uni, 10 Nov 2009The Arm Cortex A8 processor really shines through and performance on the DROID is amazingly sp... moreyeah!!!
it has 16m colors, 800 x 480 resolution, 3.7" screen, qwerty keyboard bla..bla....but The CPU is weak for the features... only 550MHz!!! what a shame!!
enjoy the weaknesses!!!
should i use 16M colors to rendering of text ?
oh com'on bro even you dont know which 16M colors phone or 65k colors phone is if you has not read the spec paper before ?
color feature is not everything!!!
NO radio ?
i would like to tell you motorola fans " you vote it blindly, wake up!!"
the battery is li- ion only..what a shame for a lot of such features.
look at the voting result :
Perfomance is 8.6..oh com'on dont be blind
the cpu is weak!!!weaker than omnia HD and iphone 3gs
look at omnia HD cpu is 600MHz with 256MB RAM but the perfomance result is only 8.5, Iphone 3gS is only 7.6
it proves that you are really..really blind.you vote it blindly
Get fact!!! it should have 7.0!!!
To motorola fans
i would like to say "Enjoy the weaknesses"
even satio or iphone 3gs or omnia Hd CPU is better than this!! so dont compare it with 1GHz coz this phone will be nothing.
there are many blind motorola fans at here, they forget the cpu perfomance, the cpu perfomance is limited, cpu is a brain to operate a software, hardware and application..those things can work smooth and great depend on the cpu.
i dont care if there are many people say this phone has " great hardware, great software, great network, great...great...and great.. bla bla bla"
550MHZ is weak for the OS and a lot of such features...
wake up!!! there are many better phones, better cpu and better perfomance than this out there.i appreciate you love this phone but open your eyes
this phone? big fail..
The Arm Cortex A8 processor really shines through and performance on the DROID is amazingly speedy.
Let's be honest, the speed bump was much needed in Android and we're very happy that the DROID launched with this new processor (iPhone 3GS & Pre have it). We think that this is the new standard for smartphones and hope to see it pop up in more Android devices in the near future. It's definitely capable enough to put us through until Snapdragon becomes usable. As long as we can all agree not to go back to the dark ages of the G1 on 1.0, we'll be satisfied.
This is where the DROID will simply stun users. We can't even exaggerate how beautiful the screen is. It's a 3.7-inch screen with 480x854 resolution that combines vibrant colors and wonderful rendering of text. Everything looks crystal clear. Compared to the iPhone 3GS 3.5-inch 320x480 screen, it's really no contest--the iPhone looks downright old. Once you look at the DROID screen, you'll wonder why this isn't the new standard and why your phone doesn't have it--old screens become borderline blurry.
The DROID's touchscreen is also the most responsive touchscreen we've had on an Android device.
The back of the DROID is certainly notable. The strip of gold that lines the speaker gives the DROID a kind of throwback, luxurious look in a world of aluminum, plastic, and chrome. The back of the DROID also houses a matte finish that offers much needed traction to a sharp phone.
Motorola MILESTONE Car Mount attaches to your windshield or dash and lets you position your handset for easy access and viewing. Great when using your phone's navigation and map applications. Quick attach and release. Includes a Rapid Car Charger.
Turns your MILESTONE by Motorola into a multimedia experience and doubles as a charger. Displays photos and movies, plays music, shows weather and time, and works as an alarm clock. Syncs your media to your PC via USB cable (included).
Motorola DROID vs HTC Hero, HTC Magic, T-Mobile G1 & iPhone 3GS
DROID vs Sprint HTC Hero
The HTC Hero is currently the best available Android phone on the market. It packs subtle curve lines and houses a professional finish. We loved the build quality of the Hero and still do--it feels great in your hand and the soft matte finish is still wonderful. The DROID differs from the Hero in that the lines are sharp instead of curved and the styling is bold instead of safe. The DROID and Hero are about the same thickness but the DROID packs a QWERTY slider keyboard and is much weightier.
The biggest difference between the two devices is in the size of the screen. The DROID's screen simply dwarfs the Hero's and the clarity that the DROID's screen offers is truly stunning. In the end, though we prefer holding the Hero in the hand, the DROID is simply a superior styled device.
DROID vs iPhone 3GS
And of course, what kind of DROID comparison would it be if we didn't bring up the iDon't device that is the iPhone 3GS? We'll definitely go more in-depth later in the week, but for the time being you should know that the DROID and iPhone 3GS are probably the two best styled, two best built, two best overall smartphones on the market. Android finally has a phone that can legitimately compete with the leader of the pack, the iPhone 3GS, in every aspect.
