A bunch of Droid 3 reviews hit the web today, and most conclude that the Droid 3 isn’t looking too hot. The Droid 3 is Motorola’s second iteration of the original Droid, which some might say is the reason Android is where it is today. The Droid 3 is available on Verizon Wireless, packing a 1 GHz dual-core processor, QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel shooter, 4-inch display, and Android 2.3. You can snag the Droid 3 for just a mere $60 (plus activation). So what’s the verdict?
The Droid 3, with its top-notch keyboard and high-end specs (save for its 3G radio), is a phone we wouldn’t mind using on a regular basis, but we’re sensing something grander lurking just beyond the horizon.
Motorola DROID 3 review spoiler: this phone is the biggest piece of shit
Though it lacks 4G support, the Android smartphone offers an improved keyboard, the latest Gingerbread software, a dual-core processor, and a better camera. But is it a must-have upgrade? We don’t think so.
The Motorola Droid 3 is a disappointment. On paper, Motorola seems to have done everything right: The company put in a fast processor, a high-resolution display, and a great keyboard, and it even loaded the phone with Gingerbread. But when it came time to deliver, it really dropped the ball.
The latest Droid is a formidable force. It’s the fastest, most capable Droid to date with HDMI mirror mode and a 5th row of numerical keys on the expansive slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The screen gets a steroid injection, boosting it to a 4-inch qHD display, and the camera has been vastly improved. For the Super Roadwarrior, the phone is a top choice.
Obviously, the Motorola DROID 3 isn’t shining brightly in all areas, like its unenticing photo quality with its camera and sub-par battery life, but considering that it holds up firmly overall as a high-end smartphone, it’s rather hard to not take notice of the handset. Sure we would’ve loved to see 4G LTE on this bad boy, but it would’ve compromised the handset in many ways – possibly making it heftier and getting even worse battery life. For $199.99 on-contract, the iconic Motorola DROID 3 is able to deliver a solid well-rounded performance to keep it in favorable light – but then again, it’ll be interesting to see what the Motorola DROID BIONIC will be bringing to the dinner table later on.
- Droid 3 lands in America, available both subsidized and contract-free for $460 (9to5google.com)
- Droid 3 specs appear, sporting world support and Gingerbread (9to5google.com)
- Motorola Droid 3 does the BOGO dance (9to5google.com)