The new Motorola Droid Razr HD is a proof that Google’s buying of Motorola has made phones much better. The Razr HD is a slick and well-rounded smartphone with a Kevlar design, amazing display, among many other awesome features. So, can this phone reach the top in the smartphone market? In today’s article, we are comparing the Razr HD with the top phone in the market now, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Ergonomics & Design:
The S III measures 136.6 mm lengthwise, 70.6 mm breadthwise and 8.6 mm thick. The phone weighs 133 g. The Razr HD measures 131.1 mm in length, 67.9 mm in breadth and 8.4 mm in thickness. It weighs 146 g. The S III features a Super AMOLED display with amazing clarity and brightness and a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels spread evenly over its 4.8 inches screen. The Super AMOLED display removes all the previous faults such as harshness of the screen. The Razr HD too has a Super AMOLED display with the same resolution and size of 4.7 inches. The screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The phones run on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS in the Razr HD is upgradable to v4.1. The S III is driven by a dual core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and having an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset. The Razr HD is driven by a dual core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The S III comes in three models based on internal memory – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB each available with 1 GB RAM. The Razr HD has 12 GB of internal storage and 1 GB RAM. Each of the phones comes with micro SD slots that can house up to 64 GB and 32 GB in case of the S III and Razr HD respectively.
The phones have 8 MP camera units in the rear with features as LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, auto focus, etc. The S III camera can shoot HD video and images simultaneously. The phone cameras record videos with a quality of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The S III features a 1.9 MP front camera while the Razr HD has a 1.3 MP shooter as its secondary camera.
The S III supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks via GSM, HSDPA and LTE respectively. The Razr HD’s 2G and 3G networks are provided by both GSM and CDMA. It has a dual antenna system i.e. the phone can be used in any corner of the world. EDGE and GPRS are supported in the phones. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB v2.0 are local area connectivity options.
The S III has a Li-Ion battery rated at 2100 mAh while the Razr HD is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 2530 mAh.
The S III is priced at around $600 while the Razr HD’s price is not known as of yet.
The Droid Razr HD has all the features of a high end Android smartphone such as HD screen, NFC, Android 4.0, a solid design, etc. Some would say a quad core processor is missing here. Without knowing the price, not much can be predicted about whether the Motorola Droid Razr HD can give Samsung Galaxy S III a run for its money.