Verizon Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA iPhone4) vs Motorola Droid X
The CDMA iPhone 4 is the latest introduction to verizon’s phone list. This Apple iPhone 4 is designed to run on Verizon’s CDMA network. The design and features are almost similar to AT&T iPhone 4 model, except for few features such as mobile hotspot. The main difference is in the network support only. With the introduction of this device in addition to the GSM handset being marketed by AT&T, Apple has a strong footing in the 3G iPhone market in US. On the other hand the Motorola Droid X is another device that runs on Verizon’s CDMA network that boasts a huge 4.3-inch high resolution touch screen, 8-megapixel camera with HD camcorder, HDMI output, and mobile hot spot. Of course both the devices have certain features very unique to them.
CDMA iPhone 4
CDMA iPhone 4 has slight differences to its earlier GSM edition, the major difference being in the access technology used. AT&T uses UMTS 3G technology whereas Verizon is using CDMA Technology. This phone will run on Verizon’s CDMA network. The additional feature in the CDMA iPhone 4 is the mobile hotspot capability, where you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The iPhone 4 boasts about its 3.5″ LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling. The remarkable feature of the iPhone devices is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. The next upgrade iOS 4.3 already at test level and going through its new features, it will be big boost to iPhones.
To overcome the critisicm of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.
Motorola Droid X
The candy bar Motorola Droid X boasts about its large 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen with 854×480 resolution at 16:9 aspect ratio, 8-megapixel camera with HD camcorder, dual LED flash with image editing tools, 8GB on board memory and 16GB microSD pre-installed, HDMI output, DLNA support and Wi-Fi hot spot that can connect up to five other devices. However the front camera is a missing feature in this device. It runs the Android 2.1 operating system, which is upgradeable to 2.2 with a revised version of Motoblur. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will be made available with the software upgrade to give a full browsing experience. The device support Wi-Fi 802.11n for speeder connectivity.
The user interface is attractive with nine customizable home screens and the size of the widgets can be adjusted to give a clean look for the home screen.
You can separately buy the multimedia station and car Mount for DROID X for hands free entertainment.
The combination of a large high resolution screen, access to Android market and HDMI or the speedier Wi-Fi connection (802.11n) with the phone as the mobile hotspot makes your place a real multimedia environment. You can place the phone on a multimedia station and enjoy while on move or connect to HDTV through either Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or HDMI and enjoy on the big screen.
Comparison of CDMA Apple iPhone 4 and Motorola Droid X
|Spec||CDMA iPhone 4||Motorola Droid X|
|Display||3.5″ capacitive touch screen Retina display, light sensor
multiple language and characters support simultaneously
|4.3″ capacitive touch screen, TFT WVGA display, light responsive|
|Resolution||960×640 pixels||854×480 pixels|
|Dimension||4.5″x2.31″x0.37″ (115.2×58.6×9.3mm)||5″x2.6″x0.4″ (127.5×65.5×9.9mm)|
|Design||Candy bar, front and back glass panel with oleophobic coating placed in to a stainless steel frame||Candy bar; a standard virtual keyboard and Swype|
|Weight||137g (4.8 oz)||155g (5.47 oz)|
|Operating System||Apple iOS 4.2.1||Android 2.1 (promised upgrade to 2.2) with Motoblur|
|Browser||Safari||HTML WebKit browser|
|Processor||1GHz Apple A4 processor||1GHz TI OMAP processor|
|Storage Internal||16 or 32GB flash drive||8GB onboard + 16GB microSD pre-installed|
|External||No||microSD card for Expansion up to 32GB|
|Camera||5MP with 720pHD video recording@30fps, LED flash and geotagging
Front Camera: 0.3 pixels
|8MP, dual LED flash, 720p HD video recording@24fps
Front Camera: No
|Adobe Flash||No||Available with the OS upgrade|
|GPS||A-GPS with Google Map and digital Compass||A-GPS, S-GPS with Google Maps and eCompass|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n, n at 2.4 GHz only||802.11n|
|Mobile hotspot||Connects up to 5 devices||Connects up to 5 devices|
|2.1 + EDR; No (no BT file trasfer support)
|2.1 + EDR; No
|Battery||1420mAh non-removeable Li-ion
Talktime (max): 7 hrs(3G), 14hrs(2G)
|1540mAh removable Li-ion
Talktime (max): 8 hrs
|Network support||CDMA 1X800/1900, CDMA EvDO rev.A||CDMA 1X800/1900, EvDO rev.A|
|Additional features||Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, double microphones
Find my iPhone
Apple Apps stores
iTunes Store account
|9 customizable home screens
proximity sensor, accelerometer
HDMI port-Type D
Fully integrated Google Mobile Services
Access to Android Market
Business Ready Apps