Motorola DROID

80
Global
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Motorola DROID review

Summary

Pros
  • Handsome and unique designHardware keyboardGoogle Navigation on-board
Cons
  • Hardware keyboard isn't greatAndroid software selection still thinUI still not a seamless experience
Motorola DROID review

It's hard to look at the DROID without looking at the company which brought the device to life. Motorola: for years the name has been synonymous with... well, disappointment. While the industry-stalwart made cellphones sexy with the RAZR, the days which followed have not been especially fruitful or compelling. Over the past year or so, we've seen Motorola beating its way back into the mainstream through a series of smart plays: first embracing Android as a platform, then shucking off the weight of Windows Mobile and finally bringing some desirable (and high profile) devices to market.

With the DROID, the company has perhaps created its most attractive and intriguing piece of technology yet. Forging an alliance with both Verizon and Google, Motorola has come up with a second compelling reason to count the phonemaker down, but certainly not out, while the other two giants have finally found a seemingly worthy device to position against the iPhone. So we must pose these questions: is this the phone which will catapult Android into the mainstream? Is it the device that will pull Motorola back from the brink? And -- most importantly -- is it the lynchpin Google and Verizon have needed to challenge the leader in mindshare in the smartphone market? After putting the device through its paces, we think we can give you the answers you seek -- so read on to find out!

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.9
Display
9.8
Battery life
8.0
Camera
6.0
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
3.7 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
3.7 inches
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