Motorola aims at Samsung in new ad
Samsung Galaxy S III in a new ad that shows that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD downloads faster than the Samsung Galaxy S III over the exact same Verizon LTE network and Qualcomm processor. To illustrate this, the ad shows a Motorola DROID RAZR HD with a completed download of Angry Birds while the same app is only 60% completed on a Samsung Galaxy S III. The funny part is the copy which reads "Don’t get stuck downloading from another galaxy. Get faster download speeds with DROID RAZR HD."A link will take you to a Motorola web site where further comparisons are made between the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the Samsung Galaxy S III for battery life, design and build quality.
Motorola notes that the DROID RAZR HD gets 20% more battery life than Samsung;s flagship smartphone, and that's not the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD in the comparison either. The MAXX-less model has a long lasting 2530mAh cell of its own, good for 24 hours. Motorola also compares the Kevlar back of its device and the water-repellant nanocoating that makes its handset more durable than the Samsung Galaxy S III and its plastic back. Lastly, Moto likes its design better than that of the Samsung unit.
It's a good job of marketing by Motorola, but the Samsung Galaxy S III might be too hard to take down, even with a strong attempt like this from Motorola. We wonder how Samsung feels about being tossed under the bus by its partner. Google, after all, does own Motorola.
source: Motorola (1), (2) via DroidLife
Motorola takes on the Samsung Galaxy S III
1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1418; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It's hard to see your partners ending up being your competitors. Even the super amoled screen on the droid razr hd is made by samsung
8. MeoCao (unregistered)
buying something from some1 does not make the person yr friend.
Motto and SS are natural competitors and SS does not give Motto those amolet screen for free.
13. D.Aceveda (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
This article is forgetting that though Motorola is owned by Google. Google themselves has said numerous times Moto runs themselves and Google treats Moto just like any other partner (Samsung, LG, HTC, Etc) which is why Moto didn't make the latest Nexus device.
11. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
And for now Sammy is still producing stuff for Apple. Just because it's good business doesn't mean they have to like each other.
21. andro. (Posts: 1955; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Its the beauty of android here,one os,one platform but with mulpile manufacturers fighting for top spot. Its resulted in android handsets progressing in enormous amounts each year,each offering their own manufacturers flavour while having the core google goodness.
Ios in retrospect with its one phone one ui has remained pretty much stagnant for the last few years,although this is also largely due to ifans buying essentialy the same handset year after year,apple hasn't even needed to try to innovate
25. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1284; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
It goes the same for Apple and Samsung, but they are breaking up. But I do like big battery @@ but wish Motorola has a good phone on AT&T
38. dudeyoureabarista (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
Guys look closely to the last pic, you could see the galaxy s3 is tilted to show the back cover making it look a whole lot thicker than it actually is. For the razr they only show the side to make it seem its way thinner. But still a clever ad but I still prefer Samsung :P
2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
id definitely get the maxx before the S3 ..........seriously..... only thing sammy has better is the features and little gimmicks
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
That phone look sexy when standing next to sgs3 lol
35. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Gimmicks like spen, multiscreens and so on, right?
4. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Samsung and google fighting is like Best Friends fighting over the last hot pocket
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7067; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I would feel more comfortable selling Motorola phones if their cameras were better compared to Samsung's.
It's a clever ad, and Motorola needs some work to get back its market share. I think though that as long as they keep it relatively lighthearted Motorola's campaign is okay.
9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
yea that was one thing i forgot to mention they have better, the camera, but where i think it trades off is for design! sammy has better features and camera but motorola has battery and design......and for me, design and battery is something way more needed than magic tricks..........not knocking it completely cuz its prolly fun to use but id still go with moto on this one....
also a good idea for moto would be to work with sony like everyone else is! for the camera that is
6. MeoCao (unregistered)
Moto needs to make their phone design a la Nexus 4 and improve the software. I can't wait to see the 1st super phone Moto makes under Google ownership.
7. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Umm the Galaxy S3 has a better stand by time than even the Razr Maxx HD. So I like how they leave that out in their so called 20% more. If you want the best Battery Life it's the Note 2 anyway. Moto stick to making fun of apple, they are a lot easier of a target.
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
would you rather a better stand by time or better USAGE time?
jus a question
12. galanoth (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
The GS3 battery is easily replaceable though.
