2Droid X Comparison
The X2 also sports an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording. Motorola claims this new camera offers continuous auto-focus to offer 44 percent faster shot-to-shot performance than the Droid X. That’s not saying much. The Droid X always takes fine photos for us, but with a slow, slow shutter. Forget action shots. The Droid X2 is bit better in both still photos and video.
The qHD display, with a 960-by-540 resolution, certainly appeared clearer than the Droid X to our naked eye. It was definitely an improvement. Motorola said the X2 has 26 percent more pixels than the Droid X. The X2 display uses scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an anti-reflective qHD display for sharper definition.
The X2 (left) sports similar widgets, including the weather widget, which is enabled once a user grants the phone access to their location data. Pay attention to the dialer, camera, messaging and apps icons on the bottom of the X2 shown here on the left. Unlike the Droid X, these remain consistent across each of the X2’s seven home screens, providing a nice touch for the UI. Also, check out the Gallery App on the X2.
10Music, Rich Location Apps
The X2 sports some other apps that didn’t appear on the Droid X, such as the music app and rich location app, both of which are shown here. Rich location leverages the user’s location to show coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and other local businesses listed on Yelp and other sources. Verizon is also aggressively marketing V-Cast apps on this phone.
11Working with the Dialer
As we noted, the X2 (left) is powered by a dual-core Tegra 1GHz processor. Motorola claims this delivers “up to twice the power as its predecessor Droid X.” We frankly didn’t see that much in speed tests on YouTube, search or other Web-enabled apps. For example, take this YouTube video, which actually loaded faster on our Droid X (right).
13X2 Runs Behind
The X2 (left) won this round versus the X (right) by a couple seconds. Still, we’re not convinced how much more “powerful” this chip is than the single core. We seem to remember the Atrix 4G performing faster.