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Verizon iPhone 4 vs DROID 2 Global

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Surprisingly, the quality produced by the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera of both handsets is almost identical to one another – requiring a meticulous eye to spot any the difference. In outdoor settings, the two produce sharp looking images that pack plenty of detail to make even signs in the distance more than visible. Color production seems to be a bit more natural with the iPhone 4 since there is a subtle saturated look with the DROID 2 Global’s results. Taking it indoors, especially in low lighting conditions, the iPhone 4 has the upper hand because it captures a reasonable amount of detail over the DROID 2 Global. However, there isn’t much of a drastic distinction with shots taken in areas with plenty of artificial lighting. Furthermore, the LED flashes of both handsets are capable of illuminating the scenery without sacrificing detail.

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In a similar manner, we’re more than satisfied with the 720p video capture of the iPhone 4 and DVD-like quality of the Motorola DROID 2 Global. Not only do they boast a moderate amount of detail, with the iPhone 4 packing more, but they also manage to automatically adjust exposure depending on the scenery. Still, the two lack continuous auto-focus to keep things looking solid, but with the iPhone 4, you can readjust its focus by simply tapping an area on its display. Finally, playback is silky smooth with both handsets, but the iPhone 4 is able to shoot at the rate of 29 frames per second versus the 28 frames per second with the DROID 2 Global. In the end, we find both handsets more than acceptable for video recording.

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When playing a song, there isn’t anything necessarily different between the music players of both devices since they display the album cover, track information, and on-screen controls. But with the iPhone 4’s flashy looking Cover Flow mode, it offers an eye catching experience browsing through music on the handset. However, the Motorola DROID 2 Global has better audio quality from its speaker not only because it’s stronger in tone, but there are various equalizer settings you can choose to better fine tune its output.

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High quality videos don’t pose any threat to either device since playback is buttery smooth without the slight hint of any slowdown or lag. Looking past their fluid playback, there’s just something dazzling with the iPhone 4’s Retina Display that makes it the favorable choice for watching videos. Specifically, it seems that its combination of having a higher contrast and dead-on color production makes it the ideal candidate between the two.

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With the iPhone 4, you can either choose the 16GB or 32GB models, but once you’ve completely used up all of its storage, you can’t supplement it any further. Conversely, the Motorola DROID 2 Global comes packed with an 8GB microSD card out of the box – which can be replaced with higher capacities in the event it’s completely stacked full.


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In the never ending battle between Android and iOS, there are things with Google’s platform that appeals to some people since it has close ties to some of their popular web apps. Specifically, the Google Maps app on the DROID 2 Global is far superior to the one found with the iPhone 4 simply because it offers free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. Not only that, but it manages to integrate with other apps, like Google Talk and Latitude, which is something that doesn’t happen with the iPhone version.

At this point in the game, there is no denying that both handsets are stacked to the brim in terms of their apps selection, but between the two, the iPhone 4 seems to be the one better equipped in the video game department. Aside from the usual simplistic games out there, the App Store in general offers titles that are better situated for the casual gamer out there – not to mention that the iPhone 4 packs a gyroscope as well for gaming.

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