Comparing two of the hottest smartphones available today seems a little on the difficult side. The Droid X and the Droid 2 both from Motorola share much more than their name. With the main differences between the two Droids being the slide out QWERTY keyboard on the Droid 2 and a slightly bigger screen on the Droid X. Even their price is identical, thanks in no small part to different promotions. But looking at the devices, and how they perform reveals a slight edge to the big brother the Droid X. Here is a closer look:
The Droid X has a 4.3″ screen versus a 3.7″ screen on the Droid 2. While the resolutions are close the Droid X supports up to 720p high definition compared to the 480p on the Droid 2. Both screens are easy to use and simple to navigate, but with a little more landscape the Droid X just seems a touch better.
The Droid 2 features a much better keyboard design than the original Droid, granted the slide out action can be a little fussy from time to time, but the slight dome of the keys on the Droid 2 allow for easy identification. Of course, the Droid X has no slide out keyboard, which means users are forced to use the touch screen for input. While not a total disadvantage some folks like the actual keyboard versus a virtual one.
The Droid X sports an 8 megapixel camera while the Droid 2 features a 5 megapixel camera. Obviously, this difference is enhanced with photo clarity, but it is also reflected in video quality. The Droid X can issue video in 720p high definition, while the Droid 2 is DVD quality at 480p. Granted not a huge difference on the small screen, but when the video is transferred to the big flat screen the difference becomes more apparent. Of course, it remains to be seen how many people are actually using their phones in this manner, yet.
From those two major standpoints the two smartphones are amazingly similar. The both perform double duty becoming Wi-Fi hotspots for up to five additional devices, and they both run on Android operating systems. While the Droid 2 runs Andriod 2.2, which is a noticeable upgrade, both phones feature the same apps and have virtually indistinguishable speed. The real difference lies in personal preference regarding the screen size, keyboard, and camera. They both feature the same access to a variety of Google tools, websites, and just about anything anyone would want to do with a smartphone. Oh, they both make great clear phone calls too.