Motorola DROID 3 Review
Riding high with its contemporaries in the high-end space, the Motorola DROID 3 stays faithful as its features a dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor from Texas Instruments with 512MB of RAM. Touted as offering a 27 percent faster multi-tasking performance over the DROID 2 Global and a 30 percent faster graphics chip as well, the DROID 3 moves at an unbelievable rate with most operations. Even with a graphically intensive live wallpaper, it’s able to swimmingly navigate between its homescreen without much fluff. Taking into account the wealth of 3D effects in play with its platform experience, we’re impressed with its stable and responsive performance.
Even though MOTOBLUR’s name is fading with each released device, the Motorola DROID 3 still employs some of the fundamental characteristics of the customized experience, which is almost similar to the one in use with the DROID X2. However, it’s able to remarkably differentiate itself with its glitzier looking presentation running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Whereas MOTOBLUR embodies a cartoony looking interface, this customized interface running on the DROID 3 is littered from head to toe with some impressive visuals that not only provide plenty of eye candy, but some useful functionality with its resizable widgets. Indeed much more polished in form versus previous offerings, we’re digging the direction that Motorola is taking things, but it still needs a few touchups here and there to draw itself into the same light to what we see with HTC’s Sense UI.
Obviously, the best messaging experience can be found with its physical keyboard, but if you just can’t help but use its on-screen ones, you’ll find an equally awesome experience as well. Whether it’s the Swype or Multi-touch keyboard, we’re greeted with spacious layouts and responsive rates that concretely make the typing experience such a joy on so many levels. So whichever way you go, just know it’ll be a great one no matter what!
As with the rest of its core apps, we’re presented with the usual depth of functionality that we’d expect with any high-end smartphone nowadays. From its Calendar to its Gmail app, it profoundly offers a multitude of features that cater to every individual out there – plus, it definitely helps that its larger hi-res display reduces the amount of scrolling.