For those who want a spec. breakdown of the two products
Droid X has a 8MP Camera, whereas I-Phone 4 has a 5MP Camera.
· The Droid X has been aggressively backed by Verizon’s Network, compared to less extensive backing and reception glitches faced by I-Phone 4’s At & T.
· Droid X has a bigger display (4.3” TFT) display, compared to 3.5 IPS LCD display of the I-Phone.
· The Droid X has traditional features like micro-USB port for charging/data transfer, micro HDMI cable for video output, and a micro SD card slot to offer you the flexibility of swapping cards at will.
· The iPhone 4 does not come in a 64GB version, like the iPod touch, but only in 16GB and 32GB models like the previous 3GS generation. The Droid X however, comes with 8GB of storage built-in, as well as with a 16GB microSD card included. Because the Droid X supports microSD cards up to 32GB, you can extend its storage up to 40GB. The iPhone 4 does not have extendable storage.Overall, for the $199 base model price, the Droid X comes with 8GB more storage than the iPhone 4 carrying capacity.
· Both the Droid X and the I-Phone 4 can be used as a modem (tethering) for $20 extra per month. What the Droid X can do and the iPhone 4 can't is to act like a mobile hotspot. For those extra $20 per month, the Droid X allows you to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices to Verizon's network, such as your laptop, your iPad, or other gadgets.
· A cool trick the Droid X will have, one not yet available on iOS, is Swype, a system that allows you to enter data on the software keyboard without lifting your finger off the screen. Swype is the default data-entry mode, but you can also use a regular multitouch software keyboard on the Droid X.
Apart from the above, the following are some of the points which are not direct comparisons between Apple and Motorola, or the I-Phone and Droid X, but I feel should be emphasized in some way:
Droid X vs. I-Phone in terms of Distribution Focus
· The iPhone 4 vs. Droid X battle is not only a challenge between Apple, Motorola, and Google. It is also a competition between the country's two largest wireless carriers, Verizon and AT&T. The latter is well known for dropped calls and poor reception in some areas, while Verizon mocks AT&T over its lesser 3G coverage and overall mediocre network stability.
· Apple still has only 2 stores in China. The less comparative outreach of Apple vs Google and Motorola is definitely a huge plus on Driod X’s side. One of the reasons for this though is that the Apple App store in China makes very little money as most people just download pirated software.
· Google’s rapidly catching up in the smartphone market share in the United States. It currently reported a 25% market share in the smartphone operating system plot, though Apple continues to lead with a 56% market share.
· Droid X is expected to get Google’s Android 2.2 upgrade pretty soon, which will make it one of the first handsets to run the long awaited Froyo operating system.
Special thanks to the analyst on my team who helped complied this.
Disclosure: LONG MOT