Excerpt: The successor to the Droid X, the Droid X2, features the same design as the original but adds a powerful boost in hardware, according to reviewers. The speedy dual-core processor and high-quality 4.3-inch qHD screen create an excellent gaming and entertainment smartphone, reviewers say. "The X2 excels when it comes to handling video, apps, and other productivity features," says Ginny Mies of PC World.
Pros: High-quality screen with good viewing angles, Speedy dual-core processor, Good call quality, Spacious onscreen keyboard
Cons: Some may not like Motoblur user interface, Poor video quality, No 4G capabilities
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.
Summary: Motorola’s original DROID X on Verizon led the pack. Offering a big screen, a big camera and a slender chassis, it helped drive the race toward oversized Android handsets that has led us to the Galaxy S II, Infuse 4G and Sensation. Now comes the Motorola DROID X2, boosting screen resolution and throwing in a second processor core, but wrapped up in the same sober suit.
Pros: First Verizon handset to feature a dual-core processor, Gigantic and high-res display, Shoots great looking photos, Fantastic calling quality
Cons: Unchanged design, Muddy looking 720p video recording, Low signal strength