The HTC Droid Eris and the Motorola Droid are both Android-based phones offered in the U.S. through Verizon Wireless. The Motorola Droid features Android version 2 operating system, a 16GB memory card included (compared to 8GB with HTC Droid Eris), widescreen video recording and a QWERTY keyboard.

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HTC Droid Eris versus Motorola Droid comparison chart
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Weight 4.43 oz (126 g) 5.99 oz (170 g)
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, A2DP, AVRC version 2.0+EDR / may be upgradeable to support OPP, PBA, version 2.1 Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC version 2.1 + EDR
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel auto-focus with touch-to-focus / geo-tagging, white balance, brightness, digital zoom, self-timer, spot metering, ISO controls Resolution: 5+ megapixel auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, white balance control, digital zoom
Dimensions 4.45" x 2.19" x 0.52" (113 x 55 x 13.2 mm) 4.55" x 2.35" x 0.55" (116 x 60 x 14 mm)
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, SMTP, Exchange w/ Direct Push plus GMail client / supports attachments / office file viewer (QuickOffice) and PDF viewer Protocols Supported: IMAP, POP, SMTP, Exchange unified inbox / plus GMail client
Memory card slot microSD (TransFlash) 8 GB included / up to at least 16 GB supported microSD (TransFlash) comes with 16 GB card / supports up to 32 GB / requires battery removal to change
Browser WebKit-based (version 3.1) WebKit-based
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
Flashlight No No
Ruggedized No No
Digital TTY/TDD Yes Yes
External Display No No
Polyphonic Ringtones No Yes
Ringer Profiles No No
USB Version: 2.0 Hi-Speed built-in mini-USB connector / supports charging Version: 2.0 High Speed micro-USB connector / supports mass storage mode
Picture ID Yes Yes
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Data Tethering No Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: 1xEV-DO rA Technology: 1xEV-DO rA
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger capacitive Primary input method: Finger capacitive
Hard Drive No No
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk Networks Supported: Google Talk
MMS Yes Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes 2-Way: Yes threaded
FM Radio No No
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA Supported Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Stereo Speakers No No
Live TV No No
PictBridge No No
Streaming Video YouTube YouTube
Video Capture up to CIF resolution (352 x 288 pixels) Max. Length: 30 minutes 720x480 resolution at 24 fps / H.264 format
Alarm Yes Yes
Calculator Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
SyncML No No
To-Do List No Yes
Games Yes Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Push-To-Talk No No
Wireless Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Networks CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900 CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Bar with slide-out keyboard from side Internal Antenna
Built-in memory 147 MB (internal memory available to user for storage) 8 GB (internal memory available to user for storage)
GPS supports LBS / includes Google Maps, HTC Footprints A-GPS supports LBS / navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions
Supports enlarging text No No
Languages supported English, Spanish English, Spanish
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Side buttons volume on left volume, camera on left / lock/power on top
Picture messaging No Yes
Voice recorder limited only by memory, can set as ringtone Yes
Operating System Android version 1.5 Android version 2.0
Infrared No No
Auto-complete suggestions for text Technology: XT9 Yes
CPU 528 MHz MSM7600 550 MHz ARM Cortex A8
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b,g Version(s): 802.11 b,g
Java support No No
Keyboard No Layout: QWERTY
Battery Information 1300 mAh LiIon 1400 mAh LiIon
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5 hours max. (300 minutes) 6.4 hours max. (384 minutes)
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 420 hours max. (17.5 days) 270 hours max. (11.3 days)
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
Screen Colors 65,536 (16-bit) 16.7 million (24-bit)
Screen size 3.2" diagonal 3.7" diagonal

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