Driod

Time for a New Droid?

Droid Smart Phone

Droid Bionic – Edgadget

A little over a year ago I finally upgraded from my beloved flip phone to the Driod X. It’s wasn’t easy at first. I had that flip phone for like 5 years! I damaged it at one point 3 years in and I traded it in for the same exact flip phone! Once I finally made the switch I was really happy though. These new smart phones are really like little computers that fit in your pocket and also happen to be able to make phone calls on!

Droid X

The Droid X has been really good to me. I like it a lot. I am only starting to think about the upgrade for two reasons. One I feel like it’s getting slower. I mean I’m sure the processor still moves as fast as when I first got it, but now I’ve really moved into my phone and I have tons of apps running and it’s getting bogged down. That and with the software android operating system upgrades along the way I feel like there is just too much going on for the processor and it’s time for a new more powerful model. The other issue is that the GPS has totally stopped working for some reason. It’s been like that for a month or two now. I should go in and have it looked at but I am do for an upgrade in May, so it’s making think more about a new phone then about fixing this one.

Battery Life

The other main issue I have about the Droid phones is the short battery life. I can’t make it through a whole day for bed to bed without having to charge it. To me that is the test of a battery. It should be able to last from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. If you need to charge it while you are sleeping that is no big deal and not really that inconvenient at all I don’t think. Between my wife and I (she also has the Droid X) we are constantly looking for a charger cable. I mean I guess typically it’s not that big an issue because we both work in an office and can just plug in. It’s more a problem when I have to travel for the day and I’m not near a plug. I’ve made due, but I really would love to have a phone that would last all day. I would definitely give up some functionality to get that!

My understanding is the short battery life is the price you pay for faster processing speed, and the newer generation of the Driods are no exception from what I hear. So I guess its just going to be a fact of life. The Iphone have much better battery life but they also are slower, so what’s a smart phone user to do?

I have seen larger batteries that are sold both by manufactures and after market. They are a little pricey though and I don’t think they would fit the new phone so for now I’ll probably limp it out until I upgrade.

Which Droid is the new Droid?

I’ve seen a lot of commercials lately for the new Droids. I assume this is because Christmas is coming. Even though I’m not due to upgrade without a fee until May I’m already starting to think about it. I’m getting to be like my brother who has bought every new Iphone as it came out that has ever been released! 🙂

I really need to go in and touch and feel them to figure out what is right for me, but right now, assuming something else newer and cooler doesn’t come out in the mean time, I think I’m between the Razor and the Boinic. Essentiall the Boinic looks like the Droid X 2.0. While the Razor looks like a faster Droid which is much thinner. I think the thinner is kind of cool but at the same time I feel like if anything the surface of the Droid X is too big not the thickness of it. The problem there obvously is if you reduce the surface area then you reduce the screen which I would hate to give up. I guess it’s really going to come down to holding them in my hands to see which is right?

Does anyone have experince with either the Bionic of the Razor that can give me some advice?