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Motorola DROID Review

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2009, 05:00 posted on

With a lot of attention in both ads featured online and television, the Motorola DROID is fast becoming a household name. We found very few faults with the phone – specifically the minor ...

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posted on 08 Nov 2009, 03:54

51. sgtslayer321 (Posts: 36; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


Today is the 8th and I bought this phone as soon as bestbuy opened there doors on the release date (6th) and I can not believe how great this phone actually works. It really is lightning fast and the os is fantastic. The over all build of this phone should be compared to a tank and that works for me but could be a little to much for some women out there (its kind of a man phone). One thing to comment on is in person the phone looks a lot better than on the net. At first when I seen this phone on BGR I thought it looked very bulky and weird (chin). When I went to see it I thought it looked very sleek and I had know problem with the chin. The chin actually didn't look to bad. Overall I think that this is the best phone out to date and I would really think that it should have got a better rating. That's just my opinion though.

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:34

53. lennydude (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


Please don't think YOUR opinion is not shared by everyone else! It is Phone Arena's opinion that is flawed. Surely they must be able to find a non iPhone lover to do some of these reviews?

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 14:06

56. JoHud (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Nov 2009)


I so agree man, I got this phone on the 6th adn it is an amazing gadget!

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:31

52. lennydude (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


Ya know Phone Arena? You can believe what you want but if you are totally wrong you should admit it........period! Your rating on this phones battery is 100% wrong.....period! You rate the iPhone battery at an 8 and have the audacity to rate the Droids battery at a 6! Could care less about "how we rate" crap.......................you need to make some serious changes with your rating system. Other sites are very clear about such things, so why can't you be? How many site sell the following item for any other phone? Yeah, that's what i thought! Admit the review is flawed and just FIX IT.............................geeeeeezzzzzzzz. http://www.handhelditems.com/iphone-3g3gs-apocket-mutifunction-1750mah-backup-battery-case-p-121596 .html Oh by the way....................i know this will be deleted but at least it will be read by you!

posted on 22 Nov 2009, 22:33

67. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


You're a retard, plain and simple. The rating system is completely based on the phone's competitor set, the original iPhone is NOT the Droid's competitor.

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 14:04

55. JoHud (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Nov 2009)


I got the droid on the 6th, and holy cow I love it! It is my first SmartPhone. One thing I lvoe is the syncing with my contacts in Gmail/facebook. Such a sweet phone!

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 20:33

57. Rytr23 (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)


Wow.. you people are a little harsh.. There has not been one review of this phone that said it was a 10. NOT ONE. Get over your fanboy delusions about this device. Is it nice? Yes. Is it perfect? of course not. Who cares what they rate the battery at 6.5 or 7.5? The Pre lacked all 10's yet it received a 9.9??!! The composite numbers seem to be completely arbitrary. So what? Read the opinion of this site and a hundred others to get a more complete picture, you know, like anyone else that wants to do some research about a potential device. Sorry for the rant but really, most of these posters are expecting a certain result, then bashing the published OPINIONS of this reviewer when its not quite what their delicate countenance demanded. Grow up.

posted on 09 Nov 2009, 13:53

58. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


you forgot the P.S. I'm a huge hipocrite for complaining about people complaining and posting an opioniated response heckling others' opiniated responses. Grow smarter.

posted on 10 Nov 2009, 07:20

59. lennydude (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


WOW.................. Guess everyone knows who the MORON is now. Your rant is just that.......bitch about peeps who bitch about...............on and on it goes............ Rytr23..........you need some soul searching dude........................and BTW..............."grow up"? Your rant sounds as if your 14 years old............

posted on 22 Nov 2009, 22:36

68. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


LMAO! Were you being sarcastic or not when you said his 'rant sounds as if your 14 years old'? His grammar and syntax is far better than yours, mind you, and while he sounds like an educated, mature individual, you sound like a 10 year old, with your overuse of ellipses and trollish conclusions. Rytr is absolutely right, the numbers are completely relative to the current market and the technology available.

posted on 10 Nov 2009, 10:45

60. dbdanny89 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


My friend just got the Motorola DROID and had to take it in to Verizon store to have it swapped out. The complaint was poor battery life and freeze-ups. I like the phone but would never buy one since it's made by Motorola. I think that the screen on my HTC Hero) looks way better than DROID's screen, to be honest. And, you can argue with how well the Sense UI operates... it's purely amazing.

posted on 10 Nov 2009, 10:46

61. dbdanny89 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


My friend just got the Motorola DROID and had to take it in to Verizon store to have it swapped out. The complaint was poor battery life and freeze-ups. I like the phone but would never buy one since it's made by Motorola. I think that the screen on my HTC Hero looks way better than DROID's screen, to be honest. And, you can't argue with how well the Sense UI operates... it's purely amazing.

posted on 22 Nov 2009, 22:40

69. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


Why do people put so much stock in scores and not the actual content of the review? Does it really, really matter whether a score given isn't what you think it should have gotten? What's more is that these scores aren't meant to be an absolute indicator of what this phone gets throughout the entire market, it's meant merely as a relative score of the other current competitors in the market and the latest technology out at the time of review. Please, the comments about the scores are really annoying.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 12:11

71. pdub73 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)


although I'm getting the Omnia II...this review showed me that this is a really good phone...if my wife likes it I would definitely get it for her...battery life and things like that vary according to use...I wouldn't be concerned with Phonearena's score of this phone...its right up there with the other smartphones...

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 08:37

75. bongoloid (unregistered)


i have just seen the phone in malls here in the Manila, Philippines..and they are selling it at a discounted price, which sales agents say is a Motorola promo (maybe to make noise that they are back in the competition)..amply catching my attention though i am not familiar with Adroid system..thus started reading review about the phone (not only here in phoneArena)..and it does seem promising (considering that there is no ULTIMATE phone to give everything at best)..

i am just curious if there are already some users in the Philippines who could give feedback/comment/review using the phone in the Philippines using any of the service providers..hopefully as objective as possible based on your experience..as i am thinking of buying a phone which i hope i could use with maximum benefits possible..

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