Motorola Droid vs iPhone 3GS

Verizon claims Whatever Droid Does, iDon’t. But is the hype created by Motorola Droid all Worth it ?

Let’s take the competition Head-to-Head Feature and Specs comparison:

Motorola Droid vs. iPhone 3GS
Feature/ Spec Motorola Droid iPhone 3GS Comments Winner
Operating System Google Android 2.0 iPhone 3.1.2 OS X Mobile Both are Mature Platorms. NA
Dimensions 115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm 115.5 x 62 x 12.3 mm Almost similar design None
Weight 6 ounces – 169 grams 4.8 ounces – 135 grams iPhone is Lighter iPhone
Processor (CPU) TI OMAP3430 ARM Cortex A8 processor 550Mhz ARM Cortex A8 RISC 600Mhz Same Processor, clocked Higher on iPhone iPhone
Graphics / Gaming Hardware accelerate OpenGL ES 2.0 Hardware accelerated OpenGL ES 2.0 Graphics would be better on iPhone since it’s on higher clock iPhone
Storage 16GB Removable SD card 16, 32GB fixed Removable is better Droid
Cellular, Data

CDMA 1x Dual Band, EVDO rev.

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1


Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1
GSM vs. CDMA, no clear winner. Though, CDMA is superiror. NA
Battery Changeable, Talk time: 8 hours Fixed, Talk time: 12 hours on 2G, 5 hours on 3G Droid`s claim is Unclear. Removable takes advantage. Droid
Display 3.7 inch with 854×480 pixels 3.5-inch with 480 x 320 pixels. Droid has larger, Higher screen Resolution. Droid
MultiTouch Yes: Capacitive. Yes: Capacitive, Gestures supported. Android, yet, doesn’t support Full Multitouch gestures. iPhone
Camera (stills) 5 MP, AutoFous, Dual flash 3MP, AutoFocus, Tap to Focus Tap to Focus is good feature on iPhone, but Droid wins overall. Droid
Video Recording DVD quality 24 fps 720×480 VGA quality 30fps 640×480 iPhone has better Framerate, Droid has better resolution. None
Applications 10,000+ 100,000+ iPhone has much wider Apps range 10x times iPhone
Cloud Sync Google Apps MobileMe Both are equivalent, But Google Apps is free for non-commercial use. Droid
MultiTasking Yes, Inbuilt No. Jailbreak required iPhone supports multitasking via jailbreak but it’s not reliable Droid
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor Both work flawlessly. None
GPS Assisted and Standalone GPS, Digital compass AGPS only, Digital Compass True Turn-by-turn are possible on Both devices, but Droid leads with dedicated GPS and Google Maps Navigation. Droid
Keyboard External QWERTY+ Virtual Virtual There’s no match for external keyboards Droid

The war is more complex than it looked initially. At this point of Time iPhone 3GS still looks like a better option for the people who love Apple, but Time will tell whether usability of Droid proves better competition.

Motorola has declared battery life as 8 hours, which is very vague. Normally, 3G talk time is much less than 2G, Motorola doesn`t specify either. Looks like an averaged value.

If you love playing games on your Mobile, love trying a lot of different Apps, need Full Multitouch Gestures, iPhone is or you. If you are into heavy Tweeting, Texting, and care for camera, expandable memory, better GPD, Droid is for you.
And if you care for a Good network, Verizon is for you. 😉

What do you think?

Is iPhone 3GS is already a winner? Or Droid is better since it has attractive stuff like better camera, removable battery, Memory? Let us know.

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