Droid X vs Droid 2

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  1. s4bill

    s4bill New Member

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    As you can see this is my first post. I know very little about the droid platform.

    My daughter wants a Droid X for her 16th birthday. She is pretty fired up about it.

    It is not until September so I have some time.

    Is the Droid 2 an upgrade from the regular Droid X or are they 2 different platforms.

    The only thing I can determine is the keyboard.

    I understand that this hasnt be released but is there any leaked info that would indicate if it is an upgrade to the X.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  2. leadhead

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    From my understanding the Droid X is superior from a hardware standpoint. However the Droid 2 would have a QWERTY keyboard. It's really preferences unless you're daughter is a hacker or a gamer and needs more RAM and a faster processor. As they both run android the phones will be very similar software wise
     
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    no the droid 2 and droid x will have the same hardware (processor and what not) if you were talking about the Motorola Droid(1) then yes but from what we can guess the droid 2 and droid x will be the same
     
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    I thought the Droid 2 was supposed to be clocked at 750mhz and the Droid X was 1ghz
     
  5. Darkseider

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    The Droid 2 and Droid X are identical in internal hardware. The difference is that the Droid 2 will be almost the same exact form factor as the original Moto Droid w/ a refined QWERTY keyboard and the same 3.7" screen. So there ya have it! Oooh and it will ship with Android 2.2 by default.
     
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    and most likely not have blur on it right?
     
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    Darkseider Senior Member

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    There is no real way to know. My guess is that it is going to be Vanilla Android just like the original Droid was but don't quote me on it.
     
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    Also, the Droid X has a better camera, larger screen, and is thinner than the Droid 2.
     
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    The X will also be more focused on mutimedia as well. It will have a HDMI out and DLNA support. I do not belive that the Droid 2 has that
     
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    IMO get Droid X (gonna more capable probly). the droid 2 seems like a droid just a smijin prettier.
     
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    Here are the differences for determining what your daughter preference would be.

    Droid X:
    4.3 inch screen
    9.9mm slim
    No hardware keyboard
    Light
    Great use as a media device (HDMI to plug into your TV set, DNLA, Blockbuster and soon NetFlix, etc.)
    8MP Camera and shoots 720p HD video

    Droid 2:
    Good physical keyboard (Can be good for gaming and/or heavy texters)
    3.7 inch screen
    A little better design upgrade from original Droid
    Stock Android 2.2 (FroYo)
    Most likely will have a large support from Moto/Verizon/Community

    But other then that, they are more of the same. They operate nearly the same.

    Hope that helps figure out what might be best for your daughter. :)
     
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    Just as an aside, I really don't think the Droid 2's physical keyboard can be reasonably seen as an advantage for heavy texters/emailers. The Droid X (and, presumably, the Droid 2) comes with Swype, and as many have attested (myself included) the physical keyboard becomes somewhat superfluous after learning Swype; unless you're a heavy gamer.

    My wife is a prime example. She is by no means a "techie," but she has ditched the keyboard on her Droid for Swype (I installed it for her; she has no desire to mod her phone :wacko: ).

    That being said, I don't see any advantage for the Droid 2. It's smaller in some dimensions, but bigger in others so that's a wash. The Droid X has a better screen and more features (such as HDMI output). I'd say go with the X; she won't be disappointed.
     
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