Motorola DROID X2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S – Review

by Jerry D on July 17, 2011

It’s Motorola against Samsung in this ding-dong smartphone battle as the new Motorola DROID X2 model faces off against the Samsung Galaxy S (an oldie but a goodie). Time for a big phone fight…

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Stat-fight: Motorola DROID X2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S

The DROID X2 features a touch-sensitive LCD display, 4.3 inches across with a quoted resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Jamming 518400 pixels into this qHD screen size gives the DROID X2 a pixel density of 256.047 pixels per inch (PPI).

At only 4.0 inches, the Galaxy S’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen has slightly less room. It boasts a poorer screen resolution too – 480 by 800 pixels. With 384000 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is lower at 233.25 pixels per inch.

Motorola has built a 8.0 Megapixel lens into the DROID X2 together with features such as autofocus, touch-to-focus, dual LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 720p HD video capture.

In comparison, the Galaxy S has a lower-spec camera – a 5.0 Megapixel model with a max resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels, plus autofocus, geo-tagging, touch to focus functionality, face and smile detection and HD video recording.

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Motorola DROID X2 VS Samsung Galaxy S
Display 4.3-inch LCD 4.0-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz ARM Cortex A8
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Storage Up to 40GB Up to 48GB
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 autofocus, geo-tagging, touch to focus functionality, face and smile detection and HD video recording
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 3.0 with A2DP
Size 65.5 x 127.5 x 9.9mm 64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm
Weight 155g 119g
Talktime 8.0 hours 6.5 hours
Standby 220 hours 576 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, stereo FM radio (with RDS), digital compass, HDMI out (for 1080p mirroring) Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS/A-GPS and a digital compass

Analysis: Motorola DROID X2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Galaxy S (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: DROID X2 (2-2)
Best Display: DROID X2 (3-2)
Best Processor: DROID X2 (4-2)
Best Software: DROID X2 (5-2)
Best Storage: Galaxy S (5-3)
Best Battery life: DROID X2 (6-3)
Best Extras: DROID X2 (7-3)

BPF Verdict: The Motorola DROID X2 wins!

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