Summary: The Motorola Droid X2 is a good phone, but I think that Motorola could have made it better in terms of physical design, photo capabilites, and user interface. If you are the type of power user who only cares about the specifications, the Droid X2 is indeed a very powerful phone. However, I think that most people are looking for more than sheer performance and specifications.
Hands-on Review of the Motorola Droid X2 (Verizon)
15 July 2011
Conclusion: The Motorola Droid X2 is not a big step up from the Droid X. Sure it has a faster processor and higher resolution display, but it's mostly gamers who will appreciate the difference. I would lump media junkies into that group as well, if the Droid X2 were 4G—but it isn't. And that's a major disappointment given how good Verizon's 4G LTE network is. Beyond the specs, I'm not enamored with the Droid X2's ergonomics, either.
Conclusion: We have nothing against Motorola, but the Droid X2 is not the company’s best effort. As the name itself implies, the X2 is mostly a rehashed 2010 phone, now equipped with a dual-core processor and a higher resolution qHD screen, but that screen lacks clarity compared to similarly priced phones from competitors like HTC, Samsung, and LG.
Pros: Dual-core Tegra 2 processor, Rugged and sturdy design, Great touch keyboard, Phone call clarity, Decent battery life
Cons: Poor screen quality, No 4G LTE, Still on Android 2.2, NinjaBlur UI is clunky, No front-facing camera
Excerpt: The Droid X2 is very similar to the original Droid X. It has an improved higher resolution display and dual-core processor but now lacks the dedicated camera button. Motorola ships the Droid X2 with version 2.2.2 of the Android OS. The default GUI has some subtle updates that make it a little cleaner and richer looking but it performs similar to the previous of the Droid X. Battery life is about the same but was never great to begin with.
Excerpt: A little less than a year ago Motorola introduced the Droid X for Verizon. The Droid X had a large form factor and was quite the contender in the smartphone arena. It was popular among consumers that wanted a large screen for their Android platform. Now Motorola has revamped the internal guts of the Droid X while maintaining a similar physical design in the Droid X2.
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid X2 from Verizon Wireless isn’t just another phone in the Droid Series. Running on a Dual-core 1GHz Processor, the Droid X2 screams speed. It also ...
Pros: Impressive performance, excellent display and build quality, comes bundled with tons of apps, good battery life, Call quality is mediocre, lacks a front-facing camera, expensive for a 3G-only device
Cons: Impressive performance, excellent display and build quality, comes bundled with tons of apps, good battery life, Call quality is mediocre, lacks a front-facing camera, expensive for a 3G-only device