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Motorola DROID X2 HDMI-out Demonstration

Motorola DROID X2 HDMI-out Demonstration
Being more common nowadays amongst high-end Android smartphones, the Motorola DROID X2 follows the trend by offering users a mirrored experience that allows them to connect the handset to a high-definition television set. Previously, its successor in the original Motorola DROID X was one of the few to boast a microHDMI port that enables users to easily share multimedia content – though, it’s limited with its functionality.

Well, that’s not a problem for the fine and dandy Motorola DROID X2, since it’s able to envelop owners with a wide variety of functionality – all from the comfort of their couch. Connecting a microHDMI type D cable to the handset, and the other end to our television set, we’re instantly greeted to a mirrored experience. Naturally, we’re able to execute just about every function we can think of – like navigating through its homescreens to opening up various apps.

Naturally, it comes in handy when dealing with web browsing since the sheer display size of our television is more than ideal for it. Although text can look rather small on the big screen, especially when we’re sitting back a good distance, it doesn’t become an issue when you execute a pinch gesture to zoom in further. In addition, Flash support with the handset is able to provide us with that desktop like experience.

When it comes to multimedia content, it’s nice being able to quickly share an abundant of things like photos, videos, and music. And rightfully so, we’re able to accomplish just that seeing that we’re able to play music stored locally on the handset. Moreover, the same can be said about playing high-def videos since there are no issues when loading 720p videos. Sure the 4.3” display of the Motorola DROID X2 is more than perfect for video watching, but it’s much better viewing them on the big screen – and even more when it exhibits plenty of details and smooth playback rates.

Lastly, gamers will also appreciate the level of comfort that the HDMI-out functionality has to offer with the Motorola DROID X2 because it essentially turns the handset into the gamepad – while all the action is viewed on your television. Frankly, it’s pretty much the perfect set up since there is barely any evidence of delay when playing games. All in all, its goes to show that this is one unique feature that we will continue seeing with future Android devices.

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posted on 21 May 2011, 16:11

1. asdlfkja (unregistered)

I noticed you havent done an article showing this same thing on the LG g2x by t mobile?

posted on 21 May 2011, 18:13 1

6. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

Actually they did for the optimus 2x which is the same exact phone.

posted on 21 May 2011, 16:40 1

2. G-Reg (unregistered)

T-Mobile...... Whats T-Mobile

posted on 21 May 2011, 16:41 1

3. PoneLover (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 May 2011)

dont worry man! ur still ignorant..u will find out when u smart enough ;)

posted on 21 May 2011, 17:57 1

4. Gmel (unregistered)

Can Galaxy s2 do this ?

posted on 21 May 2011, 17:59

5. Gmel (unregistered)

Can galaxy s2 do this ?

posted on 21 May 2011, 20:20 1

7. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Excellent, why MOTO does not release a GSM version of DROID X?

I'd be the first buyer!

posted on 22 May 2011, 04:48

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

there is one but it's not in the U.S. using the Milestone X name and also i think there's a Chinese version using a different name.

posted on 22 May 2011, 12:48

9. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

yes me too

posted on 22 May 2011, 13:17

10. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

JUST FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUING... Just about all Symbian phones have had this functionality since back to my N95 in 2007! Back then we Symbian users had composite out, but with the N8 we got the HDMI upgrade =)! Still glad to see Android get this functionality too; I just hope that it gets standardize on all Android builds not just some.

posted on 22 May 2011, 20:40

12. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

I'm very glad you brung up this point. This was a simple feature that was incorporated into every Nokia N-Series phone with a 3.5mm jack. Don't you think it's a shame that some of the most recent high end androids don't even have this feature. Just another reason why i'm extremely torn between getting the X2 or the Xperia Play this friday, sigh...

posted on 22 May 2011, 13:50

11. Chix (unregistered)

use my N8 HDMI all d time to watch movies!

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