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iPhone 5 & DROID RAZR HD: You’d Swear They’re Twins

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Apple may be in the limelight with their iPhone 5 but there are competitors out there and so the iPhone 5 does have something to prove if it is to be as successful as Apple hopes it to be. One of the competitors is the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD. This device has a blend of gorgeous design, hardware and even software, possibly making it the big break Motorola has been waiting for. So just how does the iPhone 5 square up to the Maxx HD which also can boast similar traits?

iPhone 5 vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Both phones are very similar to each other, but then again there are some major differences. The biggest happens to be the operating system. The iPhone 5 has iOS 6 and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has Android ICS. However this is a very “clean” ICS build that is almost identical to stock Android with a couple of Motorola functions slapped on. This makes it smooth, great to look at (who doesn’t love the Holo UI) and overall very stable. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD boasts a larger display than its predecessor, just like we can say about the iPhone 5. Both have been made around half an inch taller and boast HD resolution. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD AMOLED provides blacks that are deeper and colours that are vibrant. However when compared against the whites of the Apple iPhone 5, it may look artificial. The Maxx is also dimmer than the iPhone when on full brightness.

The 3,300 mAh battery of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD is something to shout about and gives around 21 hours of talking. This is compared to the 9 hours offered by the iPhone 5 with the 1440mAh. The iPhone 5 doesn’t support external storage via SD card, but the Maxx HD does.

When it comes to design Android handsets usually don’t match up to the quality of the iPhone 5. However the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has been designed in Kevlar and has a very high quality feels that’s great in the hand.

Both of the handsets have dual core processors; 1GB of RAM, LTE and 8 megapixel cameras. This in addition to their beautiful UIs, great build quality and design, and a slim form factor that just feels great to hold. You can’t go wrong with either and given how identical they are, it may just come down to your preference in OS – Ice Cream Sandwich or iOS 6.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.