Editors Liked

  • The Motorola Droid has superior multitasking capability and call quality
  • 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
  • Great screen, Touchscreen offers feedback, Great browser
  • Android OS 2.0. Background tasks. Scary-good voice command
  • Direct YouTube upload, Many functions
  • Fantastic touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard is nice to have, Google Maps Navigation means just one device
  • Huge library of opensource applications, slick design, good sound, perfect touch screen, adequate battery life
  • Subtle, elegant, longlasting design, Sense UI a significant help to Android, Good call quality on at least HSPA networks, Android more flexible for thirdparty apps, Multitouch and inbrowser Flash, Cheap on Telus and Verizon
  • Great UI, excellent text input, fine browser with Flash support
  • Small size, Solid build, Physical call buttons, 5 MP phone, 3.5mm stereo plug, Better Virtual Keyboard, Mini-USB connector, Supports Multi-Touch pinch and spread
  • Thin but solid design, Excellent HTC Sense user interface, Mutlitouch support, Very good Web browser, 5-MP camera
  • Hardware smoother than a shave with a cutthroat razor. Brilliant touchscreen is shiny and responsive. 5megapixel cam shoots very passable pics. Price is a friend to wallets everywhere
  • Large WVGA capacitive touchscreen, Improved performance with Android, Integration with Google Maps is excellent, making the device a viable alternative to dedicated GPS devices, Audio quality is excellent, Video recording is very good for a phone
  • Best interface on a mobile device. Social networks integrate neatly with online contacts and calendars. Detailed and useful information presented during calls.
  • Compact and comfortable phone, HTC Sense UI
  • The HTC Droid Eris offers a slim design, plentiful features, and satisfying performance. It also has pinch and zoom multitouch
  • Polished interface. Good call quality. Has multitouch pinch-to-zoom. Supports all Android apps
  • Gorgeous display; Android 2.0 which includes a faster Web browser, Google Maps Navigation app, and better messaging and contact management; excellent call quality; long talktime; improved speed over previous Android devices
  • Slide out keyboard, Haptic feedback touchscreen, 16GB of builtin storage, Highly customizable, 3G network support
  • Lagless UI, Android 2.0 power, Great keyboard, Extremely fast processor, Free GPS navigation
  • Snappy Web browsing, Gorgeous 3.7-inch display

Editors Didn't Like

  • The keyboard is difficult to type upon and the keys are close together
  • 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
  • Slow and just frustrating to use, Clunky interface, Short talk time or battery life, Not very finger friendly, Poor call quality, Poor picture quality, Poor signal
  • Keyboard keys too flat
  • Physical keyboard is horrible. Worst camera ever. Feels like a brick in your hand. No direct synchronization with iCal or Address Book
  • Need wifi to upload big clips, No zoom for video
  • Battery life could be better, QWERTY keyboard keys too close together, Camera preview misleading
  • A little bit difficult to use at first because it’s so different from other smartphones
  • Still running Android 1.5, Same CPU as the Magic/myTouch 3G, Camera not much of an upgrade, Flash support somewhat oversold, Expensive on Sprint
  • DROID Eris has touch sensitive controls
  • No keyboard, Android 1.5, No Dedicated Camera button
  • No camera flash, GPS navigation costs extra, More expensive than HTC Hero (over two-year contract)
  • Processor lags like a chain smoker running the Boston Marathon. Mediocre voice quality. User interface could use a tuneup. And a valve job. Hell, how about a complete overhaul?
  • Multitouch is supported by the operating system but not implemented optimally in the device, Still photos are difficult to set up properly, Keyboard lighting is dysfunctional and erratic
  • Interface may be too complicated for new users. Lacks GPS turn-by-turn navigation. Camera is horrible.
  • Has a GPS but no VZ Navigator, just Google Maps
  • The HTC Droid Eris has mixed multimedia quality. It comes only with the Android 1.5 OS, there's no file manager, and internal performance was occasionally sluggish
  • Poor camera. Poor video playback. Slower and lower-resolution than Motorola Droid
  • QWERTY keyboard feels flat; dialpad control is restricted to the home screen; music and video capabilities still trail behind the competition; dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities would have been a nice addition
  • Autofocus doesn't always work on the camera, Less apps than iPhone, Media player is lacking
  • No multitouch UI, Stifled “With Google” options, Moto’s typical weak camera performance, Final Score: 5/5
  • Flat keyboard is difficult to type on, Some camera images come out grainy, Currently has no access to Verizon's V Cast