Droid X - your questions, our answers

We hear ya. You have questions about the Motorola Droid X on Verizon. And we've got answers. Our full review is coming (we promise), but in the meantime whet your appetite with some Q&A from the Android Central Forums after the break.

Does the Droid X have a notification LED? - captsoto

Just to the left of the earpiece. Flashes green when you have a message.

After working with the Blur on this device can you compare to the Incredible and Sense? And does the screen rotate both ways? - NVR2ND

Have a feeling we're going to hear contradicting reports on this. But during my demo with the Droid X, they specifically said it's not called MotoBlur. Or Ninja Blur (can't believe people thought that was real). There's gotta be a name for it, right? Anyway, it's decidedly NOT like the Motoblur of old, which to me felt childish when compared to something like HTC's Sense.

What's on the Droid X feels less like a skin and more like a bunch of tweaks. And the custom widgets -- don't worry, we'll go more in-depth later -- have some pretty cool tricks up their sleeve.

As for the screen rotation, counterclockwise only for now.

How is the hump in the back? How does it feel with more bezel than the Evo - nutbunnies

It's a totally different feel than holding the Evo. It's much thinner, save for up top where the camera is. It feels quite nice in the hand, and makes the entire phone feel smaller.

Are there directional arrows on the keyboard a la Evo? - elkniwcire

Negative. That's an HTC keyboard thing. But it does have a cool little bull-eye looking thing that shows you where the cursor is.

I know it's bigger than the Incredible, but how is the weight? The Incredible feels like a feather, and the Droid X seems it would be kinda heavy. - slinky317

Feels fine to me, but I've been working out.

How is the battery door? Is it like the droid1? Micro sd card location? - moosc

As far as battery doors go, it's nice. :p It's metal, fits snug and doesn't feel like it could accidentally open. You have to remove the battery to swap the microSD card.

The Engadget preview stated that the camera button felt sticky and difficult to push. Is that your experience as well? - durangojim

I wouldn't call it sticky, in that the button won't move. But you press it, and maybe the camera app launches, and maybe it doesn't. Same thing for taking pictures. It's actually a two-stage button, kind of like on a real camera. I need a little more time with it to nail down how it works.

Does it have dedicated GPU? - CrAsHeR

Indeed, it does. And let me say this about that: It's fast as hell.

Can you disable the new "Motoblur" like you can disable Sense UI (via changing the launcher in the options) on other phones? - Tyler

Not that I've figured in the short time I've had it. But it's a totally different feel than Sense, or Motoblur. Not sure just how many of the custom widgets I'll use in the long run (again, need more time with it). But This is a BIG step up over Motoblur. In fact, let us never speak of Motoblur again.

How is the fit and finish? (Moto is usually known for solid hardware) I am particularly interested in the spaces around the hard keys. Seems like it would be an area for dust to accumulate. - matthewdlyons

I actually kind of miss the capacitive buttons. I asked Motorola about it, and they said it was a design issue. The physical buttons take up less space. You get used to them quick enough.

How is integrated Exchange support? Does is support accounts that require a PIN lock and if so, can it use a number PIN like Froyo? - KeilwerthSX90R

Haven't actually tried that yet, but they made a big deal about it in the announcement. So I'd give it a tentative "good" and "yes."

Ok, so I have read conflicting info on the screen. Is it AMOLED or LCD? How is it in sunlight? Personally I would prefer a sunlight friendly LCD over the pretty colors of AMOLED. - Unicorn56

It's TFT LCD, and it's pretty damn nice. I'm about to the point where I'm just going to let the carriers and manufacturers worry about which they say is better. The Droid X's screen is very, very nice.

Does it come with the HDMI cable or is that somthing you have to purchase seperate? - Beasnizzle99

Separate. It'll be $24.99 from Verizon.

Given the importance of the frame rate limit on the EVO to some users (myself included), could you run a benchmark on the Droid X to see if a similar problem exists? - alan7467

Full benchmark tests are coming, but, no, there's no fps cap. In fact, the graphics FLY.

Would like to know if this device has voice to text and if this has pinch to zoom? - tmax1964

Yes and yes.

3. Have you made any calls yet? If so, how's the call quality? And is the noise cancellation better/same/worse than nexus? - Maxmaniac

It's pretty darn good in the few calls I've made.

Can the Droid X cut, copy and paste? Also can you get the live animated weather widget like the HTC Incredible, example if its raining, rain animation happens on your phone. - tmax1964

Copy/paste are available in the browser, via the menu button. As for the weather widget, what's built in isn't as sexy as what HTC has.

You mentioned on the podcast that the entire 8 GB of onboard memory on the DX is dedicated to apps. Do you know if that memory assignment includes the data associated with those Apps? - vicw926a4

Looks like it's still saving to the SD card for at least some of it.

Is Motorola gonna a release a GSM version or one with SIM cards or International version? - IceDree

Mmmmmmmmm, maybe. They were asked that during the launch event, and hedged somewhat. But if they do, it'll be under a different name.

Does the Droid X support Avi? almost all of my movies are in avi format and i would hate to have to convert them if i want to watch them on the phone. - Mudvayne622

Didn't work for me.

TTFN, people. Post more questions in the forums, and we'll get you some more answers.

Phil Nickinson