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Android Phones
DROID 2 Global vs. DROID Pro

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December 1st, 2010

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Overview

Both are called DROID, both are on Verizon Wireless and both have international capability, so what’s so different about the Motorola DROID 2 Global and the Motorola DROID Pro? For a start, they look really different – the front face of the DROID 2 Global is nearly all display and the phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, while the DROID Pro has a smaller display with a built-in QWERTY keyboard on its face. Another significant difference is the newer, faster processor that powers the DROID 2 Global rings in at 1.2 GHz, the fastest processor now available in a cell phone. And there are many other differences between the two phones, so take a look at the chart below and the following text to see which DROID should be your companion.

DROID 2 Global Motorola DROID Pro
Motorola DROID 2 Global Motorola DROID Pro
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Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface Modified Google Experience

MotoBlur

Display 3.7″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 480 x 854 pixels 3.1″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global – World Phone Capable Yes Yes
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, dual LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; 720×480, 30 fps Yes; 720×480, 30 fps
Apps Android Market Android Market
Browser Webkit5 HTML Browser Webkit5 HTML Browser
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 24GB Total (8GB on-board, 8GB pre-installed microSD card) 2GB on-board, 2 GB pre-installed microSD card
Keyboard Slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY Physical QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
Battery 1420 mAh, up to 8.3 hours talk time; up to 230 hours standby 1420 mAh, up to 7 hours talk time; up to 320 hours standby
Processor 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 1 GHz TI OMAP 3620
Memory RAM:512MB RAM:512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 6.1 oz 4.73 oz
Dimensions 2.4″ x 4.6″ x 0.5″ 4.69 x 2.36 x 0.46

Key Differences

  • Display: Perhaps the most obvious difference between the Motorola DROID 2 Global and the DROID Pro is the screen sizes and resolutions. The DROID 2 Global has a 3.7-inch, 480 x 854-pixel LCD screen that has the highest resolution available on any Android phone. The DROID Pro has a 3.1-inch, 480 x 320-pixel LCD screen that allows room on the front of the phone for the QWERTY keyboard.
  • 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.
  • Display: Perhaps the most significant difference between the two devices are their displays. The DROID 2 Global (3.7″ TFT display, 480×854 pixels) has a significantly larger display than that of the DROID Pro (3.1″ TFT display, 480×320 pixels). As far as display resolution goes, the DROID 2 Global matches the current highest resolution available on any Android phone. While the added display real estate will undoubtedly provide a great movie watching and web browsing experience, the DROID 2 Global’s sizable display and slide-out keyboard also means that the DROID 2 Global is a significantly larger and heavier than the DROID Pro.
  • Keyboard:
    The DROID 2 Global has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard 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 dual LED flashes. Similarly, both record standard-definition DVD quality (720 x 480) video.
  • Battery life: Although the phones both have the same size battery, Motorola shows longer talk and standby times for the DROID 2 Global, as compared to the DROID Pro.

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  3. Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID 2 Global Manual
  4. Motorola DROID 2 vs. DROID Incredible by HTC

2 Responses to “DROID 2 Global vs. DROID Pro”

  • While both have physical qwerty keyboards, the Droid 2 Global allows typing the physical keyboard in landscape mode. The Droid Pro allows typing the physical keyboard in portrait mode. What this means is one-hand typing is possible in the Droid Pro but not in Droid 2 Global.

  • On the last point – from the chart it looks like the Droid 2 global has shorter standby time than the Droid Prod 230hrs vs 320hrs.

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