Samsung Galaxy S3 vs DROID RAZR M: David vs Goliath

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The Motorola Droid Razr M on Verizon became available just this week and don’t let its size fool you as it has more to offer than meets the eye. Its biggest Android rival on Verizon will no doubt be the Samsung Galaxy S3, so how does it stand up against the Korean giant? Let’s find out.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR M (comparison)

When it comes to the cost of the device the Motorola Droid Razr M is $99.99 on a two year contract. This is half the amount that you would have to pay for the Samsung Galaxy S3 at $199.99. The Razr M comes with 8GB of internal storage for this price, while you get 16GB with the base Galaxy S3.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the larger display of 4.8 inches and it also feels noticeably bigger in the hand, being 3 inches in width. It weighs more than the Droid RAZR M which is 2.39 inches wide, but just half an ounce. Both of the devices have superb screen resolutions. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 1280 x 720 on its 4.8 inch display. The DROID Razr M has a display of 4.3 inches and 960 x 840 pixels.

Both devices support 4G LTE and come with processors that are relatively new. Connection speeds are about the same and both are naturally faster than on 3G. If both phones are charged overnight they will last a day with normal usage (LTE on). However the Razr M tends to have more battery left by the end of the day. In our tests, the Samsung Galaxy S3 gave around 15 hours of average use while the RAZR M accomplished 20 hours.

Both phones are a match when it comes to their cameras. Both also come with ICS installed and Jelly Bean promised to be right around the corner.

There is a big difference in the size of the two phones, so it may be wise to get them in your hand before buying, to test them. The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be too much for some. Of course the screen of the S3 is larger, which is a bonus when it comes to playing games, surfing the web and viewing media. But you do sacrifice pocketability, battery life and it will cost you extra.

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