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Comparison: DROID vs. DROID 2 vs. DROID X vs. Incredible

If you are struggling to decide which Droid family member to buy with your early upgrade, then we have the chart for you.  The table above compares the Droid 2, Droid 1, Droid X and Droid Incredible in the simplest of formats and should help you make a decision.

A couple of things to point out though:

  • The D1 column is highlighted, meaning the Droid 2 is around the corner and VZW employees are being trained into pushing customers toward other devices.
  • The asterisk next to the D1, DX and DI simply mean that they are scheduled to receive Froyo.  We just don’t know exactly when.
  • Doesn’t the DI have 748MB of ROM, not 512MB?
  • And yes, the LG Ally is included, we just don’t care.

Pretty impressive lineup of phones though wouldn’t you say?

  • Great comparison! This helps a lot in my purchase choice. James, Koowie.com

  • Different comparisons of Driod Family member are given.so with these comparisons one can easily upgrade the mobile.

  • local position

    Thanks a lot, u solved my problem,and saved me from great confusion. The table above compares the Droid 2, Droid 1, Droid X and Droid Incredible in the simplest of formats and helped me in my decisin taking.

  • Droid 2 also has swype… Does that put it ahead of Droid X again? I was surprised to discover Droid X does tethering, they don’t advertise that.

  • Great comparison! I had been biting my nails trying to decide between the two phones and upon seeing them in person I had decided on the Droid X for myself lured in by the 4.3″ screen.

  • I like but my Dinc has 720p recording using the camera flash, face detection, I’ve been running Amazon MP3 store since day one, 3G Mobile hotspot and flash.

  • I know it's the lower end of the group and has taken a lot of hits for the under-powered nature of it… but I've had one for a little while now and it's not nearly as bad as the heat it takes.

  • I know it’s the lower end of the group and has taken a lot of hits for the under-powered nature of it… but I’ve had one for a little while now and it’s not nearly as bad as the heat it takes.

  • “If you are struggling to decide which Droid family member to buy with your early upgrade” Well that’s nice to know about this the Droid 2.

  • The Droid X has 512 but 2.1 only supports 256mb, once you upgrade to froyo 512 comes the drop.”Thanks for sharing these useful information!

  • Well that's nice to know about this the Droid 2 is around the corner and VZW employees are being trained into pushing customers toward other devices. Thanks for sharing with us

  • Briana

    which one is the newest one?

  • Imaxxxxx

    im torn…. the DX or the D2???? What do you think???

  • Imaxxxxx

    im torn…. the DX or the D2???? What do you think???

  • Cochese

    Not that it matters much, but the LG Ally does in fact, have an auto-focus camera…

  • Cochese

    Not that it matters much, but the LG Ally does in fact, have an auto-focus camera…

  • Well-informed man

    It's not ROM its RAM

  • Darin

    Actually the Ally isn't that bad… and some of the specs are wrong on that sheet. It does have autofocus on the camera, it has slide-out QWERTY and virtual keyboards. I know it's the lower end of the group and has taken a lot of hits for the under-powered nature of it… but I've had one for a little while now and it's not nearly as bad as the heat it takes. It also is slated to receive the 2.2 update which will help the under-powered issue (allegedly). Anyway, my 2 cents.

  • Donna

    On the DROID 2 – Can you use your nails on the screen to type a message or does it have to be your finger tips? please someone respond asap. Many thanks!

  • Bessieroo

    I got my first smartphone in July, the salesman convinced me that the Ally was the way to go. There were definitely things I liked about it but the poor reception and the inability to stayed paired with the SYNC in my car and the bluetooth in my laptop were just not something I could overlook,I returned it 2 weeks later and ordered my DroidX, it is due to arrive any day, and now I wonder if I should return it and get the Droid2. I was already wondering if I wanted another touchscreen-only phone (I have the LG Dare now) or if all the complaints about the volume being too low were going to make me regret the purchase…what to do, what to do….

  • I just bought an Incredible, mostly because DXs are back ordered until the 22nd and I'm very impatient, and I was wondering how, when rooted, it stacks up to rooted D1s and Xs in terms of overall performance and usability?

