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DROID RAZR MAXX HD vs iPhone 5: Sleek & Sexy Beasts

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Right now Apple are basking in the limelight of their iPhone 5. However the iPhone 5 will have its work cut out for it as there are many competitors coming to the market. One of these is the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD, which is somewhat under Google now and boasts a distinct screen that almost goes edge to edge. So just how will the iPhone 5 and the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD stand up against each other?

iPhone 5 vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD: Verizon superphones

Both of the handsets have a lot in common, but then again there are some huge differences. The biggest difference is of course the OS as the iPhone runs on iOS 6 and the Maxx HD on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD also has a larger display and it is Super AMOLED, which has it pros and cons, while the iPhone 5 has a Retina display. The AMOLED display tends to offer deep blacks and vibrant colours, but may look artificial against the bright whites of the LCD display of Apple. It also has a lower “full brightness” level than the iPhone 5.

The battery life on the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD though is a great deal better than that of the iPhone 5. It boasts 21 hours talktime versus just 9 hours on the iPhone 5 (3,300mAh vs 1,440mAh). And of course the iPhone 5 lacks SD card support but the Maxx HD has it.

The Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD does match the iPhone 5 in terms of design as well which says a lot given that Android devices have always been criticized for not looking as luxurious as its iPhone counterparts. In many ways, it is very light, thin and its materials are high quality (Kevlar).

Both devices boast dual-core processors, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear cameras and LTE support so they are neck to neck in just about every aspect. The Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX is expected to join the iPhone 5 in stores sometime in October.

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