Review: Motorola Droid Pro
The Motorola Droid Pro has a respectable set of music playback options, especially for an Android device. The phone uses a player that looks like the stock Android music app, but there are plenty of options buried in the music menu. Motorola includes a number of preset audio effects, divided into two groups, one for playback on the phone's speaker and one for headphones. You can adjust the levels of reverb and treble or bass to create various effects, and these actually did enhance the music experience. The music player still lets you jump right into a search by holding your finger on the artist name, song title or album name.
The player displays album artwork, though a few of my albums showed up with no art to be found. No matter, though, because the phone also offers a number of cool, old school visualizer options that create patterns in sync with the music. The phone doesn't come with any music transfer software, but I used DoubleTwist, which is a free download for your PC, and it transferred tunes and playlists from my iTunes library without too much trouble. When your music is playing, you get software controls on the lock screen, which is very convenient, saving a step if you want to skip a tune or silence your music in a hurry. There is also a music playback widget for your homescreen panels.
The Droid Pro is also DLNA-capable. If you have components in your home theater system that work with DLNA, or other DLNA-capable phones, you can take advantage of these interconnected media features. DLNA will let you play videos from your phone on your TV, send a picture to another DLNA phone, or transfer music to the Droid Pro. I have no devices that can take advantage of this feature, but there are plenty available from a wide range of manufacturers.
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