Last Updated: Nov 05,2009
Motorola DROID review Boy Genius Report
Finally! BGR releases a full review of the Droid
Thanks for sharing
That is a very long and in-depth Review by the looks of it!
I'm not a big camera user on cell phones but to me that seemed to be the biggest drawback of the phone. After reading it I still feel comfortable enough to buy it.
Same here, although I am more than comfortable buying the Droid.
And PLEASE none of you Android fanboys accuse him of being an iphone fanboy because he said in some respects it can't compete with the iphone, or that Android isn't just quiet ready to run with the big dogs. Well, maybe he didn't quite say it can't run with them, but it's definitely still sniffing some butts.
Or those who will perceive this as a negative review because he had some harsh criticisms in a FEW areas and are going to "hold off" on this one because of it.
2 Blank keys on the Keyboard would have been nice to fill it with something I have to agree ...
Glad to see the part where they think the issues may be S/W side and not hardware in the Droid camera. I don't use mine too often, anyhow, on my phones... but it's nice to have when you're out and about.
It is a fair review. the droid does have some shortcomings...but so does every device on the market.
Very good review and you can say what you want but the boy genius site is very biased when it comes to the iphone as well as gizmodo and many other blog sites. But I will say that for this review they were very unbiased and just stated the facts and what they liked and didn't like about the phone unlike the gizmodo review which basically said that their will never be a device better than the iphone. What I take from this review is out of the box the droid may not be better than the iphone from a consumer stand point but on the same level. With a few firmware upgrades and some user customization I believe it could easily pass the iphone as the better smartphone. Who agrees?
If I had a choice between the iPhone and the Droid on the same network, I would probably pick the Droid. I have always thought the iPhone was impressive, but it was not for me. I am a nerd at heart and Android plays to me.
100% agree with you, especially about Gizmodo. They have their heads so far up Apples ass its embarrassing.
Excellent review! All the pluses for the Droid far outweigh the few negatives for me. The gorgeous screen, excellent speaker and call quality, and decent battery life along with Android 2.0, a good browser, and push support for Exchange/Gmail make this my perfect phone.
The only thing that makes no sense is his utter trashing of all android apps.
I think that was the first review that made me happy about switching to this phone.
I think the review was excellent ..IM even more excited to get my little baby home .. masculine pah .. wait til i get my hands on it .. ill
omg ..ive never been this excited about a phone ... lol ...such a geek ...
I know me too, I keep thinking god Friday needs to hurry up!
Me three!!! 6pm Friday can't come fast enough (BB appointment time).
This appointment time thing is kinda throwing me off though. Best buy never told me I had an appointment the guy just said see you Friday...
After having an iPhone for the past year and a half, I can't say I'm exactly a fanboy, but I can see why Engadget and BGR speak so highly of it. If it weren't for the iPhone, there wouldn't be phones like the Droid coming out and challenging it. So for that purpose alone, the iPhone deserves some respect. That said, I'm very excited about the Droid, and would probably choose it over the iPhone even if iPhones were on Verizon's network. I get a little tired of the walled garden of Apple, and to do anything really interesting on the iPhone requires a jailbreak. Jailbreaking takes away any of the simplicity factor that people generally think of regarding the iPhone - I had to jailbreak it 3 times in the course of three months because Apple found ways to force a restore that broke the Jailbreak. Seriously turned me off to Apple. If I pay $300 for a device, I should be able to do whatever I want to with it. Very much looking forward to the openness of the Android platform and hoping they catch up to Apple very soon with things like pinch and zoom, internal memory capacity for apps, and mainstream apps. Go Android! The more people that buy these phones, the more likely we are to see more app development.
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