  • There is no way the droid x only has 256 ram if i kill all the crap apps in task killer i can get up to 235 free thats way more than the 72 on my original droid running sapphire 1.0

  • Orangearrrows

    This comparison sheet shows DROID X as 512 MB

    http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-x-specs-bat

  • Orangearrrows

    Doesn't DROID X have 512 MD of RAM? This comparison sheet mentions 256 MB

  • Steelers-06

    This seems to be incorrect…..DRoid X has 8GB on board according to Motorola's Web site.

  • Joshuaturnsmeahn

    this really helps thumbs up 🙂

  • Donna

    Questions………….Please someome respond 🙁
    1. When is the upgrade to the 2.2 on the Droid X?????
    2. Is there a docking station for the Droid X???? you know, one you can set on your night stand? not the one on the car window.

    PLEASE someone help a girl out trying to learn more about her Droid 🙂

    Thank you!!!!

  • Zoul_kyud

    Its based off the kernel more specific. If the HTC is running a higher kernel then it shows more ram.

    The .29 kernel only supports max 256mb RAM
    the .32 kernel supports the full 512mb RAM.

  • Towelie420

    It says the Droid X has 256MB of RAM. What gives? I thought it had 512? That's what every other source says. Somebody please clarify? I'm surprised NOBODY mentioned this? Except for Zoul_Kyud's comment where he said:
    “The ram is based off the OS its running. Droid X has 512 but 2.1 only supports 256mb, once you upgrade to froyo 512 comes the drop.”
    Can somebody, anybody please clarify? I am a little flustered.
    **please “like” this, if you give a hoot, so we can get this clarified

  • Dan
  • Drumaddict

    The HTC Incredible has 8gb of internal memory but I don't see that listed….

  • Neddo

    SO…

    With the D2 having a higher RAM amount as well as the same processor as the DX, doesn't this mean the D2 will be faster than the DX…?

  • Nana

    Does anyone know when the update of the 2.2 is coming out for the DriodX ?????????????????? Pretty sad that the regular Droid gets the update first…. come on….DroidX is suppose to be the bomb, then how about the 2.2???????????????????????????????????

  • Ryan

    Now if i remember correctly, which i do, when the Droid 1 was being promoted, it said “DVD quality video capture.” now in this chart it doesn't say that for Droid 1, however it does for the Droid 2.

  • Smitty

    Now if they would just make either the Droid 2, Droid X, or Droid Incredible BOGO (buy one get one) I might just bite. Of the two phones that are currently BOGO — Droid 1 and LG Ally — one is 8 months old and the other isn't even worth considering buying in my opinion.

  • MIKE M

    It says the X only has 256mb of RAM???????????????????????????

    • drooiid

      wow really? i dont think anyone else noticed that…

  • Rjpalmer2004

    not sure if someone commented with this already but according to that page my droid x has no on broad memory for storage 0_o???? it has 8 gigs of on broad memory X_X……

  • palomosan

    I like but my Dinc has 720p recording using the camera flash, face detection, I've been running Amazon MP3 store since day one, 3G Mobile hotspot and flash…I guess I'm running Froyo.

  • guest

    “If you are struggling to decide which Droid family member to buy with your early upgrade” please dont use this chart, most of the specs on the phones are totally wrong.

  • digitalicecream

    Odd, My D1 is connected to wifi via WirelessN (as is my Dinc), so that's wrong here. My DInc has HD video capture, has MP3 store downloaded from the Market, and has 8GB onboard ram with an additional 32GB card for a 40GB total. I'll gladly take Netflix app over blockbuster app anyday… which I hear is soon. Because my D1 and DInc are rooted I also have 2.2 and with D1 on BB.4 I also have it at 800Mhz…

  • Andypiontek

    Can someone explain the difference in the OMAP and SnapDragon processors? They are both 1GHZ (minus the Droid 1), but is there a noticable difference?

    • digitalicecream

      Speed isn't the only issue here but for raw horsepower 1ghz is 1ghz. The real difference is in the GPU. so it depends on what you will be doing with your phone. for me, the dInc kicks major butt. And I no longer feel compelled to get an X or anything else for awhile. (especially now that I'm rooted, have froyo, and tons of other goodies)

  • Evermour

    …that chart is wrong.

    • digitalicecream

      Big time.

