These are the most recent forum messages posted by bofis:
Does the camera crop off the top and bottom of the sensor's image in the preview? As in, doesn't the camera have a 4:3 sensor but displays a 16:9 image cutting off the top and bottom of the frame you'd get when you take a photo?
TOO BIG and still has terrible phyiscal button layout
NO thank you, Samsung...make a SMALLER phone, with on-screen buttons and maybe I'll pay any attention to you
Verizon version please?
Soooo, why wouldn't these phones have MicroSD ports, I do not understand!
Verizon version please?
I wish this phone would be offered on Verizon, I'd jump to it for the size, camera button, and microSD slot...things no one else seems to think matter in a phone
Just another excuse to keep tiered-data plans :-\
This will only lead to SMALLER data buckets being offered and prevent carriers from having to increase plans or have unlimited data again :-\
Cuz we all need to hear annoying phone conversations on a plane?
Please ban this, data is one thing, and I'm surprised phones would even work that high up...but it would be really more pleasant for everyone if this was not allowed!
Glad Moto wins this time
If only that meant better sales, though it is nice to know that the Moto X on Verizon managed to beat the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) and even all the Google Experience Devices to 4.4
Of course, why not enforce the ban on TALKING while driving first...
I see so many people in NJ (and NY where it's equally illegal to talk on the phone without a headset) holding their phone as they drive around. This seems like an easier offense to enforce and rarely do people seem to get stopped or feel they shouldn't be obviously doing that while driving. If you are stopped at a red light, that is sorta the best time to do it, though if you say it's illegal ...
Should have more color settings!
With 4.4 Google has removed the colored icons in the status bar at the top and should allow you to set that again as it was VERY useful to see that when the signal graph was white there was not a data connection, but when it was blue (or whatever color you pick) then it's actually connected. Same for the navigation keys at the bottom, I prefer to have the black background always as that blends in with ...
Why no MicroSD?!
:o This keeps happening with Nexus phones and other flagships, and I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why a premium device would leave off expandable storage. Who wouldn't want storage for MORE photos/videos/music and be able to swap that over to a different device down the line easily?
what happened to compact phones?
I agree with you that using, and holding my phone with ONE HAND is very important to me and not something I ever want to give up. My hands have not grown, I really don't want my phone to
Re: The Pattern Is Backwards.
AND they both have MicroSD slots, UNLIKE the One and One Mini...wtf? Why are important features only on lower-end handsets? This makes me want to just get smaller, cheaper phones if it means removable batteries and storage.
At least the Droid Maxx has a matte back?
I agree that a glossy phone is a stupid idea because it will just attract fingerprints. I'm glad that at least the Maxx retains the better, rubbery, matte carbon fiber back.
Low Res Screen??
The specs on this phone are not even so bad, except for the relatively-low-resolution screen. I wouldn't want something larger than 4", but why not make it QHD at least
Why no MicroSD?!
I do not get this, I love a lot of things about this phone, and others, but the lack of expandable storage is a deal breaker for me at ANY size. That said, this phone, in a much smaller screen size and overall size, with microSD would be great. Oh well.
Hey, does anyone have any idea if this phone has a typical notification LED or any light like that besides the 'active notifications' that appear on the screen itself (like NoLED)?!
Do none of these phones have a MicroSD slot? That is a deal-breaker for me as I enjoy having a 64 gig card in my phone. Also would have been REALLY nice to see a Droid 5 finally, just take the Mini and stick a nice qwerty on it, Moto!
Too bad it's not coming to the US
My wife would have LOVED a pink qwerty BB if it was ever coming to the US...sigh
Re: best part is a cheap nexus-like android
Yes, but one that is running an older version (4.1 vs. 4.2) and may or may not get updates as quickly or often as a true Nexus...
How long did you use the phone to judge battery life?
Android indexes apps and everything for the first day or two, and I'd imagine you play with a phone much more in the first couple of days, so battery life is always going to be worse initially than later on.
it won't COME with one, but there's always hope...not that you really need that to ROOT and ROM your phone
Can't wait for the targeted lock-screen ads!
