DROID RAZR MAXX HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Moto Scores!

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If you’re hankering after an Android update, you might be wondering if the Galaxy S3 might suit you. You might also be wondering about the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, too.

Looks: These phones are very different animals. The Droid RAZR MAXX HD has a subtle, industrial Kevlar backing that is way classier than the glossy cheap plastic derriere of the Galaxy S3. The MAXX wins out.

Battery: Batteries are vital. The Galaxy S3 has a good 2,100mAh offering, but the MAXX blows this away with a massive 3,300mAh battery that offers 21 hours of talk, eight hours of browsing, or 13 hours of playback. Over to Motorola again.

Cameras: We have two 8MP cameras, both are pretty good, so it’s a draw.

Design: The Galaxy S3 has a pointless physical home button – the onscreen buttons are enough. The MAXX HD has just onscreen buttons that betoken a post-ICS era. Motorola triumphs once more.

Software: With user interface, there’s either TouchWiz or Blur. Blur is pretty cool, as it has a futuristic blue glow that looks like stock ICS – it’s so stock it feels like pure Android with a smattering of Motorola. The Galaxy S3 has a greenish tint that is looking a bit dated now, and TouchWiz is quite a heavy overlay. However, TouchWiz has more features than Blur, so while Blur has the looks, TouchWiz has the brains. It’s another draw.

Hardware: The Droid RAZR MAXX HD has a dual-core 1.5Ghz chip, same as the Galaxy S3. Both phones have LTE and NFC, but the GS3 has 2GB of RAM compared to the Motorola’s 1GB. Samsung has the advantage here.

Storage: The MAXX can accept 32GB of add-on memory, while the Galaxy S3 can take 64GB, so Samsung takes it away here.

Screens: Both phones have Super AMOLED screens, the RAZR MAXX HD is 4.7” and the Galaxy S3 is 4.8”. As they use the same tech, it’s hard to pick a winner, so we’ll declare a draw.

The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD wins here, with three points against two, but as there were also two draws in this comparison – for camera and screen – individual preference may tip the balance the other way depending on how you rate the importance of these features. If you’re not sure, head to a store and try out the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD in person.

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