Operating system: Both devices are powered by Google's Android operating system. The Motorola DROID 2 has a slightly modified version of the standard Google Experience that adds a few nice enhancements, including a number of widgets such as a social networking and visual bookmarking widget. The Fascinate has version 3.0 of Samsung's custom user interface called TouchWiz. TouchWiz offers a number of advanced customization options and Samsung widgets for the Fascinate. Of course, the choice between the two interfaces all comes down to personal preference, and many users will likely prefer one interface over the other.
Keyboard: While the Fascinate offers a great virtual (on-screen) QWERTY keyboard, the DROID 2 provides a comfortable (and much-improved over its predecessor) 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.
Display: Both the DROID 2 and Fascinate have impressive displays that offer a great movie watching and web browsing experience. The Fascinate (4.0-inch SUPER AMOLED) has a slightly larger screen than the DROID 2 (3.7-inch AMOLED). The Fascinate’s display arguably offers slightly richer colors and a more vivid picture.
Camera: Both devices are equipped with great rear-facing 5-megapixel cameras with autofocus and LED flash for improved photos in low lighting. The Fascinate touts the ability to record HD-quality video at 720P. While the DROID 2 can still record great video, it is limited to DVD-quality video.
Design: Because of the presence of the slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola DROID 2 is a noticeable heavier and thicker device than the Fascinate. Both devices, however, are compact and will fit comfortably in most any pocket or purse.
Motorola DROID 2
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Android 2.1 (expected to get 2.2)
Samsung TouchWiz 3.0
Modified Google Experience
4" Super AMOLED, 480x800
3.7", 480 x 854 Pixels
5-megapixel, dual LED flash and auto-focus
5-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
Yes; HD 720P (30 fps)
Adobe Flash Support
Adobe Flash Lite
Adobe Flash 10.1
18GB Total (2GB on-board; 16GB microSD card pre-installed)
16GB Total (8GB on-board, 8GB pre-installed microSD card)
Physical slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
Up to 7 hours talk time; up to 312 hours standby
Up to 9.5 hours talk time; up to 315 hours standby
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