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Motorola DROID X2 vs. Motorola DROID X Comparison

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May 17th, 2011


Since its introduction about a year ago, the Motorola DROID X has been a highly popular phone for Verizon Wireless. Combining a large (4.3-inch) screen with strong performance and Android 2.2, the DROID X slotted into Verizon’s desirable DROID line like a lightsaber in the hands of a Jedi master. Or something like that. Still competitive today, the DROID X is about to joined by a new, more powerful sibling: the Motorola DROID X2.

The DROID X2 takes everything good about the DROID X and turbocharges it. If you liked the 1 GHz processor in the DROID X, you’re going to be ecstatic with the dual-core 1 GHz processor in the DROID X2. If you liked the big LCD display on the DROID X, the new version has considerably more resolution for an even sharper display. Clearly, the Motorola DROID X2 is a step forward in Android phone technology – so how does it compare side-by-side with the Motorola DROID X?

Motorola DROID X Motorola DROID X2  
Motorola DROID X Motorola DROID X2
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Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface MotoBlur


Display 4.3″ TFT LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 4.3″ TFT LCD, 540 x 960 pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot Yes – optional Yes – optional
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus 8-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 720p HD
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.2
Storage Space 8GB onboard; 2GB microSD card pre-installed 8GB onboard, 8GB microSD card pre-installed
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,540 mAh, lithium-ion 1,540 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Single-core 1GHz processor Dual-core 1GHz processor
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: Not yet known
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.5 oz 5.5 oz
Dimensions 5″ x 2.6 ” x 0.4″ 5″ x 2.6″ x 0.4″

Key Differences

  • Display: The Motorola DROID X has a 4.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Motorola DROID X2 has a screen of the same size with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. This higher resolution is sometimes referred to as qHD. Using an optional HDMI cable, the DROID X2 can “mirror” its display on a big-screen TV, giving you a really big screen for web surfing and e-mail.
  • Operating system: Both the Motorola DROID X and DROID X2 use Android 2.2, a fast and stable operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: The Motorola DROID X2 features a dual-core 1GHz processor, but its complement of processor RAM is not yet known. The Motorola DROID X has a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of processor RAM.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola DROID X and DROID X2 have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: The Motorola DROID X2 will ship with 8GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 8GB microSD card. The Motorola DROID X ships with 8GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 2GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both the Motorola DROID X and DROID X2 have 8-megapixel still-image cameras and the ability to shoot 720p HD video. The DROID X2, with its more powerful processor, can cycle from one photo to the next considerably faster than the DROID X.
  • Battery life: Both the Motorola DROID X and the DROID X2 will have 1,540 mAh lithium-ion batteries that are replaceable by the user.


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19 Responses to “Motorola DROID X2 vs. Motorola DROID X Comparison”

  • Bob @ Wirefly, I know this article is fairly old, but I’ve finally had reached that point where the Droid X is failing to keep up. I’ve considered buying a refurb X2 because I like my car dock and want a better phone that will fit my current accessories. Will I notice a difference in app performance and switching between apps? Did Motorola make any other Droids that can use the Droid X and X2 accessories? Thanks.

  • jklolhmi
    June 3, 2012

    Why is the droid x’s screen white and the droidx2′s screen black?

    • Hi jklolhmi,
      The screens that you see are just images. The X’s screen shows the background while the X2′s is showing the start-up screen.
      -Scott at Wirefly

  • Bill Shuren
    August 17, 2011

    I have the droid x running on android 2.3 gingerbread…when i took it to the verizon store to compare the droid x to the droid x2 speeds the droid x pretty won many of the download and web page upload comparisons (like youtube videos)… Im guessing that its because the x2 runs on android 2.2 …But i have to say gingerbread has given me so many problems with my texting…the phone freezes not and i constantly have to change my keyboard settings…I have already done a rest on the phone which worked for a short time but it is getting rediculous. I am contemplating just getting the x2 to finally be done with all these issues mainly because 4g has not hit here yet and in not due to for at least another year…what to do?

    • I don’t know if you qualify, but Wirefly has a great deal for the next 24 hours on the Motorola DROID X2. If you go to Wirefly’s YouTube channel and watch the promotion video, you can get a coupon code to receive $50 off the DROID X2. I don’t know if you qualify but it can’t hurt to use Wirefly’s Eligibility Checker to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade. That coupon code expires at noon on Thursday, Aug. 18, so you have to decide soon.

      FWIW, the DROID X2 is a nice phone. I particularly like the dual-core processor and 540 x 960 display… good stuff!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Single and dual core processor? What’s the difference?

    • Leroy, a dual-core processor is theoretically like having two processors in one. If the firmware is done properly, one of the “cores” can keep the phone connected in the background and running smoothly, while the second core can run an app (such as a game or web browsing). That way, the phone runs more smoothly and faster, making it seem more effortless to stay connected.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • hmiked
    July 31, 2011

    I am changing from Droidx to Droidx2? Will the x2 fit my desk dock and my car dock. Do they use the same battery?

    • hmiked, the Motorola DROID X and DROID X2 are exactly the same size and shape, including for the battery. So yes, you will be able to use your desk dock, car dock and swap the battery.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Hi,

    Do you happen to know if the X2 will take the same memory card that came with the X? My X broke down and is being replaced with the X2, and I would like to use the original memory card if possible, because I have no other way at the moment of saving the photos that are on the original SD Card.


    • EV, yes the memory card that fits in the Motorola DROID X will also fit in the DROID X2. It’s called a microSD card, and it is standard with most cell phones (including all the DROID brand phones on Verizon).

      Bob at Wirefly

  • louis
    May 30, 2011

    No real big changes worth getting a droid x2. They did not put a camera on the front. It was a waste of time if you ask me on the droid x2. If you are goin to make something better than before make more useful changes.

    • Louis, you are welcome to your opinion, of course. In my opinion, the DROID X2 has two huge advantages over the original DROID X: a significantly higher-resolution screen (540 x 960 vs. 480 x 800) and a dual-core processor vs. a single-core processor. There are other advantages as well, but those are two big ones. Only you can decide if that is significant for you, however.

      Bob at Wirefly

    • nyblossom
      July 10, 2011

      Does anyone know if the droidx2 “email/text typing” is different(improved) than the droidx. I have had the droidx for over a year and I’ll tell you I cant stand texting or emailing because of the way it appears on the screen. I am looking for a 4.3″ screen device but one that allows ease for text and email typing. If you use the droidx, I am certain you know what I mean.

      • Kelly, I don’t know what it is that you don’t like about texting/-email on the DROID X, but the DROID X2 has a good on-screen keyboard in my opinion. You can always change the on-screen keyboard — it’s not hard to do.

        In your Apps tray, touch “Settings” then touch “Language & Keyboard.” If you don’t have that specific choice, then look for one that might logically contain keyboard options. If you have the “Language & Keyboard” option, touch it and then touch “Touch Input.” This will give you choices for your keyboard. Touch “Keyboard Types” and experiment with the different kinds of keyboards to see which you prefer.

        Good luck!

        Bob at Wirefly

  • Unless something has changed, the Droid X ships with a 16 GB SD card, not 2 GB as stated. What’s notable here is that the DX2 is shipping with a smaller 8 GB card. Thanks for the comparison.

    • Yes, something has changed. Originally, the Motorola DROID X shipped with a 16GB memory card but that was changed to a 2GB card in the past few months.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Your display resolutions on your spec sheet are reversed.

    • Right you are, Tom… I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know!

      Bob at Wirefly

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