Motorola Droid X: The Aftermath


We’ve spent come quality time and posted our review of the Motorola Droid X, and it’s official: July 15th can’t get here quick enough.  The Droid X is the best of the best for Verizon, and is locked in a 3-way bout against the Evo 4G and iPhone4 for the title of  best smartphone across all domestic carriers.  Here’s our final verdict:

Hot

  • Bigger than life screen.The in-your-face 4.3-inch display on the Droid X is kick-ass.  You’ll appreciate the ginormous screen when surfing the web, typing with the on-screen keyboard, playing games, watching videos, and viewing images.  Everything is bright, big , and legible.
  • Crystal clear reception.  Call quality is really good, and the use of three separate microphones (one for voice, two for noise cancellation) are a great compliment to Verizon’s large 3G network.
  • Motoblur rocks. Motoblur compliments Android really well with the Droid X.  The way it organizes contacts, and pulls news and content from both your favorite blogs and social networking sites is a lot less cluttered than previous Motoblur devices like the Cliq XT and Backflip.
  • Resizeable widgets. The ability to re-size widgets is neat.  The Droid X is good at multi-tasking so having the ability to pack more widgets on one of the 7 home screens is a plus.
  • It’s in the numbers. The Droid X ships out the box with 24GB of storage; 8MB of ROM, plus Verizon bundles a 16GB micro SD card in for good measure.

Not

  • Some slowdown.  The Droid X is packed with some serious tech under it’s hood, including a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, so we have no idea why some slowdown occurs when performing simple tasks like unlocking the screen, but not when switching between applications and performing more memory-intensive functions.  This sounds more like a software issue to us, so hopefully Verizon and Motorola can work out the kinks.
  • No front-facing camera. For some it’ll be a bummer that the Droid X lacks a front-facing camera like the one found on the Evo 4G.  There are already cool applications on the Android Market that enable video chat, and even more such apps are undoubtedly on the horizon.

It’s pretty much a toss up as to which phone reigns supreme for one reason or the other between the Droid X, Evo 4G, and the iPhone 4, but I can tell you this- Verizon, you’ve got a new customer.

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  1. Matthew Bailey Says:

    These phones are pretty impressive. It seems as though we will all carry little portable phone/computers. Very cool.

  2. Bryan Says:

    Yea, I agree. Since I’ve had my Moto. Droid & HTC Inc., I haven’t been on the Laptop in over a week !
    *Wooh hoo ! For technology !

  3. ArtInvent Says:

    I’m finally getting my first smartphone, the Droid X. Frankly, in many respects these phones do quite a bit more than any computer I’ve ever had. I’ve never had GPS on a computer, and having onboard video and a good camera, both of which are connected to the internet pretty much constantly? That’s a better combination than either of my existing cameras. Extraordinary. And it can browse anywhere for 8-10 hours? Play streaming video while driving down the road? Wow. Just, wow.

    I’ve been using an old Samsung crap folder phone. The big draw on that was that it could, sort of, play mp3s. Woo hoo. And which suddenly looks as though it just crawled out from under a rock.

    I’m like a 6 year old looking forward to Christmas Day.

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