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Cell Phone Comparisons
DROID X vs. iPhone 4

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July 8th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • Operating system: The DROID X is an Android-powered device featuring an enhanced version of Google’s standard Google Experience user interface .  The Android platform offers a number of differences, and depending on personal opinion, enhancements when compared to the iPhone OS — perhaps most notably superior customization options and the ability to add widgets.  Many users, however, prefer the simplicity and minimalism of the powerful iPhone OS.  The latest version of the iPhone OS also offers multitasking, although the multitasking capabilities as compared to Android (a seasoned multitasker) are still somewhat limited.  Android users will also be quick to remind you of other Android advantages such a free turn-by-turn GPS directions, voice-to-text, the ability to install any application you wish without being limited to only approved apps, and more.  Certainly, the differences are many (and beyond the scope of this comparison), and the choice between the two popular operating systems is one of personal preference.
  • Display: The Apple iPhone 4 is equipped with a super-high resolution 3.5-inch display “Retina Display” that provides an impressive  640 x 960 pixels.  The DROID X  has a significantly larger 4.3-inch display.  Despite its impressive size, however, the DROID X’s display is not as high-res as the iPhone 4′s, and offers substantially less pixels per square inch.
  • Design: Because of its large display, the DROID X is a fairly sizable device. Although the DROID X is still fairly pocketable, the iPhone 4 is a significantly more compact device that will fit easily in any pocket or purse.
  • 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 the while the Apple iPhone 4 has either 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage space (depending on model purchased) with no support for expandable memory such as a microSD card.
  • Camera: The iPhone 4 is equipped with a great 5-megapixel on-board camera with autofocus, bright LED flash, and the ability to record HD video at 720P.  The DROID X features an 8-megapixel camera with ultra-bright dual LED flash, as well as autofocus and the ability to record HD video at 720P.
  • Mobile hotspot: The DROID X is equipped with mobile hotspot capabilities, allowing up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices to share the device’s 3G internet connection. The iPhone 4 does not offer mobile hotspot capabilities.
  • HDMI out: The DROID X provides a micro HDMI out port, allowing users to connect the device to an HD-enabled television or projector to view video and photos.

DROID X DROID Incredible by HTC
Motorola DROID X Apple iPhone 4
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Carrier Verizon Wireless AT&T
Operating System Android Apple iOS 4
Interface Modified Google Experience
Display 4.3″ TFT, 480 x 854 Pixels 3.5″ LCD, 640 x 960 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 No
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash, and auto-focus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No Yes; VGA
Video Capture Yes; HD 720P Yes (720P recording possibly coming soon)
Apps Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite No
Storage Space 24GB Total (8GB on-board, 16GB pre-installed microSD card) 16GB or 32GB (depending on model purchased)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 8 hours talk time; up to 220 hours standby Up to 6 hours talk time; up to 300 hours stnadby
Processor 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000 Apple A4
Memory RAM:512MB; ROM: 8GB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.47 oz 4.8 oz
Dimensions 2.26″ x 5″ x 0.4″ 2.31″ x 4.5″ x 0.37″

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2 Responses to “DROID X vs. iPhone 4”

  • Retsehc
    July 15, 2010

    No mention of the tiny “fuse” in the Droid X that will disable the device if a piece of software is loaded that the Droid does not like. Will turn it into a brick and must be repaired.

  • ashleyjaramillo
    July 8, 2010

    i must get the new droid x when they come out it a must call me or something i must get it asap

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