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Is this the Motorola DROID 5?

0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2013, 23:30 posted on

The OG Motorola DROID took the world by storm.; released in late 2009, it was named Time Magazine's gadget of the year, beating out the Apple iPhone 3GS. With Verizon customers having gone through a succession of models like the LG Voyager, LG Dare and the Samsung Glyde (all featurephones), Big Red was in dire need of a smartphone that could keep its customers from jumping to AT&T where the iPhone was an exclusive in the states...

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posted on 23 Aug 2013, 23:34 7

1. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Motorola already released 4 terrible phones, why release 5th? lolol

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 23:39 14

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


OG Droid was great. So I hope its not one of your four.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 02:07 1

17. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


All dorid line, were horrible......

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 04:54 4

20. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


the OG droid was great just like N.Reynolds said so i dont know which one you where talking about

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 12:02

33. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Only thing that was horrible was naming them Droid.

Some of them were really good phones, unfortunately some missed that mark.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:11 1

49. geodude074 (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


The Droid line was awesome, and Motorola did a fine job with it.

Name one other OEM who created a successful line of Android phones with QWERTY. I bet you can't.

If Motorola releases a Droid supporting GSM with a SIM slot, I'd buy one instantly.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 23:40 4

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wouldn't exactly say the prior editions were 'terrible'. There were omissions, but they weren't 'terrible'. Maybe the 5th time they get everything right? If all they did was add the keyboard from the Droid 4 to the just-released Droid line, they would have a winner, IMO. Maybe improve the quality of the sound for incoming calls, but otherwise, keep the rest of the phone, the same. Can't be too hard for Moto to do, eh?

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 21:17

39. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


i liked the last keyboard but if theres improvements that they found necessary i aint arguing.its good they tossed wireless charging in as well. but at that screen size its probably going to be limited to 720p and the camera will most likely be the same as the other new droids...

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:09 1

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 6004; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


It's far from terrible. Just no Android update unlike Samsung Galaxy series.

To power user update will decide whether it's a worthwhile phone.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 05:33

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol well said.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 11:28 3

30. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


F off.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 13:08

42. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If it has the same 2gb and x8 computing system like the new droid line with this keyboard then it could be a hit. The best of voice and keyboard have to offer.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 23:41

4. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Keyboard too? Awwww snap.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:03 3

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


whoa, mind blown.
i'm definitely interested. o:

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 04:42 1

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If the Droid 5 were to add the keyboard of the Droid 4 to the feature set of the new Droid Maxx, I would be interested. Might even plunk down the coin to purchase. There is something about a good keyboard for ex-BlackBerry users. I migrated away from BlackBerry with the Droid X, but I can't say I wouldn't pass on a real keyboard option for Android.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 10:27

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


shoot, i'd probably get it if it matched the feature set of the Ultra/X with a 4.3"-4.5" display. i know what you mean. the Droid 3 is still one of my favorite phones to date.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:04

6. scissorhands97 (unregistered)


am i the only one the noticed that its running ice cream sandwich? look at the buttons and the camera UI

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 13:11

43. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


As if it was going to be released with 4.0.4 ICS. Even the latest droid ultra/maxx and moto x have 4.2.2. If it has 1gb or more, then there is no reason why they would not put on jelly bean.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:04 2

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


honestly though this looks like something from last year that was scrapped...

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:13

9. scissorhands97 (unregistered)


kinda looks like the razr m you think?

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 10:28

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


sure does.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:15 2

10. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Why do no manufactures make a phone with a querty that actually had good specs and nice quality.. Moto Droid line is the only one. And the 3/4 were kinda not that great and not updated

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:46 2

11. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Too many Droids on one carrier.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 00:48

12. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Uh hello droid ultra, mini, and maxx. Not to mention the Moto X. 4 terrible ass phones that are years behind regardless of "User experience". I wasn't talking about the originals. Either way i still think motorola lacks what it takes to compete in the mobile era of today

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 11:09 3

29. bioappberry (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


Are you kidding me? Have you used these phones? have you seen what they are capable of doing? Or are you just sitting behind a computer screen being a spec whore? With what Moto just did they now made it super easy for Verizon to sell these to any business required to use hands free. You don't even have to touch the phone to navigate or look things up. The specs of a phone do not do justice to how well the phone will perform. You have zero substance to your arguement. Maybe you should see if you are capable of lending an opinion before you give one.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 11:29

31. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


As of this post, there were 43 reviews on the Droid Maxx at Verizon's website. The average rating (based of these 43 reviews) is 3.5 out of 5 stars. Assuming independent and random reviews, 43 observations is sufficient to draw statistical inferences -- the early adopters / reviewers are basically disappointed with the new Maxx.

That is based on 43 people. What is your next excuse.

Btw, I was at a Verizon store checking out the new LG Exalt, and more people bought the iPhone 4 than any of the recent launched Droid series during my visit. Food for thought.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 12:06 5

34. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And if you looked at the reviews at Verizon two weeks ago, you'd see a 3.0/5. That was before the phone was even released. Most of the low (1 star) reviews were trolls complaining about the lack of microSD, quad core, microSD, 1080p screen, or microSD...without even seeing or buying the phone. Reviews from this week are 4-5 stars. Let's wait more than a few days before passing judgment.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 15:33 2

37. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Well when I was at the grocery store the other day most people were buying soda instead of water, so that must mean soda is way better for you....

Most worthless rhetoric I've ever heard. Not to mention the iPhone 4 is FREE and the Droids start at $100...

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 15:29 1

36. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


So I guess Motorola developing a new processing system that utilizes eight processors isn't advanced enough for you? Or handsfree control for numerous functions on the phone? Droid Zap bettering NFC? Not to mention the phones smashed all the current quad-core phones in almost every speed test. Did you actually research anything, or did you just decide to bang on Motorola because you don't like the company?

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 13:19

44. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Clearly you don't know what specs are. The latest droid lineup has the same GPU as the HTC one and Galaxy S4. Then it has a dual core 1.7ghz cpu with 2gb of ram. So how is it that these phones can't compete in today's mobile era? Not to mention the other cores for natural voice and contextual computing, which BTW is not in any other phones right now. If you really want to pull out the punches the new Motorola lineup beats and iPhone or WP in terms of computing power.

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