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Motorola DROID X2 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
 
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Motorola DROID X2 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.02 inches, 2.58 inches, 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 5.76 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 220 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0050KAO5Q
  • Item model number: DROID X2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,944 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

Fly through the Web with the 3G-enabled Motorola DROID1 X2 from Verizon Wireless, which bumps up the speed thanks to its dual-core 1 GHz processor. And it's complemented by a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display, which offers a rich 24-bit color depth and a 960 x 540-pixel resolution for extremely sharp images.

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Fly through the Web with the 3G-enabled Motorola DROID1 X2 from Verizon Wireless, which bumps up the speed thanks to its dual-core 1 GHz processor. And it's complemented by a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display, which offers a rich 24-bit color depth and a 960 x 540-pixel resolution for extremely sharp images. The sequel to the original DROID X pocket-sized home theater, the DROID X2 also includes HDMI high-definition output for HD 1080p mirroring on an external monitor or HDTV as well as HD 720p video recording capabilities.



Double your hustle with the dual-core 1GHz processor (see larger image).

Powered by the Android 2.2 operating system, the DROID X2 will be updated to Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" platform to take advantage of its more refined interface, improved multitasking, and Voice Action capabilities. It also offers support for the Adobe Flash Player 10.1, enabling you to experience rich content online without compromise.



Brilliant 4.3-inch qHD screen and support for Flash 10.1 (see larger image).


8-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture (see larger image).

In addition to high-speed connectivity on the fast and reliable Verizon Wireless 3G network, you can also share the built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi among five devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more (additional service charge). And with Skype Mobile capabilities, you'll get unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM while in the U.S. to anywhere in the world.

The large touchscreen display offers pinch-to-zoom functionality and reveals a spacious virtual keyboard, where you can type and text with ease at more than 50 words per minute with Swype using one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard.

You'll be able to link your phone's contacts to other accounts, such as Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as update a unified calendar with Gmail and Corporate Exchange information. Capture still images with fantastic clarity thanks to the 8-megapixel camera, and enjoy 44 percent faster shot-to-shot times with the continuous auto-focus. You can also aggregate all of your web photo sharing sites--including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket--into a single connected gallery.

Other features include Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo audio streaming, GPS turn-by-turn directions via free Google Maps with Navigation (plus optional VZ Navigator service), 8 GB internal memory plus 8 GB pre-loaded microSD memory card, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, enterprise-ready security, and up to 8 hours of talk time.

1DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.

Reliable 3G Network

With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

Vital Statistics

The DROID X2 weighs 5.74 ounces and measures 5.02 x 2.58 x 0.39 inches. Its 1540 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 220 hours (9+ days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.

What's in the Box

DROID X2 handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, 8 GB microSD card, quick start guide



Connectivity

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
  • GPS navigation capabilities via Google Maps Navigation plus optional VZ Navigator service
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot capability allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO connection, which can then be shared among up to five Wi-Fi-capable devices.
  • Skype Mobile compatibility provides unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM while in the U.S. to anywhere in the world. Plus, with Skype Mobile you get low rates to international landlines and cell phones (requires Skype account).
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • DLNA capabilities enables you to share your photo albums, videos and movies wirelessly with a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device.

Google Integration

  • Android 2.2 OS (Froyo), upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) via over-the-air (OTA) update
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype text input for fast text entry

Hardware

  • Dual-core 1 GHz processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones.
  • 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display (Quarter High Definition; 960 x 540 pixels) with accelerometer plus proximity and ambient light sensors.
  • MicroUSB port
  • HDMI port
  • Removable battery

Camera

  • 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, continuous auto focus, touch-to-focus, face recognition, panoramic modes, and more.
  • Capture video in high-definition HD 720p resolution (30 fps)

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV
  • HDMI video output with Mirror Mode allows you to view and share your photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via HDMI output
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • FM radio
  • Dedicated Amazon MP3 Store app for over-the-air downloads.

Memory

  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 8 GB included microSD card

More Features

  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing aid compatibility: M4, T3
  • TTY compatible
  • Bilingual interface (English, Spanish)


Android Operating System

The DROID X2 runs the Android operating system--version OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the DROID X2 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The DROID X2 also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Swype Keyboard

Swype Keyboard

An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.

In the image to the right, the word "mind" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.

Verizon Wireless Services

Visual Voice Mail

This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.

VZ Navigator Capable

With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

V CAST Video on Demand

This optional service enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. It features more than 100 full-length programs from leading broadcast and cable networks, ranging from highly-rated drama and comedy series to reality programs and children's programming. V CAST Video on Demand also delivers live sporting events, including live NHL hockey games golf, tennis, and horse racing.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA): A wide array of events can trigger an alert, including a weather emergency, civil danger, local area emergency, child abduction and fire. Users of WEA will receive a free message to inform them of any local events or weather that could threaten their safety.

