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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by SEGA, Jun 15, 2010.

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    Exclusive: Motorola Droid X preview

    By Joanna Stern[​IMG] posted Jun 15th 2010 4:59PM
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    Not interested in waiting until the 23rd for Verizon's big announcement? Don't worry, we've got you covered right now! The Motorola Droid X has probably been one of the worst kept smartphone secrets in recent memory, but after spending two hours with the phone we sort of see why. In short, it's pretty awesome. Call it a superphone or a mega-smartphone, but the 4.4-inch handset is absolutely Verizon / Motorola's answer to the HTC EVO 4G, and makes the Droid Incredible look like a bench warmer. What do we mean? We'll let you see for yourself just after the break in a breakdown of exactly what this phone is all about -- and in a video or three of it in action. Oh, and on your way down, make sure to feast your eyes on the gallery, too.
    Motorola Droid X

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    So here are our main takeaways:
    • Hardware: From afar, the Droid X looks like the EVO 4G, but up close the differences are obvious. Its slightly longer and wider, and it has four physical buttons along the bottom of the screen rather than touch-sensitive ones like those on the EVO. In hand, the phone feels really solid and we were surprised at how light it felt, though we could really do without the hump on the back. And yes, the large thing fits in a jean pocket, but not without slightly bulging.
    • Screen: Apparently the Droid X has a 4.4-inch, FWVGA 854 x 480-resolution screen, though we couldn't confirm that on the device itself. Regardless, it was super crisp and the capacitive screen was mighty responsive to taps and multitouch gestures. Our one concern is the mirrored trim around the screen -- it makes the whole face of the phone extra glossy.
    • Motorola Blur / Android: We confirmed that the Droid X was running Android 2.1 with some new sort of Motoblur (perhaps Ninjablur) skin. We didn't get to configure Blur with our social networks and contacts, but it didn't seem as "in your face" as the original. There's also a new navigation bar along the bottom that lets you easily jump to different Android panes. We can't really make a call on how we feel about this new Moto skin, but it does feel like a major improvement and it absolutely didn't slow down performance. We should also mention that preloaded on the phone was a Blockbuster application and a DLNA type app. Those two pieces combined with the fact that there will be a separate HDMI dock available has us thinking multimedia is the focus here.
    • Camera / Camcorder: The Droid X has a 8-megapixel camera, and records 720p video. But here's the thing about the camera: you have to tap to focus and it doesn't refocus until you actually snap the picture. In addition, the camera button on the phone was super stiff, so when we went to shoot a pic the entire thing shook and blurred the image. You can see what we are talking about in the gallery below. As for video recording, it was a bit laggy while we were shooting at 720p, but the video plays back smoothly, and in our opinion, crisper than the EVO 4G. Nevertheless, as you can see in the clip below, the white balance keeps on changing and the exposure fluctuates. Motorola Droid X test shots

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    • Keyboard: Just like with the CLIQ XT, Motorola preloads Swype. However, we also noticed a "multitouch keyboard" option. Oh yes, you heard us. When we held down two letters simultaneously it recognized both. We could really go on and on about how excited we are about this, but just check the video below of it in action.
    • Performance: Snappy! That's exactly what the Droid X is. The entire phone and transitions were super fast and responsive, keyboards popped up with virtually no lag and it tracks finger swiping more accurately than most Android phones we've seen -- it undoubtedly has its 1GHz ARMv7 processor (presumably an OMAP3630) to thank for that. If the specs on the model we saw are correct, the phone will come with 8GB of storage space. Obviously, we didn't have enough time to test battery life, but there was some sort of special battery management software on the phone.
    Pretty promising, isn't it? We should know more when we get an announcement toward the end of the month, but in the mean time, we're really excited about what Moto's got going on here.

    Sam Sheffer contributed to this article.
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    Just saw it.. wow its beautiful but big 4.4inches... Damn the timing is a killer since people just got the incredible an most are still waiting ...
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    No front camera.... :blink: wt-f
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    Great find, arg waiting for the droid pro is getting to be excruciating. I'm falling slowly for the x every time i see it. Moto blur actually didn't look bad, I wouldn't mind having it.

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    Please come in around $150 with contract/NE2/online discount.
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    I knew waiting a little longer for a droid would pay off...

    BUT....

    The two biggest problems I have with the phone are:

    1) No Front Camera

    2) Charging port / cord is on the side that lays on a table/desk.. Like my LG Dare the charger is in the worst place possible, on the side I lay down when watching a movie on the go, so when I get low on power I have to plug in the power cod and thus I have to put something unde the other side of the phone to keep it level..
    I know a dock, or kick-stand is to be used, but not everyone takes a docking station with them on the go.

    They need to change those to problems and the phone would bee 100% no doubt an amazing buy..
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    I'm wanting this phone more and more
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    I will pay full retail for this phone, I love it!
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    I am definitely getting this!
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    What are the chances they add a camera to the front before it comes out?
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    Combining a woman's hand and a bigger screen than the Droid makes that thing look HUGE!
    I want it.
    And She's hawt!
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    Little to none IMO, their making announcements on the 23rd (?) so I doubt they'd make such a major hardware addition with the release imminent.
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    Looking at those photos , the camera still has the same ISO problems Droid has :( , I'm skipping this one , waiting for the next one .
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    So maybe, just maybe, they might quickly add the feature.. :)
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    The only real use for a front camera right now might be for a webcam.
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