Droid X vs Blackberry Tour 9650
Ok so I have had a Droid X for over 2 weeks now and notice something weird and thought I would ask a question or make a statement. It seems that the Blackberry takes better pictures than the Droid X. Despite being a 8.0mg camera, it seems that the 2.5 of the Blackberry takes better pictures.
Any suggestions, comments or anything? I love the Droid and all the stuff attached to it, but I take a lot of pictures and the Droids not manning up.Chuck
- 07-25-2010, 09:46 PM #2
If I am not mistaken the MP of a camera dont mean you will have better picture quality. MP will make more of a difference if you enlarge the photo, but the lens and type of camera will be what takes the picture. So it may well be the camera is better on the Tour.
Yeah, I cruised the Android forums and it seems that the camera is a big issue. It don't take a clear pictures as everyone thought it would. So far the BB is got the winning side. Cool apps for the Droid but the BB is just better at pics, better quality of phone calls. Maybe it will catch up, but not right now.Chuck
- 07-25-2010, 10:36 PM #5
I have to admit, you BB guys sure are persistant in trying to justify why you stay with old stuf.
Ok, well here are some issues with the Droid X:
Camera has very grainy pictures, the BB does take better pictures even with 8mg
Facebook interface sucks, it adds all the contacts from FB if they have a number on FB, to your contact list on your phone. There is no current way to not add them.
Your forced into a gmail account even if you don't want it. THere is no many apps that require it, maps, google talk, google voice....etc
The twitter, the videos, the touch screen all work great. This is a awesome phone, but there are some issues I am hoping 2.2 fixes but we will see if OS6 helps the blackberry. Not having PDF support sucks, I work as a Paramedic and the protocols and stuff are all pdf.
These are just my personal issues with the droid vs. the blackberry. For now, BB is winning.Chuck
- 07-25-2010, 11:55 PM #10
Play with iso and exposure
High iso and high exposure let's more light in. Lower iso exposure let's less light in. In broad daylight try your iso about 200 and exposure 0 or 1 see what results u might get. I know it may be a pain but it is worth it to play around with.
Some pics below I took. Hit the link
Incredible Vs. X camera comparison - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
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- 07-25-2010, 11:59 PM #11
I've had a Blackberry Storm, Tour, Moto Droid and HTC Incredible, so I think I can make a comment about these....Motorola's two droid phones, the original and the X, do have this weird picture software that I absolutely hate. It just was really temperamental, with slow shutter speeds, sometimes it would take great shots, others were unrecognizable. For darker shots for instance, I would always have to take at least two tries to get the picture right. That being said, they still blow anything blackberry has EVER done out of the water. My new phone, the HTC Incredible, is the one I'm keeping. It takes amazing shots, perfect nearly everytime, and super fast. Honestly there is not one thing that Blackberry has over this phone, aside from having to set up a google account (which takes all of 30 seconds, hard I know). My emails come in FASTER than they ever did on my blackberry, and MORE RELIABLY as well. It's insane. Now that android is slowly beating out Blackberry on EMAIL now, RIMM is in BAADDDDD shape. There will always be those that want that physical keyboard, but with the mandatory data plans you have to enter into, not very many rational people are going to look at Blackberry, then look at the android phones, and say I want a blackberry. Your just missing out on too much. I do love Blackberry and their build quality, but for the money, the Incredible (or Droid X) just simply destroys them.
- 07-26-2010, 01:22 AM #13
There is absolutely no way any 2.5 mp bb is coming even remotely close in picture or video quality compared to the X. The X has the best color ouput I've ever seen on a cell phone and several prof. reviews have supported that. Please post some of those bb pics please. I need to see some for myself and don't strip the exif data.
- 07-26-2010, 02:54 AM #14
The pics I have taken with my X have been very good. I'm sorry yours aren't. Also, the call quality on this device is outstanding. I have used every BB to date and NONE have sounded this good. I don't know if you know, but the X has 3 mics. 1 for talking, a noise cancelation mic and a mic on the back for shooting HD video. Everyone tells me I sound crystal clear on the phone. Maybe you just got a dud.
- 07-26-2010, 02:58 AM #15
- CrackBerry User
07-26-2010, 03:08 AM #16
- 20 Posts
Well, I've mentioned this in other threads, but the X is an awesome phone but the email setup did not work as seemless for me as the Blackberry platform does. As a matter of fact, I could not get Exchange to work on one account even when I downloaded Touchdown and K9 apps. (I also love the ability to delete messages on the mailbox and handheld or just the handheld). Since push email on a variety of different accounts is important to me, the BB does this to my satisfaction. I gave back the X and am receiving a 9650. It's too bad you can't combine the best of X with the best of BB and get one phone.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-26-2010, 09:25 AM #17
- 111 Posts
Well us "blackberry guys (and gals)" happen to like our devices as you like yours.
I have been using a Droid for a while but did return to Blackberry because it just works..
If you want all the fancy apps and bells and whistles stick with Android or the iPhone.. I love the ease of operation on my Berry.. Not bashing anyone..to each his own.. JK
- 07-26-2010, 10:04 AM #18
Motorola X FTW!!!!! lmfao but seriously i went through alot of blackberrys (6 9530, 3 9630, 1 9650) and i have to say this phone stomps the dog sh*t out of them.
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- 07-26-2010, 10:23 AM #19
- 07-26-2010, 05:32 PM #22
I am assuming the BB took the second pick (unless you have 2 droids). As I said the megapixels have nothing to do with picture quality unless you are looking to enlarge the pictures. If you can adjust the settings with the droid like one person mentioned try to see if that makes a difference. If not I would suggest taking a look at another phone to see if your phone is defective.
- 07-26-2010, 05:58 PM #25