Motorola Droid 3

Verge Review

The original Motorola Droid was a trailblazing phone when it launched. In fact, it’s a historical device — one of the very first Android phones and the very first to take on Verizon’s Droid moniker. But beyond all that, it boasted features unlike any other phone at the time — yes, back in 2009, a WVGA screen and Android 2.0 (along with Google Maps’ brand new turn-by-turn directions) were thoroughly modern. Then came the sequel — the Droid 2 — and unfortunately, it was rather disappointing. As...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.51 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slider
Physical keypad QWERTY
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.4

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias XT862
FCC ID IHDT56MF1

Hardware

Height 4.85 inches
Width 2.52 inches
Thickness 0.51 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slider
Color Black / Gray
Slide orientation Landscape
Physical keypad QWERTY
Loudspeaker Mono

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 960 px
Resolution (X) 540 px
PPI 275
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers Verizon Wireless
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies supported 1900
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer TI
Brand / family OMAP 4
Model OMAP4430
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 2

GPU

Manufacturer Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX540

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 2 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Android
Skin MotoBlur
Launch OS version 2.3.4

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, Micro HDMI

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1540 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by patfactorx (Currently owns)

    Pro:
    -Blazing fast. Apps open quickly, web pages load quickly, interface runs smoothly, videos and games run well.
    -Large 5-row keyboard is perfect for typing. No tiny hard-to-hit buttons.
    -4" screen is large and clear.
    -16G of onboard storage is top-notch compared to almost any other phone.
    -Strong 3G signal everywhere I go.

    MEDIOCRE/BONUS:
    Battery:
    Lasts me the day but not much more

    No Camera Button:
    You can easily map a double clicked home button using the phone's built in software. No need to cry and no need for apps. I was concerned about it but I'm already over it.

    Weight:
    It weighs a little bit more. You can dig up the stats for yourself but it's bigger, what do you expect? You won't be able to tell in three days. It's a nice heavy phone. Jeff Goldblum said that if it's heavy, it's probably expensive. He's a smart man.

    Speaker:
    The original Droid owners were spoiled with the best speaker known to man. This isn't as good, but it's still good. Like I said, Droid 1's was exceptional and this one does just fine.

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    • Design 10
    • Display 10
    • Camera(s) 10
    • Reception / call quality 10
    • Performance 10
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 10
    • Ecosystem 10
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