Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX: Fight!

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Motorola is back in the game, and it’s been worth the wait: The Samsung Galaxy S3 vs the Super-Duper Mega Uber Droid RAZR HD Maxx (phew). It’s time for an official comparison folks!

Android updaters have a dilemma on their hands – they can choose between the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the upcoming Motorola Droid RAZR HD Maxx which is coming to Verizon later this year. Let’s see how they stand up against each other on paper now that the HD MAXX’s specs are official.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX

The two phones look very different. The Droid RAZR HD Maxx has a sturdy, understated Kevlar backing and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has that dodgy plastic backing. The Maxx wins in terms of looks however that’s a matter of personal preference.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has that strange and, thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich, unnecessary physical home button. The Maxx has on-screen buttons that all Android 4.0+ devices should adopt. User interface-wise, you’ve got either Blur or TouchWiz. It’s up to you, but Blur looks better in my opinion with the ICS update lending it a futuristic bluish tint. In fact, going throw most settings and screens, it comes very close to the Holo UI feel of the pure Google Nexus phones. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a greenish hue like Gingerbread, but TouchWiz has got enough widgets to compensate for the outdated look.

Battery life is crucial. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has that 2,100mAh battery, but it has to run that 4.8” screen. The RAZR HD Maxx has a 4.7” Super AMOLED screen and a massive 3,300mAh battery that gives users 21 hours of talking, eight hours of browsing, or 13 hours of video playback.

The camera is important too. The DROID RAZR HD Maxx has an 8MP offering, just like the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Under the hood, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD MAXX has a 1.5GHz dual core processor just like the S4. It also supports NFC and LTE just like the S3 as well. Internally, you have 32GB storage.

Two great phones here, but you might want to handle a Motorola DROID RAZR HD Maxx before following the herd and buying a Samsung Galaxy S3. If it is longer battery life and a more premium looking design that you are after then the RAZR HD MAXX is a better choice. But for a better display, more storage space and software tweaks then the S3 is still your best bet.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.