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  1. kasperknop

    kasperknop Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I see different numbers on this phone everywhere (androidphones.com says OMAP3430 600MHz processor and on this forum I have heard 1GHz snapdragon processor... I have also heard both 500mb and 16gb internal memory...), so what's the real deal? Lets make a chart:

    Name: Droid
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Release date US: October 30th 2009?
    Release date EU: ??
    Screen size: 3.7"
    Screen resolution: 480x854
    OS version: Android 2.0
    Touchscreen: Capacitive
    Keyboard: Slide QWERTY
    Processor: 550 mHz (OMAP)
    Memory: ??
    Memory slot: Micro SD up to 16 GB
    USB: Normal USB input?
    Camera: 5.0 MP AF
    Flash: 2x Xenon flash
    Headphones: 3.5mm jack
    Wi-Fi: Yes
    Network: ??
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Compass: Yes
    Accelerometer: Yes
    GPS: Yes
    Battery: 1400 mAh Li Ion
    Colors: Black only?
    Dimensions: 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70mm
    Weight: 169 g

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  2. AdamHC

    AdamHC Well-Known Member

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    Theres answers to heaps of them everywhere.
    Processor is the same as in the N900, i dont know what it is exactly
    Screen is 3.7"
    We can safely assume it has Wi-Fi being the powerhouse it is
    I think the battery is 1390Mah.

    There's more out there but i forget
    Im fairly sure there is no 1Ghz Snapdragon
     
  3. gthrift

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    I hate that this has the 550MHz processor. I might just go for the HTC Desire now since it has the same cpu most likely and will probably cost less.

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/22/motorola-droid-makes-appearance-on-motorolas-site/
     
  4. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member

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    Bottom left - its listed at 550mhz? Well that sucks!
    and i was honestly thinking of leaving Sprint for this phone. Yes yes yes i know even if the monthly plans are more expensive on verizon, blah

    DROID by Motorola - Android phone - Motorola USA
     
  5. gthrift

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    I agree, if you have the Sprint Hero then there is no point in sharing unless Sprint just doesn't work in your area.
     
  6. Jacqueline

    Jacqueline Well-Known Member

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    The Hero uses an Arm processor. This uses an OMAP plus it has dedicated graphics. You cannot compare the processor speeds for performance. It's like comparing a pentium cpu to a core 2 duo.
     
  7. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member

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    Some more insight please, is the driod running off of 550MHz Cortex A8? compared with ARM 11 528MHz ? (hero) whats the bloody different in plain english? :D


    dedicated graphics? would that help in eclair? since its such a dull U.I ? it isn't like HTC Sense where it has flashy graphics to show the weather etc, i suppose with a screen that large, you would need dedicated graphics.

    How about a digital compass?
    thanks.
     
  8. gthrift

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    I didn't know there was much of a difference. I don't really keep up with phone CPUs. Where did you see this?

    edit: nevermind, just read it on the boy genius hands-on.
     
  9. Jacqueline

    Jacqueline Well-Known Member

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    Basically, you can expect the Cortex A8 to perform 3-4 times the tasks in the same cycle as the Arm 11, so the phone will be much faster in everything it does. It also offloads the graphics tasks to the dedicated graphics processor, making it faster and providing smoother/better animations, transparencies, shadows, etc.

    If the arm 11 were a road, it would be a single lane. The cortex a-8 would be 3 or 4 lanes, along with a dedicated bicycle lane. Going the same speed, you get 3 or 4 times the cars in the same time period, plus the dedicated bike lane keeps the bikes from slowing down the cars and is optimized to get bikes through as quickly as possible.

    In simplest terms, the cortex a-8 is much faster than the arm 11 processor.

    Edit to add: Yes, it has both a compass and an accelerometer.
     
  10. kasperknop

    kasperknop Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seems like it will come with a 16 GB microSD card - then it will be close to no internal memory. What a dissapointment. Don't see why none can gets that it's not enough for all the apps! (everyone: Remember to check the "I need more storage" option on your phone when you uninstall an app:p)
     
  11. PhxBlue

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    Excellent post! Thank you for that. Cortex A-8 is blazing fast, people. The Droid will be rockin, BET ON IT.
     
  12. celios

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    That's a very good metaphor! :cool:
     
  13. MarvinAndroid

    MarvinAndroid Well-Known Member

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    People are getting all worked up about the Mhz of the processor.. it's kind of crazy. All of the sudden everybody on the interwebz is a computer chip engineer specialist!

    Does it really matter? You need to take the whole design into consideration... and since nobody hear that I've heard from yet actually worked on designing this device... your words are only so valuable.

    So what if the thing only had a 100Mhz processor?! If you pick the thing up and it runs screaming fast and can emulate a Playstation 3 in software... are you going to avoid buying it because you refuse to own a device with any chips running under 600Mhz? It's just dumb. The actual performance of the device seems a lot more important to me than that one number.

    Motorolla has been around a long time... and Google isn't that dumb... they supposedly worked together on this thing... the collective brains of those two companies are probably a bit more talented at designing hardware than random internet armchair engineers sending posts from their mom's basement.

    Why don't we all wait till we have the device in our hands before we make judgement calls! (And sorry.. I'm not really yelling at anybody in this thread... I've just been reading tons of posts about this stuff lately and I guess I just needed to vent a bit. :)
     
  14. LxMeister

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    Hear Hear!

    (Though before somebody attempts to say something mean, I believe the abbreviation is MHz, not Mghz... just fyi)
     
  15. MarvinAndroid

    MarvinAndroid Well-Known Member

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    ^ Ok, thanks. I'm not claiming to be a chip expert any more than anybody else is. And that just proves my point. I am arguing with a bit of logic from viewpoint of the common man. :)

    (I edited my post to clean it up)
     
  16. LxMeister

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    Same here. I'm about as educated on chips as the internet can make me, and honestly I put about as much stock in that knowledge as wikipedia. I for one am waiting until I can get my own hands on anything before I make any decisions or opinions. Though it's hard to keep from getting excited, as this is the first phone on VZW in a long time that has actually piqued my interest.

    I only pointed out the spelling thing as some less savory characters out in the intertubes have no ability to see past that and understand a good point. Though I will say I haven't seen that here, thank goodness.
     
  17. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was coming to ask about. I had heard that this is a much snappier and better processor, which is what initially got me interested in it. I was originally going to get a Hero, but I think this is the better option for me.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  18. randydandy

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    Wow. This is a great way to explain it. As I mentioned in another forum, I spent 4 hours with both of these phones. Ufortunately certain specs were not released. They definitely do not have the same processor. Both phones were very responsive but the Droid was a beast. You can open everything and switch around with live updating on all the widgets, and no lag. I'm trying my best not to slober on my keyboard as I write this.

    After the training, I have done my best to try and find a dealbreaker for me and this phone. I have been unsuccessful. So I'm gonna have to buy this phone on release.
     
  19. LxMeister

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    [mops up drool]
     

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