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Aaron does an in-depth review of Verizon's Motorola DROID 4, the newest member of Verizon's DROID family.  The Motorola DROID 4 is an evolutionary upgrade in the "original DROID" line and offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,785 mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's custom UI.  It's available now for $199.99.  Is it the best QWERTY 4G LTE phone out there?  Part 1 of 2.


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Kayodele Danny Holder
Kayodele Danny Holder Do you want to be my friend
Nicholas Tarnowsky
Nicholas Tarnowsky I thec the original DROID line helped make Android what it is today. The unassuming users and non-techies here DROID and they think its just a phone, not a whole ecosystem of phones. I'd say Motorola's DROID line helped make Android really popular today
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Motorolas UI sucks!!!
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz @Manuel maybe because it was lo end android phones. High end Android phones kick the iPhones but. The next iPhone will have the same processor. My dad and my uncle both have Android phones and they haven't had any problems like u had. Inspire and droid X they both don't lag. Who carries a phone that can get smashed very easy and even when u jailbreak it. It lags. And the apps crash way more. U have probably gotten low end Android instead of A High end Android phone that smokes the iPhone.
Rick Horwat
Rick Horwat I have had every Droid from the 1 up to the 3. I am content with the 3. I have not had any trouble with it. Same goes for my wife. We have had Otterbox cases and screen protectors on them since day 1 and I am fine with the phone. Then again I am a backpacker not a techy.
Asher Enciso
Asher Enciso Droids made a bad name for android
Manuel Comparan
Manuel Comparan I used to be a android addict but after owning three pieces of crap I gave up after constant resets poor battery life, error messages, 3 hard resets deleting all my info blah blah blah I switched to IPhone! and guess what....NO ISSUES whatsoever!! yes the screen is to small for me but when and if the 5 comes out I'm getting it!!!
Nirav Insomniac
Nirav Insomniac Fck fones...wots happening to Aaron? Just look at him,he is turning into a malnutritioned zombie!!! ;-)
Kristopher Davis
Kristopher Davis By the way... IPhones suck!! It's always ifanboys talking about lag on Android phones, I've seen more lag on iPhones than low end androids...high end Androids smoke iPhone bottom line..ill run my HTC EVO 3d against any iPhone guarenteed I win everytime..most just don't know how to use an Android phone so they run to the smartphone for diummys...the IPhone!! LOL...when I see an iPhone in someones hand I look for the pacifier and diaper next!_
Kristopher Davis
Kristopher Davis Junk...HTC is king...Sammy is second, everything else is junk
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Who use glass on a phone? Its stupid u have to put protection on it so it wont break. Once it breaks the u have to talk to those apple weirdos so u can replace it and spend must of ur money to replace it. Apple doesn't care about you they only care about ur money they keep u in that stupid ITunes junk and after u buy something u can't have it like a movie. IPhone isn't and never will be number one forever. Quit bashing something that is actually better than ur exploding breakable iPhone. Competition is better than the iPhone. And its not number anymore and deal with it.
Patrick Matteson
Patrick Matteson Had the x now RAZR love em both!
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Wow. IPhone is not number one anymore and will have to fight for it because the competition is better.
David DiPilla
David DiPilla See the thing is people with androids either can't pick out the problems or don't no what they are lol or don't care some problems are like get under your skin lol terrible if you have a iphone you no you have a great phone well built I never got mad at my iphone only these crappy android phones
David DiPilla
David DiPilla ahahahah every single andorid out their is laggy they all have problems the iphone is the only phone that got it right the first time I had the htc thunderbolt before that phone sucked the touch screen terrible then got the droid 3 another terrible phone not as bad but still terrible I did come from a iphone and will be going back to it with iphone 5 I went to droid to see how it was found out every andoird I have played with had problems they just make me very mad to many problems lol
Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman Moto has been downhill since the orgiinal droid.
Issac Sanchez
Issac Sanchez Galaxy s2 on T-Mobile....best phone ive ever had
Johnny Ezell Jr.
Johnny Ezell Jr. Some people need to read the question again. He asks about the "original Droid line", not Android phones. There IS a difference you know. And why is everyone so angry? Need a hug or something?
Derek McNeal
Derek McNeal I've had all 3 motorola droid and I'm about to get number 4! No problems here, suck it iphone users.
Paul Alexandru
Paul Alexandru Android is too LAGGY in Droids like this LG always SUUUUUUCKS CHICkeN balls!!!!! The only good Droid is the Razr, and Android tablets are even WORSE!Fuck Android tablets, that's why iPad with it's 1ghz still better than all these shitty tablets out there
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas Having an IPhone has nothing to do with it I'm basing my opinion on the droid that I had and it was fucking junk all i got was force closed messages and shitty battery life and it was laggy as hell!!!
Richard Ameen
Richard Ameen Buggy buggy buggy laggy droids and androids, all about specs and not the usability and happiness, thats why the iphone 4 S is faster at 800mhz dual core than galaxy s II And rezound at 1.2ghz and 1.5 ghz respectively
Raymond Sosmoove Samuel
Raymond Sosmoove Samuel Terrible
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez It was fun at the brgining now is just getting old...
Chayse Collier
Chayse Collier Still using the Droid 2 about to upgrade to the Rezound when I get paid next month
Nick Sciancalepore
Nick Sciancalepore I dislike Apple I mean it has it's perks but I feel Android is more open and advanced
Ashley Nicole Lurker
Ashley Nicole Lurker All the people saying the Droids are buggy,and trash....obviously you didn't choose the right one. I have the DROID RAZR and it is perfect for me,I've had no problems with it at all. Of course it's gonna say low battery if you're on it constantly. That's why you get a bigger battery,the downside to that though is some batteries are non removable. Just look at the reviews and battery size,etc. Before you buy it with no information. It's not the phone that's buggy f.y.i it's the apps you have on it. Had to put my two sense in this when talking about android,too good to say something about it like that.
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel lol, so much IPhone jealousy hehe. This is how you know losers, by their behavior!
Daniel Barrera
Daniel Barrera Whatever happened to original Android interface? Blur is decent, but not as great as its standard interface. This will reduce all bugs bu a whole lot.
Nick Sciancalepore
Nick Sciancalepore Droids are great just get rid of blur but honestly they are a great line of devices that have potential
Malissa Allison
Malissa Allison The OG Droid was the start of my addiction...then came the DX and D3, HTC cured me with the Rezound.
Amie Lee Greenway
Amie Lee Greenway I've had my Droid Bionic for 2 months and I've had nothing but error messages about my keyboard mainly but also the browser. I'm definitely considering HTC or Apple for my next upgrade. There's no such thing as the perfect piece of technology but error messages...really? Come on Motorola.
Russell Allred
Russell Allred I love my Motorola Photon. I have only found one but with the email that is upsetting. I still think that the HTC evo was the best phone I have ever had by far. I wish that they had kept that phone, and just updated it with a duel core processer. I think the 3D is stupid.
Evan Fleming
Evan Fleming I loved my OG Droid. They've been dogshit ever since Motorola started using Blur interations and those terrible screens.
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas Sucks like all droids do
Victor Rios
Victor Rios Not ALL Androids are buggy like the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch it's really fast not buggy
Victor Rios
Victor Rios How about a name change they should stop naming every phone Droid
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Force close..an error has occured..low battery...low memory error error..
Gilly Lopez
Gilly Lopez Waste of time
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Androids are buggy trash..




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