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Get Samsung Galaxy S3 Or Hold Until DROID RAZR HD?

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If you are a fan of Android handsets, you may have a dilemma on your hands. One of the most powerful phones on the market at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, rumors of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD cannot be ignored and both are superb handsets that come with many features and great specs that will no doubt have them fighting for the top spot.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD

With the above in mind, the question is whether you should go out and get the Samsung Galaxy S3 or hang about and get the DROID RAZR HD from Verizon when it launches. One of the first things to take a look at is the design of the back of the devices. The DROID RAZR HD has a full-on Kevlar back which is known for its durability and unique styling. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand has a plastic look to it. Therefore, when it comes to looks the RAZR HD is a clear winner.

Accessory-wise Motorola are well known for producing some superb docks and car accessories. If you use your handset as your Sat-Nav, this is something worth considering. You could also attach a laptop dock and use it in the same way you would a netbook.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has gone for the old school look with its physical home button. This is a surprise as ICS Android 4.0 does away with the need for this. There is more growth room with the Motorola DROID RAZR HD as it relies on the on screen keys of Android 4.0 just like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was designed to.

Battery life on a smartphone is very important and the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 2,100mAh battery, but then it does have to run the 4.8 inch display. The Droid Razr HD has a 4.6 inch screen and rumored to pack a 2,500mAh battery. While we don’t expect similar life as the DROID RAZR MAXX, it certainly looks capable of beating the S3 in longevity.

The interface is also a consideration, should you go for the Blur or Touchwiz? The user interface of course is a matter of personal choice. Blur looks great in the leaked videos with the ICS update as it makes the most of the blue overtones of ICS and keeps Holo UI intact. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand can still be mistaken for running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with its sprinkling of green overtones.

The camera is another must on a phone and the DROID RAZR HD is said to have a 13 megapixel camera, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 megapixel. The choice is yours, do you go for the S3 or hang around a while longer and take a look at the Razr HD. I personally am going to wait a couple more weeks for the latter to be officially announced before making a move.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.