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Is Droid X a Good Cell phone?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Please note that there is a more comprehensive Droid X review available if you want. Droid X has a 4.3″ screen with a 854×480 resolution, which is similar to the EVO 4G and makes it the largest smartphone currently available (5″ tall). It is a know fact that the iPhone 4 is actually on top when it comes to pixel density, however Droid X has such a large screen that it compensates a lot for a few missing pixels.

Motorola also decided to go bigger by including an 8-megapixel camera along with dual LED flash that can take reasonably sharp pics and records video in 720p. Motorola incorporated DLNA and HDMI support for the purpose of streaming media to your HD TV or any other device.

Droid X has a very powerful processor: the 1GHz TI OMAP. With a processor like this one, you can switch between applications easily and browse through the phone lightning fast. The next big thing is the amount of memory inside the phone. The Droid X comes with 24GB of internal storage: 8GB on board and a 16GB removable micro SD card.

Unlike the original Droid, Motorola opted against adding a physical keyboard to the Droid X. It was a wise choice because although the mobile phone is big, it’s fairly slim in comparison to its overall size. An actual keyboard would’ve most likely designed a device already challenging to stuff into a pocket even harder. Nevertheless, with the larger screen, the on-screen keyboard is not hard to type with and Motorola carefully incorporated a Swype keyboard for individuals who are not satisfied with the Droid keyboard supplied.

You don’t have access to the internet on your laptop? No problem! You can use your Droid X as a 3G hotspot to get a connection to the web from your other wireless devices. Connecting these devices is quick and, depending on your connection, nets decent enough speeds.

While there are plenty of products that offer style over substance, the Droid X delivers plenty of both in a form factor that is sure to elicit plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ when you bring it out.