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Cell Phone Comparisons
Motorola DROID 2 vs. DROID X

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August 20th, 2010

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Overview

A number of key differences aside, the Motorola DROID 2 is in more ways than not the DROID X trapped in a different body.¬† Both devices tout the same speedy 1 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and Motorola’s slightly modified version of Android’s standard interface.¬† The DROID 2, however, rocks the latest update to Google’s Android operating system (Android 2.2 “Froyo”) right out of the box — although the X is expected to receive the same update in the coming months.¬† Other key differences between the two powerful smartphones¬† include display size, the presence of a physical QWERTY keyboard, storage space, and camera quality.

Key Differences

  • Operating system: Both devices are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The DROID 2, however, is powered by Android 2.2 while the DROID X is powered by Android 2.1 (although the X will receive an update to Android 2.2 in the next number of months).¬† Android 2.2 offers a faster user experience and a number of features including support for Adobe Flash 10.1.
  • Display: Perhaps the most significant difference between the two devices lies in the realm of display size.¬† The DROID X (4.3″ TFT display, 480×854 pixels) has a significantly larger display than that of the DROID 2 (3.7″ TFT display, 480×854 pixels). As far as display sizes go, the DROID X has among the biggest displays available on any smartphone on the market while the DROID 2 has a display size that lands in the middle of the spectrum.¬† While the added display real estate will undoubtedly provide a great movie watching and web browsing experience, the X’s sizable display also means that the X is a significantly larger and less portable device than the DROID 2.
  • Keyboard: While the DROID X offers a great virtual (on-screen) QWERTY keyboard, the DROID 2 provides a comfortable (and much-improved) slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard in addition to a virtual QWERTY.¬† Users preferring a physical keyboard may be easily swayed into choosing the DROID 2.
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the DROID X offers a total of 24GB of storage space (8GB on-board, pre-installed 16GB microSD card), while DROID 2 has a total of 16GB of storage space (8GB on-board, pre-installed 8GB microSD card). Both devices can support up to a 32GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices are equipped with great cameras with autofocus and on-board dual LED flashes. The DROID X has an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording video at 720P. The DROID 2 has a 5-megapixel camera, and while the device can still record great video, it is limited to DVD-quality video.¬† The difference in megapixels really only comes into play when printing large images.
  • Battery life: The DROID X and DROID 2 each boast relatively impressive battery life.¬† The DROID 2, however, will outlast the DROID X slightly in both talk time and standby time.

DROID X Motorola DROID 2
Motorola DROID X Motorola DROID 2
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Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.1 Android 2.2
Interface Modified Google Experience Modified Google Experience
Display 4.3″ TFT, 480 x 854 Pixels 3.7″ TFT, 480 x 854 Pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global Roaming No No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash, and auto-focus 5-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; HD 720P Yes; DVD-D1
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 24GB Total (8GB on-board, 16GB pre-installed microSD card) 16GB Total (8GB on-board, 8GB pre-installed microSD card)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Physical slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 8 hours talk time; up to 220 hours standby Up to 9.5 hours talk time; up to 315 hours standby
Processor 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000
Memory RAM:512MB; ROM: 8GB RAM:512MB; ROM: 8GB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.47 oz 5.96 oz
Dimensions 2.26″ x 5″ x 0.4″ 2.38″ x 4.58″ x 0.54″

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7 Responses to “Motorola DROID 2 vs. DROID X”

  • Droid X baby that big screen is so pretty i wanted evo but i got better price on droid X.Go Android!!!

  • Pete Thottam
    June 6, 2011

    Gave up my Blackberry after about 5 years of use. Went with the Droid 2 earlier this year. Outstanding phone and will probably upgrade to Droid 4 when it comes out early next year w/ LTE capabilities.

    Pete
    http://www.peterthottam.com

  • Great comparison on the two devices. I was gambling on the droid x, d2 and the iphone4. Initially i picked the droid x for its gorgeous display but after trying out the keyboard on the d2. It was clear thats the choice for me. Thanks

  • I couldn’t make up my mind on which phone to get. I started out with the Fascinate and took it back the following day. I just couldn’t handle the touch screen for texting. I have 2 friends who swore by the Droid X and I took a good look at it. I ended up buying the Droid 2 global and am very happy with it. It’s not to small or to big. The slideout keyboard is perfect for my needs. I’m happy!

  • nathan vo
    January 31, 2011

    Thanks for the comparison! I was having a hard time deciding. I guess with the mobile apps market today, I should opt for a bigger screen. Bigger is always better! Droid X.

  • thank you so much for your help. but i ended up choosing the droid x.

  • I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your insight of the comparison of the Droid 2 and Droid X. It was very informational and I ended up changing my order for the Droid X to the Droid 2. It seems to be more fitting to my needs.

    Thanks!

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