  • Interesting in the disinformation it gives about the handsets other than the D2. For instance, 3G tethering is possible on the Dinc with and without root, and 802.11n is rumored to be possible along with 720 video as well with the Froyo update. Clearly they want to downplay other handsets and steer people to the D2. I picked the Dinc when the Droid was available because: (1) it isn't a gd brick like the Droid; and (2) I liked Sense better than Motoblah.

  • rooted-moto-droid

    is it my eyes or does that sheet say the Droid 2 with a 3.7″ screen have the same screen resolution as the Droid X with a 4.3″ screen?

    • guest

      yep, all the same resolution, just different screen sizes

  • They have the RAM of the DroidX wrong! It's 512MB and not 256MB

    Figured I'd point that typo out!

  • DjChristianLee

    ************* DROID-LIFE **************

  • I find the improved resolution extremely enticing. I love how practical my Droid 1 is. It's the perfect size! Am I the only one who feels this way?

    But man if only I could root it. If only if only 🙁

    • digitalicecream

      Improved resolution how? Droid 1 854×480 Droid 2 480×854.

      • ReebyWantsYoMom

        Other way around but i noticed it to lol the droid 1 only has 480×854 but the droid 2 will have a whooping 854×480 haha.

  • brando56894

    From that lineup the Droid 2 seems to be the best overall IMO. The DX seriously only has 256mb of RAM??? If I was to buy a new phone I would definitely get the D2 since I love my D1.

    • Jared Krinsky

      This chart has a lot of incorrect information such as the amount of ram in a Droid X. It's really 512mb of RAM

      • digitalicecream

        Lot's of incorrect info. The incredible has more than 512, holds 40GB, has wirelessN, tethering, 720p vid recording… lots of incorrect info.

  • Droid X has 256 RAM?

  • Droid X
    Processor
    TI OMAP3630-1000

    Processor speed
    1000 MHz

    Memory
    512 MB RAM

  • RAM is incorrect for the DX, too. It has 512MB.

  • Exodus615

    For those interested in having the Blockbuster.apk for your Droid 1 http://www.mediafire.com/?sqsj7m22d7yqq56 plz like this

    • What, so we can laugh at it?

      • Exodus615

        Obviously if you dont want the apk dont speak on it someone on here might want it dont be such an i*hone

        • Was picking on Blockbuster, not you.

          🙂

    • digitalicecream

      Hey thanks for posting this, I was curious as to whether or not it would work on my Incredible. Unfortunately it FC's… which is ok with me because I'm a Netflix fan anyway… but it was cool just to say that I “have” it.

  • WOW thats weird! The DroidX only has 256mb ram? wtf? why does the Droid 2 have 512mb of ram? You would think that the DroidX would need more since it has HD or at least you would want more!

    • X2talk

      It has 512 not 256.. this must be a typo

  • Based on that chart, looks like I was right. Droid 2 only records at 480P, not 720P.

  • Justin

    Who needs a desktop computer when our phones can do damn near everything!

  • PoorLittleBird

    I'm wondering I didn't get offered an early upgrade from my D1.

  • Jared Krinsky

    I think we should add the Eris to this list and then if Asurion tells us what phones are on the same level of the Droid1 we can be like “LIES I have proof that the phones you are trying to give to me as a replacement suck and I want a Droid2, X, or Inc as a replacement or no dice!”

    • Jared Krinsky

      Oh and maybe a fix of the stats.

  • Rizzidy

    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS “LOAD MORE COMMENTS” BUTTON ALL ABOUT>?!!?!?!?!

    booooooo DL
    boooooooooo

    • Justin

      Hmmm, I wonder what LOAD MORE COMMENTS means?
      I wonder if it LOADS MORE COMMENTS?!
      Gee, what would happen if I clicked it?
      Oh, it LOADed MORE COMMENTS!

      • Rizzidy

        Wow.

        Welcome to the party. Now take a seat and don't talk anymore.

        • ReebyWantsYoMom

          Hmmmm i never noticed that either thanks for pointing it out no need for a boo though.

      • Evermour

        LOL this was funny..

  • Wait, so the Droid 2 has 512Mb's of RAM but the Droid X only has 256Mb's?

