Archive for April, 2011

Droid X: Full Review & Testing

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Please note that you can also get a Droid Incredible review if you’re looking for one. Droid X has a 4.3″ screen with a 854×480 resolution, which is similar to the EVO 4G and makes it the largest smartphone currently available (5″ tall). There might be a few pixels missing hrere and there on Droid X, which is not the case on the iPhone 4. That being said, Droid has such a huge screen that a couple missing pixels does not matter anymore.

Motorola also decided to go bigger by including an 8-megapixel camera along with dual LED flash that can take sensibly sharp pictures and records video in 720p. Motorola incorporated DLNA as well as HDMI support for streaming media to your high-def TV or any other device.

Droid X has a very powerful processor: the 1GHz TI OMAP. With a processor like this one, you can switch between applications easily and browse through the phone lightning fast. The next big thing is the amount of memory inside the phone. The Droid X comes with 24GB of internal storage: 8GB on board and a 16GB removable micro SD card.

A big difference with the first Droid is that Motorola decided not to include a physical keyboard to this phone. This was a wise option because even though the mobile phone is massive, it’s relatively slim compared to its general size. An actual keyboard would have likely designed a device currently difficult to stuff into a pocket actually more challenging. Nevertheless, using the bigger screen, the on-screen keyboard is easy to type with and Motorola thoughtfully included a Swype keyboard for those who aren’t happy with the Droid keyboard supplied.

Another excellent thing that you can do with a Droid X and not with an iPhone is use it as a 3G hotspot to connect your laptop or any other wireless device to the internet. This is very convenient . Connecting these devices is quick and, depending on your connection, nets decent enough speeds.

There are so many smartphones that look superior on the cover but don’t deliver when it comes to technical functionnalities. Droid X is a very fantastic all-around phone and you can be sure you won’t be disappointed.