Verizon Wireless Droid 3

  • Verizon Wireless Droid 3
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Based on 13 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Great keyboard, Flexible user interface, 1080p HD video, World 3G roaming.
  • Large keyboard is comfortable enough for extended typing sessions. Useful predictive text suggestions make long messages a breeze. Lightly rubberized back provides a nonslip grip, as do the similarly rubberized keys.
  • 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

Cons:

  • Heavy, No Google Talk video support, Poor camera white balance, No 4G support
  • The 960 x 540 resolution screen looks nice, but itís 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

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....

By CellPhoneQuick on

There is a lot to like about the Droid 3, and for owners of older Droid handsets it feels like the perfect upgrade. Still, a lack of 4G LTE means this handset isnt future proofed, and a two-year contract will keep you off of Verizons...

By Wired on 70

When the original Motorola Droid charged into the smartphone world, it shook things up.The Droid’s arrival was notable not because it was an extraordinarily kickass phone, but because it was the first serious Android-powered challenger able to...

By Digital Trends on 75

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...

By Funkyfresh on

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 17:35 The Droid 3 is a full featured Android phone that includes a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s built like a tank with quality glass, a metal bezel and good buttons. But you’ll notice the heft as it’s the...

By Ars Technica on

The Motorola Droid line of phones has arguably been one of the most successful to carry Google's Android OS. But the standard Droids are members of an increasingly rare breed—phones that give users the option of a physical keyboard. While the...

By AnandTech on

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...

By BrightHub on 60

Overall the Motorola Droid 3 isn't a bad smartphone, but it isn't the most amazing either. The Droid 3 ranks in as an 'Average' higher end smartphone. While the original Droid was a great entry onto Verizon's network caused quite a...

By Phone Scoop on

The Motorola Droid 3 is mostly good, but has a few glaring problems that bug me. The hardware, while huge and chunky, works well and offers the best QWERTY on a Motorola phone that I can remember. Lovers of the physical keyboard will surely enjoy...

By The Boy Genius Report on

The Motorola DROID 3 was rushed and Im betting pushed to the side in favor of the upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic. There is no other explanation. The fact that Motorola and Verizon could release the third major iteration of the original Motorola...

By Android Central on

So that's the Droid 3. It's a lot like the Droid 2, only better. And that's clearly Motorola and Verizon's M.O. here. Why mess with a good thing?Is the Droid 3 the phone for you? There are a few ways to look at it.For:You've got a...

By LaptopMag on 60

Compare to SimilarHTC Thunderbolt (Verizon Wireless)Samsung Droid ChargeT-Mobile myTouch 4G SlideMotorola's original Droid handset radically changed the smartphone market when it debuted on Verizon's network in 2009, giving the iPhone a serious...

By mashable.com on

The Motorola Droid 3 is an improved, high-performance smartphone that introduces new features to an already extensive feature set. It’s a world-traveling, dual-core, HD machine that fits in your pocket, offering the best Android experience yet. Here’s...

By MobileBurn on 86

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. I've always been a fan of the Motorola DROID and its successor devices. The original DROID was the very first Android smartphone on Verizon, and even though its keyboard was questionable, it remained one...

By Android Police on

Is the DROID 3 the same game-changer its grandfather was? Hardly - though it is the first Android phone to pack a TI OMAP4430 CPU, it isn't exactly the forerunner for a new class of Android devices. But at the end of the day, that doesn't really...

By PC Mag on 60

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....

By Engadget on 70

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...

By infoSync World on 95

Is this the best Droid on Verizon Wireless yet? Read our full review of Motorola's Droid 3 to find out.It's hard to believe that Motorola is on its third Droid, and the Droid 3 (specs) is the most equipped QWERTY slider to date. Much of the...

By MobileTechReview on 80

The Droid 3 is a solid evolution of one of Motorola's most successful smartphone lines. It's faster, has a higher resolution display and the camera is surprisingly decent. If you've got the original Droid and have enjoyed that phone, we...

By Pocket-lint on 70

A superb keyboard and decent camera attached to an average Android handset. Worth considering for road...