Samsung Galaxy S3 Fumbles, Will DROID RAZR HD Be Top Dog?

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially revealed earlier this month to mixed reactions. While most fans were happy to see that there were no further delays with its debut, there were a couple of downsides to the Android superphone.

With Samsung Galaxy S3 rumors flying rampant since early October last year, you will have noticed that some of the biggest speculations never came to fruition while those that did were less than perfect. Missing were the 2GB RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera and ceramic case akin to that of luxury Rado watches.

What we did get was the 4.8-inch screen and quad-core Exynos processor. Unfortunately the excitement behind that was quickly shot down when the screen ended up being a Pentile display and there were leaks hinting to the US variants coming with a dual-core processor instead of Exynos quad-core (LTE incompatibility blamed). As for the numerous software tweaks that Samsung integrated in the Galaxy S3 (e.g. Smart Stay, eye-tracking front cam, Smart Alert), it still remains to see whether they truly add to a richer experience or are just gimmicky.

Due to these turn of events, the Samsung Galaxy S3 no longer seems so ‘godly’ and may have a tough battle ahead with Motorola.

Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S3 leaks from earlier this year, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD intel is a little more firm. There are many reasons for this including that the leaks show the actual device pictured, then there are benchmark tests purportedly done by Motorola employees themselves, and the rumors seem to remain consistent (no new surprises popping up).

Here is what the Motorola DROID RAZR HD claims to have so far: The good looks of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, a larger HD resolution screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with use of on-screen Ice Cream Sandwich keys, and a 3,300mAh battery which crushes the 2,100mAh juicepack in the Samsung Galaxy S3.

To top it off, Pocket-Lint reports that speculations “state its aperture as f2.4 this puts the Droid RAZR HD alongside that of the iPhone 4S, while the handset is also thought to be able to capture 13-megapixel snaps.”

So what we may have here is another flagship Verizon phone that is aesthetically better looking than the ‘plastic-ky’ Samsung Galaxy S3, has a higher MP camera, doesn’t have physical buttons cluttering up the front of the device, and packs an industry-leading battery.

If the Samsung Galaxy S3 has one saving grace, it would be its quad-core Exynos processor, if it manages to stay intact when LTE comes on board (Verizon, Sprint & AT&T variants).

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.