iPhone 4 vs. Android’s Best: Spec Face-Off

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The battle between Apple’s iPhone and Android is beginning to look a lot like the age-old battle between Macs and PCs, except playing out on the mobile market. We compared Apple’s latest phone, the iPhone 4, to some of Android’s top dogs. This is strictly a comparison of specifications, without taking into account more subjective factors like user experience. So let’s get to it: Which phone comes out on top in the hardware war?

Spec comparison

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Apple iPhone 4


Motorola Droid X

Google Nexus One

HTC Droid Incredible







Price (with 2 year contract)

16GB $199; 32GB $299





Display Size

3.5-inch Retina Display

4.3-inch WVGA OLED

4.3-inch WVGA

3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED

3.7-inch WVGA OLED

Display Resolution

640 x 960


480 x 854

480 x 800

480 x 800


Apple A4, 1GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz

Texas Instruments ARM, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8250, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz


5 megapixels

8 megapixels

8 megapixels

5 megapixels

8 megapixels

Included Storage

16 or 32 GB

8 GB

24 GB (8 GB internal, 16 GB microSD)

4 GB

8 GB

Expandable (Max) Storage


32 GB microSD

40 GB (8 GB internal, up to 32 GB microSD)

32 GB microSD

16 GB microSD

Battery (Talk Time)

420 minutes

360 minutes

480 minutes

420 minutes

312 minutes

Battery (Standby)

300 hours


220 hours

250 hours

146 hours


137 grams

170 grams

155 grams

130 grams

130 grams


115.2 mm

121.9 mm

127.5 mm

119 mm

117.6 mm


58.6 mm

66 mm

65.5 mm

59.8 mm

58.4 mm


9.3 mm

12.7 mm

9.9 mm

11.5 mm

11.9 mm


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