I love being able to change to a full battery in a minute if I need.
16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
true.......but with a battery like the maxx you might not have to charge much so replacing it would be kinda irrelevant.....and plus you would have to pay extra money for a bigger battery with the galaxy.....
Only thing they really got over the maxx is features and camera
17. TechBuddha (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
Google : Motorola :: Samsung : Tizen
Bring on Tizen, Samsung!
18. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lol, very clever ad by Moto :)
Such a shame their UI and features are far behind Samsung's.
19. wendygarett (unregistered)
What do you mean... Moto are more stock android feel compare to other tho...
24. MeoCao (unregistered)
Haha, you surprised me with your knowledge about tech.
36. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Well since you've been on Android forums lately, you should know that stock Android lacks a lot of thing, right?
20. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yeah, It's funny how all these ads have almost no standing at all.
If Samsung were the one shooting Moto, there would be a hell lot more bullets, starting with the Razr HD being plagued by first world problem (All Samsung's "Smart features") to non-removable battery. And if they were to put comments by popular Tech Reporters, the S3 has way more reviews saying the S3 feels more natural in hand despite being huge.
Besides, the whole fiber backing thing can be on the S3 too, just buy another cover lol.
Nice try Moto, try harder...
32. Sniggly (Posts: 7067; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Wow, someone is a little butthurt.
Truth is, apart from the size of the microSd card support, screen size, and camera quality, there is nothing that Samsung really has over the Razr line.
37. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Naw, I'm just saying...I don't support bashing ads much, even Samsung's "It doesn't take a genius" ad, even if it's mostly true. But this? There's just so many things wrong with it.
For example, Battery having 20% more juice, doesn't mean it last longer (which explains the ** on the statement). It's all about how you use the phone.
Second, the backing, the S3's is a polycarbonate backing, not plain plastic. And the Razr HD has a removable back too, so what difference does it make if water spills? It can still get into the phone.
Finally, that Innovative design point, is totally personal preference, and tech websites say almost the same thing for all phones, the iPhone, the OneX, the S3, the Xperia S. The Razr is probably another one in this list, it's nothing special to go writing about.
Overall, I just prefer it if companies promote what is special about their phones, not what their competitors suck at. Example, Nokia's Carl Zeiss lens, Samsung's Smart features, HTC's Beats, etc.
42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
okay, now you're just nitpicking.
the point is it has the capacity to last longer than the SIII under the same amount of usage, they have the same display and the same processor therefore someone that goes from an SIII to a Razr HD and uses the same screen brightness and everything will get a 20% increase in the longevity of their smartphone usage, more than that if they use Smartactions.
Motorola devices have their internal circuit boards covered in the water resistant nano-coating as well. i used to dip my Droid Razr into a Lake just to show it off to my friends. i never had any issues with it.
what you need to do is hold on to one of these. i think the Razr HD series' build quality and design is so far beyond the SIII's and if you get an SIII you have to get a case for it, it's imperative if you don't want to take a chance with breaking you phone if you drop it once real good on something hard because you will break it if that happens and on the other hand phone cases wish they were as tough as the Razr HD.
the new Motorola gives more emphasis on battery life with their products because Google and Motorola realize that's what's important in the industry now. if Samsung had put their phone next to a Motorola and started comparing Camera features they'd be doing the same thing. the fact of the matter is the things Motorola talks about are things that are special about their devices it's just this particular time they're rubbing it in to Samsung.
22. amiaq (Posts: 454; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
I see what you doing there Google/Moto/Samsung, promoting Android without making any reference to the (I would rather not say)!!!
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
xD i saw this on Facebook earlier and i had to download the picture for keeps.
the HD and SIII are both excellent phones each with their own trade-offs.
the Razr HD has Motorola's excellent signal quality and voice quality, it has much, much higher quality construction, it has better protection with it's Kevlar Fiber wrapped back and water repellent nano-coating, it has a UI closer to pure AOSP which means it isn't packing tons of software features but a good many people do prefer the stock experience, it has better battery life (especially the MAXX which i'll get to in a minute) and it along with the Droid Razr M have gotten Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the Verizon SIII.
the Galaxy SIII feels a little more comfortable in the hand, it has a better camera than the Razr HD, it has tons more software features, better accessory support, an unlockable bootloader and the removable battery is a plus for some.
