Performance:

When it comes to phone’s call quality, it is hard to beat the Motorola DROID X MB810. Voices on our end were exceptionally clear and natural sounding, being able to hear low to high tones through the earpiece speaker without any distortion, even with the volume turned all the way up. People that we called said we also sounded very clear on their end, more so than when using the HTC Droid Incredible or Motorola DROID, which we can assume is due to the noise cancelling mic. Signal reception was equally good, as we didn’t drop any calls and had 3-4 bars showing in high coverage areas and averaged -87dB of signal strength.

The 1540mAh battery included with the Motorola DROID X is rated to provide up to 8 hours of talk time or 9.5 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing, we were able to get up to an amazing 9 hours and 30 minutes of talk time on a full charge, which completely blows away the Motorola DROID at 7hr 30min talk time (1400mAh battery), and crushes the HTC Droid Incredible at a measly 5hr 30min talk time (1300mAh battery). Furthermore, the larger battery on the Motorola DROID X was able to provide it up to 30 hours of mixed usage on a full charge(which includes some talk, text, email, web, app usage, and standby), compared to just about 24 hours on the Motorola DROID, and 20 hours on the HTC Droid Incredible. Clearly, having a higher capacity battery on the Motorola DROID X is sure to come in handy.

Conclusion:

So is the Motorola DROID X really that eXtreme? When compared to other Verizon devices, it does have a lot to offer, from the large 4.3” WVGA display, excellent call quality, ample storage room, fast processor, 8MP camera, and HDMI output. But with the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint and Apple iPhone 4 for AT&T on the loose, the smartphone race is running neck-and-neck. If you’re in the market for a high-end smartphone, the Motorola DROID X does deserve your attention.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 1.13.604

Motorola DROID X Video Review:



Pros

  • Impressive 4.3” WVGA display
  • Call quality and talk time
  • 8MP camera with great color and detail
  • HDMI output

Cons

  • Add-ons are not as functional as Sense UI
  • 720p video recording quality is lacking

PhoneArena Rating:

9.5

User Rating:

8.9
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47 Comments

1. spydablac

Posts: 6; Member since: May 18, 2010

Iphone 4, Evo 4g, and Driod X all get the same rating...

14. jonniedough

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

The big three X,I4,Evo all good news for us......

23. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

My same thoughts exactly.. how do they all get the same exact rating... should be like EVO - 9.8 Driod X - 9.5 iphone4 - 9.0 IMO

25. ilikesmrtphnz

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

IMO... that's how it definitely should have been

33. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

DROID X - 9.8 EVO - 9.5 iPhone 4 - 7.5

2. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

I think we need a 3 way tie-breaker. Please send me each phone and I will volunteer to sacrifice my time and efforts in making a final decision.

24. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Agreed.

28. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

LOL, well played.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

phonearena, you actually listened to me!!!!

10. JDubreno005

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

amen, me too

4. lookitdisguy

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Hopefully T-Mobile can get a phone with a rating like that cause I'm jealous now.. They are the only network to not have an awesome phone right now cause the HD2 was never an option for me because of the windows OS.. It's either Android OS for me or switch and try the Apple OS again...

39. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

be on the lookout for a Nexus two or something

5. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Review is ok. I don't see a point of further comparison because you can't buy Ip4, X, Evo from the same carrier. All the carriers now have good offerings.

6. Fallout

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Nice review Hope everyone's happy now

7. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

I want this phone now! But I'm not eligible for an upgrade til 2/11..UGH!!

21. gomets15217

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

my upgrade is july 16, 2010. GUESS WHAT PHONE IM GETTING.

29. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

an LG Voyager?

8. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

As one of the few AT&T fans on here who defends the blue, i will point out that we let anyone who was eligible for upgarde this year get the new Iphone. Not sure if Big Red did that or not, but they should...........

9. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Yeah they're doing that for the Droid X too.

18. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Yeah the sooner they sell them the more they can get out the door before everyone realizes you can't make phone calls.

41. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

i got mine on upgrade!

11. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

i am honestly surprised they gave it this high of rating. seems like each VZW phone that comes out phonearena cuts them off at the knees. i'm presently surprised.

12. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Is it just me, or do all of the photos look like crap? They're kind of blurry. I hope that's not really going to be the quality of the camera. The original Droid wasn't that great, but I was hoping Motorola would fix that in future phones.

16. rhand

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

I agree ... the photos look terrible. This is a major disappointment. Wished they'd put some effort into making a better quality camera instead of just cramming more megapixels onto the tiny light sensor just to please the marketing department.

17. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I am going to guess that you have seen what you get: a high megapixel rating that only works in strong light. My Evo is the same-8mp quality only if subject not moving and in bright light and a 720p video that stutters. Phone specs are becoming like HP ratings for cars, inflated to help sell the machine.

22. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

The odd part is, they said the photos look "good" in their review. I have read all of the Droid X reviews. The sample pictures are a mixed bag on all of them. Some of them look really good, others look like crap (like the ones here). Many of the reviewers slam the photo quality. It reminds me of all of the reviews and sample photos on the original Droid. But hey, at least you don't have to hold it a certain way to make phone calls, right?

34. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

idk why these photos are terribel but the ones on engadget, Boy Genuis Report, and gizmodo are all way better try looking their for actually photo quality

13. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Now all we have to wait for is a phone comparison between this and the iphone- not like they're gonna even tell us the winner but i bet the winner will be the one who can at least make calls.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This phone is like a giant when you compare it to my ARIA - looks great, though.

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Say hello to the big three. EVO, iPhone 4, and Droid X.
DROID X
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 6.656 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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