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Droid X vs HTC EVO 4G

Droid X vs. HTC EVO 4G: How They Stack Up

I've already showed you how well the Droid X stands up to the new iPhone 4 and how it also casts a shadow over the popular, but technically inferior, Droid Incredible. Now we're pitting the Droid X against another hard-to-get device: the HTC EVO 4G.

The HTC EVO 4G has been selling like hotcakes, and for good reason — it's quite the powerhouse when it comes to processing speeds, video, and tethering. It even comes in white! But how does it compare to the Droid X? Find out after the jump.


As you can see from the graph to your left, the EVO 4G and Droid X are similar in many ways. One thing not listed here are the processors — the Droid X comes stocked with a 1Ghz Texas Instruments processor, which beats the EVO 4G's 1Ghz Snapdragon processor in speed tests. Meaning, the Droid X is going to be fast — lightning fast.

While speed may be a factor in your decision, it seems that these devices will be comparable in photo and video capture (although the EVO 4G has a secondary front-facing camera for video chatting), movie watching, and tethering; however, you're allowed to tether eight devices at faster 4G speeds on the EVO for a Sprint $30 unlimited mobile hotspot plan, whereas the Droid X can tether five devices on Verizon's 3G network for a $20 2GB plan.

One main issue to take into consideration is battery life. The EVO is said to get about six hours of continuous talk time, but reports have noted that in order to get the maximum amount of life out of your EVO, you'll want to continually shut down open apps, turn off your 4G service, and dial down the brightness. If a dying battery is a nightmare of yours, you may want to seriously consider taking home the Droid X instead.

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taraann415 taraann415 5 years
i didnt know i was supposed to hate george lucas so much..
DJmann DJmann 6 years
The side-by-side photo depicts both phones as being the same size, regarding height. The is not accurate. The Droid X is taller. If you can't depict both phones side-by-side accurately, why should I continue reading your review? I didn't. I'm wasting enough of my time just typing this comment.
Pascua Pascua 6 years
I think with the battery issue was software (os?) and they patched it recently. Since then i end up with 30-40% battery life left at the end of the day.
thecolor thecolor 6 years
without bashing, I have to agree with the above... battery life (as with any new device) was less with the novelty of the monster! While having everything open, running, connecting, talking, blah blah, and having the screen on CONSTANTLY after I just got it.. of course I was going to run it down quicker. After the "newness" wore off and I started using it like a normal person (still a total tech geek - mind you) battery life was not really different than any of the multiple other smart devices I've used and still do. And, being (a tech geek) I too have chargers at home, the office, car and on my bike. :) All USB, so always universal! Battery life, WAY over dramatized.
MsWalton MsWalton 6 years
I have an EVO as well and the battery life will be a problem IF you run too many apps at once. As a precaution, I always bring my charger to work and I have a car charger so I'm covered. It's a great phone...well worth the wait and the money.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
both of these phones are awesome but for me, when it comes down to it, I have to go with the cheapest monthly bill. And that's sprint. It doesn't hurt that the evo 4g also comes in white!
sexymotherfakir sexymotherfakir 6 years
As an Evo user since pretty much launch day I have to say that the battery life problems, for me at least, are very much overrated. While the battery life was pretty abysmal the first day, after that initial discharge and re-charge I easily get a full day's worth of battery with sustained use. Till things change I don't think you can ask for much more from a smart phone.
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