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Motorola DROID 2

Motorola DROID 2

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72 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

72 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

60
lilyleesh9
I liked this phone for the pop-culture reference, but it became very quickly...read more
70
Sasquatch4ever
My Droid lasted a solid year of being abused and dropped, but the screen never...read more
90
urile
fixed all the issues of the first... better keyboard, more RAM, better screen.first...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
76
Average Critic Score
 
60
Engadget
If you're just looking for the baddest-ass Android phone on Verizon that money can buy, we'd recommend a Droid X or Droid Incredible any day over this, especially since all three are the same price -- unless you're hell-bent on going with a physical keyboard, of course.
 
80
Computerworld
If you like Verizon's network and you want an Android phone with a hard keyboard, the Droid 2's your baby. But if the keyboard is negotiable and you don't mind a slightly bigger phone, you may want to step up to the Droid X.
 
80
CNET
The Motorola Droid 2 offers a number of improvements that make it a worthy upgrade from the Droid and certainly a top choice for those who want a smartphone with a physical keyboard.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
A sleeker design, more comfortable keyboard, and mobile hotspot functionality make this Android 2.2 phone a pretty strong sequel.
 
80
AnandTech
It's still hip, but there's nothing earth-shattering about the whole package this time around—it's just a safe update.
 
80
Android Central
If you're looking for a Verizon Android phone with a keyboard, it's a no-brainer. The Droid 2 has a worth step up from the original Droid.
 
80
PC Mag
The Motorola Droid 2 is Verizon's top-of-the-line keyboarded smartphone.
 
60
SlashGear
We’re glad to see the Android smartphone segment continue to grow – we’re all for more choice, after all – but Motorola will likely find the Verizon DROID 2 makes less of a splash than its illustrious predecessor managed.
 
80
PocketNow
The Droid 2 is a winner. It's fast, has decent battery life, and includes a nice-sized keyboard for those that don't enjoy using an on screen keyboard.
 
80
Ubergizmo
A solidly latched battery door, much improved keyboard, faster performance, and strong battery life will make the Droid 2 a great handset for those transitioning to smartphones, Android OS, or Verizon Wireless.