Jun 12 AT 11:08 AM Taylor Wimberly 36 Comments

Droid X poses with the EVO 4G, crowned the new size king

New leaked photos of the Motorola Droid X confirm it will be the largest Android phone when it launches next month on Verizon. A lucky tester with access to the Droid X snapped some photos comparing it to several other phones, including the previous size king – the HTC EVO 4G.

Both the Droid X and EVO feature a 4.3 inch display, but the Droid X has a row of physical buttons across the bottom which take up more space and result in a taller phone. In my EVO review I wrote that 4.3 inches was the sweet spot for large smartphone displays, but I’m very anxious to get my hands on Droid X and see how it measures up.

The new pics also reveal some of the applications that might come preloaded with the device. We can see 3G Mobile Hotspot for tethering, Blockbuster for viewing movies, and DLNA for wirelessly streaming media to a HDTV.

Based on a lot of sources who wish to remain nameless, we fully expect the Droid X will feature the 720 MHz TI OMAP3630 processor. This CPU might have a lower clock speed than the 1 GHz Snapdragon, but early benchmarks of the Droid X (MB810) reveal it might be the faster platform. The OMAP3630 also includes a PowerVR SGX530 GPU which outperforms the Snapdragon Adreno graphics core.

Are you sold on the Droid X yet or is overall size a concern?

Droid X and Droid Eris

The Droid X next to the Droid Eris.

Via: BGR

Source: AndroidForums

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  • http://clintharvey.net Clint Harvey

    Seems like a weird competition to want to win.

  • http://Website Mike

    I have the EVO and it is right at the size threshold for me. I couldn’t deal with anything taller or wider. I think the Droid X would be quite a bit too large for my liking. The EVO is pushing it as it is.

    • Prince77

      I agree with you Mike. I have the Evo also and carry it in my back pocket (loose jean shorts). I take out before I sit down. I can’t imagine trying to walk around with it on a belt clip. The Droid X is crazy big. If you read the article, it has the same size screen as the Evo they just made the rest of the phone bigger, if it’s just to be bigger than the Evo with the same size screen, that was pointless.

      • http://Website Xallies

        it is thinner not wider so it should fit in your front pocket perfectly

  • http://Website Eric

    er. how is that the biggest android phone? the dell streak is already out and has a 5 inch screen. and yes its a phone.

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      It has phone functions but Dell has been very clear in not calling it a phone. I’m not sure why, since, to me, a phone is anything that makes phone calls, but time and time again Dell has been quick to point out it’s not a ‘phone.’

      • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn K

        If it can make phone calls, it’s a phone. Simple as that.

        • http://Website gabe

          You can make a phone call on a computer- I use Skype to make phone calls on mt laptop- so mty laptop is a phone? how about my desktop?

  • http://Website uly

    Where did the cool red camera button on the side go? The screen actually looks a few millimeters bigger than the EVO’s. Well it BETTER be as fast as the evo. I mean if it lacks the EVO’s speed and front-facing camera than there is nothing new this phone brings to the table.

    • http://Website EggoEspada

      As fast? Probably faster than the Evo.
      This to me is a win over the Evo. That bulge in the back may prove useful with how tall this phone is, gives a good grip. Also hope this phone has bigger sensors for that camera too.

  • http://Website chris

    looks just awesome. I love the Motorola because of TI chip set – faster GPU over all and overclockable to mega speeds

  • http://Website uly

    Well this phone looks awesome and is packing awesome specs. However, it will only be a matter of months after its release when motorola announces an even more powerful device with a front facing camerca and 2.0 ghz processor

  • http://Website @darifresh

    Too big and as with most motorola phones very ugly

    • http://Website jesse harmon

      Actually motorola phones look great. I love the industrial look if them. Much better than apples girlish look

  • http://Website manny

    Bulge is ugly and the phone seems way too big. I thought the evo is already big. I may wait for the galaxy s to come to Verizon or just get the incredible.

  • http://Website Sal

    I’d probably buy it if I was a verizon customer but it’s pretty much same size screen as EVO but a bit longer so I’ll stick with my EVO. Thanks.

  • http://Website deeb215

    Its bigger but the EVO is much sexier than that slab

  • http://Website JAG

    I wanna see the performance, this is really going to beat the EVO 4G

  • http://Website jammerdidit

    EVO!!! Everything thing else is just a sorry attempt to imitate!