What's most surprising to us is that even though the DROID packs a QWERTY slider keyboard, it still manages to almost be as thin as the iPhone 3GS. In fact, the devices are of similar height and width--in pictures, the DROID looks bigger because of its hard corners vs the iPhone 3GS' rounded corners. The DROID is certainly heavier than the iPhone but that lends into the high-quality, luxury feel of the DROID.
And finally, when pitted next to each other. The DROID's screen simply puts the iPhone 3GS' screen to shame. We're not even kidding. It's impossible to capture the difference in pictures but text on the iPhone 3GS looks almost blurry when compared to text on the DROID. If you're happy with your iPhone 3GS, don't even look at the DROID's screen, you'll become instantly jealous. The specs show that the DROID packs a 3.7-inch 480x854 touchscreen at 240dpi versus the iPhone's 3.5-inch 320x480 touchscreen at 163dpi. Yeah, the DROID screen is awesome.
What is about Crystal Talk? Does it in this phone? What is happening to Motorola in Asia?
I like Crystal Talk, but I can hardly find V9 in asia. Is Crystal Talk better than Voice Clarity and others?
MONISH, 09 Nov 2009I hope this is not an Attempt to rival with Nokia N97 and SE XPERIA X2. But i think this phone... moreCheap materials?
Make me laugh,have you seen of what N97 is made?
What about the quality of the overpriced X2?
There is no comparison between that s**t!
No ofense to Nokia and SE fans *____*
KTTK, 09 Nov 2009Why Motorola switched the Z and the Y in the keyboard?If you dont know,in Russia and other countries the keyboard is QWERTZ and not QWERTY,but there will be a QWERTY version on Italy and Brazil (*__________*)!
Will the GPS photo tagging work without the GPS subscription service?
I hope this is not an Attempt to rival with Nokia N97 and SE XPERIA X2. But i think this phone will get slaughtered by Nokia and SE. However, kudos to Motorola for a good try. And as far as the comments many people like it. Motorola is just not my taste.No offense to Motorola fans. Hopefully Motorola will get to the level they were at the late 90's and the early 2000's and stop using cheap materials.
this phone is realy unrivaled and beter than all smartphone today n900,omnia,hd2,x10 or iphone
this is new class and technology
i want a droid but I'm not sure where to buy it. I know Best Buy is doing the instant $100 rebate rather than the MIR debit card VZW is doing, but I have a $100 credit towards a new phone on my Verizon account. Can I use that credit at best buy or do they not have access to that?
Verizon's Droid: The Reviews
• PC World: "The first Android 2.0 phone impresses with a strong suite of Web features and a stunning 3.7-inch display, but some users might have trouble with the shallow keyboard."
• The New York Times (David Pogue): "The Droid wins on phone network, customizability, GPS navigation, speaker, physical keyboard, removable battery and openness (free operating system, mostly uncensored app store)."
• The Wall Street Journal (Walt Mossberg): "It's the best super-smart phone Verizon offers, the best Motorola phone I've tested and the best hardware so far to run Android. I can recommend the Droid to Verizon loyalists who have lusted for a better smart phone, but don't want to switch networks."
• Time: "The Droid is without a doubt the best Android device currently available; it's also the best phone Verizon has to offer and it doesn't hurt that Verizon is the best network. ... [It] comes in a close second to the iPhone in terms of a seamless user experience."
• Gizmodo: "If you don't buy an iPhone, buy a Droid. It's the best phone on Verizon, and with Android 2.0, the second best smartphone you can buy, period. It's flawed, deeply in some ways. But it's the second best phone around, on the best network around."
• Engadget: "It's hard not to recommend the Droid to potential buyers eager to do more with their devices. It's easily the best Android phone to date, and when you couple the revamped OS, Verizon's killer network, and an industrial design straight from a gadget enthusiast's fever-dream, it makes for a powerful concoction."
• Boy Genius Report: "We absolutely love the Motorola Droid. It's a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network."
• SlashGear: "The Verizon Droid by Motorola sets the bar for all new Android devices and is arguably the best Android device to date. ... While the Droid lacks the Apple handset's finesse and polish, it's only a few steps behind."
Running the Android 2.0 operating system, the Droid is capable of multitasking and features unique options such as integrated turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
• The Droid connects to Google's Android Market, which features roughly 10,000 downloadable apps.
The Droid costs $199.99 when bought with a new two-year contract. In most instances, however, you'll end up paying $299.99 up-front, then getting $100 back via a mail-in rebate.