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:
|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|
CDMA 1x Dual Band, EVDO rev.
|GSM/EDGE TriBand UMTS/HSDPA TriBand|
|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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