We were at the event held this morning by Verizon, Motorola and Adobe this morning for the introduction of the Droid X and we were able to walk away with the latest Android smartphone.
The fist thing that jumps out at you is the big screen. It’s the same size as the HTC EVO 4G but the handset is a lot thinner and longer. It’s incredibly thin except for the top of the handset where Motorola put in the camera unit.
That extra bulk for the camera does make it a tad top heavy but it’s by no means a deal breaker. The Droid X feels good in your hand and is nice with a somewhat rubbery finish. I still prefer the weight and density of the EVO 4G but the Droid X is a well-designed device.
The screen is the same resolution as the Droid (854×480) and, while it’s good, it doesn’t pack the “wow factor” of something like the iPhone 4 or the Samsung Galaxy S. Colors are pretty vivid and text is quite legible.
The menu, home, back and search buttons are hard keys and I don’t like the feel of these. These buttons feel kind of loose and jiggly and I don’t know these will handle over long-term usage.
The next Motorola smartphone also packs a ton of features inside as it keeps pace with the competition by rocking a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. We haven’t put it through too much stress but apps switch quickly and I haven’t seen any lagging.
The Droid X also keeps pace with Droid Incredible and the EVO by rocking an 8-megapixel camera. This shooter can also record 720p HD videos and there’s a dual-LED flash. You’ll be able to view those videos in its full glory via an HDMI-out cable.
The handset also has three microphones that should help with voice quality and voice recording. I’ve only made one two-minute call with the handset so far and it sounded clear. We’ll have more on the voice quality in our full review.
On the software side, you may be disappointed to learn that it rocks Android 2.1 with a touch of MotoBlur.
In the meanwhile, check out our hands-on video: