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Motorola DROID 2 Global vs. T-Mobile G2 Comparison

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December 3rd, 2010

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Overview

The Motorola DROID 2 Global for Verizon Wireless has a 3.7-inch display, sliding keyboard and internals built for speed. The same could be said for the T-Mobile G2 (built by HTC). There are many other similarities, including both run Android 2.2, the latest version of Google’s open operating system. So if these two phones are so alike, what sets them apart – besides the fact that the DROID 2 Global uses Verizon and the G2 uses T-Mobile?

Key Differences

  • Display: One difference between the Motorola DROID 2 Global and the T-Mobile G2 is the display resolution. Although both phones have 3.7-inch diagonal displays, the DROID 2 Global measures in at 480 x 854-pixels, while the G2 has a 480 x 800-pixel display. That gives the DROID 2 Global about 7 percent better screen resolution. Perhaps more significantly, the T-Mobile G2 can connect to T-Mobile’s high-speed (4G) HSPA+ network, while the DROID 2 Global uses Verizon’s standard (3G) network. Both can deliver data quickly, but the T-Mobile G2 has the potential to download data much more quickly than the DROID 2 Global.

  • DROID 2 Global T-Mobile G2
    Motorola DROID 2 Global T-Mobile G2
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    Carrier Verizon Wireless T-Mobile
    Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
    Interface Modified Google Experience

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    Display 3.7″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 480 x 854 pixels 3.7″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels
    Data Speed 3G 4G
    Global – World Phone Capable Yes 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 — Connect up to 5 devices Yes — Connect up to 5 devices
    Camera 5-megapixel, dual LED flash and auto-focus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
    Front-facing Camera No No
    Video Capture Yes; 720×480, 30 fps Yes; 720p HD
    Apps Android Market Android Market
    Music Player Yes Yes
    Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
    Storage Space 16GB Total (8GB on-board, 8GB pre-installed microSD card) 12GB Total (4GB on-board, 8 GB pre-installed microSD card)
    Keyboard Slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY Slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
    Battery 1,420 mAh, up to 8.3 hours talk time; up to 230 hours standby 1,300 mAh, up to 6.5 hours talk time
    Processor 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 1 GHz Snapdragon
    Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 512MB
    Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
    View Word Docs Yes Yes
    Weight 6.1 oz 6.5 oz
    Dimensions 2.4″ x 4.6″ x 0.5″ 4.7" x 2.4" x 0.6"

  • Operating system: Both devices are powered by Google’s Android 2.2 operating system, which is the latest version available. Android 2.2, combined with the fast processors in both phones, provides excellent touchscreen response and fast operation. Android 2.2 also offers full support for Adobe Flash content.
  • Keyboard:
    Both the DROID 2 Global and the T-Mobile G2 have slide-out QWERTY keyboards. that is larger and more finger-friendly than the DROID Pro’s keyboard. However, the DROID Pro packs both a display and keyboard into a smaller and lighter device than the DROID 2 Global.
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the DROID 2 Global offers a total of 16GB of storage space (8GB on-board, pre-installed 8GB microSD card), while DROID Pro has a total of 4GB of storage space (2GB on-board, pre-installed 2GB microSD card). Both devices can support up to a 32GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices are equipped with 5-megapixel cameras with autofocus and on-board LED flashes. The T-Mobile G2 can record 720p HD video, while the Motorola DROID 2 Global records video at 720 x 480 resolution (standard DVD quality).
  • Battery life: The Motorola DROID 2 Global has a larger battery and longer talk time than the T-Mobile G2.

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6 Responses to “Motorola DROID 2 Global vs. T-Mobile G2 Comparison”

  • iphone 5 calendar possible release
    May 29, 2011

    Will certainly there be any kind of up grade from the iphone4 to apple iphone 5 as soon as it comes out?
    I am searching for if an iphone4 owner will be able to update to the actual new iphone 5 when it will come out. I have got my apple iphone 4 since may of last year and i don’t want to pay $600 for the new iphone 5 when it comes out this summer.

    • Jeremy, Wirefly does not sell the iPhone, so I have no information about upgrades. We also have no idea when the next iPhone will be available.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Jodeci Williams
    February 5, 2011

    The G2 also only has one LED flash, but is brighter than the dual on the droid… G2 also doesn’t have sense, its vanilla android, the Desire Z (the unbranded version) has sense.

  • In the side-by-side comparison it shows the G2 as having a 1GHz processor but it’s only 800MHz. :P

    • Only 800mhz? Somebody should have told my G2 that, my G2 runs at 1.5ghz easy with no hardware changes. For comparison, you should mention that the moment, the hacking/development community is very active for the G2, lots of ROM choices and such, while there’s only 1 decent ROM for the Droid2Global and it still needs work. I’m considering leaving my G2 for the D2G because I hate T-Mobile but I love my G2. Decisions decisions.

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