Pros Larger Screen; Great Video; Phone functionality user friendly; Great reception; Touch keyboard is surprizingly easy to use. Lots of fun to have.
Cons Larger phone; Video and Camera not great in low lighting; Freezes sometimes when WiFi enabled, but not enough to annoy.
Summary I had a Windows based Samsung Omnia before switching to the X. 10 times more functionality. This phone keeps me busy when traveling. The GPS and navigation apps are great and they are included with the phone! Much better than paying for Verizon Navigator. Battery life is what I expect for a phone that does so much. Keep WiFi and BlueTooth off and you can get a day out of the battery, even in heavy use. I keep my GPS on all time so I can navigate quickly. My wife has the Droid 2 for the keyboard. Comparitively, the X has better reception and does not freeze as much as the 2. The X can navigate quickly when started, while the Droid 2 acquires a signal. Sync with Microsoft Exchange was troublesome, but once you can figure out what to do, it works perfectly. Can easily sync calander and contacts seemlessly! No need to download an additional app like forums suggest! Be careful of TaskManager type apps that Kill Apps. They will compromise that stability of your phone, forcing you to soft reset.
Pros Large screen real estate, multi-talented--can be an HD camcorder, an 8 megapixel camera, a mobile WiFi hotspot (though this requires an additional monthly fee), and a media player. But, most importantly, it works well as a phone.
Cons large size necessitates some loss of portability (though thin profile helps offset this); learning curve higher than need-be; Verizon V-Cast software for PC is a pain
Summary The advertisements for this device intimidate my wife, bringing up images of glowing robotic red eyes similar to every dystopian Sci-Fi killer robot from HAL to the ones in The Matrix, so having a difficult learning curve is not made any easier by the marketing department. That said, I've been impressed with the versatility and performance of this thing. I am using the WiFi mobile hotspot feature even now to connect my laptop to post this review. I did, admittedly, try posting it directly from the phone but found even its 4.3 inch screen and 854×480 resolution a little clunky for the complexity of this particular interface. That said, the CNet main page--the full version, not the mobile one--loaded beautifully, with full use of its various animated features. Other sites that were usable but unsightly on my iPod Touch have also loaded better on my Droid X, benefiting both from a larger screen requiring less zoom to read and from a willingness to work with Flash content. As mentioned, the V-Cast software provided is a pain, being based loosely on iTunes, which is itself not the best choice of models, but lacking everything that iTunes has fixed or going for it, like simple drag-and-drop from desktop folders into the device. Thankfully, this is a trivial problem, since free apps are readily available that open up direct access to the SD card for transferring content. This is fortunate, as the micro-SD card itself is buried deeply inside the phone, and to remove it, one has to pull the battery out of the way, necessitating rebooting and a surgical procedure requiring a static-free sterile field. Indeed, a lot of this phone's initial problems are fixable just by changing the customizable interface or downloading free apps from the app store; its advantages are overwhelming by comparison. I do feel that its interface could have been a little easier for someone less familiar than I am with current technology. That said, I'm finding it easier to get used to this phone than it was for my Treo 700WX three and a half years ago. (As for Verizon, I have had good experiences with them as a carrier, though a review of carriers perhaps belongs elsewhere. I will say having them really helps this phone live up to its potential.) As a phone, I'm seeing in the first few days of use respectable battery life and good call quality at both my end and at the other side. At the same time, it's nice having a device bordering on small tablet for web viewing, even it it's almost as big as a checkbook. It's also nice having a respectable camera and camcorder handy at all times--one less thing to pack or keep charged. Video playback is quite sharp and beautiful on a screen that's easier to watch than most phones' 3.3 to 3.7 inches, though a lot of my video content comes from iTunes--though the Droid X does handle unprotected m4v files, it's not an iPod and cannot join the iTunes content protection ecosystem. Thankfully, an iPod Touch can fit snugly beside it in one pocket, as long as the pocket is deep enough.
Pros Mega fast, huge screen, great battery life despite large screen and fast processor, HDMI out, Great 3 mic noise cancelling, HD video and 8MP stills good enough to take the place of a cheaper point and shoot, very very solid construction.
Cons Bloat apps from Verizon took a little while to disable, Motorola is a little slow on updates (but still faster then Samsung), No 4G.
Summary This phone is great and deserves its spot as Verizon's flagship device. The 1gz Ti processor is very snappy and also is easy on the battery, the screen offers great performance and a massive size great for the user who wants a multimedia experience out of their device while still maintaining a higher battery life than most android devices. The hardware specs are in one word amazing amazing. The shame is it takes a little know how (or a quick search of the internet) to bring out is potential. Verizon does its best to cripple the X, loading up a half dozen to a dozen bloat apps that start automatically, cannot be stopped or disabled without root access, cannot be uninstalled if you want a update pathway in the future, are not free services, and having a better free (or sometimes paid) version in the market. The real kicker is in one case, it is a Verizon app that overrules a Google one that doesn't do the job as well. (VZ navigator) But at least with a little time and know how, this madness can be stopped. To round it up, a great phone that can be made better by the user.
Pros Love all the features, screen size, camera and available apps.
Cons Hardware and software issues from day 25 of ownership. On my fourth phone. VZW only sends reefurbs after 30 days. Not impressed with service.
Summary Great phone except for all the issues with hardware and software. First new phone on 9/10/10 had the GPS sensor fail at 25 days. Tried all the fixes I could think of but finally called VZW at 30 days. Second phone was a refurb due to screen, earpience, microphone, and various other issues. 3rd phone was also a refurb and was shipped to me with an inoperative pixel - white all the time. This 4rth phone seems OK, except that the voice command function seems to activate for no reason.
Pros Large, vibrant screen, very fast browser speeds, very customizable, great apps, excellent memory.
Cons Bubble correction for editing texts is hit or miss. Try to go back and menu pops up for cut, copy all, etc. minor issue, especially when most texts I receive don't bother to correct errors, so maybe just on me.
Summary This is a great smart phone that does everything well you would expect a smart phone to do. Was waiting for iphone to come to Verizon, but now I could care less if it happens or not based off the performance of this phone.
After months of research, I had decided on an Incredible, but when I got to the store and was using both I didn't think there was much of a comparison. While I was running them through their paces, 3 different people came by and said the X was the best phone they had ever owned as well. And what I thought was a drawback, the size, turned out to be a big asset. Very good for web browsing, plenty of space for keyboard, or viewing video, etc.
Very happy with Droid apps as I have an itouch and was apprehensive of losing all that funcionality , but I have all the cool apps I need.
Call quality is very good, no issues whether speakerphone or to the ear call.
Bottom line is this is an excellent phone and I'm very happy with my purchase.