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Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2

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Despite the fact that they’re sporting the same sized 8-megapixel auto-focus cameras, their qualities are vastly different from one another with the DROID X2 producing the better looking shots overall. Clearly, the DROID X2 produces sharper fine details and accurate looking colors with its results – thus, making it the more favorable between the two. Without question, the drab and bleak looking color production seen with the DROID 3’s shots absolutely stick out like a sore thumb more than anything else. Peering quickly at some of the samples we took, it’s obvious that the DROID X2 is the clear winner in almost every way imaginable! In fact, there is no competition in this category whatsoever!

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Camera interface of the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Camera interface of the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Camera interface of the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2

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Camera interface of the Motorola DROID X2 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
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Even though the DROID 3 is able to shoot higher resolution 1080p videos, we still find the 720p capture of the DROID X2 far more appealing with its overall quality. Granted that the two are able to shoot at the smooth rate of 30 frames per second, we continue to be irritated by the DROID 3’s offset color production, which can sometimes make videos appear to be in black and white. Needless to say, we don’t have any qualms with the DROID X2 since it is able to capture our attention more with its average details and prominent colors. Fortunately, audio recording is clear and distinguishable on both devices, but nevertheless, the results with the DROID 3 is entirely distracting.

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Watching the same movie trailer encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, they’re able to offer us a gratifying experience with their plentiful details and iridescent looking colors. Also, it helps that their playback rates are consistently smooth with no evidence of any slowdown or lag to muddy the experience. Sure we find a larger display with the DROID X2, but it’s not substantially enough to make it any more appealing than the DROID 3’s offering.

In total, we find 16GB of total storage available with both devices, but the DROID X2 breaks it down in half with an 8GB microSD card and 8GB of internal memory – whereas the DROID 3 packs 16GB of internal memory that allows it to keep its microSD card slot open.


Software:

In addition to the usual set of Google apps preloaded with most Android powered smartphones, we find many common third party apps with both handsets – like Amazon Kindle, Blockbuster, City ID, Lets Golf 2, NFL Mobile, Quickoffice, Skype, Slacker, and the usual trove of Verizon apps. However, it’s quite apparent that the Motorola DROID 3 is more equipped to handle the needs of business or enterprise users with apps like Citrix, GoToMeeting, and MOTOPRINT.

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Apps on the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Apps on the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Apps on the Motorola DROID 3 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2

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Apps on the Motorola DROID X2 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Apps on the Motorola DROID X2 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2
Apps on the Motorola DROID X2 - Motorola DROID 3 vs Motorola DROID X2


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