Droid X Mobile Phone Review

Posted: July 8, 2010
Droid X Mobile Phone Review

The iPhone 4 just got some healthy competion in the form of the Droid X, a new Android phone from Motorola with a large touch screen, an 8 megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording. Find out if this has Apple's new pride and joy beat.

What You Need to Know

  • The phone is longer and wider than the new iPhone, but just barely thicker
  • It weighs about 1 oz. More
  • It feels sturdy
  • The phone also has this weird lip, but it didn't bother us too much in our pocket
  • Obviously, the phone is bigger all around because of the huge 4.3” screen
  • Its screen is almost 1” larger than the iPhone 4's screen, which is 3.5”
  • However,  the 854 x 480 resolution is lower than the iPhone's (960 x 640)
  • Overall, it was nice having more room to work
  • It runs on Android 2.1 with an upgraded version of MOTOBLUR (Motorola's social network widgets), and it has a one GHz OMAP processor
  • The touch screen is very responsive and supports pinch and zoom
  • You have seven home screens to customize and add widgets
  • MOTOBLUR  has also been vastly improved (each widget is resizable and easier to use. On other phones
  • The keyboard is as good as the iPhone's and, of course, you have more room to type; you can even change to the Swype keyboard
  • As for speed, it's practically a tie with the iPhone 4 and Droid Incredible when launching apps or loading web pages
  • As for the original Droid, it blows it out of the water
  • Overall, the Droid X is super fast
  • The features have also been heavily upgraded; 8 megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording, 3G mobile hotspot capability and a ton more
  • The camera has lots of different scenes and effects, and takes good pictures in normal light, but lower light is where you'll have problems; the flash helps, but not quite enough
  • Video looks good, but has the same sorts of problems; the ability to record in 720p along with HDMI output directly on the phone is powerful, though
  • You can also stream media from your phone to an Xbox 360 or other device using the DLNA app
  • The browser is multi-touch and will support Flash 10.1 later this summer when Android is updated to 2.2
  • It has no front-facing camera
  • Battery life was good in our limited testing


  • $200 with a contract
  • The 3G mobile hotspot is easy to activate and use, but it does cost an extra $20 a month with a data cap of 2 GB
  • It's fast, pretty, feature rich, and on Verizon, the network with the best coverage

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed


    The HTC EVO 4G is so in demand that they probably cant get one even though they are g4

    Posted: July 10, 2010 8:14 AM
  • psykogunner1

    I wish i could afford verizons plans but they are to damn high.

    Posted: July 10, 2010 7:38 AM
  • abelpc

    I am using the same Live background on my EVO.

    Posted: July 9, 2010 11:39 PM
  • Vo0Do0

    EVO!!! Review the damn Evo already....please!?!

    Posted: July 9, 2010 4:39 PM
  • Vo0Do0

    EVO!!! Review the damn Evo already....please!?!

    Posted: July 9, 2010 4:39 PM
  • Antonio_r

    WTF where is the review of the htc evo...!

    Posted: July 9, 2010 1:55 PM
  • Antonio_r

    WTF where is the review of the htc evo...!

    Posted: July 9, 2010 1:54 PM
  • SamuriLincoln

    I've already pre ordered and taken the 15th off ... Is it the 15th yet?? Glad to see it got a good review here ... I think it makes the anticipation worse :(

    Posted: July 9, 2010 1:50 PM
  • Prax150

    I wish we had these awesome phones in Canada... too bad the cell companies here are bigger Apple lovers than G4 is :P

    Posted: July 9, 2010 12:42 PM
  • shmaron

    Looks exactly like my EVO.

    Posted: July 9, 2010 11:57 AM
  • Atavax

    screen looks really nice, but i like my pysical keyboards, i'm an old-fashioned type of guy...

    Posted: July 9, 2010 11:57 AM
  • lowkevmic

    I'm happy to hear that the Droid X will be worth the buy!! I've had the Droid since the launch, and I told everyone the only way I will upgrade my phone is when a second Droid is released. The incredible almost had my money, but I just had to hold out for the X because I knew it would be worth it. It's good to see that the Droid X got a 5/5, but I'm not surprised at all. We've gotten to a point with smartphones, where the only thing that makes one better than the other is really up to you and your taste in phones. Nowadays, smartphones are pretty much giving you the same exact thing. So if you love itunes then you'll buy a iphone, but if you like itunes and have a verizon account, you'll just buy a Droid and port all of your music to your phone using the Motorola website, or just wait until next year when verizon has the iphone. But by that point no one will really care because they're all the same!!

    Posted: July 9, 2010 8:27 AM
  • Andrew9891

    Droid X 5 out of 5! Take that and shove it up your apple... Apple!

    Posted: July 8, 2010 11:30 PM
  • Tenxchi

    5 out of 5. What more can I say. I was going to get the droid incredible but seeing this beauty on the screen just signify's that I should get this phone. :]

    Posted: July 8, 2010 11:13 PM
  • ryu211c

    I love my Moto Droid and can't wait to get a Droid X

    Posted: July 8, 2010 10:50 PM
  • Flowah

    Very strange. Kevin says 5/5 seals, and 5 seals show up at the bottom of the screen. Why does it say 4/5 here?

    also, Kevin, you need some Android fact checkers! (me)

    The original Droid "Motorola Droid" does not have Motoblur. It's a totally vanilla Android experience. Small nitpick :P

    Also, running 2.2 on my Motorola Droid right now w/ flash. No crashes :D

    Posted: July 8, 2010 7:16 PM