Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

Summary: The Motorola Droid X and HTC EVO 4G are the two largest display Google Android devices available and are designed to blow you away. The photos in this gallery show the Droid X in comparison to the EVO 4G and photos taken with each device, including the panoramic shots from the Droid X. Check out the full 5 page head-to-head article on the Droid X and EVO 4G.

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  • The Motorola Droid X and HTC EVO 4G are the two largest display Google Android devices available and are designed to blow you away. The photos in this gallery show the Droid X in comparison to the EVO 4G and photos taken with each device, including the panoramic shots from the Droid X.

  • The indicator light and headset speaker are located above the display on the Droid X.

Topics: HTC, Android, Google, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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  • Moto makes a better quality phone

    there's more umph in the phone then what HTC will put into their products. Do get me wrong, I've owned both brands and both had taken abuse, but I find Motorola backing their products more then HTC who tends to jump first into new technologies.
    Maarek
    • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

      No HTC designs products that even work for the (now) defunct Space shuttle. They are among the worlds leaders in innovation and smartphone technology. They do not have a strict "i will stick to only" : (enter OS ) they have more than one OS they support and utilize. EXamples : Android (various flavors) , Windows mobile (all the way back to winCE2.5 ) actually. They have been around a long time. The Evo itself is identical (for the most part to my HD2) the HD2 is a BEAST of a cell / playtool . Contrary to popular belief , tmobile actually is 10 times faster (in a 3g area) than ANYTHING ON VERIZON. i mean ANYTHING. pick a device , evdo rev a = max 600kpbs - 700kpbs . HSDPA++ = 7.78 megabits (tmobile) . HUGE difference. Motorola makes really cheap products. In fact I cannot think of a single motorola device that is even half worth a crap when compared to almost any HTC device.
      Go as far back as say winCE2.5 and check battery life . dropped calls. etc etc. you will find the same thing. The point of this was to compare the EVO to the moto X . The Evo (although not as good battery life as what i would prefer) is simply FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have used both devices. For what it is worth...... the motoX lacked in Speed, size , usability when compared to the evo. Period.
      angel111@...
      • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

        @angel111@... ive pulled in speed up to 2 megbits quite constitantly on verizon and ive gone up to 3 at times but ive never had 7 on tm because theres no tmo servie where i live but moto makes great durable products, have a moto 2 way radio from 1978 that still works ill take the Droid X because tmo may be faster but its not as big
        GavinMarty
      • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

        @angel111@... You're quoting original EvDO speeds, and typical speeds from the field, not the actual spec. Then you're comparing it to an incorrect value of the maximum possible speed for HSPA (there's no such thing as HSPA++). <br><br>EvDO Rev A, which most everyone uses, has a maximum downlink speed of 3.1Mb/s, uplink of 1.8Mb/s, based on the standard settings. But like all wireless, this is entirely dependent on the distance to cell, the competition by other phones for shared bandwidth, etc. <br><br>HSPA offers up to 42Mbit/s per cell (release 8, using 64QAM and MIMO), but that's allocated by the carrier to a maximum per phone, just as EvDO and WiMax are. AT&T sets a download limit of 3.6Mb/s on HSPA and 7.2Mb/s on HSPA+ sites. T-Moble sets a download limit of 7.2Mb/s on HSPA and actually up to 21Mb/s on HSPA+ cells (faster, in the theory, than WiMax, though very few phones can support this). But they have no more bandwidth than AT&T per cell, so your speeds are going to be much more variable. <br><br>T-Mobile "finished" their 3G rollout last year, which means HSPA in 200 markets. Should be a big improvement, but it also means, if you're not getting 3G now on T-Mobile, you won't. Now they're working to upgrade that to HSPA+. Verizon isn't as fast, but every cell has been 3G for quite some time, and they're rolling out LTE this year, which offers significant advantages over HSPA+ and WiMax. <br>
        The big problem T-Mobile has is range. Verizon and AT&T own the 850MHz cell blocks (there are only two) in virtually every market in the USA. EvDo uses the same bandwidth as 2G, which is why every Verizon cell could easily be 3G. AT&T uses both 850MHz and 1900MHz at the same time (1900MHz is the 2G band with more slots... every carrier has space in this band for 2G at least) in most markets. Sprint didn't need new spectrum until they added WiMax, but T-Mobile did. They're on slots at 1700MHz and 2100MHz. Unfortunately, higher frequency signals degrade faster, and have more problems with foliage and buildings. So T-Mobile would need many, many more cells for the same level of coverage as AT&T or Verizon on 3G. They have fewer.

