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Motorola DROID X2 Android smartphone for Verizon review


Review by Michael Oryl on Thursday May 26, 2011.

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Score

3.8 stars
"Good"

(How we score)


New MOTOBLUR is improved, tough physical design, dual-core potential, fast data (at times)
Stuttering audio, often useless 720p video, inconsistent performance, dated design, runs hot, no forward-facing camera

Summary

The Motorola DROID X2 for Verizon Wireless is the second iteration of the original DROID X slab Android smartphone. The design of the X2 is virtually unchanged from that of the X, but the phone does receive a new qHD resolution touchscreen and a dual-core, 1GHz processor.

The problem is that the new processor can't ensure that things run smoothly on the DROID X2, and I experienced a lot of audio stuttering and found that the X2's 8 megapixel camera's 720p HD video was often garbled to the point of being unwatchable. This smartphone appears to need more time in the oven, as it's not fully baked yet. It might get better after some software updates, but I'm not very pleased with it as it stands today.

I simply expect more from a device that sells for $200 on contract.

You'll find two videos of the Motorola DROID X2 in action after the Table of Contents, below.

Table of Contents and Scorecard

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Michael Oryl
Michael is the Philadelphia based owner and former editor-in-chief of MobileBurn.com. You can follow him on Twitter as @MichaelOryl

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