The Motorola Droid X, the iPhone 4 “X-Ecutioner”

I've already showcased here the first Motorola Droid version and several Android phones that have the potential to beat the iPhone in terms of capability and popularity. Smartphones like the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S, HTC Desire, and LG Optimus One have some really good and exciting features, which make us think that they have what it takes to beat the famous handset created at 1 Infinite Loop. But perhaps those Android phones don't have the X-factor and probably the luck to be really successful. Then came the Droid X by Motorola, a smartphone that I believe has both the X-factor and luck on its side to beat the iPhone.

The Motorola Droid X may look like another HTC Evo 4G with its huge and gorgeous 4.3-inch touchscreen display, but it has more to it than that. Unlike the power-hungry Evo, the Droid X can last a whole day of heavy usage and several days on standby without recharging because of its custom power management framework and other factors.

Now, let's talk about the features that give the Droid X some edge over the iPhone 4. Starting with the camera, the Droid X has an 8-megapixel camera that is far superior than the 5-megapixel that the iPhone 4 have. In addition, the camera has 4x digital zoom, auto focus, dual LED flash, mechanical shutter capable of 1/1000a, and can record 720p HD videos at 24fps.

The Motorola Droid X is powered by 1Ghz TI OMAP3630-1000 processor, 512MB RAM, and has 8 GB internal storage with support of up to 32GB of external memory card. Its operating system is Google Android 2.1 "Eclair". The Motorola Droid X has an HDMI port that can be used for connecting external HD-ready display.

According to several sources, the Motorola Droid X has been selling like pancakes and that all the stocks have been sold out in under a day. I think one of the key reasons for its success is that people are avoiding the iPhone 4 because of all the news and comments regarding its antenna problem. We could say that the Motorola Droid X is lucky that the iPhone 4 is getting all the bad press right now. But still, we should not underestimate the features and performance of the Droid X.

Check out this of video of Motorola Droid X in action courtesy of CNET:

Would you buy the Motorola Droid X instead of the iPhone 4?


  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2010

    oh, please... as jobs said, megapixels aren't everything. and the droid x camera is inferior to the iphone's. as for other things, with all its sexy hardware, the software lags. now, that is not how i envision an iphone x-ecutioner, as you so vividly put it... just read the reviews, people. specs aren't everything!

    and no, i won't be buying a droid, i'll buy the iphone 4 when it becomes available in my country.

  2. lag-->java framework. Userland android is raw cr**.
    Have a HTC dream with android 2.1-->slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!
    Eagerly waiting for a "fast" 2.2 froyo ROM. You should not provide power for more than 256-512MB of RAM, neither you should provide power for above Ghz processors on a mobile phone.

    droid X *seems* as locked down than an iphone, and that's very very bad from a digital freedom supporter.

  3. Megapixels? Really? What about the sensor size? Transistor density? Spectral response? - Just the megapixels is not the way to measure camera quality. Similarly, digital zoom? What point does that serve?

    I am not saying iPhone is better than droid (or the other way around) but I did not expect you to include ^^ those points as a basis of comparison.

  4. Johnny2BadJuly 21, 2010

    Sounds like you are just another typical fanboy. Nothing really more to say. If Jobs told you his poop was organic pudding, you would eat it up Yum Yum. Read the reviews on Iphone 4 hmm.....the only time I bothered is when it first came out and all everyone was doing was crying that is wasn't working. BTW IPhones are so easy to hack it is ridiculous. [url][/url] Better go get that password set up huh? FAIL

    If the apps are written properly java functions fine. Novice programmers who never wrote any ASM or C have no idea what is really going on when code is compiled. Perhaps you should try advanced task killer or be wary of what apps you are downloading if your battery is draining or phone is slow. Hmm perhaps it could be that Sprint sucks and your phone is always looking for coverage or GPS, or wireless? Master your settings panel. No android based phone has been a real battery sucker since the G1. Memory and frequency are not directly correlated to power consumption. The DroidX seems just as locked down? Ignorance indeed.

    I still have the orginal Moto DROID and I love it. It is quick and responsive, battery goes all day, and it isn't Apple. All is well.

  5. AnonymousJuly 27, 2010

    this phone wont make it verry far and be forgotten in less than half a year since we can expect motorola to bring maybe one update or two to the android system and then its done since they use an encrypted bootloader and firmware what totally locks out the modding scene which make older htc phones like the g1 (dream) still up to date (at least as much as the hardware allows) however where samsung does not provide propper support for their phones also (they did not manage to fix a lag problem on the galaxy s yet that is knowen since release and i dont eaven talk about the i7500) they at least dont completely lock out the comunity so there are modifications available that solve this problem and make this phone running eclair faster than the nexus one runs froyo. sure, there are downsides to the galaxy s like the pen tile display but overall this phone has every potential to kick the iphones ass, dont eaven think about what happens when the official update to froyo arrives.