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Android Phones
DROID Pro vs. DROID X

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November 19th, 2010

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Overview

While they share a common brand name, that’s about where the similarities to start to wane between the newly released DROID Pro and the DROID X. Both are made by Motorola, but aimed two diferent types of users. The Pro’s resemblance to a BlackBerry is not accident. This phone is intended to convert Blackberry users and lure BlackBerry users who were on the fence about moving to an Android phone. The fast processing speed, light weight, Android app potential and enhanced security of the DROID Pro make it an appealing alternative for BlackBerry lovers. The DROID X stands in contrast as an "iPhone killer" with a big, bold and beatiful 4.3" capacitive touch-screen display with 480×854 resolution. It’s a multimedia machine, 24 GB of storage space, with powerful speed and a smooth touchscreen keyboard.

Key Differences

  • Global Capable: The Motorola DROID Pro is a global capable phone, meaning you can make and receive calls in more than 200 countries. The DROID X is pretty much landlocked to the United States.
  • DROID X Motorola DROID 2
    Motorola DROID X Motorola DROID Pro
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    Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
    Operating System Android 2.1 Android 2.2
    Interface Modified Google Experience

    MotoBlur

    Display 4.3″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 480 x 854 pixels 3.1″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels
    Data Speed 3G 3G
    Global No World Phone Capable — Make and Receive Calls In Over 200 Countries Around The World
    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 8-megapixel, dual LED flash, and auto-focus 5-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
    Front-facing Camera No No
    Video Capture Yes; HD 720P Yes; 720×480, 30 fps
    Apps Android Market Android Market
    Browser   Webkit5 HTML Browser
    Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite Adobe Flash 10.1
    Storage Space 24GB Total (8GB on-board, 16GB pre-installed microSD card) 3GB total (1 GB on-board, 2 GB microSD card installed – max. 32 GB)
    Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Physical QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
    Battery Up to 8 hours talk time; up to 220 hours standby 1420 mah, Up to 7 hours talk time; up to 320 hours standby
    Processor 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000 1 GHz TI OMAP 3620
    Memory RAM:512MB; ROM: 8GB RAM:512MB; ROM: 2048 MB
    Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
    View Word Docs Yes Yes
    Weight 5.47 oz 4.73 oz
    Dimensions 2.26″ x 5″ x 0.4″ 4.69 x 2.36 x 0.46

  • Operating system: Both devices are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The DROID Pro, however, is powered by Android 2.2 while the DROID X is powered by Android 2.1 (although the X will receive an update to Android 2.2 in the next number of months). Android 2.2 offers a faster user experience and a number of features including support for Adobe Flash 10.1.
  • Display: Perhaps the most significant difference between the two devices lies in the realm of display size. The DROID X (4.3″ TFT display, 480×854 pixels) has a significantly larger display than that of the DROID Pro (3.1″ TFT display, 480×854 pixels). As far as display sizes go, the DROID X has among the biggest displays available on any smartphone on the market while the DROID Pro has a display size that lands in the lower middle of the spectrum. While the added display real estate will undoubtedly provide a great movie watching and web browsing experience, the X’s sizable display also means that the X is a significantly larger, heavier and less portable device than the DROID Pro.
  • Keyboard: While the DROID X offers a great virtual (on-screen) QWERTY keyboard, the DROID Pro provides a nice-sized physical QWERTY keyboard. Users preferring a physical keyboard will be easily swayed toward the DROID Pro.
  • 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 DROID Pro has a total of 3GB of storage space (1GB on-board, pre-installed 2GB microSD card). Both devices can support up to a 32GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices are equipped with great cameras with autofocus and on-board dual LED flashes. The DROID X has an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording video at 720P. The DROID Pro has a 5-megapixel camera and can record video at 720P.
  • Battery life: The DROID X and DROID Pro each boast relatively impressive battery life. The DROID Pro, however, will outlast the DROID X in standby time.

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One Response to “DROID Pro vs. DROID X”

  • jayme beabes
    April 13, 2011

    I have a question about the droid pro. Is it capable of ‘hiding’ incoming text messages and/or hide numerous incoming texts from a specific contact? Example: I get a text alert from the contact I wish to hide but when I look on the phone or even in my incoming text box, nothing will show up unless I type in a password or maybe th specific contact shows up in a different folder? Is the drouid pro capable of this?

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