  • http://Website adryan

    EVO is awsomely great phone. But im sure like a alot of phone it still needs some improvements. some of the supposed features on this Droid X sound awsome. I hope they can get youtube or the blockbuster videos to work with HDMI. If they could fix that for the EVO that would make it just as awsome. Since im a Verizon customer this phone will more than likely be mine

  • http://Website jewkhok

    These phones are e getting ridiculously big now they’re starting to look like Walmart inventory scanners!! I am an N1 owner and happy to stay that way.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    yet again, another bad a$$ android phone going to verizon. come on tmo, step your game up.

  • http://Website eze

    I bought the milestone… locked down device (signed bootloader) and also, they release the 2.1 with a alarm bug (alarm doesnt work) and when you unplug the headphone, the music start (no matter what you are doing)… the community fixed the alarm (but u need to root the device for that) but there is still no fix for the headphone bug… motorola has been aware of this problem for 2/3 month now and they still havent fix it…
    So.. first, they have a signed device and also, not fixing their bug! So, never gonna buy motorola again and i dont like when companies take open source projects and lock them down…. also lying to their costumers saying the milestone was the gsm version of the droid! (check the motorola milestone press release.. and it say that!)

    So.. boycott motorola!

  • http://Website ArtInvent

    Size wise, this looks acceptable. A large rectangle can be mitigated by making it very thin; this makes it acceptably pocketable. I’ve even been thinking that the Dell Streak 5″-er would be acceptable, and it’s much bigger than the X. This thing is almost restrained and dainty compared to that. A larger screen can make all the difference to me between a device that’s usable for five minute versus one that usable for half an hour or more. With a decent ebook app you might not even miss you kindle.

    And have you wondered why Apple doesn’t make the iPhone screen a bit bigger but is sticking with a 3.5″-er? I seriously suspect that if you had a nice big phone screen, with camera and gps and cell data already paid for, you would not be nearly as interested in getting an iPad. (And yes I know from whence I speak, typing this on an iPad.)

    • http://Website ari-free

      it seems the iPhone is wasting the most space. So i don’t buy this argument that 3.5″ is the ‘right’ size for everyone when they can have a bigger screen in the same space.

      • http://Website Daniel

        The thing is, they can’t even use that extra space. You may complain as you wish about Android’s hardware fragmentation, and I do agree that it complicates development somewhat, but on the flip side, the platform can grow. The only choice the iPhone has in screen resolution is to double pixel count on a dimension (or both, of course). Anything else, like a 50% increase (Android’s mdpi move to hdpi), or a change in aspect ratio, would break every single app they have in store, simply because nobody accounted for that.

        So, Apple has no choice, they can’t really release a “wider-screen” phone. The best they can do is reduce that huge area above and below the screen (while preferably keeping their symmetry), because the screen can’t use it at all.

  • family wRXagon

    Remember when cell phoned came out they were huge, then they got small, and now there getting bigger. I like my Eris.

    • http://www.alexaesthetics.com alexaesthetics

      that was before the introduction of images, videos, internet & touch screen.

      if your intent is to suggest we are regressing technologically, i think that even u wouldn’t agree with that.

      its common knowledge that phones have become (are still becoming) far more efficient providing more abilities juxtaposed against their compactness.

      for the features of the android os, having a large screen is desirable, wether u would like to admit it are not.

      this phone looks simply spectacular.

      • family wRXagon

        Yep that’s what I was implying.

  • http://Website webby

    The Droid X is just too large for my taste. The EVO is borderline, but I am considering buying it, if the work out the WiFi reception bug, and the capped at 30 fps problem.

    Then again, maybe I will wait and see what that 2Ghz Moto fone promised b4 the end of the year is all about.

  • http://Website G1Joe

    Start the clock…T-mobile you have better “leak” out pictures of the new SIDEKICK phone. I almost left you for the first Droid phone, I don’t know how much longer I can hold out. Although I love my G1, technology is starting to pass me by. My contract was up MONTHS ago. Tick,tick.tick……..

  • http://Website William Furr

    Isn’t the “size king” the 5″ Dell Streak?

  • http://Website richard

    Evo is better trust me

  • http://Website Yo

    These are just too big…. I got the incredible… big enough to get the job done, but not a shoebox to carry around.

  • http://Website Terry

    And have you wondered why Apple doesn’t make the iPhone screen a bit bigger but is sticking with a 3.5″-er? I seriously suspect that if you had a nice big phone screen, with camera and gps and cell data already paid for, you would not be nearly as interested in getting an iPad. (And yes I know from whence I speak, typing this on an iPad.)

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