The Motorola Droid X has kicked up a storm ever since its release in the market. What is so special about it? Is it really worth all the hype and your money? Read on for a review of the Verizon Motorola Droid X smartphone.
Motorola seems to be on Android attack mode. The Droid X is the company’s 11th Android offering. The Motorola Droid X is being promoted by Verizon Wireless in the US and is toted as one of the biggest high-end smartphones ever.
It comes with many improvements over its predecessors – a nice big screen and a better processor and camera, while also with slimmer form factor. The Droid X is a CDMA EVDo Rev.A device, which lacks GSM. Running Android 2.1, this slick smartphone oozes oodles of style.
The smartphone comes with a stunning 4.3” capacitive touchscreen LED display and 8MP camera. Connectivity includes WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. There is also a microUSB 2.0 port and micro HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack with GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a up to 32GB microSD card slot in addition to the 8GB of internal memory. Even better news is that Motorola is including a 16GB microSD in the box, which exceeds the iPhone 4.
The Droid X is powered by a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor and comes with a performance toggle to move between different modes, Battery Saver, Performance and Smart. Now, the Android 2.2 Froyo update, we expect, will only add to its already efficient functioning.
Looks-wise, this mean beast scores too. Its blunt-edged design and matte black finish makes it feel solid in the palm. There is a row of physical buttons just under the screen to control all the basic functions.
The onscreen keyboard is probably one of the best features of the Droid X. The Swype board allows you to drag your fingers between letters, instead of tapping them. There is also multitouch support for the keyboard, which makes typing faster and a lot more accurate.
Simple update widgets bring new messages to the homescreen, from where you can register accounts on Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket, Picasa, Skype and Twitter, all at once. You also have the freedom to use your own apps. You also have the usual YouTube, Google Maps Navigation and access to the Android Market.
This highly multitasking smartphone also comes with a camera to die for. While you can take great pics and video with this one, it is still a wee bit slow to load, when triggered with the shortcut key.
The Motorola Droid X also gives good audio quality, thanks to multiple mics and strong speakerphones. It also comes with a preload of MiFi-style 3G Mobile Hotspot app which lets you to share a connection among multiple WiFi connected devices.
- Now for the downside. Though this is a highly multitasking handheld, it eats up a lot of battery life and is also sometimes slow and sluggish to operate.
- The accessories are not too great either, but for the 16GB microSD card. You have to purchase a separate HDMI cable if you need one and the other accessories too, such as Car Mount and so on.
Irrespective of the downside, though, the Verizon Motorola Droid X is indisputably one of the best in the market. Definitely a drool-worthy handheld. Check it out in the video below.