Here are a bunch of pictures of the Motorola Droid X, Verizon’s upcoming Google Android phone. Like the HTC Evo 4G, this is a large phone with loads of great features. I’m going to be putting it through its paces over the course of the next week and will go over its features on a rolling basis. The review will wrap up just before the Droid X’s release on July 15, 2010. For now, check out these photos.
You see that little dot to the left? That’s one of the Droid X’s three microphones. In addition to the mic you speak into for phone calls, the Droid X has additional microphones for noise cancellation and changing the audio source for videos — very cool stuff.
There’s the “hump” that some people are worried about. It’s not bad at all. The phone slides into my pocket just fine. I don’t think it’ll be an issue for anyone unless you’re wearing super-tight jeans…in which case you probably have blood circulation problems that are a bigger issues.
The Droid X uses mechanical buttons instead of capacitive ones. It’s a matter of personal preference and there are advantages to both. After using the capacitive buttons on the Evo 4G for almost two months, they feel foreign but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
There’s the third microphone, to the right of the headphone jack.
This side of the phone houses the camera button and volume rocker. The volume rocker feels fine, but I’m not digging the feel of the camera button. It’s a bit flimsy.
While I’m impressed by the phones build quality and style, I do not like this crevice around the battery cover. In the immortal words of General Akbar from Jedi, “It’s a dust trap!”
Tomorrow I’ll be posting my impressions after 24 hours with the phone (yes, sleeping with a phone counts as use). Stay tuned!