bright side..... the side of actually being able to call ppl and have reception!! It is sunnier on the other side!!!!
Originally Posted by buzzkill
Droid X-Blackberry Curve- EnV2- Razr- some other random phones I cannot remember!
Yes this side is the sunny side of like people always say the grass is greener on the other side.... this is that side..
Stock - Rooted - Deodexed
Xoom(Gold Oscar Edition)
Originally Posted by Airmaxx23
Ok so basicly, this is like a faster, better version on the main background operating system. once down loaded do you have to restart it when booting the phone? or once installed it just takes over? i would assume i should download this first thing since I am new to android anyway mite as well get use to this?
it just takes over. you set it as the "default" and it does what it does. you can always uninstall it or switch the default back. no biggie.
Originally Posted by mittens
@onehump yeah sometimes when you first start the phone it's going through all the syncing stuff in the background and makes everything uch slower. this can last a while. but yes, LauncherPro is much better and gives you more buttons to use.
welcome to the machine!
Respect is rule #1
Uughh.. That is my professional opinion.