How The Moto X Compares to the New Verizon DROID Line

Motorola finally took the wraps off of its Moto X flagship smartphone yesterday, receiving both accolades and criticism from fans and analysts. Now that we have the official spec sheet for the device, we take a look at how Motorola’s Moto X stacks up against the Verizon exclusive Droid family.

So how does the Moto X hold up against the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini? Let’s find out.

As you can see from the spec comparison chart above, there’s not a whole lot that separates the Moto X from its Droid brethren. All devices sport Motorola’s new X8 architecture, which run a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.7GHz. Both the Droid family and the Moto X run on Android 4.2.2 and have 2GB of RAM and 2MP front facing cameras as well as 10MP rear-facing cameras.

Where the Moto X differs from the new Droids is clearly in the design department, with the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini rocking Kevlar backs and a flat back. The Moto X however has a curved back and comes in a variety of different colors (available only on AT&T at the moment.) The Moto X’s 4.7 inch screen is just a tad bit smaller than the 5 inchers that the Droid Ultra and Maxx have, and slightly bigger than the Droid Mini’s 4.3 inch screen.

As far as pricing goes, the Moto X shares the same price as the Droid Ultra, both costing $199.99. The slightly larger, 32GB Droid Maxx comes in at $299.99, with the Droid Mini taking up the lower priced tier at $99.99.

With specs of these devices being very similar, the big differences between the four is design, size and carrier availability. The Moto X will be available on AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon and T-mobile, and the Droids are exclusive to Verizon.

Would you take the Moto X over the Droid Ultra, Maxx or Mini?


  • CJ SUN

    Aren’t the Touchless features, notification styles, and customized designs differentiating characteristics between the X and the new Droids?

    • LiterofCola

      All of the software is the same. The only real advantage the Moto X has is the ability to customize the physical phone itself.

      • distortedloop

        The Moto X device will have much more ROM customization support than the Droid, simply from cross-over ROMs developed for the GSM model of the phone. Not an issue for the average consumer, but the primary fear I have in going with the Droid Maxx over the X.

  • LiterofCola

    Droid Maxx for me!

  • Von_V

    Droid Maxx for me

  • Mack Knife

    Those prices are not correct. Hey writer, ever think about listing the cost of the phone, not the subsidized one?

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