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Motorola Droid X2 Review

Posted: July 28, 2011
Motorola Droid X2 Review
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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.

What You Need to Know

  • 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.

Price

  • The Droid X2 sells for $50 with a contract.

Overall Rating

  • 3 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • We're picky about our screens, so see this one in person before you buy it.
  • Instead of the X2, we highly recommend the LG G2x from yesterday.

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Comments are Closed

  • Circuitmage

    Upgrade from Droid to X2 was big improvement. Memory increase helped. Screen actually impressive leap from droid. Rating should be more like 4/5 IMHO.

    Posted: September 15, 2011 9:18 AM
    Circuitmage
  • obanana1

    it says in the description that the phone is 100$ but in the vid's intro kevin says its 50$... not important but neah... not worth the comment still i have this kind of urge to point i out

    Posted: August 28, 2011 5:03 AM
    obanana1
  • applebook

    Now that Samsung has gotten rid of the pentile matrix trash with the new Galaxy S2, it stomps this Droid X2. If you want a Moto phone, then the best choice is obviously the Droid 3, which is the best QWERTY phone on the market (3 years running). My original Droid Milestone is still going strong, still has an outstanding S-IPS display that puts the Droid X2 and most others to shame.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 4:16 AM
    applebook
  • Redertainment

    I have a Droid X and I don't see a difference between my phone and this.

    Posted: July 31, 2011 6:01 PM
  • jay_bird26

    Don't call it motoblur nemore, moto will get mad, its called motorola applications platform now haha and 4g on verizon is the same price as 3g

    Posted: July 29, 2011 10:30 PM
    jay_bird26
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