The Motorola Droid X2 features a giant 4.3" QHD touch screen, Android 2.2 OS, 8 megapixel camera, dual core processor and more for only $100 with a contract. But are these enough for browsing the web or watching a movie? Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey check it out.
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It feels solid; the back is soft and a little rubbery, so we guess it could take a bounce or two.
It has four plasticky hardware buttons on the bottom for navigation instead of capacitive ones.
It feels like a step backwards, design-wise.
The X2 is running MOTOBLUR on top of Android 2.2.
We’re okay with MOTOBLUR, but we like a more basic interface.
MOTOBLUR has a bunch of widgets that no one needs, but you can remove them.
The interface is responsive, but a little bouncier than stock Android.
The X2 has a 4.3” screen that’s noticeably bigger than the iPhone and the LG G2x from yesterday.
The problem with making the screen bigger without increasing the resolution is that it's not a retina display.
People with bad eyes won't see a difference and everyone else will see the tiny dots that make up the screen.
Also, the X2 doesn't do so well with photographs and gradients, so we saw obvious banding issues during our testing.
This phone also has a Tegra 2 dual core processor.
Games like Cordy and Samurai 2 looked and played perfectly with no framerate issues.
Flash videos play with little or no lag.
Also, like the G2x from yesterday, you can still interact with the browser, even as the Flash video plays.
This is a 3G phone on Verizon, not a 4G phone.
If you expect to watch a lot of streaming video, then maybe you want to hold out for 4G.
When using the camera, pictures were under exposed; not as good as most point and shoots but better than most smart phones.
Video was decent too, about on par with an HD flip cam.