        This doesn't end with 3G, either. T-Mobile doesn't currently have a 4G strategy, which is why they're so aggressive with 3G. They've been trying to buy some new spectrum, but it's not easy. Sprint, as part of the Clear consortium, has their WiMax at 2500MHz... not a great frequency, but they have a ton of bandwidth up there, 90MHz in some areas. Verizon and AT&T each have a block at 700MHz for LTE, so they'll get superior coverage, per cell.

        <br>If you think Motorola devices are cheap, you haven't use a Droid... best-made smart phone I have owned. No, it's not perfect... only the Apple's reality distortion field will have intelligent people claiming their devices are perfect. I'm quite happy with very, very good at the moment.
        Hazydave
      • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

        @angel111@...

        I am sorry my friend but I've already had two HTC EVO's and the EVO is a sickly phone. What happened is that HTC became fat and sloppy. Virtually every phone that they ship has some kind of problem.
        fuzzlogue
      • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

        @angel111@... im not really seeing the point of this comment as t-mobile doesn't carry the Evo 4g. also saying that HTC has designed products that are in the now defunct space shuttle isn't to impressive as the space shuttle has the computational power of a IBM 5150
        bueno101
  • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

    I just hope Motorola lets up on the stranglehold on its ability to update to latest ROM's.....they have restricted the ability in other Androids in order to keep customers from accessing the latest google apps that allow the customer to use those instead of pay for services like TeleNav, which is a rip off. You get the same thing from latest version of google Maps which is only allowed with 1.6 and above....alot of the "other" android customers are still on 1.5 which has memory issues along with various stability issues. I like how Motorola's Hardware has improved and is getting better but their software side just outright leaves alot to be improved, namely "motoblur"....avoid it and you avoid alot of problems. Just to name a few: getting emails & twitter messages weeks later, Network outages (not provider, supposedly motoblur pipes through Moto), etc.

    IMO, Motorola stop trying to restrict your customers on a open OS and then you have me and many others as proper customers.
    spdrcrtob
    • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

      actually, most users have 2.0 or 2.1 not 1.5. Check how many devices have been sold. Amount of users currently on the devices... etc etc. Alot of folks that even have a g1 even have 2.0 .
      angel111@...
      • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

        @angel111@... I'm actually agreeing with you....those that have the Moto Cliq are stuck with 1.5, got my G1 on 2.1, gave the Cliq to my girlfriend. I think its an injustice Motorola restricts your upgrade ability. Like the hardware, but the software side its alot to be desired, especially the Motoblur...noticed how that's died off now.
        spdrcrtob
  • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

    the droid looks nice but they are also a big player in the Israeli occupation...

    http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=544

    Go with HTC
    strange_steve
    • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

      @strange_steve - LOL are you serious? Motorola assists terrorism, I see it now. How about you research your article a little further before posting a link? It is also rumored that our government gave them fuel and bombs to help their patrol of Israel's borders. Motorola sounds like it is offering the same assistance on a different scale. If Israel is planning an attack, then our country is preparing them. Or maybe we are helping their military get stronger as we have with neighboring countries. They need to defend themselves. Besides if Motorola was helping "terrorism", which is what I think your intent of this post is, is that worse that child labor? Apple didn't lose any business when they put a bunch of Asian children to work, and Apple admitted to this. I have still yet to see a true accusation for Motorola anywhere.

      Now as far as the EVO vs. the X, to me the difference is whose version of Android you want, HTC or Motorola; or the carrier you prefer? Currently I have the Incredible (HTC) and moving to the X (Motorola) on Thursday. My move is more hardware than anything. I have faith that Android will do its thing as an operating system on either phone. Outside of the specs the EVO and X offer over the Incredible; the EVO is ?almost? the exact same phone as the X minus one big feature, 4G. But, that is like bragging about video conference on the iPhone4. Your choices are limited, but where iPhone users can get an App for that, 4g will still be years in some locations. So here I decided to stay and wait for Verizon?s LTE. You can choose whomever you want as a manufacturer or provider for your mobile device, I do not care either way. However if you make your decisions off of people like old Steve here, I am sorry for you.
      secretsq
  • Check out the 5 page review

    Please visit the ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones site for the full 5 page look at these two devices, http://blogs.zdnet.com/cell-phones/?p=4223
    palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • This is a comparison?

    10 solo shots of the Droid, showing button placement, features, etc and only 4 of the Evo. all side-by-side. A comparison requires something to compare against...

