Droid 2 Hands-On

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  1. jmims

    jmims Well-Known Member
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    http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/nG_SIV7RnHE/droid-2-first-impressions

    Sorry it's not a clickable link... haven't figured out how to do it with Tapatalk just yet.
     

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  2. Nicks88

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    Droid 2: First Impressions
     
  3. jmims

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    Thanks!
     
  4. PhilosoRaptor

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    WTF is it doing with a 5 MP camera?! I really hope that was just in the prototype and they put a better camera in the final version. Not that our camera is horrible, esp. with 2.2 fixing most of it (at least for me it did), but 8 MP seems to be the standard on all new phones now along with 720p video recording.

    I'm not sure if the RAM upgrade and slightly better keyboard is going to be enough for me to upgrade, esp. if it's going to be unsubsidized price (notice I left out CPU since it's irrelevant until it's rooted and OC'd).
     
  5. mrjerryk

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    If it comes out within three weeks I will take my Droid back and get this one instead.
     
  6. jmims

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    It maybe a little bit longer than that. Probably August.
     
  7. Damademan3

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    Looks like a sweet phone till you see that 5mp for sure. I thought it would push the limits a little more with higher mp and with the 720 video recording but i guess moto thought it did not need it. Im sure there will be something bigger and better on the horizon after this anyways, that how it is.
     
  8. OutlawFirebird

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    So any realy big difference between the orginal droid and the droid 2?. Besides looks. I honestly couldn't care less about the motoblur or ninjablur thing. its needs to be alot better for me to upgrade.
     
  9. jmims

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    I'd say the most major and significant difference is the 1GHz processor.
     
  10. nstallion

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    Unless it's just an OMAP clocked at 1GHz (which all us rooted folks have already).


    I think a bigger improvement is more RAM. That's really the weakest point of the Droid. And if it really does have the same camera that kinda sucks also. 5 Megapixels is fine for a phone, but I think a better sensor and larger lens would be nice.
     
  11. csoga

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    All the megapixels you can stuff onto a sensor won't fix the plastic/crap lenses that most phones have! I hump a Nikon DSLR with me everywhere I go (old habits die hard), so will be sticking with my Droid "original", rooted and OC'd, 'til they "pry it from my cold, dead hands" ;)
     
  12. djkeller3

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    This is true. The photos taken by the DroidX that were shown in the Engadget article really were not any better at 8 megapixel than our original Droid's photos are at 5 megapixel. Give me a larger sensor and a real lense over more pixels any day!
     
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  13. sooper_droid12

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    I think the new DROIDs have different processors. As you know, our DROID is running an OMAP3430 chip, clocked at 550MHz, made to efficiently work at 600MHz, stable at 800 and clockable well over 1GHz (with stability issues).

    DROID2 will come with the same chip as the Milestone XT720, which is a 720-750MHz OMAP 3440 chip, made to work at 800MHz, stable at 1GHz and again, overclockable safely over 1GHz.

    DROIDX specs are unclear, but it's thought to be bringing either an OMAP3630/3640. These guys run at anywhere between 720MHz to 1GHz, but the major difference between this and the 34x group is that the 36x group is built on the 45nm architecture. This basically equates to great performance with better power consumption characteristics.

    Any and all of these processors have already demonstrated that clock-for-clock, they're faster than the Snapdragon and wildly and more easily overclockable than their Snapdragon counterparts. I don't think anyone has to worry about the performance of these new DROIDs. Hands-on with the DROIDX have already resulted in comments that it seems snappier and quicker than the Sense-enhanced EVO4G.
     
  14. Jerry-rigged

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    ^^^This x 100


    3-5mp is fine for a camera phone. the only thing 8mp will give you is bigger files, not better files. If you really want to take decent pics with a phone, you need to be asking for a real glass lens, and a decent sensor with Better pixels, not more pixels.
     
  15. gwlaw99

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    Megapixels means nothing unless you increase the size of the sensor. more megapixels actually makes pictures look worse unless the sensor size is bigger.
     
  16. csoga

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    dingdingding.... we have a winnarrr!

    more (and more, and more) megapixels is purely marketing hype to consumers that don't know any better!

    and Jerry-rigged is very right also... more MPs = bigger files, not better files

    I have never expected (and never will expect) much from a camera in a flippin' phone anyway... get some glass...
     
  17. jmims

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    I guess this video has since been removed. Missed it...
     

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