 

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
82 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Droid X2 Does Fast May 25, 2011
I got my Droid x2 on May 20th. I came from a Droid X, and previously a Droid 1. Even though this phone is not running Gingerbread yet, the Menus, and interface are much improved over the original Droid X. The Screen can be described as richer. It has more contrast, and the colors are better. The Camera is Much faster, and I feel takes much nicer pictures than the X. One major advantage for me is that it fits in my Car Dock, and my cases. How many times have you changed phones only to have to buy all new accessories. If you are just moving to a Droid phone, this is the fastest phone on the market now. I see people crying that it is not 4g.. I have never felt there was anything I could not download fast enough. My 3G Streams video,loads games, you name it. If I have something big to download, the phone is great on WiFi.. and the DX2 is even faster there. The Battery seems to be about the same even with the much faster Processor.
Like the Ad says the Droid does.. and the Droid X2 does twice as fast.
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100 of 113 people found the following review helpful
By Dan
I'm coming from an iPhone 3G, for what that is worth to you. The first thing that I notice operating the phone is the unfathomable ease with which it was set up. I have everything done through Google, my contacts, calendars, mail, everything. After telling the phone my email and password, everything was instantly integrated. As I use my phone on a professional basis, I have many contacts. I remember in the past taking forever to finally getting everything into new phones, this took seconds. It is a feature I'm not soon to forget.

Briefly, very nice 4.3 inch screen. Impressive camera, although the coloring in videos can be a bit shaky, shifting in hues. It is fast, due to it's dual core processor, which can only get better when Gingerbread is unleashed which is more geared towards using the additional processing power. It has 8GB internal memory, and a very easily accessible micro SD. It comes with an 8GB card, but I have 10GB of music, so I purchased a 16GB. Coming from iTunes, I simply highlighted my playlist and dragged it into the folder. iTunes did not like doing large amounts of songs, so I had to break it up into blocks of a few hundred songs at a time. Then I used an app simply called "Cover Art downloader", which was free, and it automatically downloaded all the cover art. So setting up my phone was nice and easy.

As far as customizing goes, widgets are incredible. Once I turn on my phone, I have numerous pieces of data right on the home screen. I get my schedule, the weather, and if you want social networking up dates streaming here too, and news feeds. I don't have to go into any piece of software, they are all just here. this is an awesome feature of Android, I love it.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
By Kim
If you are torn between wanting a new phone that is 4G compatible and one that is a 3G only phone, don't jump at the latest and greatest (4G)...yet. I am of the opinion that 4G will one day be a great data highway, but for now it is not available in enough areas to impress me to want to look at 4G phones. Many 4G phone owners have complained about how the search for available 4G networks has become a great drain on battery life. This is Motorola's first dual-processor phone, and I can tell you it is responsive enough to put a smile on your face.

I've owned and used a lot of Motorola phones and have found them all to be credible performers, but none have been as impressive as the new Droid X2. I recently upgraded from the original Droid with the slide-out keyboard and am a former BlackBerry user. The Droid was a solid and reliable phone, but can't even come close to the performance of the X2. When it came time for me to upgrade to a new phone I considered the Samsung Charge, the HTC Incredible 2 and the Droid X2. All three are great phones, but for me, the overall performance and features of the X2 were enough to make me select it as the winner. I don't need a phone with dual-facing cameras (like the Incredible 2) and I am not concerned with 4G connectivity that the Charge offers.

Physically, it's a large phone, but not what I consider bulky. It's actually thinner and lighter than my old Droid. What you get with a phone of this size is a lot of screen area and on this phone the display is sharper and brighter than anything I had seen previously. I went to a party last night and kept it in the front pocket of a pair of dress pants and it didn't feel uncomfortable or distracting. Without a protective cover it is a surprisingly light phone with a low profile.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DROID X2= Why change a great thing! May 28, 2011
I recently got a droid X1 after having it a week I found out the X2 was coming out, so i quickly returned my X and a few days later got the droid X2. Having both phones, there is not a difference hardly in the looks, your accesories from X and any cases will fit the X2. The main difference in appearance is the X2 on back and they removed the red camera button(now you only can use the touch screen, no biggie.). The changes were mainly in the power and picture. X2 is now running a dual core processor the first for verizon phones instead of single core. The scrren is a qhd with higher resolution for better pics and videos. My favorite is the mirror mode, so while your on amazon you might as well buy the motorola hdmi cord and playback 1080p videos on your flat screen or play games like your phone is the controller. SWEET! All in all, if you own the droid X already you may not justify the upgrade, however if you loved your X1, you will also love the droid x2. If you are like me and like to protect your phone I might add that the X2 did away with the car dock manual option, so if you use a case it will probally not fit in the motorola car dock unless you remove it each time to put the phone in car dock mode, contacted motorola about this and they said only way is dont use a case so it fits in dock to trigger mode, other than that the phone is excellent for surfing and pic clarity. NO front facing camera or 4G, but really who wants the front camera, so everyone wont bother me with skyping, and until 2012 or 2013 the 4g wont be everywhere unless you are in a big city. Hope this helps and happy phone hunting!
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3.0 out of 5 stars When it's working it's great...
The Droid X2 was my first smart phone. My wife has an iPhone so I decided I wanted to try something different. Read more
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Verizon refused to take a return 24 hours after the order. Many hours spend with Verizon and Amazon to no avail. Verizon still wants hundreds of dollars. Amazon was not helpful. Read more
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