Apple revealed their new iPhone last night and it has a larger screen and is more powerful than previous iPhones. But how does it stand up to the Motorola DROID RAZR M, an Android handset which launched just this month and joins the iPhone 5 on Verizon? Let’s find out.
iPhone 5 vs DROID RAZR M: Motorola’s resilient DROID
Motorola revealed the M along with two other devices last week and the M may be about to knock the socks off the smartphone world. It comes with a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 2,000mAh battery to power the Super AMOLED display of 4.3 inches. This of course is a larger screen than on the iPhone 5 (4-inches) and it also beats the battery, however Apple is yet to confirm the exact capacity of the iPhone 5 battery.
The screen is almost edge to edge with barely any bezel and just as with the iPhone 5 it is a tall phone that is narrow enough to slide comfortably in the palm of your hands..
The Motorola DROID RAZR M comes with ICS installed but it will be updateable to Jelly Bean soon. The iPhone 5 of course comes with iOS 6, which is the latest OS and comes with more than 200 new features.
So the big question is, if you are a Verizon customer should you opt for the Motorola DROID RAZR M or the iPhone 5? Starting at $100 below the iPhone 5 ($99 versus $199 on contract), the DROID RAZR M is not only cheaper but matches the iPhone 5 in many ways – it has a processor that is as powerful, excellent battery life, a larger display that is also 16:9, excellent design and build quality, will be compatible with the latest OS build, has ample storage with external microSD card support and an 8-megapixel camera just like the iPhone 5. However at $100 less you expect there to be some shortcomings – this comes in the way of its display. With a much lower 256ppi, the Pentile DROID RAZR M doesn’t quite match up to the iPhone 5 Retina. However it does swap it with added benefits like NFC and a slightly larger screen.
While the Motorola DROID RAZR HD may be more akin to taking on the iPhone 5, it will be the RAZR M that will be holding the fort come September 21. The RAZR M has proven to be a surprisingly powerful smartphone with an even surprising price tag and will no doubt sell well. However it doesn’t have anything to offer that would sway iOS fans away from the iPhone 5 other than its lower price tag.