Review: Motorola's Droid X
The Droid X is an all-around great phone. There's very little to complain about. Perhaps the biggest reason to test it out before committing to a two-year contract is the big-ness, er, size of the Droid X. It is as big as cell phones get, and some may find the size unappealing.
The Droid X nails the basics. Call quality is excellent, contacts management is rich and well-developed; and every form of messaging known to man is available from the Droid X. So far, battery life has been above average for an Android handset.
The Droid X performs well with music and video content, though Apple's iPhone still wins the media race. The various video options on the Droid X make it a better video device than most other Android handsets to date, though you may find yourself paying for that content (Blockbuster, V CAST Video).
The camera does an outstanding job at capturing images accurately and with detail. The revised camera software is more finger friendly, and this makes interacting with the camera a breeze. The only disappointment is that the Droid X's camera still isn't as fast as it should be.
The Droid X comes with the solid Android browser, access to the Android Market, and has apps such as Skype Mobile.
Motorola has crafted a fine phone in the Droid X, the best in Verizon Wireless' current line-up.
Phone Scoop goes hands-on with the new Motorola Droid X. Based on our first impressions, it is the finest handset Motorola has ever produced.
Jun 23, 2010
Today Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe took the stage at a press conference in New York City to announced the new Droid X, Verizon's latest in its series of Android devices. The Droid X is a slab-style touch phone.
May 25, 2011
Verizon Wireless has published support documentation outlining the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system update for the Motorola Droid X. Gingerbread brings a wide number of updates and changes to the Droid X, including new user interface colors and schemes, customizable dock icons, better word prediction and dictionary support, more calendar options, numerous updates and fixes for the email application, better low-light camera performance, and improved battery life with Bluetooth.
Dec 10, 2010
Verizon Wireless is rolling out a firmware update to the Motorola Droid X. Most of the changes reflected make improvements to bugs or other issues on the existing Droid X software.
Sep 21, 2010
Verizon Wireless sent word that Motorola Droid X owners will see the Android 2.2 FroYo update starting tomorrow. Users can manually update through the About Phone > System Updates menu.