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Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G

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Although they share a common number when it comes to their cameras, the 8-megapixel shooter in tow on the Motorola DROID X managed to edge out the HTC EVO 4G. In basically every condition we took photos, the Motorola DROID X was able to capture sharper looking images and lush colors. In good lighting conditions, you can visibly see the amount of detail and clarity in the photos captured by the DROID X whereas the HTC EVO 4G was slightly fuzzy with washed out colors – it had a slight look like they were over-exposed. In night time conditions without the flash, images on the HTC EVO 4G looked darker and extremely fuzzy. In pitch black conditions with the flash on, both handsets produced fuzzy looking photos – but the ones taken by the HTC EVO 4G came out looking more over-exposed.

Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
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Sample images taken with Motorola DROID X - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Sample images taken with Motorola DROID X - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Sample images taken with Motorola DROID X - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G

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Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
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Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
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Samples taken with HTC EVO 4G - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Samples taken with HTC EVO 4G - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G
Samples taken with HTC EVO 4G - Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G

Samples taken with HTC EVO 4G


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The performance outcome in the video recording department was an exact replica of what's seen with taking photos – the Motorola DROID X came out on top between the two. There is a noticeable jerky movement that can be seen with videos recorded on the HTC EVO 4G – which is attributed to its 20fps capture rate. On the other hand, 720p recordings on the Motorola DROID X were consistently smoother thanks to its better 24fps capture rate. Detail is definitely there for both handsets, but we tended to see the DROID X replicate colors more naturally than the EVO 4G. All in all, the Motorola DROID X's camera is superior in almost every way to the HTC EVO 4G's.

HTC EVO 4G sample video at 1280x720 pixels
Motorola DROID X sample video at 1280x720 pixels


Honestly, the music players on both handsets hardly focus on presentation as they both are on the same level. The HTC music player in use with the EVO 4G functions and presents itself in a similar manner as the stock music player featured on the DROID X. Speaker volumes are drastically different, despite being extremely powerful on both. On one side the HTC EVO 4G has somewhat of a sharp tune that can sound like it's straining on higher notes. While the Motorola DROID X does a better job by offering more full bodied tones that aptly accentuate what's playing.

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When you're packing the same exact sized displays, watching videos poses no problems thanks to the wealthy amount of real estate that your eyes can feast upon. There was no evidence of any slowdown or jerkiness when watching any of the videos we loaded onto the smartphones. As much as we love holding the phones in our hands to watch something, the HTC EVO 4G's kickstand can definitely prove to be a prized luxury as you're able to sit back and enjoy your movie without the worry of holding it in place.

Media buffs will surely find the DROID X's included 16GB microSD card to be plenty spacious in housing their content over the HTC EVO 4G's 8GB microSD card.

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