DROID RAZR MAXX HD vs iPhone 5: Lean & Mean

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There are some superb handsets out right now and the iPhone 5 has just joined them. So just how does the latest iPhone from Apple match up to some of the best Android devices on the market?

iPhone 5 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX

While there has been some changes with the iPhone 5, the majority of this things updated on it are what have been out on other handsets for a long time. The Samsung Galaxy S3 for example comes with a screen that is a lot larger than the iPhone 5 at 4.8 inches, compared to 4 inches. The HTC One X has a display of 4.7 inches and the Droid Razr HD comes with a stunning 4.7 inch display.

All Android devices come with 1GB of RAM, apart from the Samsung Galaxy S3 which has 2GB in the US, the iPhone 5 also has 1GB of RAM. You can get the iPhone 5 and the S3 in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, while the HTC One X has 32GB and the Droid Razr HD, 16GB. The Razr HD and the Galaxy S3 from Samsung also have support for SD card.

The iPhone 5 comes with the latest OS, iOS 6 and the Android devices run on Android 4.0, though an update to Jelly Bean is expected very soon. The Android devices support NFC, but the iPhone lacks it, and all handsets have support 4G LTE.

Apple provide what is known to be one of the best user experiences and thanks to the design it is always a must have handset. Apple boasted about the iPhone 5 being the thinnest smartphone on the market and it has been elongated and has LTE. It also has more than 200 new features thanks to iOS 6.

DROID RAZR HD MAXX a worthy contender for iPhone 5

Motorola have also been pushing forward when it comes to making their handsets as sleek as they can. They are also known for the slimness of their handsets and Motorola have stripped the user interface down to offer users a very sleek skin over layed on top of ICS in their Motorola DROID RAZR HD. Meanwhile the Touch UI and Sense look a lot like Gingerbread, instead of showing a likening to the Holo UI. The DROID RAZR HD also provides the user with a sleek looking handset made of premium materials (form of Kevlar) and has battery life that is excellent – 3300mAh battery which gives around 21 hours of talking. All in all it addresses many concerns users iPhone fans have had with Android products.

As it stands the Motorola Razr HD Maxx looks set to be on a collision course with the iPhone 5 now that the Apple device as hit the shelves. While the RAZR HD MAXX isn’t here yet, it seems to be offering a lot of features that will no doubt have some Apple fans turning their heads. If you recall, earlier this year there was a point when the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX was outselling the iPhone 4S in Verizon stores. Can Motorola pull it off again?

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.