Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G and Verizon’s Motorola Droid X are two of this summer’s hottest Google Android handsets. I’m going to have them face off in a bloody, no-holds-barred competition (it’s like WWE Summer Slam…but with phones). I’ll be comparing their respective features throughout the next week. Even after a few hours with the Droid X, I see some areas where it beats out the Evo 4G. I also see some areas where the Evo 4G leaves it in the dust. Before I start a more detailed comparison, let’s have a modelling contest between these two fine phones.
After you check out the photos, let me know which phone you think is better looking.
As you can see, the Droid X is longer and slimmer than the Evo 4G. No matter what, some people will claim that both of these phones are too big. I think those people are stupid.
Both phones have a soft rubberized back.
Some users will prefer the capacitive buttons of the Evo 4G while others will prefer the mechanical buttons of the Droid X. I prefer the feel of the capacitive buttons, but there are times when I accidentally hit them (especially when using the Evo 4G in landscape mode). Accidental button presses will not happen with mechanical buttons.
My dream phone would have features of the Droid X and Evo 4G. I tried to get them to reproduce to no avail.
14 thoughts on “HTC Evo 4G vs. Motorola Droid X Part I: The Zoolander Test”
Bigger is better.
I for one am glad that phones are getting bigger. The trend of nano phones is finally over!!! I love mechanical buttons on my phone that is a must have. I'm really feeling the Droid X but I love the look of the Evo's menus.
^^^Does that even make any sense? Im not sober now lmoa!
How is the motoblur? Is it just a widget collection?
The zoolander test! How awesome is that! They both look pretty sweet. I'm with rpad though. I love it when phones have mechanical buttons!
@smartguy It doesn't actually use Blur. It's a customized version of Android 2.1 with a decent set of widgets, but it's not full-on Blur. So far I don't like it as much as HTC Sense.
So there is a very fine line between stock android and the UI Droid X uses?
OMG! I just noticed that Super Mario background in two of these shots!
@rpad is that a video background? I have one like that for my jb phone but it's the original Super Mario Bros. It's not as awesome as the one you have on the Droid X.
You actually got invited to start "crap" over at someone's blog from you Starbucks comments.
@smartguy I wouldn't say a fine line. There's a lot of stuff there, but it's not as intrusive as Blur. You don't need a Blur account for all the social networking stuff, for example.
@tokz_21 It's a super cool animated background.
@SlickyFats Ha! That's awesome. I totally forgot about that story since I didn't get much traffic from it yesterday.
Oh ok. I have no clue what all the Blurs are. Ninja, Moto etc.
@smartguy MotoBlur is more than just a skin. It's also a push service for social networking services. Think of it as BlackBerry Internet Service for useless information. First-gen devices wouldn't let you do anything until you established a Blur account.
Good description. I'm in the know now.
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