Motorola DROID X2 vs. Apple iPhone 4 – Review

by Jerry D on July 17, 2011

We pit the new-fangled Motorola DROID X2 against the veteran Apple iPhone 4 in a no-holds-barred technology duel. Punches below the belt are allowed. Biting is allowed. Head butting and eye-gouging positively encouraged. So who wins? Read on and find out…

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Stat-fight: Motorola DROID X2 vs. Apple iPhone 4

How do our fighters measure up To each other? The DROID X2 and the iPhone 4 measure 127.5 x 65.5 x 9.9mm and 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm respectively. The iPhone 4 is the thinner of the two handsets. It’s also the lightest – the DROID X2 weighs 155g, whereas the iPhone 4 is 18g lighter at 137g.

As for which phone has the best processor? This is where the iPhone 4 starts to show its age. The DROID X2 comes packing a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, while the iPhone 4 uses Apple’s single-core A4 processor, rated at 1GHz. There are rumours that the iPhone 5 will feature the dual-core A5 CPU, but for now the X2 has the speed advantage.

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Motorola DROID X2 VS Apple iPhone 4
Display 4.3-inch LCD 3.5-inch LCD
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels 640 x 960 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Apple A4
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo) iOS4
Storage Up to 40GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch-to-focus, dual LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 720p HD video capture 5.0 Megapixels with tap to focus video or still images, LED flash, geo-tagging, VGA and HD video recording (720p) up to 30fps
Front camera No Yes
4G No No
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A. 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with EDR
Size 65.5 x 127.5 x 9.9mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3mm
Weight 155g 137g
Talktime 8.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 220 hours 300 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, stereo FM radio (with RDS), digital compass, HDMI out (for 1080p mirroring) GPS/A-GPS, digital compass, 3-axis gyroscope

Analysis: Motorola DROID X2 vs. Apple iPhone 4


Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: iPhone 4 (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: DROID X2 (2-2)
Best Display: iPhone 4 (2-3)
Best Processor: DROID X2 (3-3)
Best Software: iPhone 4 (3-4)
Best Storage: DROID X2 (4-4)
Best Battery life: DROID X2 (5-4)
Best Extras: DROID X2 (6-4)

BPF Verdict: The Motorola DROID X2 wins!

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