Motorola Droid X2 Review: The Droid X Lives Gloriously

The Droid X2 presents one of the best powerhouse phones available for the Android Froyo platform to date. Succeeding the Droid X, having been considered by us to be a phone of pure raw throughput, the Droid X2 takes everything within the Droid series of Motorola produced phones to a whole other level. The sleek design of nostalgic ratio, the Candy Bar edges, and the entire packaging design of this phone in its simplicity rivals its predecessor while paying homage and respect to what the Droid X has created in its wake. The Droid X2 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful smartphones currently released, which complements the Droid X perfectly. While users of the Droid X should be happy about having a phone that still rivals the market of smartphones today, this new nuanced upgrade to X2 power is well worth it for enthusiasts of the mobile cellular market and just technology in general.

The Droid X2 design is marvelous, coming in at a slightly different shade of the original Droid X, with brushed metal chassis and all the working of a phone that is exquisite.  The back holds the custom logo of the Droid X2 in red, and boasts a smaller version of the phone with a maximum 4.3 inch qHD screen. At 155 grams with a size of 65.5 x 127.5 x 9.9 mm the Droid X2 is putting the Candy Bar form factor to a great spin. Typical of the Droid X series, the second series follows with the Corning Gorilla grade Glass, used by military production for increased screen durability. Adding a cover to the Droid X2 using the standard Verizon Wireless offerings is more vivid and celebrating of the features of the package as a whole.

The Droid X2 comes with the relatively translucent changes in its infrastructure including power and performance increases. With 1GHz dual core processors, the Droid X2 follows closely to the Samsung Galaxy S II processor series of smartphones, a released phone currently in Europe with 1.2GHz dual cores compared to the 1 GHz. While more GHz does not necessarily mean more stability, it does indicate increased processing power in terms of ALU and FLOPs. One of the most important things about phone media is media connectivity itself, and the Droid X2 supports AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, AAC+ Enhanced, WMA v10, MIDI, AAC+ codecs to truly create a phone that tests out well in each encoded file. WAV files were a bit on the rough side, but everything worked brilliantly. The 1540 mAh Li Ion battery is standard but also considered a high-end battery, providing a level of extensity to the phones usage. Camera quality is HD 720P, and the video quality is smooth and consistent with the usual HTC software preset effects. Google Mobile Services are all included: Gmail, Google Maps, Latitude, Navigation, Google Talk, and of course YouTube. Everything is available through the Froyo ROM customization including haptic feedback and dedicated keys for the essential functions, which are common to all smartphones rather than their oppositely and ironically named dumb-phones (our personal office joke). In terms of capacity, the Droid X2 has the 8GB microSD card and 8 GB on-board memory for a total of 16 GB, compared to the HTC Thunderbolt which is also a premiere phone that comes with 8 GB memory along with 32 GB microSD.  The Droid X2 performed perfectly on Quadrant, scoring a 2385, coming slightly under some phone models but not too casual of a speed either.

The only downside to the Droid X2 is the non-capability of the radio to support 4G. While Verizon’s 4G LTE network is up and running, this powerhouse phone does not utilize 4G, which some might undoubtedly see as a hindrance, but actual ideal speeds of attaining 4G through the air and getting them at given positions is slim, which is a fact many people hardly understand. 4G capability does not guarantee 4G regional quality.

The Motorola Droid X2 is one of many smartphones that offers something unique and completely extraordinary in its own way. It has the strength of military fortification, and the processing power of any other smartphone, rivaled by other HTC creations such as the EVO 3D, Thunderbolt, and also Samsung Galaxy S series. The Droid X2 is unsparingly a phone that is worth its value in price and is without caution one of the best smartphones in the world today.




Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Monday, August 1st, 2011
1:00 AM