Samsung Galaxy S3 Or DROID RAZR HD (Why You’ll Want To Wait)

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If you like Android handsets, you’ve got a dilemma. One of the biggest and best phones around at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the Motorola DROID RAZR isn’t to be written off, being another great handset with fab specs and features if rumors are to be believed.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD

So, should you get the Samsung Galaxy S3 or wait for the RAZR HD from Verizon? One of the first things to consider is design, especially at the back which is the identity of the phone given that devices nowadays end up just being full screen on front. The RAZR HD has a Kevlar back, which gives it durability and a unique look. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is, sadly, famously plastic and not so fantastic. The RAZR HD wins out here.

Accessories….well, Motorola is known  for making very good docks and in-car accessories. If you do a lot of sat nav with your handset, think about the RAZR HD. You can also attach a laptop dock and use it like a netbook if rumors are true.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has gone retro with its physical home button, which is odd, as ICS obviates the need for this. There’s a lot of wiggle room in the Motorola DROID RAZR HD as it relies on the Android 4.0 onscreen keys just like the Galaxy Nexus. A right step especially considering what we saw the Jelly Bean update entails.

A smartphone’s battery life is very important and the Samsung Galaxy S3 2,100mAh battery is impressive, but then it has to power that 4.8” screen. The RAZR HD has a 4.6” screen and is thought to feature a 2500mAh battery. It won’t last as long as the RAZR MAXX but the RAZR HD should beat the S3 in terms of longevity.

The UI is another important consideration – Blur or TouchWiz? It’s a matter of personal choice, really. Blur looks fab – the leaked videos showing the ICS update show that it’s using the bluish ICS look to good effect, and that it’s keeping the Holo UI as it should be. The Samsung Galaxy S3, meanwhile, with its greenish hue, can be mistaken for Gingerbread

The camera is also vital, and the Motorola DROID RAZR HD is reputed to sport a 13MP camera compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3 8MP offering. It’s up to you – plump for the S3 or wait for the RAZR HD. I’m planning to wait and see what the RAZR comes with before committing given that it appears to now be just around the corner.

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