Samsung GALAXY Nexus Motorola DROID 2 Global

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID 2 Global

Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Nexus

4G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The Galaxy Nexus has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,280x720 vs 854x480 More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 14 mm More than 30% thinner
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 6.348 GB More than 2.5x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 315 PPI vs 263 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen size Larger screen 4.6"" vs 3.7"" Around 60% larger screen
Weight Lighter 149 g vs 169 g More than 10% lighter
Standby time Slightly more standby time 12.1 days vs 9.6 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Size Slightly smaller 68×135×9 mm vs 61×116×14 mm Around 10% smaller
Motorola DROID 2 Global

Reasons to consider the DROID 2 Global

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Galaxy Nexus315 PPI
DROID 2 Global263 PPI
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone

We're not aware of any interesting cons shared by these two products.


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