Motorola Droid X vs. Original Motorola Droid: Detailed Look at Specs

 

By Posted 24 Jun 2010, 21:30

If you own a Motorola Droid you may be quite interested in the upcoming Motorola Droid X, therefore we thought it would be beneficial to compare the specs of both handsets in an easy-to-understand way.

Let’s start with original Motorola Droid, this smartphone features a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display which supports a resolution of 480 x 854, out of the box it came with Android 2.0, however supports Android 2.1. The OS ran pretty smoothly thanks to its 550 mHz Arm Cortex A8 processor.

The Motorola Droid X outdoes the original Droid in many different ways, it has the same resolution capacitive display, however this time it is bigger at 4.3 inches, out of the box it will apparently run Android 2.1, however it looks extremely likely that an update to Android 2.2 will be released. This OS should be extremely snappy thanks to a 1GHz Texas Instruments Processor.

In terms of multimedia the Droid X is also far superior to the original Droid, the first Droid featured a 5 megapixel camera which was capable of recording video at a resolution of 720×480 (24 fps). However the Droid X has an 8 megapixel camera which is capable of recording video in HD (at 720p we presume).

If storage is a concern it looks as if the Droid X is more than sufficient with 8GB of internal storage and support for a 32GB microSD memory card, the original Droid had just 512MB of internal storage, however it also supported a microSD memory card of up to 32GB.

The rest of the Droid X’s revealed specs can be seen here, there is not much else to compare as the rest of the specs are pretty much identical such as WiFi connectivity, GPS etc.

Will you upgrade from the Motorola Droid to the Droid X? If not why not?

  • Mike

    I have the original Droid and tomorrrow I'll be getting the X. The 3 reasons I am upgrading are 1) speed, 2) screen size, and internal storage . I rarely used the keyboard so I won't miss it. Although I like the original still, I am sure the X will impress me even more.