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What can be said about Motorola Droid X?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Please note that a more comprehensive review can be found on the Droid X vs Incredible website. At 5-inches tall, Droid X is currently the biggest smartphone on the market, and sports a screen equal to the EVO 4G’s at 4.3-inches with a 854×480 resolution. It is a know fact that the iPhone 4 is actually on top when it comes to pixel density, however Droid X has such a large screen that it compensates a lot for a few missing pixels.

Motorola also went bigger by including an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash that can take sensibly sharp photos and also records video in 720p. Motorola included DLNA in addition to HDMI support for the purpose of streaming media to your high-def TV or other device.

Droid X has a very powerful processor: the 1GHz TI OMAP. With a processor like this one, you can switch between applications easily and browse through the phone lightning fast. The next big thing is the amount of memory inside the phone. The Droid X comes with 24GB of internal storage: 8GB on board and a 16GB removable micro SD card.

Unlike the original Droid, Motorola opted against adding a physical keyboard to the Droid X. This was a sensible choice because although the mobile phone is large, it’s relatively slim when compared with its general size. An actual keyboard would’ve likely made a device already tough to stuff into a pocket even more difficult. Still, with the bigger screen, the on-screen keyboard is not hard to type with and Motorola thoughtfully integrated a Swype keyboard for those who aren’t pleased with the Droid keyboard supplied.

One of the main selling points of the Motorola Droid X is that you can use it as a mobile 3G hotspot for tethering laptops, netbooks and other wireless devices to your 3G connection. Connecting these devices is quick and, depending on your connection, nets decent enough speeds.

While there are plenty of products that offer style over substance, the Droid X delivers plenty of both in a form factor that is sure to elicit plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ when you bring it out.