The great battle of the Droid X versus the New iPhone 4 amounts to a battle of epic scale. Pitting the two most popular smartphones in the world against each other in a one on one tech versus tech battle would surely produce a clear cut and technology defining winner, right? So let’s see exactly how the battle shapes up:
Well for the iPhone, it’s all about AT&T, while the Droid X is found on Verizon. Who could possibly win in this battle? Well, unfortunately it is all about where you live. Some areas do well with both networks, and some do better with one versus the other. But even today seldom is there a serious reception problem in any major cities, or even minor ones for that matter. So this battle goes to: Neither, it’s a tie.
Size & Display
According to Apple the iPhone 4 comes in at 115mm tall, about 59mm wide, with a depth of close to 9mm, and a weight of 137 grams. The Droid X according to Motorola is 65.5 mm high, 127.5mm wide, and almost 10mm in depth. Seems like a close race, even to the non-metric crowd, but when you take screen size into consideration the 4.3″ screen on the Droid X, simply kills the 3.5″ display of the iPhone on shear size. Add in the 720p resolution and the Droid X wins the battle of size and display, but the iPhone looks great as well.
Well this is fairly straight forward, the iPhone 4 comes with a 5 mega pixel camera, and the Droid X comes with an 8 mega pixel camera. The winner would seem rather straight forward, but really, both cameras work pretty well and take great pictures and videos.
In fact, there are only two real major difference between the two phones is the number of apps that are available, with over 250,000 for the iPhone, and around 80,000 for the Droid X. The other difference is the ability to use the Droid X as a hotspot to connect other WiFi devices to the Internet. Other than that, both phones are blazing fast, have great displays, and yes they both have great cameras. The sound, while maybe a touch better on the iPhone, still seems pretty close. Not that each phone does not have drawbacks, and the iPhone seems to have several of those lately (antennae anyone?), but really they are both great pieces of technology at fairly reasonable prices.
What it really comes down to is personal preferences. Yes, the old ace in the hole. What is great for one person, another inevitably does not like, and vice versa. The best way to figure out which phone is better for you is to head out and try both of them before making a commitment. Me, which one do I like better, that’s easy, the HTC Evo 4G.