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Motorola Droid 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and usability are generally positive. The design and responsiveness also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and value for money. There are some mixed comments about the social networking functionality and camera.

screen, responsiveness, design, usability, build quality

battery, portability, reliability, value for money, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Droid 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Motorola Droid 3 review

 

The original Motorola Droid was a trailblazing phone when it launched. In fact, it's a historical device — one of the very first Android phones and the very first to take on Verizon's Droid moniker. But beyond all that, it...

Best Droid keyboard to date ; qHD display ; Solid battery life ; Global capabilities

Software can get laggy ; No dedicated camera button ; No LTE

The third-generation Droid isn’t a trailblazer like its original forefather, nor is it a disappointment like the Droid 2 — it’s a middle-of-the-road phone

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Motorola DROID 3 Review

 

The Motorola Droid 3 is the latest successor in a line of powerful handsets that have helped define Android smartphones. Like its predecessors, the Droid 3 takes on an angular physique but with thinner profile and a larger footprint. It launched on...

The Droid 3 is currently available through Verizon for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement. Off contract, the phone is selling for $459.99.

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Motorola Droid 3

 

The phone that ignited the Android revolution is now in its third iteration, and if you've read our review of the Droid X2, then you already know more about the Droid 3 than you think. Though it has an upgraded physical design and a keyboard, the Droid...

Fantastic slide-out keyboard with number row ; Larger 4-inch screen ; Android 2.3 is fast and speedy ; Solid battery life ; 16GB internal storage ; GSM-capable world phone

No 4G LTE ; Screen quality is poor ; Camera takes washed-out images ; NinjaBlur UI is bland ; A lot of unremovable bloatware apps

The Droid 3 is a definitive step up from previous slide-out Droids. The 4-inch screen is appreciated and we think the keyboard is pretty much best-in-class.

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Motorola Droid Comes Back for Thirds

 

The first two Droids were big hits. But in its latest incarnation, the Droid 3, Motorola's marquee smartphone really shines.

Large keyboard is comfortable enough for extended typing sessions. Useful predictive text suggestions make long messages a breeze. Lightly rubberized back provides a non-slip grip, as do the similarly rubberized keys

The 960 x 540 resolution screen looks nice, but it's no Retina Display. Dynamic range during calls sounds a bit clipped and tinny, like the lower frequencies have been rolled off. No 4G LTE? For shame

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Motorola Droid 3 Review - Third Time's a Charm

 

If ever a product has summed up the progression of the Android ecosystem, it's the Motorola Droid. The first Droid catapulted Android into the mainstream with its first 2.x release, and since then the Droid itself has seen a yearly update cadence that...

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Motorola Droid 3

 

A large, hi-res screen and comfortable 5-row keyboard make the Droid 3 a solid choice, but last-gen 3G speeds hold this Android slider back.

If you're on Verizon and want a phone with a physical keyboard, the Motorola Droid 3 is your best bet as of this writing, because of its sharp screen, powerful processor, and large keyboard. However, if you're not particular about getting a phone with...

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Motorola Droid 3

 

The third installment of a trilogy is typically the most satisfying. The Empire Falls, Frodo destroys the ring, Cinderella goes back in time. (Okay, that's a stretch.) Our protagonist in this tale is the Droid 3, which bears an uncanny resemblance to...

Excellent keyboard ; Dual-core CPU ; High-res qHD display

Boxy and bulky ; Subpar camera ; A few bugs

Not as "revolutionary" as the original, but QWERTY keyboard lovers will find it to be worth a consideration.

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Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon Wireless)

 

For better or worse, the lifespan of smartphones is decreasing. Barely a year old and the Motorola Droid 2 is already getting replaced by the Motorola Droid 3, which is available now from Verizon Wireless for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Though it...

The Motorola Droid 3 features an excellent five-row QWERTY keyboard. The next-gen Droid also offers the latest Gingerbread software, a dual-core processor, and an upgraded 8-megapixel camera

The Droid 3 lacks 4G. Compared with the competition, the smartphone's qHD display isn't that sharp and performance isn't as snappy. Call and picture quality could be better

For Verizon customers who crave physical keyboards, the Motorola Droid 3 offers an excellent one, but the rest of the Android smartphone's improvements fail to impress.

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Motorola Droid 3 Review: Specs Aren't Everything

 

As an example of the truism that specs don't always matter, the Droid 3 is it. On paper, this heir to Verizon's Motorola Droid line ($200 with a new 2-year contract as of 7/15/2011) sounded extremely promising: It has a dual-core processor, a...

Nice big keyboard ; Ships with Gingerbread

Poor camera ; Way too much bloatware ; Stock applications were unstable

Keyboard aside, Motorola's latest Droid feels more like a step backwards than it does forward.

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Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Droid 3 has the famous Droid "chin," which lets you slide the screen to the side to reveal the new five-row keyboard. Like the previous Droids, the Droid 3 has a bubbled membrane keyboard rather than truly separated keys, but the keys are clicky...

Gorgeous screen. Long battery life. Works worldwide. Sharp 8-megapixel camera. Five-row keyboard

No LTE. Android skin slows things down. HD video playback trouble. Some bugs

The Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon Wireless aims to be a top-notch business smartphone, but it's stuck in the Internet's slow lane.

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