Specs Comparison: Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II

Purchasing any android based phone is becoming more complicated these days. Do we buy one which has been represented as a good brand or should we get into compatibility, specs or design? It really seems challenging, but we are trying to ease the selection procedure by comparing Galaxy Note 2 with Droid Razr Maxx HD, which are expected to be available in last quarter of this year.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II

Ergonomics & Design:

The Droid Razr Maxx HD has a 4.7in Super AMOLED display; In comparison the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a much larger 5.5in Super AMOLED HD display. Samsung has developed the Note 2 specifically to attract customers looking for the larger screens. Both smartphones features an impressive touch screen with resolution of 1280×720 pixels. But Razr Maxx HD has a better picture density of 312ppi than the Note 2’s 267ppi.

The Droid Razr Maxx HD measures in at 131.9 x 67.9 x 9.3mm and 157g. The Galaxy Note 2 is 151 x 80.5 x 9.4mm and 180g.


At this point the RAZR Maxx HD is packing S4 dual-core processor, clocking in at 1.5Ghz and supported with a 1GB of RAM. For the Galaxy Note 2, everything is better. It has a 1.6 GHz powerful quad-core processor supported by a 2GB of RAM.

Samsung runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest OS from Google. Droid Razr Maxx HD runs a light skin on top of Android OS. It’s one that doesn’t distract users from enjoying a wholesome Android experience, but rather enhances it. There’s a slight disappointment in learning that it will only ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich outright, but an upgrade to the buttery Android 4.1 is promised soon.


The Galaxy Note 2 has 16GB built in storage and expandable with MicroSD officially supporting up to 64GB. The Droid Razr Maxx HD has 32GB of internal memory and is expandable with 32GB SD cards.


Both Smartphones have 8 MP rear cameras with the ability to record video in full HD 1080p quality. The Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.9 MP front camera, where as the Droid Razr Maxx HD has a 1.3 MP front camera.


Both Smartphones have 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and NFC technology.

Battery Life:

The Razr HD Maxx has a 3,300mAh battery to power the phone for days and provides 21 hours of talk time. The Galaxy Note 2 having a 3,100mAh battery.


The Note 2 is expected to be available around $750. As for the Droid Razr Maxx HD, there is no word about pricing.

Wrap Up:

When it comes down to putting your hard-earned money on a device then there is no definitive Smartphone that is better than another. We are merely showing up how the two phones different from each other. Both phones are good in their own aspects and hence choice will depend upon user’s preference.

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