Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD was announced recently and comes well stocked in terms of specs and features. It has the potential of beating some of the top phones in the market. So, here is a comparison between the topmost Android smartphone in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the newcomer.

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD

Ergonomics & Design

The S III measures 136.6 mm in length, 70.6 mm in breadth and 8.6 mm in thickness. The S III weighs 133 g. The Razr Maxx HD measures 131.9 mm lengthwise, 67.9 mm breadthwise and 9.3 mm thick. The phone weighs 157 g The Razr Maxx HD sports a Super AMOLED display of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels. The S III on the other hand has an amazing Super AMOLED display of 4.8 inches with the same resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels. The S III has an all plastic finish with a flimsy ultra-thin back cover.

OS

The Razr Maxx HD and the S III run on Android v4.0.4 (now upgradable to v4.1). The Razr Maxx HD is driven by a dual core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The S III however is driven by a quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and packed with an impressive Exynos 4412 chip.

Memory

The Razr Maxx HD has 32 GB of internal space and 1 GB RAM. It also has a micro SD slot that can house up to 32 GB of extra memory. 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 S III has a micro SD slot too that can house up to 64 GB of extra memory.

Camera

The Razr Maxx HD has an 8 MP unit in the rear too with features as LED flash, geo tagging, touch focus, 1080p video, etc. The S III camera is an 8 MP sensor too but with reams of features as image stabilization, touch focus, 108p video capture and LED flash. The Razr Maxx HD features a 1.3 MP secondary camera while the S III has a 1.9 MP sensor as its secondary camera.

Connectivity

The Razr Maxx HD is a CDMA phone. It also has LTE connectivity enabled via LTE. The S III has 2G, 3G and 4G networks via GSM, HSDPA and LTE respectively. Wireless networks are enabled via Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, etc. EDGE and GPRS are available in both phones.

Battery Life

The Li-Ion battery in the Razr Maxx HD is rated at 3300 mAh. The S III has a 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery and offers more than 21 hours of talk time.

Price

The price of the Razr Maxx HD is available for $650. The Samsung Galaxy S III is priced around $550 USD.

Wrap Up

The Razr Maxx HD is undoubtedly a good phone with some great specs. However, the S III is the winner with its greater memory space, connectivity options and quad core processor.