When comparing BlueStacks vs Droid4X, the Slant community recommends BlueStacks for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to run/emulate Android on a PC?” BlueStacks is ranked 6th while Droid4X is ranked 10th.
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Pro Decent performance
Pro Built-in search allows quickly looking up and installing apps
Pro Creates shortcuts for Android apps
A folder on the desktop with shortcuts to apps will be created. Opening a shortcut will start up BlueStacks and run the selected app.
Pro Can run multiple instances
Now, running multiple instances of BlueStacks is possible even with different Google Accounts.
Pro Easy to use and set up
For end users who are not developers, Bluestacks is perfect for the simple reason that it is just one click install, one just need to download the package and install it on windows or Mac to start accessing games and apps. It is just simple!
Pro Can transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows host
There are shared folders for this purpose.
Pro Can install apps from Stores and from APK files
Installing apps from APK files is important for developing purpose
Pro No need to register in order to download and install
Only a Google account is needed, which is the same as setting up an Android phone.
Pro Designed with gaming in mind
Pro Can run dual operating systems smoothly
Flip easily between Windows an Android OS with ease and no performance degradation.
Pro Install apps 3 ways
Drag and drop to install or use the apps store or run .apk apps directly to install.
Pro GPS simulation
Pro Remote controller options
Use your smart phone to remotely control your Droid4X games (or customize your keyboard)!
Pro Touch screen support
Very responsive touchscreen for great game play.
Pro Great integration with Windows + tablets
Allows for hard or virtual (screen) keyboards, customize RAM and CPU's used, window size or full screen, swipe between Windows 10 and Droid4X, and allows for 1 folder share (local or LAN) as SD
Pro Amazing graphics
Graphics are exceptional (high end games as well as low end).
Con Does not run on Linux
Only for Windows and Mac OSX.
Con Default home screen can not be customized and lags a lot
Con Default launcher hides almost all normal Android functionality
The default launcher acts like a portal to launch games and not much else. If you're looking for a stock setup without much tweaking, look elsewhere.
Con Win 10 sleep mode issues
Coming out of Windows 10 sleep mode tends to lockup this emulator. Restarting the emulator seems to be the only option (emulator appears to still be running, but the Android OS is frozen - apps/icons, menu's, google store, etc. )
Con Windows Only
Con Custom "Recommand" tab screen from homepage is useless
Gives error "The Contents is not provided in you region".