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Motorola DROID 2 vs Motorola DROID X

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Calling quality has to go to the Motorola DROID X with its near flawless performance all around that makes conversations on the phone such a pleasant experience. Naturally, the earpieces on both handsets are able to emit an almost deafening loud tone, but there is just some static noise that can be heard on the DROID 2 – giving its counterpart the slight edge. Not only that, but we'd imagine that the noise canceling microphone on the DROID X supplements its performance over the DROID 2. When using the speakerphone, both were quite manageable in hearing voices, but the DROID 2 is able to pump out slightly louder tones, although they tend to sound somewhat strained when volume is placed to its maximum setting.

Motorola is known for producing handsets with stunning receptions seeing that they've been in the business of making radios for a long period of time. Neither handsets displayed any major fluctuations in signal strength or dropped any calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.
Fortunately, we managed to get at least a solid day of usage on both smartphones as we set them to automatic brightness. However, it seems like the DROID X just has a little bit more juice in its battery pack – which makes sense when it has a larger capacity battery. Regardless, they will provide ample time with normally usage, but expect them to drain faster if you're a heavy user.


Conclusion:

As we look back, both devices have their strengths and weaknesses, but we feel that the Motorola DROID X is the more compelling smartphone since it has additional curb appeal over its refreshed brother. In reality, it radiates that same aura that surrounded the original Motorola DROID – especially when it packs a substantial wow factor from a first glance. However, you still can't count out the DROID 2 since it's a pretty solution for heavy text messengers and users who demand a relatively compact handset.

It also has the slight advantage with the latest build of Android on board, but the DROID X isn't too far from receiving its serving of the same tasty dessert that will bring it to the same level – erasing any advantages with the DROID 2 in that arena. When they're priced equally on-contract at $199.99, it makes for one difficult decision when they're both regarded as premier offerings. In any case, you can't go wrong with either of them – perhaps because they are built from the inside out with plenty of love and dedication. Ultimately, they further a strong showing from Motorola as their DROID devices have become vigilant figures in the Android community.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Tyler Lane (unregistered)


In your video about 1 minute in, you state it the droid 2 ( and might have said the same about the X ) has a Snapdragon cpu, it actually has a TI Omap cpu . Other than that it the video has a great details etc.

posted on 27 Aug 2010, 23:47

2. gwk (unregistered)


Does Droid X feature removeable SIM cards so handy when traveling overseas?

posted on 29 Aug 2010, 20:40

3. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Uh, no. The DROID X is a CDMA only device, so there is no SIM card...

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 12:36

4. ummmokthen (unregistered)


This site is absolutely biased. Just look at there "Top" page on the left side. They dub the iPhone 1st in almost everything. This is why iphonearena sucks. Stop loving the iPhone for its signal issues. Dumbasses.

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 21:55

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


They personally didn't have an issue with the iphone4 when they reviewed it so why would they call out a problem they never had on the phone?

posted on 01 Sep 2010, 20:11

6. mastertoothpick (unregistered)


yeah ummm i personally think phonearena is biased to android phones, which im glad for. always finding new things to do with my phone

posted on 07 Sep 2010, 17:23

10. derp (unregistered)


who would have thought there would be 50 different ways to get force close errors and failed displays? go android!

posted on 03 Sep 2010, 18:20

7. jlums (unregistered)


When is the "X" getting Froyo? This is killing me....

posted on 05 Sep 2010, 16:04

8. whiteneoangel (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


I know how you feel xD hope it improves some features and fixes a few bugs...

posted on 07 Sep 2010, 17:22

9. derp (unregistered)


good luck with that. like any android update, for every bug it fixes, it causes 10 more.

posted on 23 Sep 2010, 01:22

11. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Fanboys suck^

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 02:47

12. Viva Musica (unregistered)


Hi, which phone, Droid X or Droid 2, takes photos and uploads to Facebook faster? That's the main reason I want to replace the Moto Devour I'm using (which was bought used as a replacement for the Moto Droid I dropped into a puddle at the ocean--and whose stunning pictures I miss).

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 13:45

13. Charlie (unregistered)


Thanks for this great comparison, which helped me chose the X. After reading this, my only hesitation was that the X didn't have good close-ups in the sample photos. But upon playing with it, I found that it has a "macro" mode you can turn on. with that turned on, it takes awesome closeups, much better than shown here.

posted on 23 Dec 2010, 10:50

14. nick (unregistered)


So, after all of that you didn't have even a slight preference? You're just going to say, yeah they are equal? Sounds like you needed to test them further to find a winner instead of just just coping out. Sorry, just disappointed in your conclusion.
nick

posted on 09 Apr 2011, 14:46

15. lindak (unregistered)


Thanks for helping me decide. I can't wait to get rid of my Motorol Devour and go with the Droid X. I was going back and forth between the 2 on the decision. The new differences are, Droid 2 is now global ready, where the Droid X isn't. And both have Froyo 2.2. They just reduced the price of the Droid X now that the HTC Thunderbolt came out. No 4G in my area, so it was an easy decision to save $100.

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