There are many great Android devices out on the market at the moment, including the iPhone 5. So just how well does the new Apple handset match up to the Android devices already on the market?
iPhone 5 vs Android flagships
One thing that you will notice straight away is the iPhone 5 doesn’t have anything that the Android devices already have, and have had for a long time. The majority of Android devices have larger displays. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a display of 4.8 inches, the HTC One X has a 4.7 inch screen and the Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD comes with a display of 4.7 inches. The iPhone 5 has been improved with a larger display, but it is still just 4 inches.
The Android devices come with 1GB of RAM, apart from the Samsung Galaxy S3 with 2GB, and the iPhone 5 also has 1GB. You can get the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options. While the HTC One X has 32GB and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD 16GB. The Razr HD along with the S3 support SD cards for external storage.
The iPhone 5 comes with the latest operating system, while the Android devices run on Android 4.0, but Jelly Bean is out. All of the Android devices also have NFC, but the iPhone 5 lacks this. However it makes up with 4G LTE, which all the Android handsets have too.
The iPhone offers users a great experience and they have a stunning design. Apple have said that the iPhone 5 is now the thinnest handset on the market and the device does look very sleek. iOS 6 also comes with more than 200 new features.
In focus: Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD vs iPhone 5
Now we I’d like to sideline to the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD right here because unlike the other Android devices in this comparison, the MAXX HD seems to share a lot of the same design philosophy behind what I think the iPhone 5 goes for.
The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD is also very sleek and of course the Razr name has always been associated with being thin. Motorola have taken the UI down to the bare bones with a sleek skin on top of ICS, giving it a very utilitarian feel to it just like iOS for the iPhone 5. Another thing in its favour is the fact that it has superb battery life thanks to the 3,300mAh battery, which provides users with 21 hours of talk time. This of course is one of the biggest concerns users have with Android phones and miguidedly jump on the iPhone for. The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD also makes use of premium materials for its exterior design, in this case Kevlar, which gives it a luxurious yet industrial look and feel to it just like the iPhone 5.
While the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 will no doubt give the iPhone 5 a run for its money, we can see a lot of iPhone fans checking out the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD when it hits stores as it may have just the right stuff to turn heads.