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.

Google Maps Navigiation for Android 2.0 is for Free [video]

Isn’t it always frustrating how dumb GPS navigation systems tend to be? How disconnected and pedantic they can be when you are trying to find a place? Well the all mighty Google is once again promising the moon, and it seems like they might just be able to deliver.

Google Maps Navigation (Beta), is an internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance, voice and simple English search and up-to-date traffic information a long with many other features. The catch is that it will only be available on Android 2.0 but its completely free. So TomTom, I think this is checkmate! Or not?

I think I would buy the phone if only to use it as a GPS device.

What do you think? Would you consider buying an Android 2.0?

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