iPhone 4 vs. Droid X: A Head-to-Head Comparison

At a Glance

The iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds.

Price when rated: $299 (with two-year contract); varies for other levels of AT&T contract commitment

Pros

  • Gorgeous high-resolution screen
  • Fast A4 processor with lots of RAM
  • Easy-to-use FaceTime videoconferencing
  • 5-megapixel camera takes great stills and good HD video
  • Longer battery life than previous iPhones
  • Support for iOS 4 features, including multitasking

Cons

  • Hand placement can disrupt cellular signals
  • Glass front and back could prove overly fragile
  • Not able to play back HD video to external display
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At a Glance

Motorola Droid X shines at multimedia playback, network performance, and features; but the interface can occasionally be sluggish.

Price when rated: $200 with a two-year service contract from Verizon
Lowest price: $75.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Beautiful 4.3-inch display
  • Beautiful 4.3-inch display
  • Intuitive, full-featured software
  • Intuitive, full-featured software

Cons

  • Interface can sometimes be sluggish
  • Interface can sometimes be sluggish
  • Not launching with latest version of Android
  • Not launching with latest version of Android
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