Apr 16 AT 2:14 AM Sean Riley 9 Comments

Droid X2 finds itself on camera again flaunting both cores

We’ve had a few hints here and there that the Droid X2 will be releasing sometime next month, but Verizon and Motorola still have yet to officially acknowledge the existence of it. In light of this neglect the Droid X2 has apparently decided to do a couple indie flicks to build up its street cred.

The video we saw previously (it was subsequently pulled) showed the Droid X2 booting up with the dual-core animation that Motorola has used previously with the Xoom and the Atrix 4G. For anyone that was still unconvinced that the Droid X2 would feature the Tegra 2 processor this video which was leaked to TechnoBuffalo should end that speculation.

The Droid X2 churns through Quadrant for a score of 2,453 which is a healthy, if not mind boggling score. (Yes scores well beyond that have been posted from single core devices, but they weren’t running a stock ROM.) I will say that this does still slot in below the Droid Bionic which managed to produce a score of 2,646 when I tested it at CES.

The Droid X2 finds itself at an odd place in Verizon’s lineup. It has the dual-core processor, qHD screen, and RAM of a high-end 2011 phone and yet it lacks 4G, a front facing camera, 1080p video capture, NFC, or any of the other features we are seeing crop up in this years top contenders. On the other hand if you don’t care about any of those extras then you get a phone with the internal specs to offer up a great core experience and if the leaked pricing charts are correct you won’t be paying the $50-$100 premium that Verizon seems to have settled on for 4G phones. One last possible point of consideration is that this device was running Froyo and it is unknown if that will change prior to launch.

Droid X2 Homescreen Droid X2 Back Droid X and Droid X2 screens side by side Droid X and Droid X2 side by side comparison

Source: TechnoBuffalo

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website TWiT Commander

    No front-facing camera?

    Who’s responsible for this?

    • http://www.gregsvoboda.com Greg

      More importantly, who is responsible for dragging their feet, and NOT integrating good video chat into the Android builds?




      • http://Website Greg

        I mean GOOGLE video chat

    • http://Website Jerry

      FFC, that is the one feature I wanted in this phone. I don’t expect 4G to be here soon but I could wifi to use the FFC. O well. Still hope for the Bionic…

  • http://Website panic

    Looks boring its ugly and it lacks alot of high demand specs #FAIL

  • http://Website Sethe

    That is not the dx2.

  • http://Website miguel

    Lacking key features of competing phones yet same high or higher price … sounds like a winner.

  • http://Website Raptor007

    Lacking high end features, FFC so far Skype hasn’t put out a working version and they pulled the one that the ThunderBolt was supposed to get. LTE, not everyone wants it or wants to pay for it so VZW is smart enough to offer options for those who do and don’t want to pay for it. No 1080p Video capture, ok that is something I could agree on, but no NFC who cares. Again where exactly is NFC so robustly rolled out in the US, little to nowhere that’s where it is. So far the NFC market is going to be “fragmented” because some banks may support this phone or that phone and not all phones. I don’t want the type of phone, carrier I use to be dictated by my bank no thanks.

    More memory, Tegra2 processor, qHD display and better battery life plus you can reuse or buy DX accessories that are reduce since its an outgoing model like batteries holsters etc.

  • http://www.moarpixphotography.com always|connected

    no sorry. if it doesnt have the features that are nearly a rewuirement for phones these days then it isnt even a blip to me. and no that phone in the vid was probably running gingerbread, not froyo. the spinner that indicates “working” is indicative of the gingerbread platform, and not the circular redline that is indicative of the froyo platform. i call hoax, fail, whatever you want to say. but this phone just isnt the next to beat out my dX. my dX scores at 1964 quadrant.