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Sensors and buttons
Sensors and buttons

Like the HTC Droid Incredible and EVO 4G, Motorola's Droid X ships with an integrated 8 megapixel camera sensor and LED flash. It's actually the same sensor used in those phones, although it's not as sensitive as the sensor used in the iPhone 4. The Droid X takes better photos than the original Droid, but they aren't spectacular. The camera produces shots that are natural looking and good enough, particularly in daylight, to use in place of your point-and-shoot for Web photos.

The biggest and most welcome change is that Motorola has ditched the ubiquitous "capacitive" touchscreen buttons that have been an intermittent annoyance on some Android devices.

On the X, the row of buttons are the real, uncut deal, and they're perfect. There are actually two sets of rocker buttons -- the leftmost two are one rocker, the rightmost two are the other -- but you won't notice. They don't jut out a lot, and don't get pressed accidentally in the pocket.

Around the phone you've got the usual set of lock/power and volume buttons. You also get a micro-USB port for charging/data transfer, and a micro HDMI port for video output. That's only useful when watching videos or showing pictures -- you can't use it to turn your TV into a screen for your phone.

NEXT: Solid and grippy

Last updated July 27 2010: 2:43 PM ET
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