Motorola DROID X vs. Apple iPhone 4

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 ...
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61 Comments

24. sgtslayer321

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

Actually the droid x is (854 by 480) not 800 by 480 just to be clear. For everyone that is hating on this review though, you should be glad that phonearena did one. I myself am a droid x man but will always be up for a comparison.

28. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

How much does Crapple pay you for these reviews?

50. cellstudent

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 21, 2009

Which is EXACTLY why I suggested you take a few side-by-side PHOTOGRAPHS of the keyboard and post them. Software screen captures do NOT represent the reality of the massive differences between these two keyboards. Let's try a little intellectual honesty here, shall we? Your keyboard comparisons here lie somewhere between "misleading" and "fabrication." Break out that little SLR and post some PHOTOS of the phones side-by-side on the same screen-capture scenes used in your comparison please- or even just a few freeze-frames from your review video where you compare the real keyboard sizes on the two devices, really.

58. Jayballr unregistered

Where did they find these guys to review phones. They dont know crap, how can you say the apple store has betterquality apps than android and that wins over android??? Android has just as good apps if not better, yeah apple has more but about 10,000 i calculator apps, and another 10,000 is soundboards. Oh and they didnt mention pretty much all of apple's apps you have to pay for. Pretty much most of android apps are free, and thats a fact. Android wins in the app game! Oh apple has no widgets.. boring with no widgets.

16. becazican unregistered

I only visit this site for giggles never a fair review, they havent mention any of the issues that iphone is having, plus the consumer reports slammed this phone. the network is terrible. I am not a lover of verizon but you have to take their quality of service into account when you are comparing phones that are exclusive to these networks. I cant believe this site even gets advertising from anyone but apple or at&t. what a joke

49. omgoshphones305

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

word...the concept of a "fair review" is about as equal as to the theory that we come from mars, as always blogs, forums, twitter, facebook, myspace, linked in, will always be the ultimate time wasters of people express their hatred of carriers/companies, and at the end of the day, they still take the mighty dollar from your pocket, unless of course you dont' ant to upset zeu's half distant god brother steve jobs who obviously has the power to make people "love iphone or die!" and just to referene the comment of apple's goal to be innovative, i do have to admit that yes the iphone did change the way we look at smartphones, and the company does strive to be innovative and fake rebel way, but at the same time, a company is still just a company...everything from the screen to the antenna is outsourced..american apple (pie) is about as equal as chinese/japanese/taiwenese/korean/indonesian/ wontons... but that's just my opinion

17. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

also im pretty positive that the positive that thte processor is a 3640 not a 3630

25. sgtslayer321

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

wrong

29. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

dont be an ass I corrected it

22. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

nevermind its a modified 3630. they modified the structure to allow for 1 ghz clocking. Apparently the reason they didn't do a 3640 was that the 3630 handles memory much faster. oh well its still sporting a processor that can mostly match the Samsung custom hummingbird processor.

23. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

and tops everything else easily

26. sgtslayer321

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

hell yeah

31. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

The iPhone is called a phone because....? It doesn't seem like it works very well as a phone. You need duck tape, gloves, or a case to keep a solid connection and even with that the phone has bad call quality. iPhone+AT&T=FAIL Droid X FTW Now on an honest note, I wouldn't mind seeing an iPod version of the iPhone 4. I have an iPod Touch and as an iPod it's cool, but I wouldn't have an iPhone.

32. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

same here lol

35. TonyTippins

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

I compare the iPhone to a Ferrari... Ferrari's have their faults.. But it's a absolutely fabulous car!!! A toyota Matiz on the other hand doesn't have any faults.. But it's still shit… and you'd feel a prat owning one.. … I think you see what I'm saying here... Hugs, Tony

42. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

haha you wish! think of as a ferrari vs a F1 Mclaren. we all know that ferrari's look better, but wich one serves the purpose of an exotic sports car better?? Mclaren is FASTER, and droid is BETTER! ...I think you see what I'm saying here...

43. TonyTippins

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

but Ferrari is a classic.. Mclaren is a plastic copy which dreams of being a Ferrari... and most importantly has 1% of the class.. .. i thin you see what i'm saying here.. again..

41. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

i personally think that the screen size for the X surpasses the resolution of the iPhone. would you rather have a 1080p 15in tv or a 720p 30in tv!? thats just how i look at it

44. istariphoenix

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

It's amazing how badly iPhone 4 sucks. Apple Fanboys will defend it until the end of time however. I will freely note first off that I have the 3GS, and I bought the 4. I returned it and went back to my current 3GS. It was that bad. It's hilarious to me what Apple fanboys are saying in forums and blogs all across the web, defending this thing like it's some sacred gem, pretending all its issues don't even exist. Ridiculous. Check out the video I made on YouTube about "An Apple Fanboy's take on Life...". It's athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPcQ-cYg8iA

46. haterproof12

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Fukk al yall who thnk dha iphone 4 ihz betta den dha droid X, wow yhuu kcann via chat, bt iht aint gonna work wit every fone, yhuu need an iphone 4 to via chat, soo fukk off nn go sumwer else kcuz i hav dha droid X, nn mah aunt has dha iphone 4, nn mah fone work betta, everytin dey sed, iht aint all tru!!! Soo go fukk wit anotha fone, nt dha droid, shit!!!!!

47. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

and this is why apple fanboys think we're all stupid. good job retard

48. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Barring the flaws of these phones it was a decent review. Maybe an update to include the reception issues, which aren't a huge problem, just hyped, and the droids screen issues, which again not a huge issue, but probably won't get hype, would be prudent. I don't live in am area where I get bad AT&T service. My bars are always high and even when I death grip my phone I don't drop calls and my data rates stay at a high 3.4 mb/s, so I don't see that being an issue. I haven't ran into any other problems(I.e. Yellow spots that haven't been sighted in weeks, or proximity sensor problems). A Defective screen however should be a major problem on a device where the screen is it's largest selling point. Just my opinion however. That being said, I played with a droid x and effin love it. Call me an apple fanboy if u wish but I actually like both platforms and also own an N-1 running froyo. The droid x seems snappier in some areas than the n1 but froyo really adds a lot of pep. If the x had froyo it would be a beast. However after owning both platforms I still give the iPhone the edge. Yeah call quality isn't the best. And I know that just because I don't have reception problems doesn't mean they don't exist, but it seems to me a better experience. Easier syncing(even with ctrl p for android) better media player, better browser, better cam. But man every day I wish for widgets and better notifications. I do wish apple would wisen up to that. Well I'm done. Wonder how much hate I'll receive for this post :-)

51. Tharny

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2010

iphone kills droid. Droid sucks verizon keeps making commercials that criticizes the iphone but yet iphone is still getting better sales. Droid is pathetic

52. ewatchu unregistered

waste of your llife to comment about a stupid phone , you are ALL just cows the are milked for money nobody care but about how to get your money and you are arguing about which company should milk you. haha ATT is gsm and Verizon is CDMA -- big differences in reception technology.

56. Bucks unregistered

You are absolutely right there. I would take a gsm razr over a CDMA droid.

60. N/A unregistered

That's because your a I phone ATT fanboy, and have never experienced the CDMA Droid X, and it ROCKS! ATT can kiss my @$$ and so can mac.

61. Switch unregistered

yeah! I had the Iphone and have now gone Droid X and will never go back to that restrictive phone. I'm not saying it's not a good phone it's just not a DOES phone and everything cost $$$. Android has hundreds of free apps that are useful and fun and did i mention free??

55. Chapm83 unregistered

Actually if you look at droid sales vs. Iphone sales....http://gcn.com/articles/2010/08/16/numerator-smart-phone-android.aspx... Or...http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/android-overtakes-global-iphone-sales-50000335/ So actually IPhone worldwide isnt doing IIISSSHHHHH

57. Anonymous2 unregistered

I think you forgot a little important detail: COST OF OWNERSHIP. You get unlimited data with the base droid plan and more texts, but you get a mere 200 MB with the Iphone. For the base plans, the droid x has a far better value. However, with the best plans, the Iphone 4 is a little bit cheaper that the droid x.

59. hateftotti unregistered

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