RAZR M vs Galaxy S3: Tiny DROID Fires Big Blows At S3

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The Motorola Droid RAZR M is the first next-gen RAZR phone to go on sale and compete with the mighty Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon. The Motorola Droid RAZR M is half the price of the S3, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is a mid-range Android?

Motorola Droid RAZR M vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The Motorola DROID RAZR M has 8GB of storage and can take an SD card up to another 32GB. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has 16, 32 and 64GB options, and supports up to 64GB on SD. The RAZR M’s display isn’t a patch on the Samsung Galaxy S3 either, at 4.3” and 960x640p, compared to 4.8” and 1,280x720p. However the drawbacks begin to taper off over here.

The screens are very different, but there are similarities elsewhere. The phones both have a dual-core chip, the Snapdragon S4, clocked at 1.5GHz. There is 2GB of RAM in the S3 and 1GB in the RAZR M. Both are on ICS and on the waiting list for Jelly Bean.

There are 8MP cameras on both, as well as LTE. The Motorola Droid RAZR M has a Kevlar back, which is way better than the cheapo-looking plastic backing on the Samsung Galaxy S3. The RAZR M’s screen is almost edge-to-edge, which looks stunning as well.

The DROID RAZR M has ICS Blue thanks to its BLUR UI and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the heavier TouchWiz. The Blur UI makes for an almost stock Android look and feel. TouchWiz has been heavily overlaid and brings all the fab S-features we all know and love. However, the greenish tones look a bit stale now. This brings it all down to a choice between a good-looking skin and a richer one.

Both phones are fabulous, so you’ll be doing well with whichever you choose. The Motorola Droid RAZR M isn’t better than the Samsung Galaxy S3 in specs but it is no lightweight either. Buyers will be attracted to the fact that it has a similar speedy processor, equally good camera, a more pocketable size, solid battery life and of course better styling for half the price.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.