Motorola Droid 3 vs. HTC Doubleshot – Glacier (MyTouch 4G slide)

Smartphone is a mobile device with extra computational facilities and advanced connectivity when it is compared to other…

Smartphone is a mobile device with extra computational facilities and advanced connectivity when it is compared to other contemporary phones. If it is powered by Android; a Linux kernel based popular operating system and has QWERTY keyboard, it is then undoubtedly the best portable device in this universe.

As android based QWERTY Smartphone is gaining popularity day by day, HTC and Motorola, the two sole most giant android manufacturers; are stepping towards QWERTY smartphones. Already Motorola has released Motorola Droid 3 and HTC is going to release HTC Doubleshot very soon.

Specs of Motorola Droid 3:

  • Technology: 3G
  • Android platform: Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • Processor:
    • Dual-core
    • Clock speed 1 GHz
  • Networks:Supports multiple networks
    • CDMA 800/1900
    • CDMA EV-DO Release A
    • WCDMA 850/1900/2100
    • HSDPA Category 9/10, 10.2 Mbps
    • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    • GPRS Class 12
    • EDGE Class 12
    • HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Interface:
    • 4 inch screen
    • Light response display.
    • Haptic feedback.
    • Pinch to zoom.
    • Keyboard:
      • Full QWERTY featuring 5 rows and a dedicated row for numbers.
      • Dedicated keys for volume control, menu, power/lock
      • Virtual keyboard
    • Voice command
  • Power:
    • BATTERY TYPE: 1540 mAh Li Ion
    • TALK TIME: up to 550 min.
    • STANDBY TIME: up to 300 hrs.
  • Connectivity:
    • 3G mobile hotspot up to 5 other devices.
    • High speed data transmission rate. The rate is equivalent to USB 2.0
    • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) powered. Can share content wirelessly with other DLNA devices.
    • Assisted GPS, Stand alone GPS and eCompass.
    • WLAN supported.
    • Stereo Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g,n
  • Camera:
    • 8 MP with 8x digital zoom
    • LED flash
    • Auto focusing
  • Access compatibility:
    • Hearing Aid (Rated M4,T3)
    • Text telephone capability.
  • Multimedia:
    • High Definition 1080p
    • Resolution 1920 X 1080
    • Video capture rate is up to 30fps capture and play back.
  • Sensor:
    • Proximity, ambient light and eCompass
  • Weight: 184 gram
  • Size: 64.1 x 123.3 x 12.9 mm
  • Dual microphone noise reduction.
  • Compatible with Motorola wireless keyboard.

Specs of HTC Doubleshot /Glacier (MyTouch 4G slide):

  • Technology: 4G
  • Android platform: Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • Processor and CPU:
    • Dual-core
    • 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor
    •  Adreno 220 GPU
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 3.7 inch screen
  • 8MP rear facing camera
  • 1080p 3D video recording
  • 3.7 inch WVGA LCD display
  • Network is HSDPA Category 10
  • Integrated low power GPS
  • HSUPA Category 6
  • 4 row QWERTY Keyboard
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz)
  • Connectivity suite with a-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and DLNA

Mainly there are lots of similarities between Motorola Droid 3 and HTC Doubleshot (in USA it is called MyTouch 4G slide).Both of them is powered by Gingerbread, the 2.3 version of Android. The processor of both is dual-core. But some special features distinguish between the two smartphones. Motorola Droid 3 is a 3rd generation phone where HTC Doubleshot is of 4th generation. In this sense, HTC Doubleshot is far better than the Motorola Droid 3.  The name Doubleshot is for its double camera by which 3D pictures can be captured. But there is no such feature in Motorola Droid 3.

The integrated GPU (Adreno 220) of HTC Doubleshot makes the view crystal clear and it supports to play high graphics games. The clock speed of HTC Doubleshot is 20% more than MotorolaDroid 3. So, HTC Doubleshot will work faster than Droid 3. Motorola Droid 3 has an OMAP 4 on board and undoubtedly it is the best in modern technology. Already Motorola Droid 3 hits in the market and gain much popularity with its larger screen and high resolution display. It is very difficult to say which is best. Time will say who will be the king of QWERTY Smartphone.


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