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Motorola DROID vs. HD2 – T-Mobile HTC HD2 [with video]

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March 29th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • Price: At the time of this comparison, the HD2 is a somewhat more expensive device than the Motorola DROID. Our prices are constantly changing, so be sure to keep checking back.
  • Operating System: The T-Mobile HTC HD2 is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC’s attractive Sense user interface built on top, while the Motorola DROID is an Android-powered device and uses the standard Android user interface known as the Google Experience. The many differences between the two operating systems and user interfaces are beyond the scope of this comparison, but both devices are powerful solutions for both work and play.
  • Keyboard: The Motorola DROID is equipped with a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides from the side of the device in addition to a virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard. The HD2 is limited to an on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard. Because of the HD2′s large display and sensitive touch screen, the HD2 boasts one of the best virtual QWERTY keyboards currently available.
  • Power: The Motorola DROID is a powerful Android device, and is a favorite choice among Android devices.  The HTC HD2, however, has a faster processor and more RAM than the DROID.  While users aren’t likely to notice a significant difference between the two devices in day-to-day operations, the HD2 will perform better when running memory-intensive applications and many applications simultaneously.
  • Display: The DROID has a large and high resolution display (3.7-in., WVGA 480×854 pixels), but when compared to other cell phones on the market, the HTC HD2 has a huge and vibrant 4.3-inch screen (480×800 pixels) that makes it a superior device for entertainment.
  • Size & Weight: Because the Motorola DROID has a physical QWERTY keyboard, it is a slightly thicker and heavier device. The HD2, however, is a taller and wider device because of its large display. Both device are perfectly pocketable, though.

Side-By-Side Comparison

Motorola DROID Motorola Devour
Motorola DROID HTC HD2
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Highlights
Interface Standard Google Experience HTC Sense
Operating System Android Windows Mobile
Screen Size 3.7″, 480 x 854 Pixels 4.3″, 480 x 800 Pixels
Video Overview - -
Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming No Yes
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 Windows Marketplace
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Features
Memory Capacity Up to 32GB microSD (16GB card pre-installed) Up to 32GB microSD (16GB card pre-installed)
Keyboard Virtual & Physical QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 6.0 oz 5.54 oz
Dimensions 2.4″ x 4.6″ x 0.5″ 2.64″ x 4.8″ x 0.43″
Cost
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $19.99 $99.99

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4 Responses to “Motorola DROID vs. HD2 – T-Mobile HTC HD2 [with video]”

  • Rich Harrison
    April 26, 2010

    I am long-time WinMo user that would love to get the HTC HD2, but would consider Android (Droid Incredible or Moto DROID)as i am currently with Verizon Wireless. Big concern is outlook support in Android versus the outlook support that comes with WinMo. Am a heavy outlook user via exchange server at work. Helpful comments comparing would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Andy Leffler
      June 11, 2010

      Rich,
      MS Exchange email support works fine on any Android OS after 1.6, current phones ship with ver. 2.1 so you should be good to go with the Droid. There are better phones out there though but you will pay more. Try it and see.

      Andy

    • J. BUSBY
      June 28, 2010

      I HAVE THE HTC HD2 AND IT FREEZES UP … TWICE IN THE LAST 10 DAYS !…THE SCREEN IS SOLID AND NO MATTER IF I PUSH ALL THE BUTTONS OR HOLD THE OFF BUTTON DOWN IT’S DORMENT !…..
      I HAD TO TAKE THE BATTERY OUT TO RE-BOOT IT !…….JB

      • Carla hill
        October 31, 2010

        my HtC has been a nightmare or bugs and T-mobilie just keeps giving new repairs .

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