iPhone 4 vs. Android’s Best

We match Apple’s new iPhone 4 vs. the best Android phones on the market to see which comes out on top when they’re compared spec to spec.

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

Apple iPhone 4


Motorola Droid X

Google Nexus One

HTC Droid Incredible


AT&T Sprint Verizon T-Mobile Verizon

Price (with 2 year contract)

16GB $199; 32GB $299 $199.99 $199.99 $179.00 $199.99

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 960 480×800 480 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

None 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 Unknown 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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