Verizon Wireless Droid Eris

  • Verizon Wireless Droid Eris
79
Based on 31 scores, 79 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Slim, compact design, 5 MP camera, Pre-installed 8 GB card included, WiFi
  • Android 2.0 is impressive; the screen is glorious; apptoOS integration is revolutionary.
  • Gets the rated talk time, Seems well made, Thin and lightweight, Low price

Cons:

  • Short battery life, Android 1.5 instead of 2.0, No dedicated camera shutter release button, No camera flash
  • Terrible, terrible keyboard; no multitouch; no tool to manage background applications.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AnandTech on -

The Motorola Droid continues to be the king of Android devices that include a hardware keyboard, and the smartphone which bore the Android flagship crown for some time before the Nexus One. Meanwhile, the Nokia N900 runs Maemo linux 5 - the operating...

By Mobile Magazine on 90

HTC DROID Incredible on Verizon Wireless is an iPhone killer Photo: Justin FoxThis week, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with the new DROID Incredible by HTC. Being an iPhone user myself, enslaved by AT&T, I look at the Droid (and...

By Digital Trends on 80

Eris is an excellent and inexpensive introduction to Android for its subscribers looking for an iPhone...

By BayReviews on 80

The Droid is a very well built and high-end smart phone that works and performs very well with the Android 2.x operating system. It's also very good as a phone besides some of the minor issues in my opinion. But no device will ever be perfect so it...

By eWeek on -

With the release of its Droid smartphone at the end of the year, Verizon Wireless entered into the world of open-source software in an effort to compete with archrival AT&T, which offers the iPhone.With the release of its Droid smartphone at the end...

By AccessoryGeeks on -

I am a die-hard Blackberry fan but this phone blows anything Blackberry makes for Verizon away. This phone is so customizable. I downloaded an SMS inbox app that mimics the iPhone. My fiancé, who owns an iPhone, finds herself so intrigued by my...

By Mobi101 on -

The Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless is solid. We wouldn"t call it a brick, since it"s not too thick and we"re not complaining about the dense, tightly packed design. It"s more like a phone cut from a steel girder, or a large sword....

By Icrontic on -

Before touching on the Droids potential to start the revolution for Motorolas bottom dollar, I want to begin by talking about the Droid does campaign and the press many comparisons to the iPhone: Its not an...

By Pen Computing on -

by Tim Hillebrand Now, let's forget about the iPhone and take a look at an exciting, new product on the market that you may want to call your new pocket pal. The Motorola Droid comes loaded with the latest iteration of the Google Android 2.0...

By Gadgetell on -

Overall I am very impressed with the hardware Motorola put together in the DROID and the Android 2.0 technology makes it a winner. It may not be the iPhone killer just yet, but it is one of the better phones on Verizon. Right now the DROID is $299...

By RegHardware on -

The choice of a smartphone is a highly personal one. Some users prefer physical keyboards, and some type faster and more accurately on soft keyboards. Some users prefer a simple, straightforward user interface, and some want the myriad options of a...

By Maximum PC on 70

iPhone-killer this is not, but it's a big step in the right direction Motorola’s Droid is full of firsts: It’s the first smartphone on Verizon powered by Google’s Android OS, it’s also the first Motorola smartphone to use...

By GamerTell on -

Recently, I have had some time to check one of the latest Verizon smartphones, the Motorola DROID running Google Android 2.0. This is the first time I had used the Android platform and I was pleased with the hardware functionality of the DROID as...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The Droid will not transport you to that island paradise for an instant vacation, but it will do most of what you need to do with a smart phone. The Android app collection is well on its way, and, like the iTunes store, it features many free and...

By E-Gear on -

I ’ve heard a lot about the iPhone the last few years and a friend of mine swears by it and feels there’s no way he could ever live without it. That was before he played with the Motorola Droid. He felt that the Droid was the closest thing...

By Dev Hardware on -

The Motorola Droid is the first Android phone born into the Verizon Wireless family. It is also the first phone lucky enough to get the Google Android 2.0 operating system. Keep reading for a close look at this trailblazer.The Droid is packed with...

By Testfreaks on 50

The DROID Eris is a low priced phone, its a budget priced phone that should appeal to those wanting to jump on the Android bandwagon. Its a thin and lightweight phone that seems well made.Other than its low price, the DROID Eris really has...

By AskMen on 86

If the Motorola DROID is too complex for your smartphone tastes, Verizon’s other droid-enabled phone, the HTC ERIS, might just be right in your wheelhouse. The simpler and slimmer DROID ERIS ditches the QWERTY keyboard, yet still retains most of...

By I4U on 90

The Motorola Droid is easily the second best handset I have ever tested. It wouldn't replace my iPhone 3GS (if that were an option) but the handset is one of the best on the Verizon network I have ever tested. If Verizon is you carrier, the Droid...

By Mac|Life on 60

The Droid still manages to be the second-best smartphone on the market. Unfortunately, the hardware isn't nearly as good a dance partner as the software, and the Droid could easily be knocked from that spot when Android 2.0 is available on other...