Motorola Droid smartphone’s GSM version: Milestone

The Motorola Droid is a recently released Google Android based cellphone that hit the US markets and caused somewhat of a stir due to its impressive form and function. In this post we review its GSM version, the Motorola Milestone recently released in Europe that has not been turning as many heads so to speak. Below we shall be talking about the tech specs and why the Motorola Milestone is less exciting.

The fact that the Motorola Milestone cellphone is GSM/UMTS quad band based aside, there are many other minor changes from the Motorola Droid that make the Motorola Milestone a slightly less appealing product. First and foremost, the microSDHC card bundled with the Motorola Milestone is an 8 GB one whereas Droid users receive a 16 GB one. True the Motorola Milestone users get to experience multitouch browsing but this advantage is to be eroded shortly as Droid users will receive the same functionality as Motorola is scheduled to release an update in Q1 2010.

Another difference is the lack of Google Maps in the Milestone although some might take this as an improvement as Motorola have instead included a trial version of MOTONAV.

Individually considered however, the Motorola Milestone is an amazing device that has many great features included in its technical specifications including a 3.7″ TFT touch screen with a resolution of 480×854 and support for up to 16 million colors. The sliding QWERTY keyboard is highly functional although not spectacular and the d-pad at one side is very convenient for navigation if one wishes to avoid the touch screen.

The dual LED flash 5 Mega Pixel camera was not spectacular and will bring no serious challenge to a standalone digital camera. On the other hand the camera interface is quick to load with a fair amount of options for fiddling with picture brightness, quality, etc and speaking of which the resultant picture quality is very tolerable. More impressively, the video recording was very smooth and with 720 x 480 video capture at 24 frames per second, this feature is very handy and nothing to be scoffed at.

In conclusion, we can only say that the Motorola Milestone is a slightly inferior package as compared to the Motorola Droid. However regarded as a separate package altogether it is a very useful device and as competitive a smart phone as is available in the market today.

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  1. Rachhel says:

    The Motorola Droid is a recently released Google Android based cellphone. It has a The sliding QWERTY keyboard and 3.7″ TFT touch screen with a resolution of 480×854 and support for up to 16 million colors. I am preety interested to buy that one

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