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DROID RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Moto Kicks Butt!

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The latest in the range of Droid devices coming our way is the Razr HD Maxx and it packs some serious heat. But is it hot enough to take on the current Android champion, the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The two devices are very different when it comes to style. The DROID RAZR HD has a Kevlar back and the Samsung Galaxy S3 looks like glossy plastic. As you may have guessed the Maxx wins thanks to it looking like a phone that matches the price tag.

The battery is one of the most important things when choosing a handset and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a battery of 2100mAh. The DROID RAZR HD meanwhile has a battery of 2,500mAh. The RAZR is once again the winner.

Both devices have camera of 8 megapixels and this had to be a draw as we haven’t tested the camera on the DROID RAZR HD yet.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the old school look with its physical home button, which of course is not really needed. The MotorolaDROID RAZR HD is more up to date and lacks the physical home button. This is typical of any handset that comes with Android 4.0 and above but doesn’t seem to be catching on with Samsung just yet. Again the winner is the DROID RAZR HD, but then some people do like a physical home button.

Blur or TouchWiz is the next choice. ICS on the Blur handset gives off a blue tint that matches the stock Holo UI that is Ice Cream Sandwich. On the Samsung Galaxy S3 it is still green. So the Maxx comes with a more stripped down Holo UI look than S3 but then again the Samsung device has a ton of S-features that would be a draw as some people like more features while for others it’s al’ about looks. Winner? It’s a draw.

The DROID RAZR HD has the 1.5Ghz dual core processor and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the same dual core in the US but a quad core internationally. The RAZR comes with 32GB of storage and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and also supports SD card up to 64GB. Therefore the winner here is the S3.

Both of the devices are powerful and the Jelly Bean update will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S3 very soon. However the Maxx HD comes out on top, winning most of the comparisons on the specs sheet. We’ll just have to wait and see how it holds up in real life when it is released.

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