The new Droid family’s smallest member – the Motorola Droid Razr M has made quite an impression. It is adorned with a quality screen and slim line dimensions. The phone is well stocked in specs and is definitely going to give some tough competition to other smartphones in the market. In today’s article, we are comparing the Droid Razr M with the top phone of today’s market, 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 M measures 122.5 mm in length, 60.9 mm in breadth and 8.3 mm in thickness. It weighs 126 g. The S III features a Super AMOLED display with amazing clarity and brightness and a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels spread over the 4.5 inch panel. The Razr M also has a Super AMOLED touchscreen but with a resolution of 540 * 960 pixels. It is a 4.3 inch panel and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass like the S III.
The phones run on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The S III is driven by a quad core processor clocked at 1.4 Ghz and packed with an Exynos 4412 quad chipset. The Razr M is powered by a dual core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The S III comes in three models based on internal storage – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB each available with 1 GB RAM. The phone has a micro SD slot that can house up to 64 GB of extra memory. The Razr M has 8 GB of internal space and 1 GB RAM. Its micro SD slot can house up to 32 GB.
The phones sport 8 MP shooters in the rear with features as LED flash, geo tagging and touch focus. The S III camera can simultaneously shoot HD videos and images. The phone cameras can record 1080p video at a frame rate of 30 fps. The S III features a 1.9 MP secondary camera that can shoot 720p video at 30 fps. The Razr M has a VGA as its front camera.
The phones support 2G, 3G and 4G networks. While the S III is GSM and HSDPA enabled, the Razr M has a dual antenna system. It supports both CDMA and GSM connectivity. In other words, the Razr M can be used anywhere in the world. EDGE and GPRS are enabled on both phones. Wireless connection options include Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB v2.0 are local area connectivity options.
The S III is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 2100 mAh. The Li-Ion battery in the Razr M has a power rating of 2000 mAh.
The S III is available at $600. The Razr M is supposed to be available at $99 on a two year deal.
The Motorola Droid Razr M projects itself as a very popular phone indeed. It is cost effective and the specs are quite a handful for such a price range. It is not without faults though. The design is not up to the mark and screen size seems cramped at times. The Droid Razr M is definitely a phone to watch in the coming months. However, it may not be able to provide competition to the Samsung Galaxy S II.