    • Djspikezz

      Yes, it has 512mb of ram… I have it and just double checked, cause it made me question it myself…. this is a mistype! FAIL

  • Brendan

    the droid x has 512mb of RAM right?

    • Apollo182

      Thats what i thought!!

      • Matthewnasholm

        Yes it Does

        • Vlad

          It also has 8 gigs of internal storage but they missed that as well

          • Jason

            Droid X & Droid 2 both show as 8GB ROM and 512 RAM under the ROM/RAM area towards the top.

          • BiPolarBear

            I believe the Dinc has 8GB internal as well

  • spyder00

    Anyone want to give me a job? I'm going to be looking for work soon…almost slapped my boss when he told me to sell my customer the Ally over the X! Are you kidding me…..

    • X2talk

      It has 512 not 256.. this must be a typo

  • andrewcweaver

    Anyone notice that there is no Devour?

  • hawgpapa

    I have had my Droid 1 since it's birth. Once I rooted the phone, it has been nothing amazing. As with a lot of things, you tend to think the grass is greener on the other side of the proverbial fence. I looked at the Droid X, my sis's Eris, a friends Incredible, and I can do more with the Droid 1 than all of them combined.

    I am very content with what I have and it will take a remarkably better piece for me to change. The only problem is there are too many choices for ROM's and Themes. BB, Lithium, Simply Stunning, Cyanogen, and on and on. 😉

    Keep them coming!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you that the droid is great with 2.2 and bugless beast or whichever is your rom of choice. But i have both and after staring at the droid x’s screen for a few weeks my droid is to small lol. Its still fast as he’ll but it is running overclocked and 2.2 while my x is fast as he’ll and running standard 2.1. All im saying is droid is great but i don’t think anyone would ever regret buying an x after actually using it for a few weeks 🙂

      • Anonymous

        I knew I should have kept my comments locked up inside 🙂
        I was afraid of hearing comments such as yours. My customer rep has been trying to get me down to the Vzn store…I have been putting it off…I am trying to practice contentment and being a good husband!
        Man, a bigger screen is sounding better all the time…
        Peace!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you that the droid is great with 2.2 and bugless beast or whichever is your rom of choice. But i have both and after staring at the droid x’s screen for a few weeks my droid is to small lol. Its still fast as he’ll but it is running overclocked and 2.2 while my x is fast as he’ll and running standard 2.1. All im saying is droid is great but i don’t think anyone would ever regret buying an x after actually using it for a few weeks 🙂

  • Zoul_kyud

    This from the same people who posted 720p screen for the Droid-X, think about it.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent point

  • Crow

    DON'T FORGET THE ALLY! geez, give me a break.

  • What does the LG Ally have to do or compare to the droids.. that was a waste of space and time

  • I guess Verizon wants to roll out LTE before giving us FFC (front facing cameras). * Goes back to waiting *

  • Zoul_kyud

    The ram is based off the OS its running. Droid X has 512 but 2.1 only supports 256mb, once you upgrade to froyo 512 comes the drop.

    • Brendan

      Ive never heard of that, interesting!

      • rals

        I never heard of this either. I was actually at the store when I checked out the X and when I looked at task manager and killed some apps, it says it has 244mb left.

    • brando56894

      I was curious about this also.

    • Timoh

      Thanks for pointing that out. I was wondering why it said that.

    • myshadow

      Does this mean that Droid 1 has 512 available also when it is upgraded to Froyo?

    • myshadow

      Does this mean that Droid 1 has 512 available also when it is upgraded to Froyo?

    • RanballX

      Nice call. I was wondering what that was all about as well.

    • That makes no sense!! How do you explain the DI having 512, it’s currently running 2.1. What about the Nexus 1 @ launch it had 2.1 w 512 RAM. Don’t say anything if you have no idea what ur talking about, ur just confusaing people!! And no, the Droid 1 will not have 512 with 2.2, we are stuck with 256 RAM no matter what version of Android we run!

      • Zoul_kyud

        Specs vs Actual available. Also could be difference in programming. The Droid X is 512 for sure. 256 is the max on the Droid 1. The software plays a part and the hardware plays a part. Verizon is all over the board with their stuff though in this document.

  • What the Frack?!

