Motorola DROID X 2 coming to Verizon on May 19th, in stores on the 26th
posted by FAUguy / May 12, 2011, 10:52 PM
The leaked documents state that the Motorola DROID X 2 will deliver a 26% sharper screen with qHD 960x540 resolution and will have dual-layer anti-reflective coating, 1080p mirror mode when using the HDMI output to a HDTV, and the 8MP camera will shoot 44% faster thanks to continuous auto focus - though video recording is still at 720p.
Missing is any mention of the price, or if the DROID X 2 will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though most have speculated it will be under $199 on-contract and that Gingerbread will be included - as the original DROID X is about to receive its over the air update to Android 2.3.
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Definitely a refresh of the original Droid X. I wonder how many owners of the original Droid X will be upgrading to the X2? I won't. There isn't anything in the X2 that would compel me to lock in for a 2 year contract. The re-freshed feature set is priced too high for month-to-month service for me to be interested. It may be time to move on from VZW.
posted on May 12, 2011, 11:22 PM 0
I like the original X, not too big at all, just didn't like the camera hump at first, but it makes it easier to pull the phone out of my pocket. People complain about this phone being bulky, when it's slightly longer than the Galaxy S phones. 4.3" Screen is the largest you should need on a phone, well it could go a bit larger but no bigger than the X's dimensions. I still think this akin to the iPhone rehashes 3G to 3GS, they will phase out the original X soon and just sell the X^2. I find the X^2 to be a little lacking, where is the front facing camera on this thing, why wasn't there a little bit of a redesign of the casing. There are some wasteful ends that could have been trimmed down a bit, or increased the vertical screen space. Wasted real estate on the front of this phone(but I guess power consumption might be a factor). Also the SD card should be hot swappable, who comes up with these ideas for SD card placement on these phones? I find the Droid Inc a much better 2nd outing from HTC than this phone. 4G LTE isn't needed as Motorola already has a couple of 4G phone coming to Verizon and the if the X^2 was LTE it would steal those phones' thunder. Should have been a world phone with front facing cam and dual core processor so it can stand on it's own as a top of the line but non 4G phone.
posted on May 12, 2011, 11:31 PM 0
They might as well called it the Droid X 3GS There pulling an apple move.
posted on May 13, 2011, 2:26 PM 0
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
No they aren't. They would be if the X series was supposed to be their flagship model of 2011. But it's not, because that torch is being passed to the bionic.
posted on May 13, 2011, 4:46 PM 0
12. mr. droid
Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010
i hope they fix those lousy cheap @$$ buttons at the bottom of the droid x.. those things are always loose, wiggle around, not quite even, and just all around a $h%##y design. they should also put the ear piece and sensors under glass, not more inferior plastic parts. beyond that, its more or less the perfect phone.
posted on May 13, 2011, 6:26 PM 0
Verizon gave me a Droid X2 already, because of my reasons xD and its a really good phone. i tried mirroring my hdtv and at first its complicated, but you get use to it. i REALLY recommend this phone (:
posted on May 13, 2011, 8:00 PM 0
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