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Motorola Droid 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Motorola Droid 3. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the sound and durability are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and GPS navigation, and there are some mixed reviews about the reception and social networking functionality.

screen, design, size, durability, sound

battery, portability, price, GPS navigation, connectivity

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Droid 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Motorola Droid 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the GPS navigation and battery. The durability and screen also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reception and price, while comments about the size and sound are mixed.

design, screen, durability, battery, GPS navigation

reliability, portability, price, reception

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Motorola DROID 3 Global Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

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 boasted features unlike any...

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

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

Do a dual-core processor and great keyboard make up for the Droid 3's lack of LTE and thicker stature?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Rue Liu (slashgear.com)

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 Motorola Droid 3 is a good upgrade from the Droid 2. The overall design has remained mostly unchanged, which will be good for fans of the original that are looking for the same form factor but with boosted specs. You will especially like the larger...

Aug, 2011
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Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Droid 3 Review

 

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...

Vibrant, high-res screen, Large keyboard with dedicated number row, Powerful processor, Sharp camera and 1080p camcorder

No 4G support, Unattractive interface, No bundled video chat software

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.