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Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

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Interface & Functionality:

Thanks to their blazing fast processors, the platform experience is quite fluid and responsive enough to eliminate pretty much any remnants of wait or slowdown. Under the hood, the iPhone 4 is powered by an Apple A4 processor that’s believed to be beating at the clock speed of approximately 1GHz. But with the Motorola DROID 2 Global, it’s packing a speedy 1.2GHz TI OMAP3630 processor that provides enough horsepower to keep its animated platform running ever so smooth. From opening up apps to navigating between their home screens, everything seamlessly operates at a high rate of level with both handsets – thus keeping you productive in whatever you’re doing.

In the constant battle between Android and iOS, there are specific advantages found with both. When it comes to personalization, there’s no arguing that the customized version of MOTOBLUR running on top of Android 2.2 Froyo on the DROID 2 Global is the preferred choice. With things like its bountiful options of widgets and live wallpapers, it’s quite visually appealing with its presentation. Now what it lacks in visual flare, iOS on the iPhone 4 makes it up with its simplistic and straightforward platform experience. Between the two, you can literally pick up the iPhone 4 and quickly learn its ins and outs. However, there is going to be a slight learning curve with Android – which requires some adjustment for first time users, but once mastered, the possibilities and limitless.

The interface of the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
The interface of the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
The interface of the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

The interface of the Motorola DROID 2 Global offers big personalization options - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
The interface of the Motorola DROID 2 Global offers big personalization options - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
The interface of the Motorola DROID 2 Global offers big personalization options - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
The interface of the Motorola DROID 2 Global offers big personalization options - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

The interface of the Motorola DROID 2 Global offers big personalization options


Even to this day, Android as a whole blows iOS out of the water in terms of social network integration. With its social networking specific widgets on the DROID 2 Global, you can quickly read posts from friends or post a status message directly from the homescreen – rather than running a dedicated app. Still, don’t count out the iPhone 4 since its Facebook and Twitter apps are ingeniously well thought out over its Android counterparts, but in the end, the Motorola DROID 2 Global would be the preferred choice of social networking conscious individuals.

Social networking on the Motorola DROID 2 Global - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Social networking on the Motorola DROID 2 Global - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Social networking on the Motorola DROID 2 Global - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

Thanks partly to its physical landscape keyboard, the Motorola DROID 2 Global is the ideal choice for those heavy into messaging. Needless to say that it’s more than convenient, but you can also rely on the on-screen options as well. The iPhone revolutionized and set the bar with messaging on a touchscreen device since it’s extremely responsive and offers one of the best predictive text out there. But the DROID 2 Global has its own arsenal with its multi-touch and Swype keyboards – the latter of which becomes handy once it’s mastered. Although both portrait on-screen keyboard might feel cramped, the landscape one provides ample room for even the largest of fingers.

Email setup is surprisingly streamlined with both devices since generic services are automatically set up by simply providing your email address and password. However, if you really want to get that rich Gmail experience, then you’re going to need to side with the DROID 2 Global. Despite that, we do like the iPhone 4’s option of selecting which email client to use when replying to any email.
Messaging - Email on the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Email on the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Email on the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Email on the Verizon iPhone 4 - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

Messaging

   

Messaging on the Motorola DROID 2 Global - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Messaging on the Motorola DROID 2 Global - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global




As we mentioned already, the iPhone 4 features a front-facing camera that brings forth all the wonders and convenience of video chat – something that you can’t do with the Motorola DROID 2 Global.


Internet and Connectivity:

For those who prefer a transparent web browsing experience, then the Motorola DROID 2 Global is the exemplary choice since it offers support for Flash Player 10.1. Meaning, Flash content such as videos, advertisements, and animations will play similar to what you find on a desktop browser – which is something that the iPhone 4 is incapable of doing. Overlooking that, the overall web browsing between the two smartphones is almost similar because they feature multi-touch gesture support for zooming – something that the iPhone popularized. However, the keen eye will spot that mobile Safari offers smoother and more responsive kinetic scrolling over its Android counterpart. Nevertheless, you won’t be disappointed by their awesome performance.

Safari mobile browser - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Safari mobile browser - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Safari mobile browser - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global
Safari mobile browser - Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

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With the word “Global” tacked onto its name, the Motorola DROID 2 Global has the advantage of providing owners the ability to place voice calls overseas and domestically. On the other hand, the iPhone 4 is simply your usual dual-band CDMA phone and will only work in the US. Luckily, both feature 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi to receive faster data speeds, while Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR enables them to connect with an assortment of wireless devices that range from headsets to third party accessories.

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