The Motorola Droid, based on Google Android version 2.0 operating system, gives serious competition to the iPhone 3G S in terms of design and features.

Some of the key differences between the two phones are:

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Apple iPhone 3G S versus Motorola Droid comparison chart
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Apple iPhone 3G SMotorola Droid
Games Yes Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible 2-4, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV Supported Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Weight 4.76 oz (135 g) 5.99 oz (170 g)
Calculator Yes Yes
Operating System (proprietary) iPhone OS Android version 2.0
Hard Drive No No
Live TV No No
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Java support No No
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Bar with slide-out keyboard from side Internal Antenna
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, PBA, A2DP version 2.1 + EDR Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC version 2.1 + EDR
Picture messaging Yes Yes
Screen Colors 16.7 million (24-bit) 16.7 million (24-bit)
Memory card slot No microSD (TransFlash) comes with 16 GB card / supports up to 32 GB / requires battery removal to change
Video Capture VGA resolution, 30 fps Max. Length: 30 minutes 720x480 resolution at 24 fps / H.264 format
Push-To-Talk No No
Browser Safari supports landscape mode, multi-touch zoom and pan, and multiple windows. WebKit-based
GPS A-GPS; photo, video geo-tagging A-GPS supports LBS / navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
MMS requires network support Yes
Stereo Speakers No No
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5 hours max. (300 minutes) 6.4 hours max. (384 minutes)
Picture ID Yes Yes
Ruggedized No No
Auto-complete suggestions for text Yes Yes
SyncML No No
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 300 hours max. (12.5 days) 270 hours max. (11.3 days)
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Languages supported English, French, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukranian, Arabic and more English, Spanish
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b/g Version(s): 802.11 b,g
Wireless Carrier AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Verizon Wireless
Polyphonic Ringtones No Yes
Side buttons volume keys, ringer switch on left / sleep key on top volume, camera on left / lock/power on top
Ringer Profiles No No
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange built-in attachment viewer (Microsoft Office, PDF) Protocols Supported: IMAP, POP, SMTP, Exchange unified inbox / plus GMail client
PictBridge No No
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
External Display No No
Screen size 3.5" diagonal 3.7" diagonal
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger capacitive, multi-touch Primary input method: Finger capacitive
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Camera Resolution: 3+ megapixel auto-focus, with tap-to-focus control Resolution: 5+ megapixel auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, white balance control, digital zoom
Alarm Yes Yes
Networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 1900 / WCDMA 2100 CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900
To-Do List No (free apps are available, however) Yes
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
FM Radio No No
Voice recorder Yes Yes
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
Streaming Video Protocol: H.264 / MPEG-4 (MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GPP) via Safari web browser / plus dedicated YouTube client YouTube
Digital TTY/TDD Yes Yes
Supports enlarging text Yes No
Flashlight No No
Calendar Yes Yes
Dimensions 4.55" x 2.44" x 0.48" (116 x 62 x 12.3 mm) 4.55" x 2.35" x 0.55" (116 x 60 x 14 mm)
CPU 600 MHz 550 MHz ARM Cortex A8
Manufacturer Apple Inc. Motorola
Built-in memory 32 GB (internal memory available to user for storage) or 16 GB 8 GB (internal memory available to user for storage)

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