Reviews and Problems with Motorola Droid 2 / Milestone 2
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Review: Motorola Droid 2 Smartphone
24 March 2011
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.
Excerpt: When the second generation of a product is unveiled, you expect major upgrades from the first model. Motorola takes a different approach with the Droid 2, the follow-up to last year’s ground-breaking Droid , both from Verizon. Rather than a fanboy’s dream update, Droid 2 is barely a minor shift.
Pros: Bright, colorful, glossy 3.7 LCD screen, Slide-out horizontal QWERTY, Google Android OS v2.2, 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 3G mobile hot spot, 8GB built-in memory; 8GB card pre-installed, Long battery life
Cons: Sluggish physical keyboard, VGA video recording, Fewer features than Droid X, same price
Conclusion: It's easy to recommend the Motorola Droid 2; it's a top notch superphone that fits easier in the pocket than the current crop of 4.3" screen Android phones. Better yet, it has a QWERTY hardware keyboard, a feature that's rare on the high end of the Android phone parade. If you hate on-screen texting, the Droid 2 wants to be your messaging buddy.
Pros: Fast, good looking, top specs.
Cons: Camera's not terribly good, MotoBlur doesn't enhance experience.
Summary: The Droid 2 is a very good sequel, boasting slicker design with a more comfy keyboard, a speedy processor, and a highly functional version of Android 2.2 (with Motorola's custom widgets). However, this phone also has some drawbacks, including buggy Wi-Fi, mediocre call quality, and inconsistent Flash performance. Assuming Verizon Wireless and Motorola work out these bugs, we'll give this phone an Editor's choice award.
Excerpt: The Milestone 2 is simply an upgrade of the original. It's a bit of a brick, but its feature list is impressive: a 480x854 screen, 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, QWERTY keyboard, 8GB of internal storage and a 1GHz processor. It's not currently available on contract direct from the major network operators: you can either find a contract through a third-party dealer such as www.best-mobile-contracts.co.uk, or buy it SIM-free.
Motorola Milestone 2 review: The Motorola Milestone 2 offers an improved keyboard and HD video recording
Good Gear Guide.au
25 March 2011
Summary: The Motorola Milestone 2 is a very similar smartphone to its predecessor. However, the Milestone 2's improved keyboard, HD video recording and faster processor are all welcome improvements and make it well worth considering if you're after an Android smartphone with a physical keyboard.
Pros: Great keyboard, industrial style design is well built, smooth slider, excellent display, latest version of Android
Cons: Touch-sensitive menu keys, feels a little slower than alternative Android handsets, design won't suit all tastes