Illuminati wrote:I haven't had a lot of time to play with many apps, and still getting used to the overall layout of the OS... I came from an old Blackberry Curve 8330. Love 3G. ;)
No apps, that's why you're battery life is so good
I ate a full charge down to 40% in a few hours but I was connecting Wi-Fi, downloading, surfing, calling, and doing stuff I would never do on a daily basis so I'm thinking battery will be at least as good as the Storm in regular use.
I'm not an excellent reviewer so I'll post some quick first impressions:
1) I thought coming from the Storm's "click" screen that I would have issues with text entry (I hated the Droid touchscreen and hated the physical keyboard on just about any phone I've used though). It took me about an hour to get this keyboard down, especially in landscape mode. Also, when I'm alone and won't look like an idiot, the voice text entry works like a charm!
2) Feels muche better in my hands than I thought. I have a plastic 2 piece on the Storm and the Droid X seems thinner, lighter, and easier to hold. Has a really nice fit even in medium sized hands.
3) One word will do it, "FAST"! Some have complained about slowness but I don't know what phone they were using before the DX! Compared to the Storm this does EVERYTHING faster (except for charge and ship after ordered).
4) Customization options and apps (this is both a pro and con for some users though). Seven home screens, access to the Android Marketplace and more apps than you can shake an accelerometer equiped phone at. I had a theme loaded on my Storm (cost $2.99) that I LOVED called "Phosporesence". It was a very minimalist theme that put everthing I needed right where I needed it. It will take me a while to get this phone configured "My Way" but I think I will have many more options to do so.
5) Call quality is IMHO better than the Storm and pretty good. Speaker is loud enough.
6) Storage is good and the ability to load apps onto the SD card is a great step forward.
Haven't fully tested the FM Radio, media player, camera or fully tested Google Navigation against VZ Navigator yet but initial impressions are good taking into account VZ is 9.99 a month.
1) Hands free bluetooth support. This is one I missed and, for me working on a DoD base, is a BIG issue. I cannot use a jawbone BT headset so I must use a speaker. What's worse is that Android doesn't seem to support BT voice commands (WTF?). It will treat the BT speaker as a speaker but I still have to use the handset to dial. This is "MAJOR FAIL" in my book and needs fixed. My "old school" Storm 1 (and many other older phones) did theis perfectly. Moto needs to get on this one!
2) Still having some adjustments to the quirks of the OS. Contacts don't seem easily organized unless you put everything into Goole's trusting hands, yet another email account etc. While cool and open source and all it still strikes me a bit like all of the Linux distros and their differences, a lot of cool stuff but somewhat all over the place.
More to follow, over all I think I'm gonna' like it once I get my head wrapped around it. Pity the Granny that gets one of these though (but I guess Brannies arent buying them