One of the brightest upcoming stars in the world of smartphones is the Motorola Droid Razr HD as it seems to have ticked all the right boxes. However does it have what it takes to beat the reigning current champion, the Samsung Galaxy S3?
Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3
Exterior: Design wise both handsets are very different as the Razr HD has a Kevlar back and the Samsung Galaxy S3 goes for glossy plasticks. When it comes to looks the Motorola Droid Razr HD is a clear winner as it looks more like a premium device than the S3. Winner: Motorola
Display: Both smartphones boast identical displays, with the DROID RAZR HD packing a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED screen while the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the same technology and resolution but slightly bigger at 4.8-inches. Winner: Draw
Camera: Both phones come with camera of 8 megapixels; however we cannot judge them as we have yet to get our hands on the Motorola Droid Razr HD to test the camera. Winner: Draw
Software: One of the biggest choices you have to make is whether you want Blur or TouchWiz as your Ice Cream Sandwich overlay. Blur comes with ICS and seems to have a somewhat stock Android look with the blue glow we love so much. TouchWiz on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is much more heavier and takes on a tinge of green, similar to Gingerbread. While I prefer the Holo UI of the Motorola Droid Razr HD which just has some sprinklings of BLUR feature, many may take the S features of TouchWiz over looks. This category has to be a draw as it’s a matter of preference. Winner: Draw
Power: The Motorola Droid Razr HD is run on a 1.5GHz dual core processor and in the US the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with the same processor and clock speeds. However it does boast 2GB RAM versus 1GB on the RAZR. Winner: Samsung
Storage: The Motorola Droid Razr HD provides only 32GB of internal storage whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a choice of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The S3 also takes SD cards up to 64GB. This makes the S3 stand out as the winner. Winner: Samsung
Battery: The Motorola DROID RAZR HD packs a 2,530mAh battery that boasts 16 hours of talktime versus the 11 hours on the 2,100mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Winner: Motorola
Future-proofing: The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a physical home button that is not really needed since Ice Cream Sandwich. The Razr HD on the other hand relies on on-screen buttons just like the Nexus. It also has kept its UI quite bare which hopefully means that future Android updates can be ported quicker and easily. Winner: Motorola
Both of the devices are very powerful and they should be jumping to Jelly Bean soon. The Droid Razr HD has won slightly more categories and comes ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S3, however because it is so close we will have to see how they bear up against each other in the streets. The Razr HD is expected to hit stores around the middle of November.