"I love my Droid 2."4.5 starson by llzzy
Pros: Nice touchscreen, keyboard doesn't bother me, easy to navigate, awesome sound quality...
Cons: Short battery life.
Summary: Obviously, the Droid 2 is relatively new. I was eligible for my 2 year upgrade, and knew the Droid 2 was about to come out, so I waited for it. I upgraded from a Motorola Krave ZN4, which was a pretty crappy phone in comparison. The Kraze had such a horrible touch screen that I refused to get a phone without a keyboard... hence, not buying the Incredible or the X.
I've read a couple reviews on here saying that the keyboard is hard to use, but I really disagree. Text messaging and even web surfing is a breeze. The Droid 2 also includes a touchscreen keyboard, which I tested out, and it turned out to be a major improvement from my last touch screen experience. If you want a hard to use keyboard, go buy the Krave.
Everything is really self explanatory about the phone - or at least speaking for the somewhat technologically advanced. I'm able to navigate through my phone quickly and easily - and since every screen is customizable, you can set up your phone in a way that's best for you.
Since I am a music geek, one of the first things I did with my phone was hook it up to my computer and pull over a small collection of music. I was amazed at the sound quality of the phone... it's pretty impressive, in my opinion. Clarity of phone calls is also extremely nice, whether using speaker phone or not.
Now the one downfall I've found with this phone, is the battery life really sucks. I guess that is sort of to be expected with smart phones, but even with the wireless, bluetooth and gps all turned off... I still don't get more than 16ish hours of battery life (assuming I am doing nothing on my phone). Using Apps, listening to music, phone calls, even texting, sucks the life right out of the battery. I realize I am still going through the "obsessed with my new phone" phase, so I am constantly playing with it - but it is annoying to have to charge your phone sometimes twice in a day. I am used to phones where I can go a week without coming close to a charger. I have read that there is a battery upgrade that can be purchased, which I will probably do in the near future.
Some other things of mention:
- Wide variety of downloadable apps, I've found some useful and fun ones that are completely free.
- Nice for social networking and emailing... as a just-out-of-college adult, I really like the integration this phone has with facebook.
- Love being able to set any of my own MP3's as ring tones and alarm tones. Also know that there is an application for creating custom tones, though I have not played with it.
- Being a mobile hotspot is pretty neat, I went on a business lunch a couple days ago and had everyone with smartphones connected to my network.
Overall, really awesome phone, and definitely a worthwhile upgrade for me.