Is there a way to disable the lock screen when using a pattern?
I picked up my Droid 4 this afternoon at the Verizon store, and here are my initial impressions:
- Keyboard: The keyboard is fantastic. This is the best smartphone keyboard ever. Period.
- Performance: Blazingly fast. No lag whatsoever.
- 4G LTE: Amazingly fast. Faster than WiFi. Web pages load as fast as on my PC with a wired cable modem.
- Display: The display is . . . fine. Yes, it's pentile, and if you hate pentile, you probably won't like it. I can see some ghosting when flipping through the app drawer, but that's the only time it's obvious. As far as I'm concerned, it's not an issue, and it's probably a good thing if it helps battery life.
- Speaker: Very good and very loud.
- Size: Perfect. Any larger would be too large. Thickness is almost exactly the same as my Droid 2.
- Battery Life: Don't know yet. Will know more after a couple days.
- Summary: I love this phone!
It really seems like a comedy of stupid design choices in a device that still didn't ended up GOOD mostly ONLY because it has an AWESOME keyboard is dual core and LTE. It really seems silly this the ONLY such device we have to choose from. The fact this device exists at all is the ONLY reason I have any faith in Moto at all. They need too go WAY farther with the Droid 5 though and they need to make ALL permanent battery device something more similar to RAZR Maxx going forward. Even Google won't be able to save them if they keep doing devices like this and the RAZR that are so AWESOME in some respects(one because it exists with finally GREAT qwerty and both but more so RAZR because it uses unique materials and build) but so horridly flawed in so many other respects. The Droid 4 is the better overall device though it seems and that's ONLY because it am a sucker for a physical qwerty. Not sucker enough to give up my GNex though.
A company like Motorola should be getting the best LED backlit IPS display they can in all their top end phones. This is obviously not a top end phone though so much as enterprise former BB toting intended device. They need to do a true top end media AND enterprise oriented QWERTY eventually. That would be a good time for 5" LED backlit HD IPS.
And I just found out Moto does some dumb partitioning scheme on these new devices. And they're locked up like Ft. Knox. I really hope Google shakes some of this dumb stuff up. I am sure they have some hair brain "secure" reasoning for it all, but it's not worth ruining something to this degree for "security". They seemingly just need to do enterprise and consumer devices from a boot loader and software load perspective. I can see enterprise liking some of this nonsense even if not really gaining as much as some of the brain scientist nazi security IT peeps will try to claim. Wow.
Sorry to those that don't like Moto bashing. I love Moto or I wouldn't be so worked up over this sorta thing.
I'm waiting to see what the battery life is like too. I checked it out in the store today and was comparing the screen to the Razr right next to it. I guess maybe I wouldnt have noticed it if it was by itself, but just holding it so the lights reflected off of it at different angles, it seemed I could see the Razr nice and bright at any angle with the lights shining off but the D4 didn't look that great with light shining off of it. I'd like to hear from whoever has one and has it outside. I'll have to go back and play with it a couple more times before I decide. I really like the size of this though, its not too big like some of them.
Last edited by TC_Mits; 02-11-2012 at 01:53 AM.
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The D4's screen is fine for YouTube videos or movie trailers, which is mostly what I would be watching on my phone. It's not quite as sharp as RGB stripe, but it's not terrible.
Mine is that I don't like "ghost" stories in any medium. And I know that "blurry" is not the same as "Blue-ray".
I suspect most people are like me in prefering ALL their videos as crisp and clear as possible -- including the HD ones they record on the phone itself.
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Last edited by TC_Mits; 02-11-2012 at 03:07 AM.