We are trying to cover all our bases, so before getting to the Bionic review later today, here is the Droid 3 review you might have asked me about. The Droid 3 from Motorola is the 3rd addition to a very popular line of Droids as you all know, but does it still hold the same value as the previous generations of Droid's? We'll find out.
I've been using the Droid 3 for about two weeks now, and can say I'm not too impressed by the device. It's a great phone with dual-core, an 8 megapixel camera, and a full qwerty keyboard, but that's just about it. Comparing it to my 1 year old T-mobile G2, it has the same thickness but weights more. More-over it does not have Verizon's new LTE 4G, and that's just like a knife in the heart to anyone that has already tried the new 4G and is forced to go back to 3G.
The software on this phone is great otherwise. Its snappy, thanks to the dual-core 1Ghz processor, and everything loads quickly with video playback looking fairly fluid. You do get the occasional lag, but this occasion is more like Christmas than the weekend, in the sense that it's rare for you to experience lag. The camera takes decent pictures, but don't expect this to give you processional quality; you'll see what I mean when you read the Bionic review.
Now quick review:
- Camera takes 1080p video
- Software is very smooth
- Call quality is not bad at all
- Battery life
- Thicker than a 1 year old phone; Not very attractive
- No 4G!
- Picture quality is lacking
- Keyboard very cramped
9/10: Speed and Multitasking
6/10: Camera Quality
8/10: Browsing Experience
7/10: Music Playback
7/10: Overall Rating
Would I buy it?
I have used this as my personal phone for 2 weeks, and can say without a doubt that I'm happier with my G2. The G2 at least does not look half bad, the keyboard is useable and the camera makes great pictures. The Droid 3 is a great device for what it is; last year's technology.
No; not even a dual-core processor can persuade me to pay near Bionic price to get this phone that does not have 4G. It's a decent phone if you must have a keyboard, but otherwise, you're better off waiting for another 4G device with a keyboard or buying the Bionic.