    I just rooted my D1 with Bugless Beauty and I am going to have to say that I love my friend'd Droid X, but I love my rooted and ROM'd D1.

    I also have to wait until 8/11 but this new install makes me feel like it's a new phone.

  • Wintergon

    Are they listing the resolution backwards on a few of these models?

  • EC8CH

    That's does it, time to upgrade my Droid…

    I just need to get me some Blockbuster!

    • Exodus615

      I just posted the BlockBuster apk after reading your comment i hope you enjoy it scroll down in the comments and like it plz

  • Droid 1 is a hacker's dream phone @ 1.2+ GHz and ULV. No blur/bone stock GUI, no encrypted boot loader, insane custom ROMs/themes, unlocked features, etc. Is that mentioned anywhere in their literature? LOL! 🙂

    I'll be rocking my Droid 1 for at least another full year before something that feels like a true quantum leap forward is likely to entice me into an upgrade. The hackability would be enough to make me pick it over the 2 or X if I were buying a new phone today.

    • I’m guessing you like that brick huh? I for one enjoy the x, and the lack of custom roms means not having to bother with”insane ” battery pulls

    • DJ Christian Lee

      I deff hear that Kent.. The droid-x has got way to much more features to have then the NEW DROID 2..!!
      The droid 2 should have matched everything but the 4.3 screen.. Droid- 3 will maybe possibly catch up to the droid-x in 1 year 😉

  • ajavgeek

    Now need a device with Front Facing camera…. that will be my time to upgrade.

    • Jared Krinsky

      and 2GHz

      • ajavgeek

        +100

        • Jared Krinsky

          And 4G

          • ajavgeek

            +100 again

          • And the geebees?

          • Mrpicolas

            Dont forget the hebees

    • Tyler

      Have you seen an iPhone 4 loser using the front facing camera? Why let the same man who said flash will never work on a mobile platform and that multitasking is unneeded/kills battery life dictate what you need on your phone?

      • ajavgeek

        iPhone is NOT the first to do the front facing camera nor the Facetime. Many European/asian carries are already providing that service. It is very imp to have video calling when Mobile phones can do so much.

        • Tyler

          Oh I know its not the first, but that’s the thing, it had been around for years and it never caught on. Now Apple did it and everyone is like OMG I NEED IT!!! Regardless, all the times I would actually make a video call are times I have my computer around me anyway. What, you’re going to make a video call in public and have no privacy?

      • Etothe2

        Don’t forget Stevo’s claim that “no one’s going to buy” a phone with a big screen.

      • Etothe2

        Don’t forget Stevo’s claim that “no one’s going to buy” a phone with a big screen.

  • Michael_NM

    Dr. Droid said, “And yes, the LG Ally is included, we just don’t care.” Haha! +1000

  • Inobetr

    I work on a TV show in Los Angeles and I did the same. I talked 7 people into buying the DROID and 2 dumped their Iphone for DROIDS.

  • This is wrong, the X has 512MB of RAM, I know for a fact since when I kill tasks with my task killer I have anywhere form 270 – 299 MB free afterwards.

    Glad to see Verizon is training their staff with accurate information…

    • JC

      Exactly. I saw that and did a facepalm on Verizon's behalf.

    • Jbrookshire13

      Yup it also has 8 gb internal storage that isn't listed as well.

      • Technically that's the 8GB of ROM listed up next to the RAM, I”m not sure why they would list that and have a seperate sectoin for addition on board memory storage (which is ROM) and then have it list No across the board minus the Incredible.

        I think I'm going to contact verizon and apply for the job to create their internal comparison documents since you obviously don't need to have a clue about the phones to write one up.

        This whole document is more humorous than it is informative.

  • Andrew Hewitt

    … I don't see the “Root Capabilities” section on this chart…

    • eddieonofre

      Yeah Root capabilities is a deal breaker for me

      • Anonymous

        You can root, you just can’t ROM. Yet.

  • Mike

    Yeah I know me too…

  • dshizzel

    All things being somewhat equal, I'm happy with my rooted Droid-1 Froyo device. I can live without Blockbuster or DVD video recording until my upgrade in 8/11. Meanwhile, I'm hopeful that the devs out there continue to support Droid-1 ROMs and don't fall under the spells of the others (are you reading this, Pete?).

