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Motorola Droid X2 vs Samsung Droid Charge – A comparison

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Now a days its the battle of the Droids. Samsung and Motorola have released CDMA phones- Samsung Droid Charge and the Motorola Droid X2 respectively. CDMA, or Code Division Multiple Access phone means competing cell phone service technology to GSM, which is the world’s most widely used cell phone standard. So, let us move to the review:

Operating System:

Samsung Droid Charge and Motorola Droid X2, both the devices runs with Android OS 2.2 Froyo .The X2 offers an upgrade to Gingerbread version of the same OS and Samsung Droid Charge can be upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

 

Processor:

The X2 is a dual-core Android Smartphone, which is powered by 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 250 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor which is combined with 512MB of RAM and the Charge runs on a fast 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor on a Hummingbird chipset.

Camera:

There’s an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video in both Samsung Droid Charge and Motorola Droid X2.A 1.3MP secondary camera can be found in the Charge but there is no such camera present in the X2.Motorola Droid X2 provides Mirror Mode which allows you to share and view photos, videos and download movies on a bigger TV via an HDMI output.

 

Memory:

Charge has an impressive 32GB micro-SD card slot for expansion of data storage capability.The internal memory of the Droid X2 is 8GB and comes with a 8GB microSD card which is expandable to 32GB.It offers 512MB of RAM.

 

Display:

The Motorola DROID X2 has a 540 x 960-pixel resolution on its 4.3-inch LCD display and Samsung Droid Charge offers a 480 x 800-pixel resolution on its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.Although it has a lower resolution than the display in the DROID X2, it is considered one of the best in the business.

 

Battery Life:

Motorola and Verizon state that the Droid X2 should be able to provide around 480 minutes of usage and 220 hours of standby time.The Droid X2 has the 1540mAh lithium-ion battery, and the Charge has 1600 mAh lithium-ion battery which is slightly more powerful than the Droid X2.The talk time and stand-by time of Charge is 11.00 hours and 280 hours respectively.

Connectivity:

DROID X2 by Motorola has GPS /AGPS, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and there is support for DLNA and Mobile HotSpot, which enables to share 3G connection up to five devices Wi-Fi-enabled.Charge offers Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity,HDMI-out, aGPS, Mobile hotspot and DLNA capability.Droid Charge also supports sharing its 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Browser & Messaging:

Charge offers HTML, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML 5 support MMS, SMS, IM, Email and Push Email and Motorolas Driod X2 provides HTML, XHTML, HTML 5, Android Webkit Browser, SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM for browser and messaging.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Emma

    August 7, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Thank you so much! I had a free upgrade because of a defective samsung phone! This really solidified my thought that it would be best to get the droid x2!! I

  2. JJ

    August 1, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    I was torn between the Samsung Droid Charge and the Motorolla Droid X2. Since mine was a defective equipment upgrade, I had my pick of those two phones. While looking over some of the online review, the Samsung would appear to be a better choice with it’s LTE, front facing camera, 32GB card included, and a slightly bigger battery and the super AMOLED display. However when I actually held the device and saw it in person, I was immediately put off by it.

    First, the Samsung felt cheap, plasticy and bulky. Second, the super AMOLED plus display was not so super in person. It was gorgeous in the Galaxy S with a smaller screen but look a bit blurry in the much larger Droid Charge. The X2 was much more crisp especially when reading text. Third, 4G LTE consumes a lot of battery power so you can’t really use it all the time anyway. If you’re going to waste battery power, you’re better off using WIFI(it’s much much faster) and what’s better to take advantage of WIFI than a faster processor of the X2!

    Lastly, I used to own a Samsung Galaxy S and was unable to Bluetooth tether it at all even though it allowed USB tethering. I’m willing to bet the Charge would be the same in this respect. The Motorolla was able to Bluetooth tether without any glitch and allow me to share it’s built in modem at no extra charge or the infamous ‘WIFI HOTSPOT’ fees.

    To me, the Droid Charge is no match for the Droid X2. The only Samsung that would beat the X2 would be the Galaxy S2 which is not yet available on Verizon.

    • David

      August 6, 2011 at 2:28 AM

      Thanks for your info JJ, I have a Droid X2 being shipped to me already as a replacement before I read this and glad to see I made the right choice based on your experience. I agree that the faster CPU and better display are more important than larger storage, front camera, or LTE. 🙂

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