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.
- Beautiful 4.3-inch display
- Intuitive, full-featured software
- Interface can sometimes be sluggish
- Not launching with latest version of Android
Motorola Droid X shines at multimedia playback, network performance, and features; but the interface can occasionally be sluggish.
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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.