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Droid X Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued.

Our Verdict

The Droid X gives tough competition to our #1 product.

For

  • The Droid X has the ability to be a mobile hotspot.

Against

  • This smartphone lacks a physical keyboard.
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This is an image of the Droid X, which features a 4.3-inch display screen.

This is an image of the Droid X, which features a 4.3-inch display screen.
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This is a rear image of the Droid X which features an 8MP (megapixel) camera.

This is a rear image of the Droid X which features an 8MP (megapixel) camera.
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This is an image of the Droid X, the new Android smartphone.

This is an image of the Droid X, the new Android smartphone.
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This is a side image of the Droid X which is a candy bar style smartphone.

This is a side image of the Droid X which is a candy bar style smartphone.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

The Android smartphones family is growing, and with each new addition they keep getting better. The Droid X is a new addition to the Android smartphone market and provides numerous features that makes it one of the top smartphones today. With a gorgeous 4.3-inch touch screen, the ability to capture stunning HD video and the potential to be used as a mobile hotspot, the Droid X is one of the toughest smartphones. For more side-by-side comparisons and objective reviews, visit our smartphone page.

Motorola created a wireless cellular device with an overall stunning and beautiful display. The 4.3-inch touchscreen makes viewing images on your phone enjoyable on the clear and crisp display. We were pleased that this phone was easy to use out in the sun and in brightly lit areas compared to many other smartphones.

A hump towards the top of the Droid X makes this smartphone’s design unique compared to other Android smartphones. The phone is thin, super thin, so they needed someplace to store the camera module and chose to create this strange hump for that purpose. We didn’t mind the hump, and it really didn’t get in the way much as we first thought it might when we saw the device.

For those who like the feel of a physical keyboard when using smartphones, this is not the cellular device for you. The Droid X provides a virtual keyboard with the Swype feature, which allows the user to drag his or her finger from key to key without lifting the finger. We found Swype to be difficult to use at first, but once we got used to it, we found we could type long messages very quickly

The Droid X is the ideal multimedia phone. It features an 8MP (megapixel) camera and HD camcorder. The ability to record HD video is being seen more and more frequently on smartphones, and they blow your basic camcorder away. The camera provides a vast selection of scene modes, including landscape, portrait and Macro. It also offers a face-detection feature which automatically focuses on a human subject.

Basic call features are found on this device, along with several voice features. These voice features, which include a speakerphone, speed dial and conference calling, can each enhance the overall quality of your conversations while using smartphones.

Basic call features are found on this device, along with several voice features. These voice features, which include a speakerphone, speed dial and conference calling, can each enhance the overall quality of your conversations while using smartphones.

The Droid X has many multimedia and camera features that are found on the Apple iPhone 4. However, the Droid X beats out the iPhone 4 with its ability to become a mobile hotspot. This allows for other devices that use Wi-Fi connectivity, such as other smartphones, to use the Droid X to receive an internet connection. To use the hotspot you will need to have the Mobile Broadband plan, which costs a little extra money each month.

The Droid X has a few flaws. We would like a longer standby time in regards to the battery life, and even a physical keyboard would be nice. If you are looking for a smartphone that has many similar features as the Apple iPhone 4, but don’t want to fall into the Apple fan club, the Droid X gives you what you want and a little bit more on smartphones.