X marks the spot for Motorola and Verizon
0. phoneArena 15 Jun 2010, 17:47 posted on
With a 4.4 inch 854 x 480 resolution screen, the DROID X surpasses the EVO 4G in terms of sheer screen size...
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32. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Personally i agree. I think this is somewhere between a phone and a tablet. It looks cool but just too freaking big for me.
55. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
hey, buddy......knock knock........go a'fuck yourself kid hahaha
25. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
People check this out http://www.engadget.com/photos
4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
this thing is also noticeably thinner than the Evo too if you look at Engadget's comparison. the Incredible might need to make 4 inches of extra space in that cutout bin.
5. jared845 (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Oct 2008)
this phone looks to be off the hook....this is one of the sexiest phones ive seen ! wow i wonder what the specs is on it exactly
6. spydablac (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 May 2010)
No front camera or mobile hotspot feature? That 1 inch wont make an diffrence Evo still wins
9. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
Its not an extra inch bigger, its .1 inch bigger than the evo. The actual phone size looks way to big. I have the Evo and its just big enough, any bigger is just to have bragging rights. The Moto X does look good, but I have a horrible taste in my mouth from the crap they have made in the past. Ill stick with Sense UI.
13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
scorpio, their android handsets so far have been great. their old crap sucks, their new crap rocks. cliq and droid and all their little variants have been good stuff. That looks like a great new flagship phone. I wish it were that thin with a keyboard though, that would be awesome.
38. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)
ON the pix on Engadget it shows a screen shot of the app drawer with a mobile hotspot icon
7. Univice (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I think you meant one TENTH OF AN inch in your article; 4.4 vs 4.3 inches.
8. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Regardless of the size difference I want this phone pretty bad. I was really tempted into buying the incredible because of how similar the specs are turning out to be and i thought this might be a little big. But looking at it now this has turned into a must have.
12. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
This is nice but I'd rather have the Droid 2.
29. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
About 2 months ago i would have been with you, but this bad boy comes with Swype and Ive come to prefer it over all other keyboards including physical ones
50. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
so install swype on the droid 2. i have swype right now on my droid.
51. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
It makes more sense to put it on the droid x because of the screen size and other specs if he isn't going to use the keyboard.
14. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
Its not 4g doesnt have a mobile hotspot no frontfacing camera and did you notice when the light hit that phone the glare was horrible and i i dont like that lump in the back for the camera
15. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Verizon is working on the 4g thing, and the glare is really just based off the way you have to phone angled it looked like so don't till the phone into the sun. I do agree with the front facing camera and mobile hotspot though. Other than that though the little lump in the back seems like it would help with the hold it set in your hand. Give you a grip, you know what i'm saying.
17. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
I agree with to me anything bigger then the evo is to much the Droid x it is an overall bigger phone yes it slim but is still bigger but hey its still a good phone
18. jp3_99 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I currently have a evo 4g and it is a really nice phone but I will be taking it back before the 30 days are up for this beast. 4g isn't in enough areas to make it worth it, I am actually in a 4g area but see no increased speeds over 3g with a solid 4g connection, it might get better with time but for right now and the foreseeable future i doubt it. Sprint charges $30 a month for the mobile hotspot feature, but froyo update will come with a hotspot ability so we will see how that all turns out. VZW might charge for it but might not making it quite a bit cheaper than sprints. I do understand that a lot of people want a front facing camera, but me personally that is a novelty item that would see no use at all. I agree the glare did look bad but at least I could see the screen, where as my evo is just as useless in the sun as my friends incredible. Just counting the days until I can get my hands on one!
19. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)
I totally agree with your comment about the front facing camera. I dont see how so many people see it as a necessity. Honestly how many people have more than one or two friends with phones that ALSO have a front facing camera. Its not like video calling is all the craze right now. Hell half the carriers out right now cant even support video calling anyway. This looks very sexy and I love the fact that when you put it down it seems like the "hump" will offset the phone from resting directly on the camera lens as it looks like is the case with the EVO and INC.
21. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
There is a app in the android market called fring the does video calling over 3g and it works pretty well
22. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
and Vzw if im not wrong charge $40 for the hotspot feature on the palm pre plus
23. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)
Fair enough with the app, but I still dont see it being a major advantage or disadvantage in choosing a phone unless you have more than two or three people who also have phones with front facing cameras.
24. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
Your right because i know that app would work on the phone front facing cam or not because the phone is powerful i guess its just because the front facing cam would be better for such apps I still think the droid x will still be a monster
35. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
EVO looks like a better phone on paper...if you want to get technical. Really i don't see an upperhand with the front-facing camera or the hotspot (which i'm sure a software update on the Droid X could easily add that feature). Like a couple earlier posters said...mobile hotspot will most likely be an additional charge to the $30 that you would already pay. Front-facing camera? Eh...i guess. Not a factor for me...but i'm sure those frequent webcamers would use it. I see the Droid X havin the upper hand with build quality and network reliability...but all in all i think they are too similar to rate one above the other. I'm assumin the 4G is not much faster than the 3G b/c its not true 4G (at this point anyway)...and maybe by the it could be LTE will probably have launched. Seems like EVO bein the only kid on the block was short lived and i feel sorry for those who switched from VZW based only on having a 4.3" screen...haha, jokes on you. But then again, there's the all powerful Dan Hesse 30 day worry free return policy. Don't get me wrong, EVO is a beast fa sure...but it was on another network, now i gotta beast comin to my network...got the Droid now, X is the phone i wish my Droid was...
36. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Hotspot feature for the Palm Pre Plus/Pixi is free of charge with the $30 data plan thru Verizon...
37. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Unfortunately, ppl think the Palm's suck lol...
39. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)
the hotspot feature on the pre or the pixi is free ans has been for months but it could be charged in the future to new customers.
41. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
The hotspot is free on VZW for PP. Also, when rooted it can become a hotspot. My DROID is frequently one to my sister's ipod touch.
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3099; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I wish they could have just put the verizon logo on the back or something, that takes way too much space, they could have made it less tall and still kept the screen size. But that's not going to stop me from getting this. The homescreen looks freakin awesome with the red eye.
20. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)
After seeing the video; I love this phone, but it's too big to be practically carried around. I think it would be a burden to carry and protect from scratches and drops.
57. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
maybe if you were freakin short shorts
58. E.N. (Posts: 2578; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I hate when people say stuff like that. "you might have tiny hands," "this is a man's phone," "....maybe if you wear skinny jeans." This phone is a really big phone. It would have attracted more customers if it were smaller. It would have been just as good.
26. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
27. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Having the EVO on Sprint and using everything it is capable of doing, is still a much better value then paying for all the extras on Verizon. The moto X looks like a great phone, but it doesn't have anything that jumps out to make it better than any other phone. I mean come on, this really is just an over sized Incredible.
28. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
Its more like an amazing, more durable incredible with better reception (yes, HTC phones SUCK for reception) as well as better processor (and no, the fact that both of the processors are clocked at 1 Ghz does NOT mean that they are the same speed), and much better battery life. plus i dont mind paying an extra 20 dollars a month or so for far better coverage than any other provider can offer.
43. sgtslayer321 (Posts: 36; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)
Couldn't have said it better myself. My brother has the HTC Incredible, I have the Motorola Droid, and I think the build quality of the Droid is far more superior. Also the Incredible has very bad battery life because of the processor. When I seen the Incredible for the first time I was underwhelmed and I seen the reception was horrible. If the EVO has the same build quality, poor reception, and battery life as the Incredible I will feel bad for the consumer. Maybe I would like Sprint 4G if I could use it and maybe I would like a front facing camera if other people had them. The fact is that you can't use 4G unless you're in a major major city and a front facing camera won't work properly unless you use 4G or wifi like the iphone is doing. Most people just won't use it for another year when it is set up properly. I think we know what the better phone is going to be. P.S. isn't the EVO's screens peeling back. I would hate to have that problem on the phone I use throughout each and every day.
30. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
THAT SUCKER IS HUGE LMAO I want one... Oh damn I'm on Tmo
33. neutrality (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)
I can only imagine how poor the battery life is going to be on that thing ... why do they feel the need to make things SO thin nowadays? I'd rather have a larger battery that'll let me enjoy the phone. Bring the bottom out as far as the hump goes, it'll still feel good in the hand. I have a feeling that battery life is going to become one of the biggest problems with upcoming smartphones. Everything is getting more powerful, and the batteries just can't keep up.
46. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
My Touch Pro 2 is one of the fattest phones in recent history and I prefer the solid weight and feel. Unfortunently though there is an epidemic of Skinny jeans right now.
53. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
I'd honestly rather have the slim phone, I have the Moto Droid now and I just carry around an extra battery. As strange as that may seem to people i'd prefer to pay $40 (or whatever you can find them online for) for an extra battery and have a smaller phone. Shit, i'd even buy two extra batteries for the Droid X... probably will have to seeing as how I already go through two full charges on my Moto Droid every day.
54. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
Its suppose to have special battery management software on the phone to extend battery life as well as a bigger battery than the Evo. battery life should last all day hopefully
34. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)
When it comes to Displays, SIZE DOES MATTER. Stop being scared. Bigger is better when it comes to web browsing/pics/video!
40. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
I agree. Wonder why nobody is really complainin about the size of the iPad...which would be carried around as much as a phone would be (i would think)...but Motorola released a phone that is just a bit bigger than the EVO and now all of a sudden the device is too big. Not a huge fan of the Sense UI...so this phone would be right up my alley.
42. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3099; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Exactly what I'm talking about! Seriously, let's rewind a couple years ago. The iPhone blew every other touch screen phone away by mainly two reasons. One it had a reasonable 3.5 inch display and two because its very responsive. The closest thing to it was the Samsung Instinct for crying out loud and that only had like 3 inch screen. For all I can remember there was 3 inch displays and that's it. Then it went to 3.2 inch. People still whined and complained. Even when they finally went to 3.7 inch, some people still compared! Now that they are 4 inch and plus, people are complaining its too big? I mean come on! Try texting, web browsing, video playing on this phone next to a 3 inch display like the samsung instinct and tell me which you'd prefer! So stop whining about the screen being too big when its really only an inch or two bigger than most touch screen phones. Only thing is, every inch counts and it just makes the experience that much better.
44. sgtslayer321 (Posts: 36; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)
Who knows why people complain about the size. All these phones are within a 1/2" of each other from incredible to Droid X. I for one have been waiting for a large screen on Verizon sense I had seen the iphone and this seems perfect. Make the iphone look like a preschool toy to me and that makes me smile. Good job Motorola.
45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3099; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Exactly, with a screen that large typing is going to be a breeze. Watching movies with blockbuster on a 4.4 inch screen that you can take anywhere? Yea I am SOLD. BIGGER IS BETTER! You wouldn't want to watch a movie, surf the web, or play a game on a small tv/monitor. And I sure hell don't want to on a cell phone.
47. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
LOL I got hyped and jumped all over the Instinct soon as it dropped. Man... what was I thinking. But yeah my TP2 has been great for Texting with the best KB every and I have SWORE never to go to a slate again. That is until I felt up an EVO. 4.3" is PERFECT for software texting as well as Web browsing and Videos. Even a 4" Samsung Galaxy Pro is less appealing to me after using a monster screen... SGS for TMO in July or wait for a big slab, hmmmmm.
48. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
man .5" on a device of this nature is a world of difference.
59. E.N. (Posts: 2578; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The biggest problem about screen size isn't the actual screen. Bigger screen means that the entire phone is going to increase in size also as a result. That's what many people don't like. As for iPad, it wasn't meant to fit in your pocket. It was suppose to be big. The only problem I have with large touch screens/ phones is that I feel that in the future, if I want to get a phone with good specs, it would ultimately mean getting a phone with a humongous touch screen while getting a phone with a smaller screen would mean settling for lower specs. Hopefully all the Android manufacturers, windows mobile, and Apple doesn't follow this pattern.
49. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
So apparently expressing an honest opinion get minus-ed a lot. LOL The fact that it is thin could make-up the large footprint, but it's hard to see the practicality of it being a mobile phone when I'm not sure it'd look normal in a pant pocket. lol Either way it's a pretty sweet phone, here's to hoping the Droid 2 takes design cues from this one.