Head to head: Motorola Droid vs. iPhone 3GS [video]

Jon Rettinger (@Jon4Lakers) is a big influencer when it comes to shopping for tech gadgets in general and phones in particular. He reaches a wide audience mainly through his YouTube channel (53,072 subscribers, 1,460,696 channel views) where he provides up-to-date video reviews.

The new Motorola Droid, Android 2.0 Phone

The new Motorola Droid, Android 2.0 Phone

Now that Motorola have rolled out their Droid phone which is meant to go head to head and compete with Apple’s iPhone 3GS, everyone seem to be curious to know more about the new Motorola phone and form an idea of whether the phone is good enough or not. Thanks to Jon Rettinger, a decision of purchase becomes easier after watching his video review comparing the two phones.

In his review, Jon compares the two phones from different aspects, following is a simple summary of the main points, and below it you can watch the full review:

  • Browser Speed – Wi Fi: Droid loads web pages faster
  • Browser Speed – 3G: iPhone loads web pages faster thanks to AT&T.
  • Multi-touch Capabilities: iPhone makes life easier with its multi-touch gestures, unfortunately Droid lacks in this area.
  • Text Entry: Text entry is done only one way on the iPhone through the virtual keyboard. Motorola Droid offers both a virtual keyboard and a full slide out qwerty keyboard.
  • Customization: The iPhone is known for being closed-source and not offering many of customization, while Droid offers high-level and more freedom for customization.
  • Maps: Droid’s - thanks to Android 2.0 – offers free turn by turn instructions.
  • Apps: There are more apps in Apple App store, but more free Apps for Droid.

Motorola Droid VS iPhone 3GS

So, are things clearer to you after watching the review? Which do you think is better? Are you going to buy Motorola Droid or iPhone 3GS, or neither? Let us know your thoughts.

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    I'll go with the full physical keyboard and android platform, hands down.

  • http://hotdroidphonenews.com/ hotdroidphonenews.com

    I really like the design of the Motorola Droid. Got mine about 2 days ago.

    Love the alarm clock feature with the dock station. Hope they make a new version without the keyboard so it can be thinner. The digital keyboard is good enoug for me.

    Navigation is really fast thanks to Android 2.0. Typing is kinda hard on the keyboard because of the 4 way navigation pad that is in the way.

    Nah, whatever I think the Droid is awesome and can easily take the iPhone.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/2009/11/top-10-smartphones-of-2010-video.html Top 10 Smartphones of 2010 [video] | Thoughtpick Blog

    [...] the past few months we have witnessed the launching of some real good phones like Motorola’s Droid and Blackberry’s Storm 2, other companies have been following suit and launching their own [...]

  • Mike

    Excellent comparison of the phones. It has helped me to make a more informed decision. I'll take the Droid…

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    We're glad you benefited from our post :) Stay tuned for more tips and advices :)

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