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Motorola DROID 3 / Motorola DROID 3 XT862 / Motorola XT860 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews of Motorola DROID 3 / Motorola DROID 3 XT862 / Motorola XT860 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The battery and camera also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability. Views about the portability and performance are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DROID 3 / Motorola DROID 3 XT862 / Motorola XT860 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola DROID 3 / Motorola DROID 3 XT862 / Motorola XT860 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 395 user reviews of Motorola DROID 3 / Motorola DROID 3 XT862 / Motorola XT860 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and screen are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the reliability. Views are divided on the camera.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Motorola Droid 3 review

 

The third installment of a trilogy is typically the most satisfying. The Empire Falls, Frodo destroys the ring, Cinderella goes back in time.

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

Boxy and bulky ; Subpar camera ; A few bugs

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Motorola Droid 3

 

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Motorola Droid 3 is a good smartphone choice for globetrotters, but it can't hit Verizon's fastest network here at home.

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.

I also ran into several bugs. The battery icon showed that the phone was charging when it was unplugged, and at one point, the camera showed a distorted screen image.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Motorola Droid 3 (Verizon Wireless) review

 

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 : 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 : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2

 

Last year, we mainly found the Motorola DROID X taking a lot of notoriety over the Motorola DROID 2 mainly due to its mammoth stature that gave Big Red its first larger than life Android powered smartphone. Fast forward to the present, we find their...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Motorola DROID 3 vs HTC ThunderBolt

 

In a battle for the good fight, Verizon's lineup is stacked to the brim with some quality Android smartphones that encompass every bit of the spectrum – so whether it's data speed or processing power that you're concerned about most, they have you...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Motorola DROID 3 Review

 

Deemed as the original flagship starter for Android, Motorola's original DROID series might've relinquished its throne as the premier line for the ever-expanding platform – especially when the DROID 2 didn't have the dramatic impact compared to its...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : TechSpot (techspot)

Motorola Droid 3 Review

 

Great keyboard, Flexible user interface, 1080p HD video, World 3G roaming

Heavy, No Google Talk video support, Poor camera white balance, No 4G support

If you are a Verizon Wireless Android business user, hardware keyboard aficionado, or world traveler, then this is your device. The phone is fast, the software flexible and not in your face, and the raw capabilities are just unmatched for the U.S....

Feb, 2014
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