One of the best handsets out at the moment is the iPhone 5. Alongside this are the flagship devices of the top Android phone manufacturers – the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X+ and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD. While we’ve done numerous comparisons with HTC and Samsung devices, it is now time to see how the iPhone 5 compares to the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD which has more in common with the Apple phone than its Android brothers.
iPhone 5 vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Both of these superb handsets could have been designed by the same team, due to the fact that they have so much in common. However before we get to that, the major differences first.
One of the biggest differences between the two handsets is the OS. iPhone 5 has iOS 6 and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has Android ICS. The good news is that the BLUR overlay is bare minimum, which means that the device is close to the stock Android with Holo UI than rivals like HTC and Samsung. We love this almost utilitarian UI that is something that has made iOS popular.
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD features a superb 4.7 inch display of Super AMOLED, while the iPhone 5 has the retina display of Apple at 4 inches. Both are HD and both of the devices have been elongated over their predecessors to keep with the times. The AMOLED provides users with deep blacks and colours that are vibrant. The iPhone 5 shows off with a brighter display, when on maximum, and more realistic looking colors.
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD comes with a 3300mAh battery and this provides up to 21 hours of talking, while the iPhone gives around 9 hours with its 1400mAh battery. The Maxx has the bonus of having SD card support and the iPhone 5 does not.
There is no doubt that both of the devices are high quality; the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD features a Kevlar body while the iPhone 5 has a nice two-tone aluminum finish. The handsets come with dual core processors, 1GB of RAM and both have cameras of 8 megapixels.
Overall the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the iPhone 5 have many things in common, they share HD resolutions, have almost equally powerful hardware, cameras of 8 megapixels, slim form factors, exceptionally long battery life and rely on unique exterior designs. The build of both handsets is slender and they have a user interface which is minimalist. It really doesn’t matter which device you choose as you will love it. Which is the best for you will all depend on whether you want Android or iOS.