Motorola Droid, the first phone in Droid series is currently getting all the media attention because of its advanced features. The phone has already been announced by Verizon Wireless and is now available for users. Motorola Droid costs for $199 with 2 years contract with the same company.
Till now, iPhone 3GS is the best phone in the world, but after the announcement of Motorola Droid and its features in recent conference, people have started looking it as a “iPhone killer”. Many smartphones ( including Nokia’s N97 ) have been compared with iPhone and all of them have failed to beat Apple’s iPhone in various categories.
Now everyone is curious about Motorola Droid which is launched with Android 2.0, but still mobile users are thinking whether to go for new Motorola Droid or iPhone 3GS. To simplify this issue, we’ll have to take an overview of both the phones.
|Motorola Droid||iPhone 3GS|
|Android 2.0 (Eclair)||iPhone OS|
|550MHz CPU||600MHz CPU|
|16 GB removable and supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable||16 GB or 32 GB flash drive|
|Battery Time||Up to 6 hours and 41 minutes||Up to 5 hours|
||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Keyboard||QWERTY Slider Keyboard + virtual keyboard||Virtual QWERTY Keyboard|
|Camera||5 Megapixels with 4x digital zoom||3 Megapixels|
|Display||3.7-inch capacitive widescreen touch display||3.5-inch capacitive widescreen multitouch display|
As we can see in above comparison, both the phones are giving good competition to each other. Motorola Droid has some new and interesting feature where as iPhone 3GS has features like good application store, processor speed etc.
Motorola Droid or iPhone 3GS?
So, now the question remains same. Which one is better? Well, let’s make it more simpler by focusing on important aspects of these phones.
Operating System: Android OS is a new OS and still need much improvement while iPhone OS is very much familiar and easy to use.
Music and Video: Here, iPhone 3GS has no competition. The built-in iPod of iPhone 3GS is a big plus point as compared to other phones.
Camera: Motorola Droid has 5 megapixels camera and iPhone 3GS has 3 megapixels camera. So, in this case Droid wins the race, but there are many users in this world who rarely use camera feature in daily routine.
Internet Browsing: As I mentioned earlier, Android is a new OS and its browser is also very basic. Although browser has flash feature, it still lacks in navigation features. However, surfing on iPhone is simple and fast.
Firmware Updates: Apple provides regular updates for their devices, which are essential for making the device faster and secure. Android OS updates are not as frequent as iPhone OS.
Application Store: Both the platforms have application stores. Apple’s app store has variety of applications and games which are approved on the basis of quality. However, Android market has very few useful features which can be used on the device.
Now, the picture is clear. Motorola Droid has very attractive features and design, but it’s not better than iPhone. Apple’s iPhone 3GS beats Motorola Droid in vital features and remains on top position.
Motorola Droid and Android OS have great future. They just need some improvements and minor changes.
Over to you -
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