The market for CDMA devices may not be as large as GSM devices around the world, but that has not prevented manufacturers from coming out with excellent phones in this segment.
The Motorola Droid X is one of the Android phones on the CDMA platform, while it was succeeded by the Motorola Droid X2 a year later. The Droid X had come out in July 2010.
These phones came in at a time when the touch sensitive buttons had not yet infiltrated all smartphones. Nowadays, it is usual for most smartphones to do away with physical buttons in favor of touch sensitive buttons. The Droid X comes with four physical buttons that may seem a little outdated right now, but this coupled with the bulge at the back of the phone to accommodate the camera made this phone unique in terms of design. The Droid X2 did not attempt to make significant changes to the design. It comes with the physical buttons in the front.
The two phones cannot be separated in terms of dimensions, because they are identical in this regard. They feature the same 9.9 mm thickness and 155 g weight. This is primarily because they use the same 4.3 inch display. The similarities end here, since the Droid X and the Droid X2 offer different resolutions in the display. While the Droid X provides a slightly inferior 480 x 854 pixel resolution, the Droid X2 offers 540 x 960 pixels. This improves the pixel density marginally, but it makes a difference nonetheless.
The Droid X2 also provides protection to this display using gorilla glass whereas one has to resort to scratch resistant films in order to protect the Droid X screen.
Only 6.5 GB of internal memory is offered on the Droid X, but the phone redeems itself by not only offering 32 GB external memory card support but also a 16 GB card thrown in the box. The Droid X2 has slightly more internal memory of 8 GB, but it has only an 8 GB memory card in the box. However, users can still go to 32 GB of microSD cards.
Performance is an area where significant difference is brought about because of the Droid X2’s substantially better dual core 1 GHz processor. This is an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor that doubles the clock speed of the processor found in the Droid X. The Droid X uses a TI OMAP3630 – 1000 processor rated at 1 GHz. It is a single core unit. The much improved performance allows the Droid X2 to come with Android 2.3 gingerbread as standard. The limited 512 MB of RAM, though, prevents this device from supporting the 4.1 version. Meanwhile, the Droid X came with the android 2.1 that has since been updated to the 2.3 version.
Motorola has not changed the battery, which remains the same 1540 mAh in both devices.
In the few remaining stock of these phones, the Droid X2 is priced at $90 while the Droid X is $10 cheaper.
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