Reader, 29 Nov 2009Why after 53 pages, in only a month, we still don't have the review we deserve? Just a thought...because GSm arena doesn't make reviews to phones that threat Nokia and Se phones
Design and display
At first glance, you might not think the Motorola Droid's design amounts to much. Its build is rather dull and the sharp angles result in a boxy look. But this is a smartphone with a lot of surprises, the biggest being the positively gorgeous WVGA display. At 3.7 inches, it surpasses even the iPhone and is firmly in the bounds of what we consider to be an acceptable size for a touchscreen display. Color support is generous (16 million hues) and the resolution (440 x 854 pixels) is some of the richest we've seen. We aren't kidding when we say that this display is bright and brilliant with vibrant colors and sharp graphics. It also lends itself well to the welcome Android 2.0 interface updates (more on that later).
Of course, with such a large display, the Droid is rather big (116 x 60 x 13.7mm), but that's a small price to pay for the top-notch display. You'll notice that the Droid is heavy (169g) compared with other smartphones, but the trim design keeps it portable. We also welcome the solid feel in the hand, even if the slider mechanism is a bit quirky. The actual sliding motion is quite stiff, but the front face doesn't really lock into place on either end. Indeed, we noticed that even a gentle nudge can start to close the Droid. No, it's not a big deal, but it's something to consider.
The capacitive display's touch interface is quick and responsive and we love the added multitouch capability. As with previous Android phones, there's vibrating feedback only for certain functions (like a "long press"), though you can turn off the haptic feedback completely if you desire. When we selected items and scrolled through long lists, there was no lag time in performing the command (more on that later, as well). You also can customize the display's brightness, backlighting time, and animations. The accelerometer will adjust the display's orientation as you rotate the Droid in your hands, but you can turn this feature off.
Outside of the upgrades from Android 2.0 and the Droid-specific tweaks, the basic interface will be familiar to Android users. You get only three home screens--we prefer the five we got on the Motorola Cliq--but you can customize each pane with widgets. And, of course, the central pane has the Google search bar. The main menu is accessible via the pull tab at the bottom of the display. The menu's design is mostly unchanged. You can move icons around and add shortcuts and folders.
Below the Droid's display are four touch controls: Back, Home, Search, and Menu. They perform the same functions as on other Android phones, with the search and menu keys being the most useful. The former activates Google search with just one press, and the latter opens relevant menu commands for various handset modes and features. Though the touch controls are responsive, they're not very big. And at the end of the day, we'd prefer actual physical buttons. We know this all comes down to a personal preference, but that is ours.
n a baffling change from previous devices, the Droid does not have a physical Talk control. Instead, you'll have to access the calling functions through a widget on the display. We're not in love with this change, mostly because we prefer to be able to call up the phone dialer without having to go through the home screen. For example, you have to close the browser if you want to make a call while viewing a Web page. The phone dialer interface is mostly the same. The buttons are square rather than round, but you get access to your call log, voice mail, contacts list, and favorites.
Why after 53 pages, in only a month, we still don't have the review we deserve? Just a thought...
If you can be more patient to own this phone, wait till 5 months. You might get this with a half price than today. ZN5 was released first at usd 380 in my area, about 5 months after I purchased it at 220.
adamtas, 28 Nov 2009What about a review GSM!!!!!!We can make it The
new MILESTONE also gains
multitouch support in Android
2.0. they is a video demo search in google
kenosis, 28 Nov 2009Performance Voting result is dropped to 8.5 from 8.6. What is going on?It's fine don't worry about that gsm arena just doing his work still motorola milestone don't need all that is a winner 100 000 phones sell first week on Moto Droid so. but SE fan need gsm arena to give them good point because their product is polled out. it for loser thanx gsm arena
Performance Voting result is dropped to 8.5 from 8.6.
What is going on?
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2009do u know how good SE x10 is on
android 1.6? do u know how much
it will cost? actually when ... morewat r u talking about? the videos of the ui on x10 look laggy (new 1s r better) but there is no advantage of running android 1.6. do u know y they run android 1.6? cos they hv been developing x10 b4 android 2.0 was released. SE hvnt managed to add multitouch but moto hv it (and if ur gna blame android 1.6 for that remember that htc hero had multitouch and it wasnt running android 2 either). also SE r developing a ui which will run on top of android and therefore needs more processing power. and u say SE is the best? well the market doesnt seem to be agreeing with u.
then lets talk about display. 65k colors on x10. am i supposed to be impressed? and yes the difference between 16mil and 65k is noticeable. u might say its display is larger but so wat? image quality is much better on this cos it has more colors and more dpi/ppi. in fact the x10 has worse image quality on screen than x1. thats cos amount of colors didnt change, pixels barely changed but screen size changed a lot. (btw x1 wasnt even built by SE).
SE will probably release x10 and then withdraw it as they seem to be doing right now with satio, aino. also its not fair to compare a phone that is out now to a phone that will be released (eventually). and SE x10 is probably gna cost more. SE fans belong on the SE forums (aka their own imaginary world where everything SE is perfect)
gsm arena even dont like to write complete Specifications about milestone
review present !!!!!???????
no need to gsm arena review milestone
this is best smart phone to date and all world know this subject
Pls understand why gsmArena stopped making review of moto-phones.
The truth can be painful. Gsm doesn't want to break their readers' dreams. That's why they didn't make any review of motorola(s)
The DROID offers pretty loud ring tones, while its vibro alert is not as good, unfortunately. As far as call quality is concerned, it proved to be a fine performer. All in all, I have no gripes with it on this front.
Given that my main phone these days is the N 97, plus I've got the Hero as my secondary phone, I was elated to get the mix of these two devices in the Motorola Milestone. Hero's flexibility and interface speed with a keyboard that tops that of the N 97. Surprisingly, the Milestone is a decent phone with great build quality and a dazzling display.
Those who are looking for a QWERTY-enabled device jam-packed with features and a likable, speedy interface, the Milestone is the way to go. In fact, there aren't many phone like that out there - maybe the N 900, but it's considerably slower, less stable and doesn't offer comparable functionality out of the box. In my opinion, the choice is very clear and N okia is not what's on my mind. "Milestone" is a very fitting name for this phone - it will make an impact on the market and won't go unnoticed. Those who are into expensive and well-crafted things, should definitely put the Motorola Milestone on their short lists.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2009thats a cool comparison.. but still milestone is no perfect mobile yet .. do u know how good SE x10 is on
android 1.6? do u know how much
it will cost? actually when look at
google and android u think moto
Milestone = android 2 and what
is amazing is 550 mhz cpu but
fast and run everything property
but x10 almost double 1000 mhz
but start with android 1.6 it's
funny and not on market yet very
soon android 2.5 or better oh oh
oh SE fan your homework is 100
000 phones sell first week we are
the best take this hello moto ha
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I gave my iphone 3Gs for a Droid, because AT&T's service is so bad. What a disappointment in the 5.0 mega pixel camera the droid has. The 3.2 mega pixel camera in the iphone 3gs takes far better pictures and the landscape keyboard in the droid doesn't compare to the iphone either. The droid doesn't always register after hitting a letter, cause for more back spacing. Guess for a better signal I will have to live with it.
at least make all fresh and nice phone known to africa but advance
just attention the last review of moto in this site i think is 2-3 years ago
they dont review zn5 - king of camera phone
aura best luxury at world
a3100 different wimo from moto
-or v8 , v9 best clamshel at world
and now dext first moto android phone
and milestone first android 2 at world and great iphone killer -you are right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!