So much more-useful than lock-screen widgets or shortcuts ;-)
Why are ALL phones too big?
I'm so glad you came out and said how you feel 4.7" phones are too big! I entirely agree and really feel like the 4" screen on my phone is already beyond the limit of what I'd ideally prefer. The Droid 2 with it's 3.8" screen and qwerty keyboard remains the PERFECT size for a smartphone imo and I really wish there was anything remotely close to that coming out this year. I feel like there ...
Hi, The Verge does not agree at all with your battery life assessment. What sort of usage or tests did you run to decide that the battery would last 24 hours?
Re: Not the greatest review dude...
I thought it was a far-better review of this phone than I've read elsewhere. Some reviews barely even mention how this is a Sprint version of the Droid 4 with on-screen nav keys, a camera button (finally, though why isn't it two-stage like on Droid1 and 2?), slightly less internal memory, NFC, and a 1.5ghz Snapdragon. I love my Droid 4, especially now that I have ICS running on it. I'm very glad other carriers are getting high-end ...
Re: Not gonna lie
Interestingly, this phone is quoted as having a 4.3" screen, but is the same dimensions as the Droid 4, even down to the res. But it has on-screen keys, so is Motorola only quoting the usable resolution of the screen, and just including the buttons into the screen size of 4.3" now for bragging rights?
Re: Not gonna lie
eh, I'm very happy with my Droid 4, which has the same exact resolution screen, but 4" so the phone isn't as huge as this will be. I'd rather have a smaller, higher res screen than a larger one at the same res. Hopefully this means ICS is coming soon for D4
This phone is the ideal phone for my wife who has a Pixi now, but loved her EnV3 before and wished it could be a smartphone. I hope Samsung makes a CDMA version for Verizon
wish this came to Verizon
My girlfriend loved all of her LG EnV phones and has a Pixi now, but wishes there was an EnV Droid on Verizon so she can enter the modern age, this would be the perfect design
no physical camera button! :-(
One of my favorite things about the OG Droid and Droid 2 (and Droid X) are the physical, two-stage camera buttons that make it much easier to focus, line up your shot, and hold the phone steady while using the camera. I hate poking the screen to take a picture, especially because you cannot control focus and then have to wait while the camera focuses and takes the pic first, this is a huge step down in my opinion ...
No Physical Camera Button :-(
I'm really sad, as a Droid 2 user, to hear that the Droid 3 does away with the amazingly useful, 2-stage physical camera button, which I LOVE. It makes taking photos a much better experience than on any phones without the button, I can focus and line up my shot like I would on an actually good camera ;-)
Re: Usable on Verizon?
It would work perfectly fine on their network...you just have to get someone to add the ESN to Verizon's network to activate it. They once threatened to allow you to use any phone on their network, but that was over a year ago and I have yet to see that plan put into action. Perhaps with Vzw selling Alltel to ATT, they'll welcome Alltel subscribers and be nice, who knows...
Re: Non-Verizon OS Version??
Well I will have to go play with it at the vzw store I guess :-)
Non-Verizon OS Version??
Hey, any word anywhere if this phone will surface on Altell or US Cellular or some non-Verizon CDMA carrier in the US with the standard Motorola OS instead of the terrible Verizon one?
So will that E816 I bought when Amp'd died finally be allowed on Verizon again now? That might make this worth it 8O
how about T9 vs. iTap?
I personally feel iTap is better than T9, even if they're fairly similar. I realize T9 has come a long way and improved, but iTap just makes more sense sometimes and is easier to teach new words to than T9. Also I think I'm faster on iTap sometimes than on someone's Blackberry with a QWERTY keyboard, though I'm sure that's just because I use it every day and am more used to typing on a real keyboard using all ...
Re: iTAP - adding new words
if it's anything like on other Motorola phones, what you do is spell it using iTap...just scroll over to the right to select the letters you want, and then, after that, it'll be able to type that word with iTap next time...for a set number of words...then it starts losing old ones if you don't use them often enough.
Re: anyway to improve the weak vibrate?
Yes, the most noticable change with the new firmware is that the vibrate is way stronger...that lil weight is spinning much faster I guess :-)
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