- Steve Kovach , Business Insider
It's fast, powerful, and a pretty good deal.
- John V. , PhoneArena
If you’re stuck with a feature phone and eligible for an upgrade, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t throw this into consideration.
The Motorola Droid X2 is one of the fastest phones on the market today and improves on the original Droid in just about every way possible. The Droid X2 features a dual-core 1GHz processor compared to the single core in the original Droid. Android 2.2 is the operating system of choice and it runs very quickly thanks to 512 MB of RAM. It also features an upgraded qHD display and includes many other new software customizations and other enhancements to the user interface.
The look of the Droid X2 is extremely similar to the original Droid. Someone who does not know the phones too well could get one confused for the other. One thing that is noticeably missing on the Droid X2 is the camera button, which could disappoint some users. The four bottom buttons make a return as well, and are still no better than they were before. If you touch them just a bit off-center they will not register your button press, making for a frustrating experience.
Motorola's BLUR user interface makes a return as well and it is very much like the original Droid. There are some minor improvements though but the application icon still does not work properly and takes time to open. Even with the dual-core processor, the phone still stutters sometimes meaning that updates should be in order.
Battery life on the Droid X2 is incredibly good compared to other Android smartphones. The battery will easily last through a full day of moderate to heavy usage and can last up to a week in standby mode.
Sadly, the Droid X2 lacks 4G support and with a market full of 4G handsets that are both faster and easier to use than the Droid X2, there really is not much point in buying one.
Need to Know: Motorola Droid X2
1. Impressive hardware specifications. (The Good)
2. Battery life is extremely good for a smart phone. (The Good)
3. The user interface still has issues that will annoy users. (The Bad)
4. The buttons on the front of the phone are very finicky and could have used some updating. (The Bad)