DROID X 2-Hour Review plus ‘People Are Awesome’ YouTube Video [Consumer Product Review]

by on November 3, 2010

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Droid X promo art

This is my 2-hour smartphone product review of my brand new Motorola Droid X from Verizon Wireless.  In a word, pretty fun so far.

I wanted to badly turn in my old phone and hit up my local Palo Alto Verizon Wireless store to look into a trade-up.  I still had some months left on my two year contract with the old smartphone but when I inquired about a trade-up, without those pesky penalties, they said they could help me out with a $20 annual update/upgrade charge instead of the penalties.  I went ahead and accepted that idea then dragged the poor salesman over to the Droids and wanted to look at the Droid 2 and the Droid X.

DROID Eye Sensor

Despite the fact that the Droid 2 had a huge amount of battery time versus the Droid X, I went with X because of the larger screen.  Droid 2 had a pull-out qwerty keyboard and the X has a virtual keyboard.  But the feedback on the X keyboard is wonderful as it lets you know what key you are pressing.  (Unlike my Omnia itsy bitsy virtual keypad.)  Once I saw that, I snatched up the X and went from there.

I was playing around with my new Motorola Droid X and when I pulled up YouTube this video (that’s at the bottom of this article) was there to choose from, so I thumped play. Wow, the dang thing plays video in super great detail!

DROIDx or Droid X

The Droid X is totally fun and so far flawless, though I’m not pleased with the fact that it auto-populated my contacts with my Facebook friends… only because there are some “friends” in there I don’t really want to see on my smartphone.  Plus I’m sure there are options I can set that could either prevent that or what not.  But that’s just me and I’m still figuring things out.  When I’ve activated applications, I’ve skipped the auto-syncing or other automatic features like being able to sign in to anything.  I figure I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.  Not to mention when I get all excited, I can do silly things… so temperance is the key for me!

I’ve only had the new Droid for two hours but so far, it is incredibly intuitive and in almost all cases, all items are options and not forced on you…  except for that pesky FB thing.  Unlike my experience with my previous phone, the Samsung Omnia (Now referred to as the Samsung skipping stone) where it took many hours to get up to speed… even with making a phone call, this Droid let me find things pretty quickly and I had a few contacts in my phone and signed into one of my Google gmail accounts within 20 minutes.

There are an awesome selection of ringtones, including some d-r-o-i-d ringtones saying you have an incoming call… like the TV commercial.  Now that’s cool!

So far, so good for this first, part 1, of what I’m sure will be many updates on my experience with my Motorola Droid X Verizon Wireless smartphone. as I learn and experience more functions and features.  Now all I have to do is find that dishwash mode and really put this baby to work!

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Video – this is a compilation of some seriously awesome stunts pulled off by some rather daring, skillful and brave people… or “People are Awesome.”  Check it out, it’s rather inspiring!


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