DROID RAZR M vs Galaxy S3: Pocket Rocket Or Punching Bag?

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The Droid Razr M is one of the hottest new toys on Verizon at the moment and it competes with possibly the most popular Android phone of all time, the Samsung Galaxy S3. It has a price tag that is almost half that of the S3, so how does this pocket rocket match up against the current champion? Let’s take a look.

Motorola DROID RAZR M vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Storage: The Motorola Droid Razr M has 8GB of internal storage and you can add on storage by way of SD card, by another 32GB. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and you can add on another 64GB. Winner: S3

Display: The screen of the Motorola DROID Razr M cannot compete with that of the S3 as it is 4.3 inches and has a resolution of 960 x 640, in comparison to the 4.8 inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with resolution of 1280 x 720. Winner: S3

Processor: While both devices boast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors, the Samsung Galaxy S3 edges a little in front with 2GB RAM versus the 1GB RAM on the Motorola DROID RAZR M. Winner: S3

Design: The Motorola DROID Razr M boasts a Kevlar body, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes in glossy plastic which has the RAZR M looking like the more premium handset of the duo despite having a lower price tag. The display on the Razr is close to edge to edge and it looks superb. Winner: RAZR M

UI: The Motorola handset comes with the Blur interface and the Samsung offers TouchWiz as the interface. TouchWiz is more heavily skinned and it offers all of the S features that the S3 is well known for. It does however take on a tone of green and this makes it look like Gingerbread. Therefore you have to choose between a skin that offers more functionality or one that looks better (BLUR looks almost like stock ICS). Winner: Draw

Similarities: While the screens and storage may be very different but there are many areas in which the two devices are very similar. Both of the devices come out of the box with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, have 8 megapixel cameras and offer support for LTE.

Both handsets are great choices and whichever you choose you will have a top of the range device in your hand. The Droid Razr M might be unable to beat the Samsung Galaxy S3 overall but it is no punching bag. It is easier to fit into the pocket, comes with a price tag that will win a lot of people over, has the better exterior styling of the two, and packs a whopping 2,000mAh battery which beats the S3 in real world usage (S3 has a 2,100mAh battery but has to power that massive 4.8-inch display).

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