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Motorola Droid X: The Full Review

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). Sure, the iPhone 4 boasts a higher pixel density, but the mammoth screen of the Droid X more than makes up for the lack of a few pixels here and there.

Motorola also went bigger by including an 8-megapixel camera along with dual LED flash that can take sensibly clean images as well as records video in 720p. Motorola incorporated DLNA as well as HDMI support for the purpose of streaming media to your HD TV or other device.

The 1GHz TI OMAP is the processor found inside the Motorola Droid X, a processor so fast that it maximizes the high quality of user experience. Also impressive is the memory available. 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 smart option for the reason that although the cellular phone is huge, it’s relatively slim in comparison to its all round size. An actual keyboard would’ve most likely made a device currently not easy to stuff into a pocket actually more difficult. Nevertheless, using the bigger screen, the on-screen keyboard is not hard to type with and Motorola thoughtfully incorporated a Swype keyboard for those who aren’t pleased with the stock Android keyboard.

One of the main selling points of the Motorola Droid X is that you can use it as a mobile 3G hotspot for tethering laptops, netbooks and other wireless devices to your 3G connection. This is so easy to establish a connection that anybody could do it, and the connection speed is more than decent.

While there are plenty of products that offer style over substance, the Droid X delivers plenty of both in a form factor that is sure to elicit plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ when you bring it out.