Video: Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X First Impressions

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The Motorola Droid X is a solid phone and is made extremely thin due to the metal parts used in the construction of the phone’s chassis. The Droid X is Verizon Wireless’ answer to the Sprint EVO 4G–both phones boast a 1 GHz processor, large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording capabilities, HQ YouTube player, optional mobile hotspot app, and the ability to share your multimedia experience on a larger screen via the mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable required).

There are some features that will make the HTC EVO 4G come out ahead and some features that will make the Droid X a winner. For one, the EVO 4G has a 4G radio that operates on Sprint’s WiMax network where there is coverage; the EVO 4G will also allow tethering with up to 8 devices rather than 5 on the Droid X.

On the other side, battery life on the Droid X is wonderful and Motorola Droid and Droid X devices have some of the most power efficient batteries on the market. The device also is thin and slim, has a solid build quality to it, and the camera has more built-in features, which we’ll cover in a separate video. The Droid X can also connect to other devices via DLNA in addition to the HDMI connector.

The Droid X has 8 GB of internal memory, is powered by a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP ARM-based processor–which I found to be a bit more snappy than the competing Qualcomm Snapdragon solution clocked at a similar speed, comes pre-loaded with a 16 GB micro SDHC card though you can increase that to 32 GB for a combined storage of 40 GB, and has 512 MB of RAM that is comparable to the iPhone 4. Like all high end smartphones these days, it has built in GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer. The device runs on the Google Android platform and will ship with Android 2.1, though an upgrade to Android 2.2 is coming later this summer along with Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile support.

For a comparison of the Droid X against other smartphones, including the Droid Incredible and the iPhone 4, you can go here.

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