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Motorola Droid X2 Is Not to Mess With ( Specs, Rumored Release Date )

by Alin on April 19, 2011

Motorola Droid X2
is back in the spotlight, as a test unit has recently got in the hands of the guys from Technobuffalo. Motorola proved with its initial Droid X that it’s back in the game, and the second version of the smartphone demonstrates that they are here to stay and will not make the same mistakes that got them almost hit rock bottom some time ago. Even though nothing official has been announced, the leaks/rumors have made it clear that Motorola Droid X2 packs some serious firepower.

In terms of looks you won’t notice any difference except from the fact that Motorola Droid X2 doesn’t have a dedicated camera button. The only reason I can think of is that it doesn’t have enough room for other components. The form of the first Droid X was unique and it looked pretty good so they kept the design for its successor. Plus, that round bump above on the back means that the camera lens will not touch the table when it rests on it.

Motorola Droid X2 Is Not to Mess With ( Specs, Rumored Release Date )

Motorola Droid X2 Is Not to Mess With ( Specs, Rumored Release Date )

Taking a glance at Motorola’s Droid X2 specs, you realize what V8 engine hides under its hood. This is what you will get:

  • 1.2 GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that has the power to decode and encode videos at 1080p
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4.3-inch screen ( 960 x 540 ) qHD screen
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash ( apparently no front-facing camera )
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Micro HDMI

The Android version on the selling unit is yet to be announced, but the test phone sports Android 2.2 Froyo. Even if Gingerbread won’t be available at the Motorola Droid X2 release date, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will be released pretty soon after launch. Speaking of its launch, rumor has it that the Motorola Droid X2 release date is scheduled for sometime during May, at Verizon.

The guys at TechnoBufallo have subjected the Motorola Droid X2 to a full Quadrant benchmark, where it managed to impress with an astonishing score of 2453 points. Motorola Droid X scored 1764 when it was equipped with Froyo, so we can safely categorize the Droid X2 as blazing fast. However its result is way behind what another smartphone that seems destined for Verizon ( among other carriers ) managed to score – we’re talking, of course, about the latest Samsung Galaxy S2 benchmark.

Motorola Droid X2 benchmark

Motorola Droid X2 aces the test

Despite the fact that some time ago there was a rumor that the Motorola Droid X2 will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network , it looks like the final version will remain at 3G.

We don’t know how big the battery will be, but no 4G means less energy spent on keeping it on. Also, there is no mention on the pricing, so fill up the piggy bank while you can to be sure you will get your hands on this sweet Motorola.

So, what do you think of the phone? Do you intend to buy it? Feel free to drop your comments below and we will keep you posted with the latest updates.

Once again kudos for the guys over at Technobuffalo, for sharing their findings with the rest of us. And check out their video below.

Motorola Droid X2 from Techno Buffalo on Vimeo.

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  • ByronH

    I’m a Sprint user planning to switch to Verizon. The Droid x2 will be my first smartphone. I’m more concerned with battery life than 4G since it is not yet available in my area. 3G should serve my needs just fine for the next couple of years.

  • Jesse P

    On Wirefly’s unboxing of the Incredible 2. It becomes apparent that it does in fact only have a TFT display. In my eyes, this completely killed off the wait for this device. I was hoping for a SLCD like the Incredible S. So now my sites have been set on the next contender. The Droid X2. I’m not a big fan of 4g as of yet. I think Verizon needs to work out the kinks to be an admirable network. Plus the longer battery life is certainly welcomed. Now just to figure out how to beat the ugly beast of motoblur, HTC sense definitely enhances the android experience, and motorola hasn’t hopped on the style yet.

  • Jon M.

    “This is what you’ll get?” Smartphones aren’t gifts from the network gods, we don’t have to swallow their offers. As far as I can see, this phone is absolutely terrible! No 4g, no beautiful stock android, no promise of upgrade to 2.3 or next versions, no front camera, ugly design (I have a Droid X, but it’s time to improve the design already), probably the same bad camera as the Droid X (supposedly 8MP, but it just takes blurry duds with a large file size), probably still locked down and unmodifiable, probably still packed with spam applications that drain the battery in a half day that you can’t delete. The Nexus S (or at least the HTC Thunderbolt if you want to stay on Verizon) beats this hands down, any day. Less spam and no Motoblur = less need for memory and processor speed!

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