November 2, 2010
The Droid 2 Review
The technological war that has been raging on between the Android smartphones and iPhones (regardless of the carrier) appears to have no end in sight. However, if you are stuck between which phone is the one for you, perhaps you will find this review of the Droid 2 helpful. Before I begin here’s a little bit of background information on the Droid 2. The phone is manufactured by Motorola, and sports a 3.7″ touchscreen along with a slideout keyboard and 5.0 megapixel camera. Overall, on Verizon Wireless‘ website the phone has been given a 4 out of 5 star rating.
What did we think in trying it out for a while though? Read on to see what we thought of the service, appearance, and more!
One very important aspect of phones today is the service that they are on and the reliability of that service. For example the iPhone is strictly a member of AT&T service, while the Droid 2 appears under Verizon. This is not an article to debate AT&T and Verizon cell phone service, but studies prove that Verizon is the most used and most reliable service in the business today. Therefore, if you are concerned with dropped calls or things of that nature then Verizon will be your best bet. After having the Droid 2 for awhile now I have not noticed any problems with signal, voice clarity (both incoming and outgoing), or experienced any dropped calls. In my opinion this phone blows the competition away in terms of service and reliability.
Upon inspection the Droid 2 is an extremely sleek looking phone that is surprisingly thin considering the slideout keyboard feature. The phone has a loud speaker on the back along with the 5.0 megapixel camera, and the 4 Android touchscreen keys on the front. If you don’t know these are the menu, home, back, and search buttons that work beautifully and respond to touch immediately. Finally, the phone contains a power/lock button and headphone jack on top, and a volume rocker and camera button on the side. In terms of appearance, this unique phone sits high on the list.
Using the Phone
After using this phone for quite a while now, I have noticed that it is amazing in many aspects, but it is not perfect. Mainly, the display on the screen is crystal clear and the response to touch is great with almost no lag. However, in certain instances the Droid 2 can be extremely frustrating and rather slow. First, on numerous occasions I have been typing a text message and be interrupted by the vibrating of a call, but the phone will not show me who is calling and I am forced to miss the call. Sure I can just call back in a second but for the money I am paying I’d like to not miss calls because of the Droid’s lack of speed. Also, when you begin to compose a new text message and type the name of the recipient it seems as though the phone takes a great deal of time to filter out names and give you likely options of who you would like to text. Aside from these small annoyances, that do not always occur, I am extremely happy when using my Droid 2.
Let’s face it, nowadays texting is the new calling and when deciding on a phone to buy we immediately attempt to type on it. I am a huge fan of the iPhone touchscreen keyboard and I do like the Android’s touchscreen keyboard as well, but the iPhone is superior. While the Droid’s touchscreen keyboard is easy to type with it just isn’t as easy as the iPhone’s. With that said however, I enjoy using the slideout keyboard more than both the iPhone’s and the Droid’s touchscreen. It slides out exceedingly easily and is by far the easiest/quickest way to text in any situation. For the most part I never use the touchscreen keyboard, which is why I am thrilled that I chose to buy the Droid 2 over the Droid X. If you are looking for a phone that allows you to quickly text, then look no further my friends. Go out and pick up a Droid 2.
All in all, I absolutely love my Droid 2 and do not regret choosing it one bit. Sure it may have a slow-down problem here and there, but honestly what phone doesn’t? The Droid 2 perfectly suits any type of consumer; whether it be a teenager who loves to text, or a business man who needs to check his email constantly. This phone does it all and offers countless applications in the Android marketplace, including an app that disables the ability to text while moving faster than 5mph. For any nervous parents out there, buy the Droid 2 for your new driver because it will eliminate your fear of texting while driving and give them a great new phone to show off. The Droid 2 has hit the nail on the head in the smartphone market because it has successfully combined reliability and functionality.
Do you have an Android smartphone? Which one and how do you like it? Comment below and let us know!
Source – Verizon Droid 2