The Droid X shares many of the same features with the Evo 4G, including a 4.3-inch screen, HDMI, 720p video recording, and mobile hotspot functionality. But these two devices are pretty different in other ways. Only the Evo 4G can deliver 4G speeds (where available) and only that handset has a front-facing camera (although video calling seems pretty clunky so far). Meanwhile, we much prefer the multitouch keyboard on the Droid X. We’re still deciding whether HTC’s Sense is better than the Motoblur makeover the Droid X is sporting.
The biggest question of all: Which carrier gives you the better deal for its Android super phone? Let’s break it down.
|Plan||$60 Single-Line Talk & Text: 450 minutes, unlimited text||$70 – Everything Data: 450 anytime minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited 3G and 4G where available.|
|Mobile Hotspot||$20 (2GB/month) – Up to 5 devices||$30 – Up to 8 devices|
|Other Charges||$10 Premium Data Plan|
|Live Streaming||$10 V-Cast||Sprint TV/Sprint Radio Included|
|Total Monthly Cost||$110 ($120 with V-Cast)||$110|
With the $10 “premium” data plan for the Evo 4G, Verizon and Sprint are evenly matched. If streaming TV and music is important to you, Verizon scoots ahead $10/month. Otherwise, Evo and Droid X customers will pay the same amount for the same features, even though Verizon and Sprint charge in different amounts for each service. If you live in a city with 4G service, the Evo comes off as a better deal, as customers can get much faster downloads. Consumers who live in areas with 4G will likely take note of Verizon’s 3G footprint.