Saturday, April 16, 2011

Podcast Droid X2 finds itself on camera again flaunting both cores

We’ve had a few hints here and there that the Droid X2 will be releasing sometime next month, but Verizon and Motorola still have yet to officially acknowledge the existence of it. In light of this neglect the Droid X2 has apparently decided to do a couple indie flicks to build up its street cred.

 The video we saw previously (it was subsequently pulled) showed the Droid X2 booting up with the dual-core animation that Motorola has used previously with the Xoom and the Atrix 4G. For anyone that was still unconvinced that the Droid X2 would feature the Tegra 2 processor this video which was leaked to TechnoBuffalo should end that speculation.
The Droid X2 churns through Quadrant for a score of 2,453 which is a healthy, if not mind boggling score. (Yes scores well beyond that have been posted from single core devices, but they weren’t running a stock ROM.) I will say that this does still slot in below the Droid Bionic which managed to produce a score of 2,646 when I tested it at CES.
The Droid X2 finds itself at an odd place in Verizon’s lineup. It has the dual-core processor, qHD screen, and RAM of a high-end 2011 phone and yet it lacks 4G, a front facing camera, 1080p video capture, NFC, or any of the other features we are seeing crop up in this years top contenders. On the other hand if you don’t care about any of those extras then you get a phone with the internal specs to offer up a great core experience and if the leaked pricing charts are correct you won’t be paying the $50-$100 premium that Verizon seems to have settled on for 4G phones. One last possible point of consideration is that this device was running Froyo and it is unknown if that will change prior to launch.
                                                     Droid X2 Homescreen Droid X2 Back Droid X and Droid X2 screens side by side Droid X and Droid X2 side by side comparison




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