    I did go on to read the full article, and liked it -well done- but based on the headline that got me to click here, I had expected more...
    TxCelt
  • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

    Both have big beautiful displays, but the Droid will still be beautiful in six months. Motorola uses "gorilla glass"--which is almost indestructible. The first time you inadvertently carry the HTC in a pocket with change or keys, the screen will be permanently damaged. dean
    aaunprez
  • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

    this article doesn't even bring up the first front facing webcam on the market and the photos displayed by the EVO dessimate the "X". So much more clarity and depth. Why the EVO is not getting the press it deserves is crazy because even the new Iphone4 is being marketed with a huge plug for the front facing camera which is not a new thing since the EVO DID It first. Just wondered why this article was a comparison when it seems to have really been a huge plug for the "X" with a couple shots (hopefully to be overlooked, obviously) from the EVO camera which again was far superior. Another thing, the cameral button on the "X" but there was no mention that the EVO I think, doesn't even have a physical button for the camera it is in the touch screen. Do either of the phone's cameras have face recognition or that "smile" thing for taking pictures? Is the dual LED flash very good as both have it but does it reach very well in low light or over do it? Also, seems like the article is stating that the EVO doesn't have panorama ability, is that correct?
    peerys@...
  • The Real Scoop

    The loyalty statments for Moto over HTC sound just as ridiculous as those iphone fans. Truth is every electronics manufacturer has its moments in the spotlight. How long a phone lasts is 100% dependent on the user. If you find yourself having problems with multiple new devices the common denominator is YOU. I carry my EVO in my pocket with my keys and change and it isn't scratched. I've been carrying the HTC Touch Pro II in my pocket even longer and still no scratches. Honestly the Droid X looks like a clone of what HTC developed. They stuck close to those specs because HTC will also have another high end device for VZW soon so they had to close the gap on any future additions. And for the record, these two devices are not big or bulky. They fit easily in pockets and once you watch a video on it you'll never want anything smaller. Not to mention the ease in browsing the web. AS far as speed goes, the EVO is fast. Fast running onboard apps, fast when connecting via wifi and fast on mobile 3G. VZW network is better however Sprint users will appreciate the first device they have had that aggressively takes on all media. Save all the technical specs for the lab as we know actual speeds will always vary, but no worries cause even a lag still means you stream clean video because of so much onboard storage and processing power.
    In conclusion, if you like Moto, buy the Droid X. If you prefer HTC then the EVO is a no brainer. No need to switch carriers to buy one or the other. But if you choose the iphone 4, you're gonna miss out!
    s.bakerjr
  • The Real Scoop

    The loyalty statments for Moto over HTC sound just as ridiculous as those iphone fans. Truth is every electronics manufacturer has its moments in the spotlight. How long a phone lasts is 100% dependent on the user. If you find yourself having problems with multiple new devices the common denominator is YOU. I carry my EVO in my pocket with my keys and change and it isn't scratched. I've been carrying the HTC Touch Pro II in my pocket even longer and still no scratches. Honestly the Droid X looks like a clone of what HTC developed. They stuck close to those specs because HTC will also have another high end device for VZW soon so they had to close the gap on any future additions. And for the record, these two devices are not big or bulky. They fit easily in pockets and once you watch a video on it you'll never want anything smaller. Not to mention the ease in browsing the web. AS far as speed goes, the EVO is fast. Fast running onboard apps, fast when connecting via wifi and fast on mobile 3G. VZW network is better however Sprint users will appreciate the first device they have had that aggressively takes on all media. Save all the technical specs for the lab as we know actual speeds will always vary, but no worries cause even a lag still means you stream clean video because of so much onboard storage and processing power. <br>In conclusion, if you like Moto, buy the Droid X. If you prefer HTC then the EVO is a no brainer. No need to switch carriers to buy one or the other. But if you choose the iphone 4, you're gonna miss out!
    s.bakerjr
  • RE: Image Gallery: Motorola Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

    Well... I've been reading all of this to decide for myself which phone and service is best. I have always respected Consumer Reports because I think the best reviews come from those who owned products and actually put them through the tests of daily use and needs. As I read on, I see some who have evaluated phones and some who own them and try to keep up with daily tasks and business on them. In my own opinion, both phones have much to take a bow for and a little to simply bend over for. As for service, it seems the carriers are scrambling to keep up with technology. I think Verizon will end up on top next to AT&T when the smoke clears. There is much to be said about being a superpower, and in the phone industry, Verizon has a lot of size. I just hope they jump ahead of the industry in technology and not just jump up to where it is now. Its like building freeways to catch up with the need instead of making it to big in anticipation of what is coming. It would be foolish to think technology in the cellular industry will do anything but explode from here... thanks.
    mrkeith77@...