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Motorola Droid vs. HTC Droid Eris

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February 17th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • User interface: The HTC Droid Eris has HTC’s custom user interface called Sense built on top of Android, while the Droid has the standard Android interface.  HTC’s Sense interface offers a number of advanced customization options for the Droid Eris, including more home screens than the Droid, custom widgets, and the ability to change the layout and icons on the home screens depending on what the user is doing.
  • Power: The Motorola Droid has a faster processor and more RAM than the Droid Eris, making it a more powerful smartphone.  Particularly when multitasking, users of the Droid may notice a faster, smoother experience when compared to the Droid Eris.
  • Display: The Droid has a large and high resolution display (3.7-in., WVGA 480×85 pixels), while the HTC Droid Eris has a somewhat smaller, lower resolution display (3.2-inch, 320×480 pixels).
  • Keyboard: The Droid has a slide-out hardware QWERTY keyboard in addition to an on-screen virtual keyboard, while the Droid Eris has only an on-screen virtual keyboard. Those preferring a hardware keyboard may prefer the Droid.
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the Droid has 16GB (upgradeable to 32GB) of on-board storage space for music, video and more. The HTC Droid Eris is equipped with 8GB right out of the box (upgradeable to 16GB).
  • Size & Weight: Because of its lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard, the Droid Eris is somewhat smaller and lighter than the Droid.

Side-By-Side Comparison

Motorola Droid Motorola Droid Eris
Motorola Droid HTC Droid Eris
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Highlights
Interface Standard Android HTC Sense
Operating System Android Android
Display 3.7″, 480 x 854 Pixels 3.2″, 320 x 480 Pixels
Video Overview Watch Watch
Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming No No
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot No No
Mobility
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Productivity
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Entertainment
Camera Megapixels 5.0 5.0
Apps Android Market Android Market
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Features
Memory Capacity Up to 32GB microSD (16GB card pre-installed) Up to 16GB microSD (8GB card pre-installed)
Keyboard Physical & Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 6.0 oz 4.2 oz
Dimensions 2.4″ x 4.6″ x 0.5″ 2.19″ x 4.45″ x 0.6″
Cost
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $99.99 FREE

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