Motorola Droid X review

The Engadget crew wrapped up the first Motorola Droid X review exactly two weeks because before retail launch of the device on July 15th. The review is principally a Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G comparison which is quite logical given that both device have nearly the same form factor and specifications. What comes out of it is that Motorola’s latest offering is probably the best Android handset to hit the market this summer but Samsung’s massive Galaxy S launch will probably overshadow it. Check out the video after the break:

After seeing a string of midrange devices like the CLIQ XT, Devour, and Flipout go by, we were beginning to wonder when (or if) Motorola would make another grandiose play at the Android crown the same way it had with the Droid the first time around — but with the introduction of the Droid X, we’re happy to say that they finally have. Problem is, this isn’t the same marketplace that Moto was dealing with back in late 2009; high-end Android gear is easier to come by than ever before (Samsung’s massive four-carrier blowout with the Galaxy S series is powerful evidence of that), and most of it is… well, really quite good. This isn’t about taking candy from a baby anymore and waltzing into unmet demand for a type of phone that hadn’t existed before — it’s about competing really, really hard. It’s about forgetting the Droid’s success, just as the company has struggled to forget the RAZR’s.

Cast in that light, the Droid X becomes a much less magical phone than the Droid was. It’s good, and it’s a pretty enjoyable execution of Android 2.1, but it’s not a must-have phone — especially in light of the Droid Incredible and the upcoming Droid 2. From a hardware perspective, this phone is pretty much a bang-on execution of what a high-end mobile powerhouse should be, but Motorola clearly still has work to do in order to play in the same software league as HTC does with Sense. If it can get there — or heck, if it can just offer this phone with stock Froyo — you’ve got perhaps the best Android phone ever made.

Source: Engadget

  • Diego!

    It looks nice, but I hope Motorola releases a GSM version soon :D

  • Diego!

    It looks nice, but I hope Motorola releases a GSM version soon :D