There are so many Android devices on the market right now, and there’s also the iPhone 5. So how well does this new Apple gadget measure up against the Android army?
iPhone 5 vs Android flagships
The first thing to notice is that the iPhone 5 isn’t offering anything that its Android rivals haven’t been giving us for a while. Most Androids have larger displays – the Samsung Galaxy S3 has 4.8”, the HTC One X+ has 4.7” and the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD also has 4.7”. The iPhone 5 has a slightly bigger screen over its predecessor, but this is still only 4”.
The Androids come with 1GB of RAM, except for the Samsung Galaxy S3 & Note 2 , which have 2GB. The iPhone 5 also has 1GB. Both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Twins – S3 & Note 2 – come in 16, 32 and 64GB flavours. The HTC One X+ has 32GB and the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD has just 16GB, although it does support external SD cards like the Samsung devices.
The iPhone 5 has the latest OS, while some Androids are on ICS still and waiting for the Jelly Bean express. The Androids also have NFC, which the iPhone 5 doesn’t. It does have 4G LTE, like the Androids.
The iPhone 5 gives users a great experience and amazing design. Apple however tries to garner up its own identity among the sea of Android smartphones by promising a highly polished looking UI (iOS), unbeatable battery life, and lastly being the thinnest handset on the market.
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD & iPhone 5: Dressed to kill
While these last three points which the iPhone 5 presses on seem to help separate it from the crowd, it hasn’t gone unchallenged – in particular by the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD. Unlike other Androids, the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD is heavily focuses on these aspects as well in somewhat the same way as the iPhone 5.
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD is also sleek – the RAZR legacy is all about this after all. Motorola has also stripped the UI down to the basics, and has given ICS a very sparing skin, so you’re getting a utilitarian experience much like iOS. Another good point is that the 3,300mAh battery gives you 21 hours of talk. Talk time has proven to be a problem for Androids, but people often misguidedly slate the iPhone for this instead.
The Maxx HD also doesn’t forget design – it uses high-end materials – Kevlar – which makes it look futuristic, classy, and yet industrial.
While the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are stiff competition indeed for the iPhone 5, we reckon a fair few Apple fans will be having a sniff at the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD once it’s out. This phone could be the one to bridge the gap between Apple and Android.