Motorola Droid 3 Android Smartphone

Motorola Droid 3 Android Smartphone Price, Features and Other Details: In the past, even before the proliferation of the smartphones as we have come to know them in today’s world, Motorola has already been in the forefront in terms of innovative mobile phones. An example would be the Motorola StarTac. At the time of its release, it was without a doubt the best analog phone and having one at your fingertips instantly made you a celebrity.
A cruel twist of fate saw the company almost going under but was given a second lease on life when they released the RAZR. Like the StarTac during its time, the MotoRAZR defied all design norms and deviated from them and packed a design that was ages ahead of the candy bars commonly found all over the place.
The release of far more superior handsets again led to the RAZR line having to take the backseat and the company on the fringe of going under yet again. For a second time, they got another lifeline and decided to bet the farm on the Motorola Droid, an Android smartphone designed to take the iPhone head-on.
The gamble paid off and now, the company already has a stable line-up of Droid handsets with the third iteration already hitting the shelves. What then can we expect from the Motorola Droid 3? Is it going to be a worthy successor to its predecessor? What kind of specs will it bring to the table? Read on as we take the Droid 3 for a ride.
Design and Construction
The Droid 3 comes from a successful line of Droid handsets with the original Droid and Droid 2 as its predecessors so the pedigree of the handset cannot be called into question. The device measures 124 x 64 x 13 mm and tips the scales at a hefty 167 grams, which makes it a bit bulky and hefty. However, this can be attributed to the fact that the Droid 3 actually packs a slide-out QWERTY keyboard so the bulk and heft in this case is negligible.
As is the case with its predecessors, the Droid 3 boasts of exceptional build quality. Despite being a slider, the device doesn’t emit any groans or creaks of complaint if you press a bit hard on it. The slide mechanism is also very solid but not to the point that sliding out the physical keyboard is tantamount to moving a mountain. The tightness of the mechanism is just right and a satisfying click is heard once the keyboard snaps into position.

Under the hood
Again, Motorola is betting the farm with the Droid 3 so it decided that this handset should get the best of everything. In terms of processing power, it relies on a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor that has a clock speed of 1GHz. Its RAM however is a bit disappointing at just a measly 512MB.
No dedicated GPU is to be found under the hood of the Droid 3 but the OMAP4 processor is more than capable of handling and rendering HD videos. Storage space is a very generous 16GB of onboard memory with option to expand through the handset’s microSD card slot.
The display
The front panel of the Droid 3 is eaten up buy its humongous display and the whole front is covered with Corning’s famed Gorilla Glass for insurance. The display is a 4.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. As expected, it has all the sensors that we have come to associate with an Android smartphone’s display such as accelerometer and proximity sensor.
Integrated into the devices front panel just right below the big-ass display are the handset’s four touch-sensitive buttons while the display itself has support for multi-touch input. Though the Droid 3 makes use of the same PenTile panel that we found irritating on the Droid 2, it isn’t as bad with the Droid 3, which is a reason enough to rejoice.
The shooters
In complying with industry standards, the Droid 3 packs a dual-shooter configuration. Its primary shooter is a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash capable of snapping stills of up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. This shooter also doubles as a video recorder that can record Full 1080p HD clips at 30 frames per second. The secondary shooter n the other hand is a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera that you can make use of for your video calls.
The bottom line
The Motorola Droid 3 is without a doubt a very capable handset. It has a nice aesthetics and packs a physical keyboard that would definitely be helpful to somebody who can’t get used to typing on a full touchscreen. It also has impressive components under the hood and the only snag is the measly amount of RAM that the processor ends up working with. Had this been a full gigabyte of RAM, the Motorola Droid 3 would have been perfect.
Motorola Droid 3 Android Smartphone Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 25,000.00


  1. Ndrewz: ill buy it soon! As it goes, definitely!.

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