Motorola Droid X vs iPhone 4: Specs & Features Previewed; FIGHT!

June 24, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Droid X smartphone has been officially announced by Motorola and Verizon in the same month that the iPhone 4 reached the hands of the customer. Though the two are not very similar to each other, they are definitely worth comparing.

The Droid X runs on the Android 2.1 platform, which is a disappointment for users who expected Android 2.2 Froyo to be present in the device during launch. The iPhone 4, meanwhile, features Apple’s latest operating system, iOS4. Both the operating systems are very efficient and are in constant competition for better and higher number of apps and features.

The Droid X has the bigger screen of the two devices as its screen measure 4.3 inches as compared to the 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4. However, the iPhone 4 definitely leads for display quality due to its “Retina Display” technology that packs more pixels per inch. The iPhone 4 is also smaller and flatter than the Droid X which features a bump on its back.

But Droid X leads in the storage category owing to its 8 BG of built-in storage and a 16GB external memory card that can be replaced with a 32 GB card to increase the total memory to 40 GB. Though the iPhone 4 does come in two versions of 16 GB and 32 GB, they do not feature expandable memory.

Both the phones have an advantage over the other when it comes to their cameras. The Droid X has an 8 megapixel camera as opposed to the 5 megapixel camera on the iPhone 4. But the latter features a front facing camera for video chats as well, which is absent in the Droid X. The processors in both devices are also likely to perform equally well as the Droid X has been announced to possess a 1GHz OMAP processor. Though the actual processing speed for the Apple A4 processor on the iPhone 4 is not known yet, the A4 clocks 1GHz on Apple’s iPad.

However, the above comparison is being made on the basis of the specifications of both Droid X and iPhone 4. An actual comparison of performance and features can only be made after Droid X starts shipping on July 15.

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