iPhone 5 vs RAZR MAXX HD: Same Philosophy, Different Skin

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While one of the top handsets out at the moment is the iPhone 5, there are other handsets to consider. One of the competitors to the iPhone 5 happens to be the Droid Razr Maxx from Motorola. The handset comes with a beautiful design, hardware and software to match. So how do the two devices square up to each other?

iPhone 5 vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Both handsets actually have a lot in common and so much so that you could be forgiven for thinking that they are design by the same team. But before going into that, the differences.

The biggest difference happens to be the operating system on which they run. The iPhone5  of course has iOS 6 and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has Android ICS. Because BLUR has been stripped quite a bit, it looks very similar to the stock Android with the Holo UI.

The Maxx HD comes with a large 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and the iPhone 5 comes with the 4-inch Retina Display. Both of the handsets have HD resolution and they have been made taller from their predecessors. The AMOLED display of the Maxx has deep blacks along with vibrant colours, however when compared with the whites that stand on the iPhone 5, they often look artificial. The iPhone 5 has the brighter screen when on top brightness levels in comparison to the Maxx. Nevertheless the extra size makes up for this.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has a battery of 3300mAh, which gives up to 21 hours of talk time. The iPhone 5 on the other hand offers around 9 hours thanks to the 1400mAh battery. The Maxx HD supports SD external storage which the iPhone 5 doesn’t.

Both of the handsets ooze quality, but the iPhone 5 cannot match the durability of the Kevlar backing that is seen on the Maxx HD. Both devices come with dual core processors and 1GB of RAM and 8 megapixel cameras.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the iPhone 5 have a lot in common overall – HD resolutions, equally powerful hardware, 8MP cameras, unique design with premium materials, a minimalist UI, slender build and battery life that is the envy of other smartphones. Whichever of the two devices you choose you will love, however what it comes down to is which of the operating systems you prefer, iOS 6 or ICS.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.