REVIEW: The Droid 2, Moto Droid’s Brother?

September 12, 2010 - Written By Mike Corbett


The droid 2, moto blur…ish? It actually isn’t that bad. Little has changed with this phone and it’s pretty great, the little things they did change are opinion based changes, not life or death.


It’s nice, they have done aways with black and gold and gave us a very subtle midnight/navy blue and silver. If you have a moto droid you can nearly instantly tell whats different and mull over the changes.


1Ghz OMAP 3620 is what changes this, 1ghz dual processors, yeah 1 a piece! Take that and throw in an 8GB ROM /512MB RAM. It also allows for a Memory card 8GB is what comes with it and you can hit it up to a maximum of 32GB


Similar to the original it has an 854 x 480 px (0.41 Megapixels) TFT LCD, 3.7 in (94 mm), 16:9 aspect ratio,WVGA. So with that said its bright, it’s clear and it is pretty awesome! It is very big feeling, similar to the original and very nice to look at.


This is a good battery it’s a 1400 mAh Li Ion so if you do a lot it may not last all day, but probably a good portion of the day. It has decent life and does a good job at hacking at life’s challenges that you give it.

Operating System

Android 2.2 comes STOCK with this phone, moto droid was first to have 2.0 and moto droid 2 is first to come with 2.2 and flash pre loaded. Android 2.2 is great with blur.


The blur software comes with this phone, lots of moto widgets, the moto widgets are pretty awesome. They are pleasing to the eye and easy to use, plus they are actually useful. I like using the help widgets as well as the rss feeds and news widgets, nice for being on the go.

Key Board

They changed the physical keyboard a bit, that’s where must the gripes or praise came from with this phone from most people, they either are happy that they took the bulky d pad-like button out or they are sad that they did that. (In my opinion) I am sad about it, I grew to like it and its hard getting used to what they put in there, it spaced the buttons out a lot, or it feels like a lot any how. Also, swype came pre installed as well, so if you aren’t in the mood to use the hard keyboard then an awesome alternative is there.

Web Browsing,  Camera and Video

It has a fast browser that feels just a bit different. It is pretty cool over all. Fast and nice, easy to use and familiar yet different. The camera disappoints in my opinion, it changed nothing, still the same 5MP camera and instead of upping video to 720p they left it at DVD quality, a bit sad, but still very nice, not saying that it sucks.

Call Quality

I am always happy with the Verizon network, this hasn’t changed my mind, Motorola did great on calls and speakers. I like how good and clear it is.


  • They changed the volume rocker to be flush
  • The headphone jack is also flush
  • Good Camera 5mp
  • It has a dedicated camera button
  • It has a dual camera flash
  • Android 2.2 installed
  • Swype Pre Installed
  • Adobe Flash Installed


  • Still felt the same as Moto Droid
  • Keyboard isn’t different

Conclusions & Final Thoughts

If your droid breaks, this may be a good one for you. If you are new to Verizon and just want something good, the droid 2 is a good answer for many needs. It is a good quality phone, it’s an upgrade to an original that is awesome and it does great.