Motorola Droid X Mobile Review

Motorola Droid XThe Motorola Droid X is also known by its other name as Motorola DROID Shadow & Motorola DROID Xtreme MB 810. The Motorola Droid X exploits various drawbacks of Motorola Droid 3 in the post we review the Motorola Droid X handset.

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Motorola Droid X Design & Hardware

The Motorola Droid X is a dual band CDMA handset operates at 800 & 1900 MHz frequency and the high-speed data can be obtained through the 3G EVDO Rev A or the added Wi-Fi.

The Droid X comes with a 4.3 inches display with capacitive touchscreen with 5 x 2.5 inches display size. The screen is capable of multi-touch input and the accelerometer sensor is used for auto rotate, proximity sensor is used for auto turn off the screen. Instead of having capacitive button, it has four physical buttons located under the display which serves the function of Menu, Home, Back and Search. The microUSB port is on the left side along with micro HDMI video connector and on the top is the power/lock button with 3.5 mm headset jack.

The Motorola Droid X comes with the OMAP 3630 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor with a dedicated SFX530 GPU for graphical rendering. Along with that we have 512 MB of RAM with 8 GB of internal storage. The results and test on CPU, memory and graphics conducted by expert’s shows that Droid X is far better than its predecessor Motorola Droid and better enough than the HTC Droid Incredible.

With exceptional phone call quality, the voice is pretty natural sounding.  Its provided with a HDMI port which uses the micro HDMI type D cable.

Motorola Droid X Software & Performance

Naturally when you have Android phones you can download and install apps from the famous Android market. There exist quite few apps which comes pre-installed on the Droid X which are Google Talk, Google Maps 4 with navigation, QuickOffice for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files, Skype for Mobile, Blockbuster, VCast Video, File Viewer & City ID.

Initially it comes with Android v 2.1 Eclair Operating System but it can be easily upgradable to version 2.3 Gingerbread and the updates can be easily found on our blog (something for which we are famous for).

The Motorola Droid X is one of the first Android phone which support Verizon 3G Mobile Hotspot  tethering which can be able to connect up to 5 devices via Wi-Fi which gets incoming through the Verizon data network through your mobile. The services cost you $ 20 a month and it’s limited to 2 GB of data usage only. The other connectivity options include DLAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP and includes microUSB v2.0 slot.

Motorola Droid X Features

It can support MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ audio play files & MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 video player. It includes the playback of FM Radio with local channels when you connect the headphones to your device. The handset supports the latest release of Adobe Flash 10.1 to support advanced flash on mobile phones.

The media sharing is possible through the added DLNA technology feature which allows you to connect the Droid X via Wi-Fi with other DLNA supported PCs, TVs and other game consoles to share music, pictures, videos and other music files. The Bluetooth with A2DP and microUSB port can be handy in times.

It comes with 6 GB of internal storage and included microSD card slot expandable up to 32 GB with an included 16 GB memory card. The beautiful default wallpapers which are present in Droid X can be loaded in any Android mobile phone regardless of the Android versions and it even also supports versions like 1.5 and 1.6 as well. The complete procedure for that goes in Motorola Droid X2 Stock Wallpapers that wrote.

Motorola Droid X Camera

There is always a higher range of camera available each time when there is a second device available to its predecessor. The Motorola Droid X meets the industry standards and gets an 8 mega pixel camera. The camera apps loads quickly when launched and has a set of features added to it. With the features like auto focus and dual LED flash can be handy on low light conditions and you would be able to get 3266 x 2450 pixels images. The features like Image stabilization can be handy for you while taking the 720 pixels HD video recording at 24 fps. It doesn’t includes a secondary camera.

Motorola Droid X Battery Life

The Motorola Droid has Standard Lithium Polymer based 1540 mAh battery which offers a standby time of 220 hours and a talk time of 8 hours on full charge. With a mix usage of calls, email, web, standby and apps usage you can easily get a complete day backup. So clearly having a higher capacity battery comes in handy just because of Lithium Polymer batteries rather than Lithium ion based batteries found on most of the handsets.

Motorola Droid X Price

The Motorola Droid on the use of Verizon network is priced at $199.99 for two-year contract agreement and if you wanted to get it unlocked then it’s priced at $ 439.99.

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So the Motorola Droid X is a must go device if you like to go with devices on Verizon. It has lot more in the store with 4.3 inches WVGA display, performance fast processor, impressive 8 mega pixel camera, HDMI port and the most is due to the inclusion of Android OS. If you are for high-end smartphones then Motorola Droid X deserves a look from you.

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