The Android 2.0 platform is something to give the BlackBerry Storm2, which was released today, and Windows Mobile devices a run for their money. It is very user friendly and easy to find what your looking for. The HTML Browser with EVDO Rev A completely loaded the PhoneArena.com site in only 15 seconds and was properly rendered on the screen. Unfortunately, embedded Flash is not supported yet, which is expected sometime next year, but you can view YouTube videos by going to the m.youtube.com site. Google Maps with directions, satellite view and street view is a major improvement over Verizon's VZNavigator.
We briefly tested the 5MP camera, though the angle of the sun didn't make the images looks their best, so we will test this again. The Droid can also record videos at 720x480 resolution @ 24fps with a data rate of 3Mbps. They are recorded in 3GP format and encoded using the H.264 standard. Our 53 second video took up 19.7MB.
Inside with Bright Light Darkness with Flash
We made a few test calls, and voices sounded clear and natural, with no static or distortion. However, when using the speakerphone, there was some slight distortion, but is was only noticeable when turned up to the highest level. Music playback was quite good, through you need to flip the phone over as the speaker is located on the back. Or you can opt to use wired 3.5mm earbuds or a stereo Bluetooth headset.
Our Full Review of the Motorola Droid can be viewed HERE!