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    Motorola Droid X (Verizon Wireless)

    Post by SPADEZ on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:41 pm

    The good: The Motorola Droid X boasts a gorgeous
    4.3-inch touch screen and great multimedia features like an 8-megapixel
    camera with HD video capture, HDMI output, and DLNA support. The
    smartphone can also be used as a mobile hot spot.

    The
    bad: Camera is a bit sluggish. Motoblur software is a lot
    better but still not quite as refined as HTC Sense. Lacks a front-facing
    camera.

    The bottom line: The Motorola Droid X
    makes another fine addition to Verizon's Android family, bringing with
    it a rich multimedia experience and more connectivity features.

    Review:



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    Motorola and Verizon
    aren't afraid to go after the competition, whether it be blatantly
    calling out a certain phone in TV ads or introducing a pretty killer
    device right before the launch of another. However,
    when you're introducing devices like the Motorola Droid X, we can see
    why they would be so bold. The Droid X is the latest member to join Verizon's army, and just like
    the original Droid
    before it, it's a beast, but in a good way. The smartphone rocks a
    brilliant 4.3-inch touch screen and offers some great multimedia
    features, including an 8-megapixel camera with HD video capture, HDMI
    output, and DLNA support. However, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention
    that it does lack some features that the similar-looking HTC
    Evo 4G has, such as a front-facing camera and, of course, 4G
    support. Still, we think Verizon has a formidable competitor in the Droid X. It's
    it's a great option for Verizon customers who want a little more
    multimedia oomph than what the HTC
    Droid Incredible has to offer, and is a worthy upgrade from the
    Droid if you can do without a physical keyboard. The Motorola Droid X
    will be available starting July 15 for $199.99 with a two-year contract
    and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Best Buy is taking in-store preorders
    for the phone, and we should also note that current Verizon customers
    who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010, will be able to upgrade
    to the Droid X without penalty.
    Design
    Motorola and Verizon definitely like to go big with their Android
    devices, first with the Motorola Droid and now with the Droid X.
    Measuring 5 inches tall by 2.6 inches wide by 0.4 inch thick and 5.47
    ounces, it's a hair taller than the HTC Evo 4G, but also slightly
    thinner and lighter. We were actually surprised at how light the phone
    felt in the hand, but at that size, one-handed operation is a bit tough
    if you have smaller hands. It also makes for a tight squeeze in a pants
    pocket, but without a slide-out keyboard like the Droid's, it's doesn't
    feel quite as bulky. There is a slight bump on back where the camera and
    flash are housed, though we didn't find it to be too much of a
    nuisance. The backside also has a nice soft-touch finish, and the Droid X
    feels like a solid handset overall.


    Much like the original Droid, the Droid X is quite a beast.


    Now, we admit it feels awkward to hold such a big device up to the ear
    for phone calls, but the upside is that the extra space makes room for a
    bigger screen. The Droid X's display actually looks deceptively bigger
    than the Evo 4G's because of a thin border around the edge that blends
    into the screen, but it's the same size at 4.3 inches. It has a WVGA
    (854x480 pixels) resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio and looks
    absolutely brilliant and crisp. Text is easy to read, and colors look
    vibrant, making the multimedia experience quite great. It is a
    multitouch display, so not only do you get pinch-to-zoom support, but
    you can also press two buttons on a keyboard at once (e.g., shift
    letter key). There's also a proximity sensor and a built-in
    accelerometer that was pretty responsive in changing the screen
    orientation.
    The Droid X offers two keyboards: a standard virtual keyboard and Swype. If
    the idea of dragging your finger from key to key to enter text sounds
    crazy, you're not alone. We were initially skeptical, too, but after
    first trying it on the Samsung
    Behold II, it's become our keyboard of choice. It's surprisingly
    accurate and quick. If you still don't like it, not to worry; the Droid
    X's standard keyboard is pretty awesome and feels more responsive than
    the Evo 4G's keyboard.


    Below the screen, there are four physical shortcut buttons.


    Below the display, you get the four standard Android shortcut
    keys--menu, home, back, and search--but unlike on the Evo, they're hard
    buttons and not touch-sensitive. Some might have a preference for one or
    the other, but we definitely liked having the physical buttons, and
    Motorola did a nice job of streamlining them into the phone's design.
    You also get some controls on the right side, including a volume rocker
    and camera activation/capture button. The latter is a little too close
    to the edge for our taste, which made it difficult to press, but it's
    certainly not a deal breaker. On top of the device, you'll find a power/lock button as well as a 3.5mm
    headphone jack, and on the left, the Micro-USB port and the HDMI port.
    Like the Evo, the HDMI port is the Type D standard so you'll need to get
    a Micro-HDMI cable in order to connect it to your HDTV. You can easily
    find said cable on the Internet for as low as $8. And sorry, folks, but
    no kickstand on the Droid X.
    Verizon packages the Motorola Droid X with an AC adapter, a USB cable, a
    16GB microSD card, and reference material. As with the Droid, other
    accessories, such as a car mount ($39.99) and a multimedia dock
    ($49.99), will be made available. For more add-ons, please check our cell phone
    accessories, ringtones, and help page. User interface
    The Motorola Droid X will ship running Android 2.1 with a revised
    version of Motoblur software. The latter looks nothing like what we've
    seen on the Motorola
    Cliq and Backflip.
    You still get widgets for your social networking updates, weather,
    photo gallery, and favorite contacts, but they no longer take up huge
    chunks of space on your home screen, and you can even resize the
    widgets. It makes for a much cleaner experience, and you don't feel
    overwhelmed by all the information. Aside from the Motorola widgets, you can also add Android widgets as
    well as shortcuts and folders to any one of the seven home screens. As
    you swipe through them, a small toolbar appears on the bottom to show
    you which panel you're on, and you can quickly jump to a page by
    pressing on the corresponding button. (The toolbar later changes to a
    quick-launch bar for the phone, full menu, and contacts after a couple
    of seconds.) It certainly makes it easier than swiping through all the
    panels, but we definitely preferred the HTC Sense Leap screen feature,
    which gives you a quick thumbnail view of each screen. Overall, the Motoblur experience is much improved; it's a more refined,
    sophisticated Motoblur, if you will. However, users coming from the
    Droid, which ran the stock Android UI, might need some time to
    acclimate, and even then it still might be too much for some. Just
    remember that, like all Android phones, it's completely customizable, so
    just keep tweaking the UI until you find a system that works for you.

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    Re: Motorola Droid X (Verizon Wireless)

    Post by CruciA on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:53 am

    Ya now i'm confused and dunno what phone to get now D:

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