Anyone about to update their Android has a dilemma. It’s either the omnipresent Samsung Galaxy S3 or the hyped-up Motorola Droid RAZR HD which should be out on Verizon in late 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD
The two phones differ widely in design. The Motorola Droid RAZR HD has a Kevlar backing that looks sturdy and classy. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has glossy plastic that’s been derided for looking cheap. The RAZR wins it.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an odd feature – an unnecessary physical home button. Ice Cream Sandwich makes it redundant. The RAZR HD uses the same onscreen buttons that are part of Android 4.0 and used widely by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Battery life is an important consideration. The 2,100mAh on the Samsung Galaxy is great, but it also has to power that massive 4.8” screen. The DROID RAZR HD has a 4.6” screen and is believed to have a 2,500mAh battery, which means more talktime.
When it comes to UI, it’s either Blur or TouchWiz. It’s a matter of taste, but Blur works well in videos, and the ICS update gives it a futuristic bluish tint. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a green tint very like Gingerbread, but TouchWiz has enough features to make up for the aging style.
Cameras are also important. The DROID RAZR HD is expected to have a 13MP offering, while it’s known that the S3 has 8MP, a burst mode and no shutter lag. The RAZR HD is expected to bring these last two features to the table too.
These are two great phones, but you might want to wait for the Motorola Droid RAZR HD to come out before deciding since it seems to top the Samsung Galaxy S3 in many aspects. It’ll probably launch this month, so it’s not long.