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The Droid: Motorola's Answer To The I-Phone

Updated on April 11, 2014


Motorola's Droid
Motorola's Droid
Apple's I-Phone
Apple's I-Phone

It's Here!

The "Droid", Motorola's answer to Apple's "iPhone" is here. It landed in the retail market just in time for Friday paychecks and many people are rushing to buy one. It has been long touted as the one to replace Apple's baby. At the very least, the "droid" is a cooler name. In the wake of the latest transformer movie, everyone would like to think that they own a droid. It's just fun. i-phone has always been about me, me, me. I can do this and I can do that. Actually, the I-phone can do many really cool things. It has hundreds of applications and the ones that you don't get free are available in "the apps store". The droid also has hundreds of applications and is supposed to be just as fast as the iphone. So, which is better? In the next section I will compare price and functionality.

Price and Functionality

First, let's compare price; the Droid hit the retail market at a whopping $200 (or $199.99) to be exact, after a $100 rebate. Whew! That does not include what Verizon will charge for their network. In contrast, The Apple i-phone can be had for $99 and a two year contract. In addition, Apple has improved their smart phone with the new iPhone 3GS, which they claim is 2 times faster than the previous model, retailing for $199.00. Of course, everyone knows that when new gadgets hit the market, they can be very pricey at first; then when everyone calms down, the price goes down. For instance, my first DVD player was about $600.00!

As far as function goes, the biggest difference appears to be their physical appearance.The iPhonehas a touch screen and only a touch screen while the Droid has a touch screen and a physical keyboard. Also, when the Droid is sitting in it's cradle it makes a nice looking alarm clock. The inner workings of both of these phones are really very similar in speed, function and memory. The Droid may have more free apps than the i-Phone, but how many apps do you really need? The best application that Motorola offers is the Google maps. It provides turn by turn navigation and it's free! Other than that, the biggest difference that I can find is the different networks that these two phones are associated with. Do you prefer AT&T or Verizon? Motorola is a very trusted name,but so is Apple. It all comes down to individual preference. Both have a DVD quality video, a 5 mega pixel camera, and voice activated commands. They both sound good to me.


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      Tech Updates>> 7 years ago

      The web is richer. Photos are sharper. Videos pop. It has the most advanced browser and Android 2.0 software with a blazing-fast processor and 3G speed for faster search. At 13.7mm, it has one of the thinnest QWERTY sliders. It can help you navigate turn-by-turn. It has a 5MP camera with a flash, plus loads of great camera features and a DVD-quality recorder to capture all the richer, bigger, wider experiences you're going to have.

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      Matt 8 years ago

      do you have droid? does it work well?

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      Micah 8 years ago

      Thank you very much for trying to have an unbiased view. This is the first comparison i've seen that isn't extremely biased one way or the other.

      This type of reporting is actually useful to those that may be considering purchasing one device or the other.