The massive Android launches this summer have been great news for smartphone fans. Namely, the 3 massive Android players at this time appear to be the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and the rumored Motorola DROID RAZR HD which is yet to be released. With lots of people due upgrades, or thinking of moving over from the famously inflexible Apple, people are wondering which of the 3 to go for.
Last week, we did a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, finding that the Galaxy S3 was the ultimate victor albeit by a small margin. So for this round, we can leave the HTC One X on the sidelines and see if the Samsung Galaxy S3 can still retain its position at the top against the rumored Motorola DROID RAZR HD. Now before you read any further, do keep in mind that the details about the Motorola DROID RAZR HD mentioned below have yet to be confirmed by Motorola or Verizon so take them with a grain of salt. Let’s get started.
Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has proven to be as ideal as expected, with great hardware and the smooth-running ICS. However, after hearing more about the Motorola RAZR HD, its tough not to start rethinking as the build quality of Motorola is always impeccable. Boasting a full Kevlar rear that is also splash proof, it does look better than the glossy plastic stylings of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Battery: Everyone has been impressed by the specs of the S3 including a 2,100mAh battery, but Motorola are supposedly going to top that with the RAZR HD reportedly having a 3300mAh just like the RAZR MAXX. I could finally stop bringing my charger to work!
Docks: In true Motorola fashion, the docks for the car and multimedia seem really useful for Sat Nav (e,g. Google Nav) amongst other things. Additionally, Motorola boasts laptop docks support with its top-end Android phones.
Softkeys: Similar to the Galaxy Nexus, the RAZR HD has only a touch screen, But the S3 has a home button which feels a little old fashioned and unnecessary given that it comes preloaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Blur: The Blur UI far outshines the TouchWiz as seen in a leaked video of it running on an ICS RAZR. It retains the beautiful Holo UI of Android 4.0 and even adopts the electric blue colors instead of sticking with Gingerbread green like the S3.
Lastly we come to the camera. The S3 has an 8MP shooter compared to rumored 13-megapixel camera on the RAZR HD. So, the next question is will this be enough for Android fans to hang back and wait or is the S3 good enough to be tied with to the next two years? Sound off in the comments below.