Motorola Droid X2: consumers unhappy with finished product

By Alan Ng - May 23, 2011

As Motorola Droid fans in the US will be well aware, the long awaited successor to the Droid is now available to buy on Verizon Wireless as of last week. However, some of you are unhappy that the upgrades are not enough, and that the Droid X2 is a bit of a disappointment compared to other handsets on the market.

Despite the criticism, the Droid X2 actually packs some decent hardware specifications compared to the orignal model. These include a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 8GB of internal memory and 512MB of RAM.

However, consumers seem to be grilling the Droid X2 on what it cannot do, and you have to say that it’s missing some pretty huge features. The first of course has to be Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We remember talking about this very subject with regards to Froyo updates on old 2.1 handsets, but now it seems ridiculous to think of 2011 high-end smartphones without Android 2.3 Gingberbread as standard.

Then of course there isn’t 4G LTE data support. Is this a clear sign by Verizon that they are no longer willing to back the X2 as one of their best handsets, unlike the Droid Bionic and Droid Charge which both tout 4G LTE support. A quick glance on the Droid Does website seems to suggest yes, as there isn’t even a slot for the just released Droid X2.

Finally, there is no sign of a front facing camera, meaning that you won’t be able to participate in any sort of video chat using Skype, Google Talk or similar clients. This is another glaring omission from Motorola, and one which is really a head-scratcher from where we are standing.

Have any of you picked up a Droid X2 from Verizon yet? If so, do you agree with the points mentioned above, or have you come to defend your latest smartphone purchase, we’d love to hear both sides of the story.

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