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Cell Phone Comparisons
HTC Evo 4G vs. Motorola DROID X

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September 24th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • User interface: Although both devices are powered by Android version 2.2, the Motorola DROID X is running a slightly modified version of the standard Google experience interface while the Evo 4G is running HTC’s custom Sense user interface. Motorola’s modified Google experience and HTC’s Sense differ in a number of ways, including the homescreen widgets available, appearance and some Android enhancements characteristic of each respective interface. The core functionality of Android remains the same on both devices, and the choice between the two interfaces is undoubtedly one of personal preference.
  • 4G: The HTC Evo 4G is the first phone on a U.S. network to boast 4G connectivity, making it capable of connecting to Sprint’s WiMax network (where available) and enabling the device to reach peak download speeds of over 10 Mbps and peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps. In areas without 4G connectivity, the Evo will still operate on Sprint’s 3G network.  The Motorola DROID X is limited to Verizon’s 3G network.
  • Display: Both the Motorola DROID X and HTC Evo 4G have a huge and gorgeous 4.3-inch LCD display that make them ideal mobile devices for movie-watching and web browsing. The DROID X has a 480 x 854 pixel display while the HTC Evo 4G has a slightly lower resolution 480 x 800 pixel display.  The difference in resolution, however, won’t be significantly noticeable.
  • Available storage space: The Motorola DROID X touts 8GB of on-board storage space and a pre-installed 16GB microSD card, making for 24GB of available storage space right out of the box.  The HTC Evo 4G offers 8GB by way of a pre-installed microSD card.  Both devices support up to a 32GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices have an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a bright dual LED flash, and both devices are capable of recording HD-quality video at 720P.  In addition to it’s 8-megapixel front-facing camera, however, the HTC Evo 4G also touts a front-facing camera for video chat.  The DROID X lacks a front-facing camera.
  • Battery life: Although battery life varies widely depending on any number of factors including signal strength, wireless settings, and phone settings, the DROID X will generally be able to achieve better battery life than the HTC Evo 4G — particularly if the Evo is connected to Sprint’s 4G network.

Side-By-Side Comparison

HTC Evo 4G Motorola DROID X
HTC EVO 4G DROID X by Motorola
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Carrier Sprint Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface HTC Sense Modified Google Experience
Display 4.3-inch LCD, 480 x 800 Pixels 4.3-inch LCD, 480 x 854 Pixels
Data Speed 3G/4G (WiMax) 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 Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash & autofocus 8-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera for video chat
Yes (1.3 megapixels) No
Video Capture HD; Up to 720p HD; Up to 720p
HD Output Yes Yes
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 8GB Total (8GB pre-installed microSD card) 24GB Total (8GB on-board, 16GB pre-installed microSD card)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 5 hours talk time; up to 146 hours standby Up to 8 hours talk time; up to 216 hours standby time
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 6 oz 5.47 oz
Dimensions 2.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.5″ 2.26″ x 5″ x 0.4″

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5 Responses to “HTC Evo 4G vs. Motorola DROID X”

  • dorothy blackmon
    September 28, 2010

    If i get the androd phone, can i have the same phone number? Will my bill be higher? How long will it take to get this phone? does it come in colors? I really prefer red.

    • Which phone are you asking about, Dorothy? Both the HTC EVO 4G and the Droid X are Android phones, and they work on two different networks: The EVO 4G is on Sprint and the Droid X is on Verizon. And do you have have a phone with a data plan? Depending on your carrier and current plan, your monthly plan might have a very different cost from you have now. You should be able to keep the same phone number, however.

  • Don’t forget that the Evo has a lot of tidy little features. Like the video chat option, the kick stand, ect..

  • Bill Milligan
    September 24, 2010

    The part about the EVO 4G not having a Micro SD card installed out of the box is DEAD WRONG! It comes with an 8GB Micro SD Card installed. That was SO WRONG for you to say that it does not have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hmmm… the chart above shows that the EVO 4G has an 8GB card installed.

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