Oct 30 AT 2:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 24 Comments

AOTS reviews the Motorola Droid (Video)

If it wasn’t for Oliva Munn, I would never turn my TV to G4. Attack of the Show got their hands on the new Motorola Droid and has a short review up. They generally liked the phone, but kept complaining about the lack of multitouch (which is incorrect). Check out the video below.

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What You Need To Know

  • The first thing you notice about the Droid is that it’s pretty hefty: the phone weighs almost 6 ounces and feels sturdy.
  • It has the same dimensions as the iPhone but with a 3.7″ screen.
  • It’s the world’s thinnest phone with a full sliding QWERTY keyboard.
  • The phone operates on the Android 2.0 (Eclair) OS.
  • It has the largest touch screens we’ve seen on a phone, making it easier to use.
  • The glass screen is super responsive and is just as good as the other Android phones we’ve reviewed.
  • But there’s still no multi-touch! (wrong)
  • The full keyboard is good but the directional pad on the ride side gets in the way while you’re typing.
  • There’s also multi-tasking: just hold down the Home button and you can switch between 6 open apps.
  • Since there are two processors (one for data and the other for voice), it’s one of the fastest phones we’ve ever used.
  • The web browser is also one of the best: It’s Flash 10 ready and the giant screen makes for a great experience.
  • You double-tap to zoom, but it would have been perfect with the pinch and zoom feature.
  • The search works by typing your query to universally look through your contacts, media, text or just Google search what you need.
  • The 5 megapixel camera takes okay photos and has a flash.
  • The camcorder is great and records at 720×480 resolution up to 24 fps.
  • Google Maps also has turn by turn voice directions.
  • The Micro SD card can hold up to 32 gigs.

Price

  • $200 with a Verizon contract. The Droid is worth the price with Verizon’s 3G coverage.

Rating

4 Seals of Approval out of 5.

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