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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2010
I, like many people, have been interested in an iPhone and almost left Verizon to get one when the DROID came out. I'm so glad I stayed and didn't leave...

The DROID is positively the best phone I've ever owned. It's everything I wanted out of the iPhone, but with a swappable battery and none of the apple-tax. This phone is as easy to use as the iPhone, but with all the bells and whistles that someone who's more technical could ever want.

Call quality is great, picture and video are amazing, and the app store has so far supplied me with every extension I've thought up for my phone. The full, physical keyboard was a must for me and while my big fingers do occasionally mis-type things it's not as bad as I thought it would be. The on-screen keyboard isn't terrible either. With the 2.1 update that was just released, the browser, gallery, and Google maps all now have multi-touch pinch-to-zoom support. The new gallery is great and it also links in my picasa web albums so I have direct access to all my pictures from picasa as well.

The best thing about it for me as well is that it links right into all of my google account, which means I can more easily manage my contacts, and I get to take gmail, gtalk, google voice, etc. everywhere I go.

Can't say enough great things about this phone. Just went in the last week and got my wife one as well and she's really been enjoying it. I would highly recommend ZAGG invisibleSHIELD for Motorola Droid (Screen) screen protector for it. It's a little tricky to install, but made the touchscreen experience much better and keeps smudges off the screen as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2010
The Motorola Droid, aka Milestone, aka A855, is an impressive device. Coming from the Blackberry (BB) Storm and BB Pearl interface, it was an easy transition in terms of user interface and user friendliness. Navigation was easy and simple. E-mail configuration was a walk in the park.

The simple things I've missed were the predefined codecs from BB. You cannot run .avi files unless you root your phone to grant you super user access or to install a third party media player.

The battery life is a bit short. You can try to calibrate the power consumption settings as best as you can; however, if your the kind of person who keeps their phone on 24/7, you need a charger or spare battery just in case.

The Android Market place was good enough but not that easy to help filter the best applications out.

Overall, its a great phone, especially for Amazon's new customer price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2013
This is a phone that is made to last.with a thick screen hard to break or crack. Was the first Droid and by far the best. Everything you can do on a lap top this phone is able to do.we have update several times but this is the phone my wife and I stay with. When the battery starts going bad the phone will act funny. Quick fix eBay for $5. You can Alaska find these phones on eBay from $10 and up. If you want a phone you can watch Netflix on, mp3,take great pics Ect... for a great price this phone is for you. Page plus is the service I recommend they run on Verizon towers for $39.95 you get unlimited talk and text and plenty of web. For $55 you can get unlimited talk Tex and web same as Verizon $70 plan for smart phone.for $39.95 the web last us all month but we don't due down loads. I hope this is helpful
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2011
(Edit after reading through dozens of threads the last few days someone suggested doing a soft reset on the router and to toy around with some other settings which ultimately allowed me to FINALLY get connected to our secured internet. HUGE PITA but at least I finally was able to get it working)-Biggest drawback is this phone will not work with any kind of real security on a wifi network. I have WPA2 and it simply won't connect at all and I've read of dozen's of others having the same issue so its not me.

Camera is 5mp but pretty weak compared to my HTC incredible. Processor also seems laggy in comparison to my HTC. Slide out keyboard is pretty weak as well, very small keys so people with big fingers having trouble with the on screen keyboard won't necessarily be happier with the slide out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2010
If you are a techie and can handle some fussing with your devices, then this is a great phone. I love it. However, it is not as idiot proof as an iPhone. It is a very powerful computer (something equivalent to a PIII) in a small handset. To get the most from it, you are going to have to spend some time setting up email accounts and corporate access, or even acquiring other 3rd party programs (for very cheap) to make up what the phone doesn't do out of the box. So if you just expect it to work, it doesn't. But it is much much more flexible than an iPhone, you just drag your music to the drive for example. Apple forces a look, feel, and interface (I hate iTunes) on you that is both easy to use and a straight jacket.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 17, 2010
I've always had good luck with motorola's and the droid is no exception. Considering all of the bells and whistles, it's surprising easy to use.

I really don't care that much for the keyboard and if you're someone who likes to text a lot you probably won't either.

Otherwise this is my favorite phone so far.
The screen is nice and large and the colors are so sharp. The reception is good and the sound is really nice and clear. As for the camera it's not bad but I prefer a digital camera over a cell phone camera any day.

Smart phones tend to run the battery down fairly quickly but if you remember to plug your phone in every night you shouldn't have any problems at all.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2009
I wanted an iphone so bad... but verizon and I have been together through thick and thin and they always have been good and I am a big fan of customer loyalty if you treat me right. Droid has a big screen. Droid can talk to the real internet. Droid can store and play all your music. Droid can talk to your email, even free yahoo email (look online to see how to do it). The battery life is pretty good, and it feels like a real phone. Sadly heavy electronics are reliable electronics, cheap stuff is light. The applications are great and growing. What else could you ask for. The keyboard is a bit redundant in my opinion, but I am so happy with how fast the phone works. If you are undecided, suck it up and pay the money for a good phone. Buy it once, buy it right. You could spend less, but cheap stuff just breaks. WIth this phone you'll be happy, and thats what your money is for right?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2009
The good:
-Lots of apps and more coming
-5 mp camera
-great phone sound quality. much better than the iPhone
-excellent speaker phone
-fast response
-google maps turn by turn directions
-physical keypad is helpful at times

The bad:
-camera is slow to load and take pix
-battery drain is significant...not so bad as to make it impractical to use, but still an issue. bigger batteries are apparently on the way
-its a bit heavy though this doesn't bug me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2009
This phone is amazing. I won't go into great detail because a few others have covered it well. Pretty sure that after the OTA update due out in early December I will have no complaints. Another plus is that if you by chance end up with a defective unit Verizon is great about replacing it. Not a single problem with mine. If you have specific questions you may want to check out [...] great site with tons of useful information for the android pro or beginner.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2010
I love my DROID....this phone is AweSomE!!, it has spoiled me 2 death with all it does. I'm always on it, I feel like a kid in a candy store knowing it's mine and on my hip @ all times..IDK why it took me so long 2get a smartphone, but I'm glad that I have one now. I am also a keyboard person, so having one was a must...I don't really care 4 the touch screen keypad, and I don't use the one on the DROID, I NEED 2 feel the keys if U will, lol...It's simply WonDerFul!!

I'm truly a HapPy CamPer!!
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