Dual-core 1GHz processor
Verizon's Motorola DROID X2 has all the specs required for being a stellar Android smartphone. Its 4.3-inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera, and dual-core 1GHz processor are all very impressive. On paper. The reality of the situation, though, is far less exciting. Add to that last year's design, minus a previously appreciated camera shutter button, and issues with lag and inconsistent performance and you can consider me unimpressed.
Gigantic and high-res display
Okay, we get that Motorola likes to have variety, but after checking out what the two handsets are able to bring to the table, it's very hard to side with the DROID X2. When looking at their same $199.99 pricing, it's blatantly obvious that the Motorola DROID 3 is packing a bit more gear under its carriage to increase its overall worth to the consumer like its front facing camera, exceptional keyboard, global function, and an updated customized Android experience.
Much-improved qHD display
The Motorola Droid X2 improves on one of the best phones of 2010 in some significant ways. You get a much better display and dual-core power for the same price, plus the ability to instantly share content over HDMI. Motorola has also done a pretty good job refreshing of its Motoblur software to make Android a little more user-friendly than the stock build of the OS. Too bad the X2 lacks 4G and a front-facing camera, pretty standard features nowadays for high-end Android phones.
Voice quality is excellent
Motorola has smartly updated the original Droid X, one of our favorite 2010 phones, in just the right ways. Theyâ?? ve left the excellent industrial design and quality materials while improving display resolution and quality, CPU performance (nice dual core punch) and adding HDMI. The Droid X2 by Motorola is a solid Verizon smartphone pick: 3G speeds and reception are very good, voice quality is excellent, the phone is fast and the 4.3â?? display is quite sharp. If youâ??
Poor battery life
Lack of excitement aside, the X2 does however play an important role in Verizonâ?? s smartphone lineup. Namely, itâ?? s a device for customers who donâ?? t want 4G LTE connectivity and the (admittedly) poor battery life (and current $50-$100 price premium) that comes with it. If you arenâ?? t in an area slated to get LTE this year, waiting for the Bionic (which boils down to essentially being an X2 with larger display, newer motoblur, and LTE) doesnâ??
Runs outdated Android 1.5.
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