We’ve been comparing the Galaxy S2 (S II) with many new and upcoming smartphones and at the moment the S2 seems to be the one to beat. Today we want to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. the Motorola Droid X2, another dual-core handset, and we also have a video to round things off.
We’ve written countless articles about the Galaxy S2 and most recently published a U.S. release roundup with the information we know and think we know so far. It should be coming to at least three carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, rumored from next month. You may also be interested in our recent video comparison between the Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation 4G and our Galaxy S2 review roundup. The Droid X2 on the other hand, is already available on Verizon and recent articles have included asking readers if they’re interested in this Android handset, details of price and release and then a look at its fast processor.
Taking a look at specs then we know that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB storage, and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture as well as a front-facer. By comparison the Droid X2 has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage and a 4.3-inch qHD display. It also has an 8-megapixel camera but no front-facer and was released with Android 2.2 Froyo but will get a future upgrade to Gingerbread. Although the specs for the Droid X2 then are impressive enough, we’d say at first glance it’s pipped by the Galaxy S2.
Over then to Brandon Miniman of Pocketnow who has conducted a video face off of these same two handsets. The video (which you can see below this story) shows details such as boot up time, web-browsing performance, benchmarks and more. The processor gives overwhelmingly better results in benchmarks and tests for the Galaxy S2 but Pocketnow points out the HDMI output on the Droid X2 is a nice touch for multimedia users. The higher-resolution on the Droid X2 also came in for particular praise although the Galaxy S2’s has also been lauded in reviews. If you want to understand more about the different displays, another of our articles particularly looked at the Galaxy S2’s Super AMOLED Plus display against that of the HTC Sensation’s qHD display (the same as the Droid X2’s).
It’s another fascinating look at two notable handsets but the Galaxy S2 once again comes out on top, as in so many other comparisons. That said, the Droid X2 has a lot to offer and of course pricing and personal choice will also come into the equation. What are your thoughts on these two dual-core smartphones? Will you be purchasing either of these, another Android or maybe you’re waiting for the Apple iPhone 5. Let us know with your comments.