Motorola DROID

Announced:
Oct 28, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 5, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

265 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

54.34 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

Dual LED

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging, White balance presets, Scenes

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (24 fps)

Recording format:

H.264

Design

Form factor:

Side-Slider

Dimensions:

4.56 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches (116 x 60 x 14 mm)

Weight:

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, D-Pad

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Features:

Album art cover

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

TI OMAP3430

Processor:

Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX530

RAM:

0.25 GB

ROM:

512 MB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.2, 2.1, 2.0)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, i

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

2G Data:

EV-DO Rev.A

Battery

Capacity:

1400 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

6.41 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML

Built-in online services support:

Facebook

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 12, 2009

FCC ID value:

IHDP56KC1 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.49 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.38 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 28, 2009
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This device is also known as Motorola A855, Motorola MILESTONE CDMA

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.54 inches)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

The Motorola DROID is an Android-powered smartphone for Verizon Wireless. It sports clean lines and a side-sliding design, which allows for a four-row QWERTY keyboard. The display is pretty big - 3.7 inches, while other features include a 5MP camera, microSDHC slot, GPS and Wi-Fi

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