as someone who owns a MAXX HD i don't think there's any point in it having a removable battery tbh, the only time i've ever killed this thing in a day is when i've done a Skype Video Call for 4 hours straight and that has a lot of power consuming factors, i CANNOT kill this thing in a day with my normal heavy usage and i use the hell out of the hotspot. i really do not need a removable battery for something that lasts so well from one sleep cycle to the next which is you know, when you should be charging it anyway. to make a SIII closer to being equivalent to a MAXX first of all you'd have to spend more money and next you'd have to make it pretty thick and ugly versus the handsome, seamless look you get with the MAXX HD and it won't be nearly as structurally sound. third party accessories aren't perfect. i ordered an extended battery for my GN when i had it and the back plate was slightly warped so the back would creak from behind the case i had it in, it made it seem so cheap.
the only thing with this marketing attack Motorola has come up with is that the SIII is not as chunky as they've made it look in the design section...the side of the SIII looks as thin as the Razr HD even though technically the Razr HD is a little thinner. you can see what i'm talking about with Phone Arena's Size Comparison tool.
26. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
Lol that doesn't look like a SGS3 on the 4th picture haha!
27. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
If I was a Verizon customer, I would simply save Motorola more sweat by buying Note II. Very Simple
28. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
And nobody cares because unless you are sitting in Verizon corporate headquarters, you will never see fast speeds on their network anyway, anywhere. And because Moto so locks up their Verizon devices. no one wants one.
43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
excuse me? i pulled a 40mbps down on my MAXX HD just a few days ago. :P
29. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
I do not like motorolla design. Not my style.
I ont care if moto have more juice but samsung have more power
30. Rocksteady (unregistered)
At least Samsung S3 detects the 3.5 mm audio jack immediately, with my previous Droid Razr I had to keep on trying till the jack is detected, plus another annoying bugs, which ICS update didn't fix, that's why I sold my Motorola and got the S3 (I lost lots of cash in the process).
45. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what are you talking about? xD
you mean how fast it takes for the headphones to start working as soon as you plug them in? did you have any custom audio settings?
48. Rocksteady (unregistered)
What I meant was that even headphones are plugged in, the phone didn't detect them, and played the music from the loud speaker. I used the headset that came with the device, and tried my Creative headphones. both had problems.
another annoying bug was, if the headphones where connected and detected by the phone, when receiving a phone call, the ringtone is played from the headphones only, it should ring from the loudspeaker, and slightly from the headphones (not just loudly directly in my ears).
I can go on, but I felt those are the two most annoying things with the Razr.
50. BattleBrat (Posts: 1072; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Hmmm, my RAZR was always perfect, Still using it, planned on gettting the HTC DNA, but I needed a new tablet so I'm going to be using the RAZR another year (I didn't plan on buying a new tablet...)I dont mind, the RAZR is badass, especially now that I got the Lapdock adapter for my TV and bluetooth mouse and keyboard...
31. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Coming from someone who have used both phones, i must say that Samsung have done an excellent work with the galaxy S3. I did not like moto stock-like interface. there are just options that were absent. it's intolerable.
I will say this again. the camera on moto sucks big time. the only thing good for moto is their build quality. but then again that's why cases are available.
I prefer a removable battery compared to a fixed one. after a year of use, you can always buy a new one. you will always feel that decline in battery performance.
to compare with the best is a good marketing strategy.
33. Grayghost (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
Moto's internal radios are better! They have always attracted a great signal on the Verizon Network throught the years!
34. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
How can you take shots at a company who has their flagship phone on ALL CARIERS. This ad does nothing for anyone who's not on Verizon, so please Motorola, just step aside the let a promising company make their mark
39. skymitch89 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
In the 4th pic, the side of the Razr HD kinda looks like the side of the iPhone 4/4S.
41. Rocksteady (unregistered)
and they added a hump to the top of the S3 which is not true.
46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the side of the Razr HD kind of does look like the side of the 4, 4S and the 5... xD
40. Sidan (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
Isn't comparing these two comparing two different generations of phone? It would be like comparing the SIII to the Iphone 4s. Look at the release dates, a few months is an eternity in this market. They should be comparing it to the note 2 not the SIII. Then I may actually look at this as valid.
47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
not really, they have the same specs essentially and the Razr HD was delayed. we were seeing it since before the SIII was announced.