Motorola Droid X Smartphone Review
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Also known as the Shadow and the XtremneMB810 in other markets, the Motorola Droid X capitalizes on the success of the company’s first Android smartphones with the Droid/Milestone. This time, Motorola takes the Droid X goes out of GSM network and brings the same stunning Droid wizardry and exquisite look and feel in the CDMA market.
Multimedia at its Finest
There’s no arguing the fact that when it comes to display, bigger is better, up to the most practical limits before it gets too big to be called a handset. The Motorola Droid X pushes its display to these limits with a gorgeous 4.3inch capacitive touchscreen with multitouch, 16 million colors and WideVGA (480 x 854) resolution. It also has the gravity accelerometer and proximity sensors. There are only a few smartphone out there that can rival its heightened movie watching experience when on the road. Our Ironman MP4 video certainly looks best on it.
Imaging is in top form with an 8 megapixel autofocus dual LED flash camera that features face detection, image stabilization and geo tagging. Completing this high feature to take advantage of it magnificent screen is its high definition 720p video recording prowess at 24fps or in D1 resolution at 30fps.
It’s only natural to expect mobile phones with HD recording to have a TV out port to connect to your Plasma to LCD TV and the Motorola Droid X obliges with one an HDMI 1.4 port. This is certainly one feature you can enjoy with friends to showcase your images and video taken on it without crowding over it.
Its media playback features support the popular audio and video file formant though it’s wanting in the Xvid department. Should you get tired of the players, you get unlimited music from its Fm stereo receiver with RDS. With A2DP support over Bluetooth, you can enjoy wireless stereo listening or use your favorite headphone with its 3.5mm port.
Other High End Features
The Motorola Droid X radio operates on the dual band CDMA with EV-DO on 3G along with data speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps. What makes calling on the Droid X an edge over some other smartphone is its active noise cancellation using a dedicated microphone. We found this useful when receiving or placing a call in a noisy mall.
Local data connectivity gets WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA for hotspot surfing while data synching and transfers get Bluetooth v2.1 and microUSB v2.0. There’s a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support preloaded with Google Maps.
Powered by a 1 GHz OPMPA 3630-1000 from Texas Instruments, the Motorola Droid X runs on the Android v2.1 Éclair and should be upgradable to the latest Froyo. Its system memory gets a 512 MB ROM which should make Android apps run fast and smooth along with generous 6.5 GB of user memory that gets micro SD expandability for up to 32GB. It even comes with a 16GB micro SD card in the sales kit. The Droid X gets fueled by a generous 1500 mAh li-ion battery that delivers up to 8 hours of talk time and 20 hours of standby time.
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