Motorola DROID X vs. Apple iPhone 4
We commended the original DROID for performing valiantly in calling quality, but thankfully, the performance on the DROID X doesn't disappoint either. Voices were crystal clear and extremely audible thanks to its versatile and powerful speaker that enables even the lowest toned voices to become exquisitely noticeable. We can't say the same with the iPhone 4 due mostly to some background and static noise which can become somewhat of a nuisance for some. Nevertheless, it's not to the point where you can't make out conversations, but there's no arguing that the Motorola DROID X just made the calling experience such a joy. At the same time, the same can be said about the speaker phone performance on the DROID X as it was stronger than the iPhone 4.
During our time testing out both handsets, we consistently found the DROID X to have a solid connection to the network over the iPhone 4. At certain times, we would see bars on the iPhone 4 fluctuate while surfing the web – which is somewhat disheartening when you're trying to do something.
Naturally one can always get the most optimal battery usage by fine tuning their handsets – like setting the brightness of the display to its lowest or having the handset check for email every few hours. As we set both handsets to the middle brightness setting, we used them normally and didn't modify anything else. The iPhone 4 ever so slightly edged out the Motorola DROID X during our simultaneous testing, but we were still nonetheless impressed with the DROID X as it was able to last a solid day before requiring a recharge. Again, it could have gotten more out of it by constantly monitoring certain features like GPS, running applications in the background, and push email.
Presently, there are plenty of devices out there that attempt to challenge the iPhone 4 in the smartphone market. Yet, we continue to see a common theme with each comparison we do with Apple's venerable handset – it proves to be a well rounded device that doesn't skimp out on performance. To the iPhone 4's credit, it continually rises to the occasion and beats out handsets in the camera department – even though others employ higher megapixel cameras. It's by far the easiest phone to learn at a first glance which is embedded deeply in the foundations that were present from its humble beginnings. Despite lacking a depth of personalization, iOS 4 slowly compliments the handset's user interface experience as it continuously showcases its overall responsiveness and intuitiveness. Plus, it's one of the few existing handsets out there that offer a decent video calling experience with FaceTime which will hopefully one day break free from Wi-Fi only usage. All in all, there is an aura that radiates outward from every nook and cranny that still manages to enthrall consumers out there.
Just like the original Motorola DROID, the DROID X is presented as one of the smartphones to challenge the might of Apple's iPhone by attacking some key areas where the iPhone has been unable to capture. From a design standpoint, we have to give credit to Motorola for being able to craft a sleek looking handset that doesn't necessarily feel like a juggernaut when it comes down to sheer size. Naturally it relies on its sheer display to attract consumers seeing that it's the sole differentiator from a first glance. However, we're content with its performance under the hood as it includes a myriad of respectable hardware that enables it to stand toe-to-toe with other contemporary offerings. Being powered by Android has its clear advantages and the DROID X tastefully manages to pretty it up with its own customized experience. However, this isn't the first encounter we've had with a monster sized Android handset. By no means should this be overlooked by Verizon customers, or any Android users as a matter of fact, but the Motorola DROID X is yet another healthy offering that substantiates Android's growing popularity among people.
As most of the cases (but particularly in this one), which handset will better suit you depends entirely on your specific needs and preferences.
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