Reviews and Problems with Motorola Droid 2 / Milestone 2
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Droid 2 Review Roundup: More Of The Same (And That’s A Good Thing)
14 August 2014
Summary: So, in essence: the Droid 2 is a nice, powerful phone, and improves on the Droid enough to be its sequel. However, the fact that Motorola did not take too many risks in the design may keep it from becoming the runaway hit the original was.
Excerpt: The original Motorola Droid was the Droid that started it all. In fact, people now generically refer to any Android device as “a Droid”, a testament to Verizon and Motorola’s fantastic marketing for the device. As with any good performance, there is often a sequel, and the Droid is no exception to that rule. The Droid 2 builds on what made the original Droid great by adding an improved keyboard, a faster CPU and more RAM, and the latest version of Android, version 2.2.
Excerpt: If anything, the makeover from Droid to Droid 2 is more of a brow wax than a face lift, which judging by the success of the original version, and the
Pros: High call clarity and great reception mean you can actually use it as a phone. Sound output is loud enough to play music for friends. Lightning-fast internet browsing. Slide-out keypad is spacious and easy to use.
Cons: Would have to start wearing cargo pants to be able to put it in our pockets. Fairly difficult to navigate at first. Picture and video quality are okay, but nothing we’d really want to upload to Facebook.
Summary: With Android 2.2 installed out of the box, the much-improved physical keyboard, and a 1 GHz processor, the DROID 2 is the most well-rounded Android device on Verizon . Theoretically, it appeals to the greatest number of people - the BlackBerry crowd (keyboard), Android die-hards (Froyo), people with small hands (3.7-inch display), and first-time smartphone buyers (MotoBlur).
Pros: 1 GHz processor, mobile hotspot capabilities, 8 GB of internal storage, and a much improved physical keyboard.
Cons: Battery life isn't great, and the signal strength indicator isn't very accurate.
Summary: The Milestone 2 is of course the successor to the original Motorola Milestone, that really wasn’t all that successful in Australia due to its late launch. The Milestone 2 hasn’t really changed in terms of how it looks, however its insides are what really count. I can tell you right now, that this phone is let down by MotoBLUR, it lags, horribly. With that in mind, let’s get into the review.
Pros: Android 2.2 for Flash, Hardware QWERTY Keyboard, Dual LED Camera Flash, 720p Video Recording
Cons: MotoBLUR, Not Particularly Fast, Not a major improvement over the Milestone
Motorola Droid 2 Review: A Bit Of Makeup But Not A Complete Makeover
11 March 2011
Excerpt: The original Droid was a revolutionary phone, not just because it saved Motorola from certain bankruptcy but also because it revealed the wonders of Android to the masses. For the first time, an Android device was being marketed in a way that appealed to an average American. Not only that - the Droid was Google’s officially anointed Jesus phone, up until the Nexus One came along, meaning it was the first to get Android 2.0, the first to get Google Navigation, etc.
Conclusion: * External Memory: 32GB, 8GB included * Memory Card: microSD memory card * Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB * Camera: 5 Megapixels Camera * Battery: Standard battery, Li-Po 1400 mAh * Standby / Talk Time: – * Radio: No FM radio * Media Player: MP3/MP4 Player
Conclusion: Great phones are never good at just one thing. The Motorola MILESTONE 2 can do a lot and it can do it right for a lot of different users. The comfortable keyboard and full set of messaging features will appeal to business users. The social networking support will please the social buff and the sturdy metallic frame and scratch-resistant display will be appreciated by all.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA support, 3.7" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen with WVGA (480x 854 pixels) resolution, Scratch-resistant Gorilla glass, One of the slimmest QWERTY side sliders, TI OMAP3630 1GHz CPU, PowerVR SGX530 graphics accelerator; 512MB of RAM, Android OS v2.2; MOTOBLUR UI 1.5 with SNS integration, Web browser with Adobe Flash 10.1 support, 5 MP autofocus camera with dual-LED flash; face detection, geo-tagging, 720p HD video re...
Cons: The internal 8GB of storage is for apps only, Side sliding mechanism is not spring-assisted, DivX and XviD playback has its issues, Non hot-swappable microSD card slot, No FM radio