Verizon Droid Phone Review

Posted: October 29, 2009
Verizon Droid Phone Review

Brace yourself! Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn got their hands on the new Motorola Droid phone for Verizon Wireless. Find out what they discovered from its 3.7" screen, full QWERTY keyboard and voice activated search, all for $200 with a contract.

What You Need To Know

  • The first thing you notice about the Droid is that it's pretty hefty: the phone weighs almost 6 ounces and feels sturdy.
  • It has the same dimensions as the iPhone but with a 3.7" screen.
  • It's the world's thinnest phone with a full sliding QWERTY keyboard.
  • The phone operates on the Android 2.0 (Eclair) OS.
  • It has the largest touch screens we've seen on a phone, making it easier to use.
  • The glass screen is super responsive and is just as good as the other Android phones we've reviewed.
  • But there's still no multi-touch!
  • The full keyboard is good but the directional pad on the ride side gets in the way while you're typing.
  • There's also multi-tasking: just hold down the Home button and you can switch between 6 open apps.
  • Since there are two processors (one for data and the other for voice), it's one of the fastest phones we've ever used.
  • The web browser is also one of the best: It's Flash 10 ready and the giant screen makes for a great experience.
  • You double-tap to zoom, but it would have been perfect with the pinch and zoom feature.
  • The search works by typing your query to universally look through your contacts, media, text or just Google search what you need.
  • The 5 megapixel camera takes okay photos and has a flash.
  • The camcorder is great and records at 720x480 resolution up to 24 fps.
  • Google Maps also has turn by turn voice directions.
  • The Micro SD card can hold up to 32 gigs.


  • $200 with a Verizon contract. The Droid is worth the price with Verizon's 3G coverage.


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Comments are Closed

  • todosho

    you guys complained about multi touch. Apple patent it.
    http://patft.uspto.gov/netac gi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&S ect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fn etahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.ht ml&r=1&f=G&l=50&am p;co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=mu lti-touch&s2=multitouch&am p;OS=multi-touch+AND+multitouc h&RS=multi-touch+AND+multi touch

    come on now! didn't you guys talk about this last year?!

    Posted: October 29, 2009 9:26 PM
  • Wyveryx

    I'd have to agree that this thing looks like a brick and the fact that the buttons on the slide out keyboard are rather flat have me a little disheartened.
    Though I am definately willing to look past those because I am a current Verizon customer and have been wanting an iPhone, simple because of the features that it could provide, but didn't want to deal with AT&T. To me this is an answer to many prayers.
    Now, I can finally upgrade from my LG Dare, which I found out I wasn't too happy with, and I can sell my iPod Touch.

    Just as an afterthought, I think this will definately go toe to toe with the iPhone, not AT&T, simply because of AT&T's difficulty with their Network services. So that's why the ads have mainly been aimed at the iPhone.

    And, yeah, I have to admit it was kinda nice to see someone dish out some medicine to Apple in the same way it's been dishing it out for years.

    Posted: October 29, 2009 6:48 PM
  • mm542

    DROID FTW!!!

    Posted: October 29, 2009 6:47 PM
  • trejo05

    droid iphone killer best covarage on verizone better than at&t

    Posted: October 29, 2009 6:22 PM