Here is a summary of the iPhone 4 compared to the leaked Droid 2 and Droid X specifications. Motorola Droid X and Droid 2 specifications are being reported from different Droid-life, Gizmodo and Engadget. The Droid X is not officially released until June 2319, 2010. Verizon 4G LTE will be launched for modems and USB by the end of 2010 but cellphones are not expected until the second quarter of 2011. Some cellphones and tablets available before the official Verizon 4G phone may be upgradable to 4G.
UPDATE: Motorola has released the Droid X
Phone Apple iPhone 4 HTC Evo 4G Droid 2 Droid X Price 16GB $199, $199.99 unknown $299 32GB $299 with 2 year Verizon $199 after rebate /w two yr ATT Verizon OS iOS4 Android 2.1 Android 2.2 Android 2.1 Data Edge 2.5G 1x RTT 1x RTT 1x RTT HSPA 7.2 EVDO Rev A (3G) EVDO Rev A (3G) EVDO Rev A (3G) Wimax 4G Best Coverage Real World 1.3-1.8 Mbps 2.9 Mbps 1Mbps 1Mbps Download Best coverage Real World 386kbps 500 kbps 500kbps 500kbs Upload Network ATT Sprint Verizon Verizon Screen 3.5 inch 4.3 inch 3.7 inch 4.3 inch 900X640 480X800 480X800 ? 480X854 Rear 5.0MP, LED flash, 8 MP 5 MP 8 MP Camera 720p HD, 30 fs 1280X720(20fs) vid ?? 720p Front VGA 1.3 MP ?? no Camera Micro SD no up to 32GB up to 32GB up to 32GB FM Radio no yes ? no Wifi hotspot no yes ? yes Weight 4.8 ounces 6 ounces ? ounces 5.47 ounces Processors A4 Processor 1Ghz, 8650 1Ghz, 1Ghz, Snapdragon ARMV7 rev2 Keyboard Touchscreen Touchscreen Physical Touchscreen
The upcoming Nokia N8 is the first smartphone in the world to provide 5-band 3G support so that you can connect to 3G data networks on T-Mobile and AT&T in the USA, along with 3G networks around the world. This is truly the first world phone and has some very compelling specifications that best anything currently available.
Specifications include 5-band 3G data support, anodized aluminum casing in five colors, 3.5 inch 640×360 pixels resolution OLED display, 720p video recording capability, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, internal 16GB memory with support for microSD expansion cards, HDMI port, USB , FM transmitter, 680 MHz processor, and USB On-the-Go so you can plug in USB devices to use them without a PC
Real World Network Speed Comparison
Verizon 4G connection on a populated network should average between 5Mbps to 12Mbps in download rates and between 2Mbps to 5Mbps for uploads. Actual, achievable peak speeds in these areas float between 40-50Mbps downstream and 20-25Mbps upstream.
So in the realworld the 4G LTE is about 2 to 4 times faster than 3G+ or Wimax and 10 to 20 times faster than 3G.
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