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Tech Review: Motorola Droid 2

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Posted September 8, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

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Motorola's Android phone is back with a new and improved look with the Droid 2, featuring a refined design, improved keyboard, 1 GHz processor and more. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip review the Droid 2 which sells for $100 plus a contract.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To Know

  • This phone is exactly the same size as the original Droid, which is a good thing.
  • It's still one of the thinnest phones on the market with a physical keyboard.
  • It's an ounce heavier than the iPhone but fits in your pocket just fine.
  • They also rounded the edges and expanded the keyboard all the way to the edges, which are improvements.
  • The keyboard is much better since they got rid of the directional pad, which took up a lot of real estate on the first Droid.
  • The keys are a little puffier, which makes it easier to type on.
  • The Droid 2 comes with Android 2.2. (Froyo), MOTORBLUR widgets and a 1 GHz processor.
  • The interface is almost as good as we want it to be.
  • We like Android 2.2 but we noticed that the touch screen is less sensitive after the Froyo update.
  • This seems to apply only to Motorola phones as HTC users haven't had a problem.
  • MOTOBLUR widgets like contact shortcuts or social feeds are well thought out and easily customizable.
  • Launching apps and games is just as fast as the iPhone 4 and HTC Evo.
  • It's double the processor speed than the original Droid, but we thought there would be more of a speed difference.
  • All standard features are there, including Adobe Flash support andn an improved camera.
  • The web browser loads Flash but it's still a bit slow if you're trying to watch videos or play Flash games.
  • They did add multi-touch support.
  • The camera has improved but not as dramatically as we'd like.
  • Photos are still a little muted and the video can only be recorded in 720x480 resolution (not HD).
  • The Droid has 16 GB of storage, which is expandable up to 40.

Price

  • $100 with a contract on Amazon.

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This is the best phone with a full QWERTY keyboard that you can buy, especially for the price.

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