Motorola Droid X Review Biggest Screen Smart Phone

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The follow-up to Motorola’s wildly popular Droid on Verizon, the Droid X ($200 with a two-year service contract from Verizon; available July 15) is one of the hottest phones to debut this summer. Its specs outshine those on the other Droid phones available on the network, but it falters a bit when it comes to performance. Nonetheless, the Droid X is one of the top phones to debut this summer, on a par with both the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4.

Like the original Droid, the Droid X has a black, soft rubberized back. Unlike the original, however, the X doesn’t feel thick and clunky when held. This is due in part to the fact that the X does not have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. But the X looks and feels much more refined than the original Droid. Its corners are more rounded and its rubberized edges make using it much more comfortable. Another welcome improvement: The X has physical hardware buttons (the familiar Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons) as opposed to the original Droid’s touch-sensitive buttons. The X’s buttons are small and unobtrusive, too, and they light up brightly when activated. Overall, the Droid X looks much more elegant and modern than its predecessor.

Pros

  • Beautiful 4.3-inch display
  • Intuitive, full-featured software

Cons

  • Interface can sometimes be sluggish
  • Not launching with latest version of Android

Bottom Line

Motorola Droid X shines at multimedia playback, network performance, and features; but the interface can occasionally be sluggish.

Specification

Processor

Processor Speed 1000 MHz

Display

Diagonal Display Size 4.3 inches
Display Type mutitouch

Camera

MegaPixels 8 MP
Flash Yes

Form Factor

Form Factor Candy bar

Battery

Vendor Rated Standby Time 220 hours
Vendor Rated Talk Time 8 hours

Memory

RAM 8000 MB

Dimensions

Dimensions 2.6 x 5 x 0.4 inches
Weight 5.47 oz.

Carrier

Carrier Verizon

Cellular Frequency Technology

Cellular Technology (Voice + Data)
  • CDMA 1900
  • CDMA 800
  • EvDO

Features

GPS Yes

Media

Other Media
  • AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • MP3
  • Midi
  • WAV
  • eAAC Plus

Messaging

Messaging
  • E-Mail
  • MMS
  • SMS

The Droid X is definitely one of the top smartphones coming out this summer. In features, design, and usability, it is right up there with the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4. I wish that it were a little faster and that the camera ergonomics were a bit more user-friendly, but overall it is definitely one of the top Android phones available right now.

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  • Iphone 4 Jailbreak
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    very big screen

  • Bill Shackett
    Reply

    I officially cannot wait for this smart phone, just only two days remaining and I simply wish I could get my hands on one,. I have been recently reading a lot about the Android 2.2 update which can come in August, just one more reason to be thrilled about this wonderful phone. Motorola and Verizon wireless claim they will update the phone to Android 2.2 “late summer.” It will probably be an over-the-air update. However out-of-the box on its July 15 launch it will have Android 2.1.

  • Roman Ringrose
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    The Motorola DROID continues to present new possibilities daily. I have had it for about 10 months and I have had a Blackberry attached to my system considering that September 1998. Being connected is often a crucial portion of my lifestyle so I am generally reachable by family members and co-workers. I’m a bit addicted to the Marketplace for DROID Applications. If the device had unlimited memory I would check the capacity. I feel this OS will be the way of the long term and intend to grow with all of you to learn it by means of and through. Thanks to the write-up.

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