  • partizan

    “Droid Incredible – 3G Mobile Hotspot Capability – No” …. my currently 3g-broadcasting 2.2-loaded Dinc begs to differ.

  • cullen

    The DX only has 256 RAM? Wow.. I didn't know that, I figured it had 512.

    • Mike

      Yeah I know me too…

      • Josh

        X has 512. I am holding one and Android OS Monitor says Memory Total: 487,780K

  • cyklops99

    hmmm – shoulda waited and got the “X”

    • Sholling

      I wish I'd waited and got the Droid 2. My X is just too big. Too big for pocket carry. Too big for belt carry.

      • Brendan

        there is still time right? the 30 days! and dont be down on the x the x is awesome sauce! i guess the grass is always greener on the other side

        • Sholling

          The X has some great features but it’s just huge and the ringer on mine is too quiet. But I like Android, love the screen and touch pad. I consider it almost a mini touchpad computer or maybe a purse sized phone and I don’t carry a man-purse. 😉

          The other thing Google could do better is get it to sync with MS Outlook directly.

          Anyway if the Droid 2 hits before my 30 days is up I probably will switch, but only because I can’t figure out a comfortable way to carry the “X”.

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        gotta have big hands

  • Buttfacerob

    Hmm, atleast my droid 1 beats the ally 😀

  • tbaybe

    i talked my mortgage guys company out of switching to ATT and try a droid phone instead, yea, verizon should give me mega credit for this!!

    • Inobetr

      I work on a TV show in Los Angeles and I did the same. I talked 7 people into buying the DROID and 2 dumped their Iphone for DROIDS.

      • Doolidg

        What show?

  • “And yes, the LG Ally is included, we just don't care”
    LOL what a great line.

    • Guest

      I posted the blockbuster.apk if anyone wants it just scroll down and look for me Exodus615 the download link is there plz like the comment so it will move up thanks

      • Anonymous

        A detail comparission about the Droid 2 V. Droid 1 showing updates with the benchmarks, which depicts increase of CPU jobs with the Droid 2 than with its predecessor. Droid II Matchups

    • My favorite part of the line is the resolutions. Droid 2 has 854 x 480 and Droid 1 has 480 x 854…. Droid X has 854 x 480 and Incredible has 400 x 800.

      I like the way the switch the older ones around to make them appear to be less.

  • Timmah

    I still see no reason to upgrade to Droid 2.

    • Tony

      Slower processor and GPU?
      Overclocking reduces battery and device life.

      • Timmah

        When I was overclocked at 1.2, I never saw a battery life decrease.

  • Preventing a first comment with this comment. Neat.

    • Timmah

      1 Reply to a comment.

      • Since you are first, and comments are nested, mine will be at the bottom, in what is technically the “first” position. Thanks for reserving the space for me.

        First.

        p.s. Secret Tim-O-Tato project backed by TechDeft in progress. Be curious.

        • Timmah

          Hahahaha I loled.

        • Tony

          But what if I do this? Then you are no longer first. Plan foiled!

        • Anonymous

          Hey Techdeft, need your help, My D1 i rooted w/ BB V0.4 w/ Froyo, but I can not seem to get Flash running from the Market. Can you assist me?? Thanks

          • Looking into it for you sir!

            Edit: Here you are!

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=686578

            First post in that thread is the Market link for Flash.

            Or have you already done that and it’s not working?

          • Anonymous

            lol, thanks man 🙂 Spoke with Tim A Tato, may have to find it on Droid
            Forums, thought I might ping you 🙂

          • Try the link first!Here is the direct link, type it into your phone browser!http://www.adobe.com/go/getfp10android

            I tested the link, it drops me right at Flash Player 10 Beta 3 in the Market.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks will try it now, just came back from lunch.

          • Anonymous

            I keep getting a little box that pops up with “Item could not be Found” Your
            thoughts

          • Do you have your user agent changed? Are you using the default browser? Could be a market issue…make sure you are copying it exactly, or try navigating from your phone.

          • Anonymous

            I keep getting a little box that pops up with “Item could not be Found” Your
            thoughts

    • The_Other_Ray

      heh heh, he still said first comment in his first comment denouncing first comments.