The original Motorola Droid was the first Android phone worth getting (sorry G1, we loved you, but it was). A little over two years and three reincarnations later, that familiar—or is it tired?—form-factor is back. Has the Droid 4 evolved enough to keep up with today's superphones?
Why It Matters
Because it's a Droid. Not a Droid Charge or Droid RAZR, but just a straight up Droid. The original Droid basically single-handedly pulled Motorola Mobility out of its tailspin. It was a flagship. Its pullout keyboard was flat and pretty lousy, but the whole thing felt like military hardware. And it was, like, cool. But that was November 2009. 2010 saw the Droid 2, which had a slight bump in specs, but was pretty forgettable. 2011 saw the Droid 3, which was bigger and had a better keyboard, but it failed to inspire people to actually want one. The Droid 4 is Motorola's answer to 2012.