Motorola Droid A855 - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone
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- nightalonMay 9, 2010by
Wonderful Phone for Tinkerers and Discerning Consumers
I bought the Telus Milestone in order to use it on AT&T since the 3G frequencies are the same, and I didn't feel like renewing my contract by buying a new, subsidized phone.<br><br>My only fear is that I break this thing or lose it, and there won't be an insurance policy. Hopefully by then I'll be able to replace the phone for less.<br><br>The seller shipped my phone with a second battery, screen protector, case, third hi-capacity battery, and charging base/stand. I could not be happier with the condition everything arrived in.<br><br>Call quality and volume are both very good, although the case I am currently using does impede the noise-cancellation secondary microphone a bit.<br><br>Android 2.1 is phenomenal, although not quite as nice as on the Google/HTC Nexus One. The Android Market doesn't have as many apps as Apple's App Store, but it's nonetheless a great source of very useful software.<br><br>I picked this phone over the Nexus One due to the keyboard and outdoor-legible screen. Cellular reception is also allegedly much better.<br><br>Sadly, Motorola's version of Android 2.1 is missing the Nexus One 3D launcher. While I was able to add nearly all of the features of the Nexus One to my Milestone, I was never able to find a stable 3D launcher, except in European ROMs that disabled my 3G access.<br><br>Interestingly, it seems Germans and Argentines love this phone the most.<br><br>Tethering, VPN, IMAP, push Gmail, Google Turn-by-Turn Navigation with GPS, Google Goggles, etc. is all very easy on this phone. Sadly there are few eBook readers available, there is no built-in task-management software, music management pales in comparison to the iPhone, and Skype is still not available!<br><br>Still, if you would prefer not to buy an iPhone, I think this is still the best phone on the market. Its OMAP CPU may not be clocked as fast as the 1 GHz Snapdragon on the Nexus One, but it's pretty snappy. It also has 256 MB of RAM versus 512 MB on the Nexus One. Consider that only the iPhone 3GS has 256 MB of RAM.<br><br>My biggest frustration with this phone this weekend was my inability to restore the phone to a 100% clean firmware from the Motorola website. The update to Android 2.1 went off without a hitch, but restore images are literally available for all carriers and versions, except for Telus. Luckily I had a Nandroid backup available, but I had to install this on top of a Brazilian ROM. Note that I did jailbreak/root my device. This phone would be of less value had I not done so. (GPS would not connect until I reconfigured a protected text file that requires root access)Read full review
- gunhed70Apr 9, 2013by
very nice, good quality.
Very solid phone with nice bfeatures, not the best out there but more than capable for most daily activities.
- luvable031Mar 11, 2013by
well worth the price
i love the battery last for ever the apps dont kill it. very easy to use. apps are easy to download i wish it had a task manager built in it. it did need some updates. but key board works perfect no accidental button pushing :)
- kvnnagelNov 12, 2010by
All Hail the iPhone Killer. I bought this phone because I am determined to NEVER give Apple a single penny of my money, and so far have done pretty well without i anything... Fast phone.. lots of apps, and decent prices for the apps i have purchased so far... when i went to get my Simm card, the Telus guy said that i got the phone for 365$ cheaper than he could buy it for.
- salserin2009May 10, 2012by
is excellent product
I highly recommend the product as it is very easy to use in the system Android, one of the most commercial systems market, with its tidy menu