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Motorola Droid 2

8.3/10 AVG.
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8.3/10
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The Motorola Droid 2 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
3.7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wireless North

If anything, the makeover from Droid to Droid 2 is more of a brow wax than a face lift, which judging by the success of the original version, and the ghastly results of many cosmetic surgery fiascoes, is probably a good thing. No one ever said that the first Droid was a looker, and the second v...

- Ramona Emerson, Wireless North
MobileBurn

Motorola's DROID 2 is even better than the original, but doesn't elicit the same love from me that the first did.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
Phone Scoop

That said, the Motorola Droid 2 is the best full QWERTY smartphone on Verizon Wireless’ lineup, at least until HTC makes a Touch Pro2 that doesn’t run Windows Mobile. The few problems I have didn’t come close to outweighing the positive experience I had with this phone. A sluggi...

- Philip Berne, Phone Scoop
PhoneArena

Conversely, there are current Motorola DROID owners who are contemplating on bailing with their handset for the DROID 2. Undoubtedly, the only compelling reason to make the jump with the newer hardware is to experience the customized Android experience combined with the faster 1GHz processor. Of...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
PhoneArena

The DROID 2 will surely appeal to those users, who find a 4.3-inch screen handset too big, just can't go without a physical QWERTY, and still want to enjoy multimedia and web in a decent way.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Motorola released the Droid 2 on August 10, 2010.


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Motorola backs up the Droid 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.7"

The Motorola Droid 2's screen size is 3.7 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1390mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1390 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 575 minutes.

Droid 2 Specs

Overview
Release date August 10, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.49 W/kg
Body: 1.5 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1390 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 575 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.1 x 1.0 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 169 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
720 x 480 pixels, up to 30 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola A955

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Critic Reviews


Wireless North

Sound output is loud enough to play music for friends

from Wireless North

If anything, the makeover from Droid to Droid 2 is more of a brow wax than a face lift, which judging by the success of the original version, and the ghastly results of many cosmetic surgery fiascoes, is probably a good thing.

No one ever said that the first Droid was a looker, and the...More

If anything, the makeover from Droid to Droid 2 is more of a brow wax than a face lift, which judging by the success of the original version, and the ghastly results of many cosmetic surgery fiascoes, is probably a good thing.

No one ever said that the first Droid was a looker, and the second version of the phone isn't doing much to change that. With its thick gray body (2.4 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches), and surprising heft (5.96 ounces), the device is neither pocket-friendly nor swoon-inducing.

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MobileBurn

Faster, but much the same

from MobileBurn

When Verizon first launched the original DROID by Motorola, it marked the carrier's first step into the world of Android smartphones - and it was a good one. The DROID, like the DROID 2 we review today, features a large 3.7-inch WVGA resolution touchscreen display and a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard in a design with subdued styling....

More

When Verizon first launched the original DROID by Motorola, it marked the carrier's first step into the world of Android smartphones - and it was a good one. The DROID, like the DROID 2 we review today, features a large 3.7-inch WVGA resolution touchscreen display and a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard in a design with subdued styling.

Just as the original DROID was a good device, so is the new DROID 2. It still has all of the basic features users want, as well as some bonus apps and things like BlockBuster streaming movies and free Google Maps Navigation. It does fall short on the camera, though, lacking HD video recording and even great still photo capabilities.

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Phone Scoop

Definite improvement over the original Droid

from Phone Scoop

That said, the Motorola Droid 2 is the best full QWERTY smartphone on Verizon Wireless’ lineup, at least until HTC makes a Touch Pro2 that doesn’t run Windows Mobile. The few problems I have didn’t come close to outweighing the positive experience I had with this phone. A slu...More

That said, the Motorola Droid 2 is the best full QWERTY smartphone on Verizon Wireless’ lineup, at least until HTC makes a Touch Pro2 that doesn’t run Windows Mobile. The few problems I have didn’t come close to outweighing the positive experience I had with this phone. A sluggish Droid 2 is still much faster than an LG Ally, for instance. Plus, with that great keyboard, fantastic, hi-res display and all the extensibility that Android offers, the Motorola Droid 2 is an easy phone to recommend, though it might want to keep that Droid eye looking over its shoulder as stiff competition approaches.

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PhoneArena

We actually saw it dish out more battery life since we were able to achieve a talk time of 9.5 hours of talk time on a single charge

from PhoneArena

Conversely, there are current Motorola DROID owners who are contemplating on bailing with their handset for the DROID 2. Undoubtedly, the only compelling reason to make the jump with the newer hardware is to experience the customized Android experience combined with the faster 1GHz processor....More

Conversely, there are current Motorola DROID owners who are contemplating on bailing with their handset for the DROID 2. Undoubtedly, the only compelling reason to make the jump with the newer hardware is to experience the customized Android experience combined with the faster 1GHz processor. Of course you're treated to an even better physical QWERTY that offers more prominent buttons that are accompanied with a better response when pressed over its predecessor. In addition, there are some amenities found on the DROID 2 that are missing on the DROID – such as Flash 10.1 support (for now) and Mobile HotSpot. Design wise, there is nothing considerably different between the two since they both boast a fantastic industrial design that's able to tuck away a physical keyboard. Ultimately, there are a handful of justifications to jump up to the DROID 2 since it's looking like Froyo will be the last major build of Android that the original DROID will receive. In addition, the faster processor will allow it to easily handle some of the most grueling games and apps out there in the Android Market. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Motorola DROID ultimately executes the same functions that are found with the DROID 2 – although it might not be as fast, it definitely can get the job done too. In the end, both handsets can continue to spread the word of DROID DOES.

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PhoneArena

The Motorola DROID 2 takes the customary route of being a successor by playing it safe with its upgraded features over the original

from PhoneArena

When you have an army of Android devices out there, especially when we witness multiple top shelf devices being released, it makes it rather difficult for any specific one to stand out unless it's able to set the bar higher. Back in the fall of last year, the Motorola DROID was able to make a nam...More

When you have an army of Android devices out there, especially when we witness multiple top shelf devices being released, it makes it rather difficult for any specific one to stand out unless it's able to set the bar higher. Back in the fall of last year, the Motorola DROID was able to make a name for itself, because it boasted stellar hardware backed with a full bodied platform, while competition was scarce as hen's teeth. However, the DROID 2 is coming in at a time when it's facing stiff competition from basically every side. Case in point with the recently released Motorola DROID X, and we mean recent, which managed to attract consumers with its fresh new looks and equipped power. The Motorola DROID 2 does improve a lot over its predecessor, but it doesn't offer the compelling features found on the DROID X to make it a substantially superior or even equal handset. Granted though it has a slightly improved QWERTY keyboard, its $199.99 on-contract pricing is rather less appealing – even more when the DROID X offers 720p video recording, a larger screen, and the soon-to-be equal size of DROID DOES with Android 2.2. That said, the DROID 2 will surely appeal to those users, who find a 4.3-inch screen handset too big, just can't go without a physical QWERTY, and still want to enjoy multimedia and web in a decent way.

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