The smartphone industry is one of the fastest growing markets today. New products are constantly released promising superb quality call, innovative multimedia features and reliability of performance. Motorola and Apple are both powerful companies releasing two of the most popular smartphones nowadays; the Droid X and the iPhone 4. But which one makes the best choice?
Droid X features a massive 4.3′ widescreen display with a 854 by 480 screen analysis. The iPhone 4 on the other hand has a smaller screen (3.5′) but higher resolution (960 by 640) and better contrast ratio (800:1). Even though some may prefer the larger screen for watching movies and videos, gaming and web browsing, smaller screen means clearer images and more solid pixels. Moreover, the Retina display technology of iPhone 4 promises sharp images and ultra clear texts even when zooming. Additionally, Apple’s IPS technology eliminates blur and vague images at any viewing angle.
Apple’s powerful A4 chip (as in iPad) delivers the ultimate multimedia experience. Allowing users to enjoy innovative apps such as the iMovie video editing software, iBooks, iAds, gyroscope, FaceTime, advanced Mail app, folders, wallpapers, gaming and multitasking, the A4 chip boosts the smartphone experience. Moreover, battery time is increased due to power management increasing battery time up to 7 hours in 3G, 12 hours in 2G and 6 hours for multimedia apps.
But Motorola has not said its last word; even though it was initially planned to use the same processor as most Android phones (the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon) Motorola chooses to use again the known Texas Instruments (IT) OMAP chip. But with a crucial upgrade; this time, the TI OMAP chip is clocked at 1GHz making it a prevailing processor.
Here, the winner is by far the Droid X; featuring an 8MP primary camera, autofocus and a dual LED flash, it literally diminishes off the iPhone 4. And that because the iPhone 4 has a less powerful camera (5MP) on the back and only a single LED flash reducing significantly picture and video quality in low light time. Additionally, Droid X has a shutter button minimizing blurred images when trying to actually touch the screen to shoot a picture.
Nevertheless, iPhone 4 is the only one with two cameras; one on the back and a secondary one on the front for video conference.
Even though both devices use 3G connection, the Droid X is clearly the winner. And this, mostly due to Verizon as it unquestionably offers higher quality performance and reliability against iPhone 4’s AT&T’S. Droid X acts also as a WiFi hot spot like HTC EVO 4G tethering up to five different devices.
Droid X seems to wins this round too offering an 8GB internal memory and a 16GB microSD card preinstalled. And this only for $200. The iPhone 4 on the other hand, gives only a 16GB internal memory for the same amount and without the precious microSD card slot. Additionally, if someone wanted to upgrade the memory capacity, he would have to give $100 more to reach iPhone 4’s 32GB maximum storage, but with Droid X, he would have to get a pricier upgrade but boost its storage up to 40GB.
Overall, both devices have their advantages and disadvantages, each one winner on specific sectors. But at the end, you are the final judge. You get to choose what is ideal for you.