Motorola Droid X vs Droid 2
Motorola Droid X and Droid 2 are currently the pick among Android smartphones available from Motorola. ‘Are you man enough for this phone’ was the tagline in brazenly masculine aggression showed by advertisements for Motorola Droid X. Supported by Verizon network in U.S., this smartphone by Motorola that runs on Google’s Android OS created a lot of buzz and a certain curiosity among the users. Buoyed by its unprecedented success and popularity, Motorola launched its successor Droid 2 with some new features later in 2010.
Motorola Droid X
Motorola Droid X does have a slim design and a display that is striking to say the least. But it is certainly not very stylish. If you feel a little let down on this count, do not worry as Droid X is loaded with features to win you over. Its HD video recording and play back are outstanding; it runs on Android 2.1 and is Adobe Flash Player 10.1 capable. What is striking is its 4.3” touchscreen making it one of the largest display smartphones in the market.
The screen is really responsive and works to the slightest of touches. The screen resolution is 854×480 pixels making it very bright indeed. Droid X has great multimedia features such as an 8megapixels camera that allows HD video capture, HDMI output and DLNA support. What is more, you can use this smartphone as a mobile hotspot.
Measuring 5”x2.6”x0.4” in dimensions and just 5.47 ounces, Droid is really small and light. It doesn’t feel bulky as it does not have a sliding keyboard. Droid X comes with an AC adapter, USB cable and 16GB micro SD card.
Motorola Droid 2
Droid 2 has a sleeker and smaller design and a much improved keyboard. It also boasts of a faster processor, has a RAM that is double of the original Droid, and like Droid X, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. Though it lacks some of the features of Droid X, it nevertheless is an upgraded version of the original Droid. Droid 2 has round and soft edges. The set measures 4.58”x2.38”x0.54”, and in comparison to Droid X, it feels smaller. However, it is a little more in weight at 5.96 ounces. The set gives a solid feel in hand and looks really high quality.
The highly capacitive touchscreen stands at 3.7” and gives a resolution of 854×480 pixels. Though the screen is not as large as Droid X, it is still large enough to give a very good display with sharp and vibrant colors. There is a slider keyboard that is full QWERTY. The D-pad, that was there in original Droid has been done away with, which proved really irritating to write on the keyboard. Droid 2 Adobe Flash Player 10.1 capable and the user can sync number of email accounts to the phone including Gmail, POP3, IMAP, and exchange as well as social networking sites.
• Comparing the two smartphones, we find that while Droid X runs on Android 2.1, Droid 2 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo which makes for a faster user experience.
• The most outstanding difference lies in display as Droid X boasts of a very large 4.3” touchscreen, while Droid 2 has only a 3.7” screen.
• Droid X has a virtual QWERTY keyboard, while Droid 2 has a full sliding QWERTY keyboard that is physical.
• Droid X has an 8megapixel camera while Droid 2 has a 5megapixel camera.