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Motorola DROID RAZR vs Apple iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena 17 Nov 2011, 06:29 posted on

If you are not already lured by one of the two big contenders in the contemporary mobile OS space – iOS and Android – you will probably be facing a tough choice this holiday season whether to snatch the Motorola DROID RAZR or the Apple iPhone 4S. We are here to help with a comparison between the latest and greatest from Motorola and Apple, so read on for our findings...

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posted on 17 Nov 2011, 20:38

25. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Siri's wit is what blows me away. I don't know how they did it but that AI is not gimmick.

People forget, Siri is still beta.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 12:40

50. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


So you aren't happy unless they say the iPhone is better? Kinda sounds like that is what you want to hear.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 14:23 1

51. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Did that iphone 4s you tried get high download speeds on 4g? Did you try to send a picture to the iphone via bluetooth? 1.2 ghz dual core is pretty smooth also considerng the razr has multitaskng. "Smoothness" is subjective of course. 4g, hdmi, bluetooth file transfer, and large screen are not. How could phone arena call a iphone 4s when it doesnt even have features that should be standard.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 07:00 3

8. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The RAZR is one UGLY phone from the front.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 08:09 4

11. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Completely subjective, but I agree. PA keeps dinging phones like the Rezound for not having a groundbreaking design like the Razr, but it's easy on the eyes and comfortable to hold. Isn't that more important that looking different?

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 13:48 1

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


not to critics that long for change.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 07:10 6

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


@bob - +1 on the RAZR. You neglected to mention the LTE network on the RAZR, though. In the S.F. Bay Area, the best speed I have seen on an AT&T-edition 4S is around 3 Mbps at 2 a.m. My RAZR has regularly hit 18 Mbps, with some times making it to 24 Mbps (yes, I did a second check to confirm) territory with the speed checks occurring throughout the day. VZW's LTE network rivals cable modem service.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 09:47 2

13. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I was originally going to buy the iPhone 4s but the battery life didn't cut it, I must say I'm quite happy with the RAZR, just fired her up, very cool. If the iPhone 5 comes out (Next September) and has an Ipod Touch form factor, I'm saving $650+ and buying one, upgrade be damned.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 10:04 5

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Now, my dilemma is:

RAZR or GALAXY NEXUS????

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 15:20 5

18. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, it is true - I have no reason to get an iphone 4S - it is boring looking and all I would do with it is play games, then jailbreak it, and play more games.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 10:05 4

15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I will say that the wife activated her Verizon 4S yesterday and loves it. Sound quality is fantastic compared to AT&T 3GS - data speeds suck - but she is on wifi, which is actually quite fast.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 17:15 2

19. Carlitos (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Why do we keep putting the iphones 4s, against beast of phones like this. Or most dual core phones of android. ( Galaxy S2, Razr, Bionic, Atrix, photon, DROID 3, etc. There are some I might of missed)

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 17:17 3

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the 4S is dual-core and besides i don't mind seeing (and let others see) what a mistake Apple made this year. :P

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 20:07

23. whatevs (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


What mistake

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 21:38 2

26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Agree with the KINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!
I believe the wife will buy me my phone per my AMAZON wish list, but since the account was opened in my name, I doubt she will surprise me.

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 22:47

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah! good man! ;D

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 21:58

27. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I want the raze so bad, wish it was on at&t on contract...

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 01:08 1

29. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


honestly i think this is kind of a stupid question... comparisons like these are a step away from pointless. you don't see many people blogging about comparisons between the PC and the Xbox 360... (bear with me lol)

i know the way the Xbox 360 is designed it's mostly a computer BUT my point is every game that you run on the xbox is designed and strenuously tested against those exact specs. the word "custom made" for the processor of the iPhone.. everyone else get this?

Android is like the PC where it comes with many *almost* customizable cpu's and even gpu's at this point..

the difference is for one, everything that goes on that object is completely optimized for what will 100% be the hardware. the other has to be much more flexible and can in some cases be a lot more intensive.

the iPhone is damn good at what it does. there's no lag, and very little malware because they have a deathgrip on everything so its all butter.

but android is pretty good too i think. :p

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 06:33

30. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


Is it me or did these comparisons used to have more definitive victors? What good is to type all that crap, consisting of the same stuff we already knew (if you read the individual reviews of these products) and then in effect, say at the end "This one is better if you like THIS and that one is better if you like THAT." Untuck your sack PhoneArena, and PICK ONE! >:(

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 11:46

34. danny024 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


What's happening is that Phone Arena, PC mag, Cnet and others know it would be too biased to crown the iPhone winner when it's obviously not, so they just call it a "tie" or "depends on personal interest"

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 06:40

31. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


Iphone its not even close Motorola phones suck and i have seen that garbage screen its laughable!

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 11:43 1

33. danny024 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


Oh so you like that glass body on your iPhone 4S? Well let's see what happens when you drop an iPhone from 4 feet. In terms of design the Razr killed the iPhone on this one, it's lighter, bigger, and MORE DURABLE (with its Kevlar back and Gorilla glass screen). Why bother to have that good looking classy iPhone if you need a 1/2 inch case on it just to last you a year with the thing? Even on my Samsung with Gorilla Glass I don't need a case, I just rock it with a screen protector.

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 06:18

35. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Body: Apple
Display: Apple
Screen size: Apple
OS: Definetely Apple!
Apps: Apple
Camera: Definetely Apple!
Speed: Apple
Battery: Apple

Moto is junk, especially with it's OS. I am sorry.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 17:56 2

42. nizziemillz (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I'm sorry that you are an uneducated conspicuous consumer. And about 4 of those points you made are are false. Enjoy your device that's only advantage is Siri and a nice camera. I'll enjoy my Razr and my free navigation, widgets, customization, 5 to 1 free to paid apps ratio, expandable memory, better battery life AND MY 4G LTE connection that's pulling 15mbps. Man your right the iphone sounds way better what was i thinking...

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 12:32

49. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


You wouldn't feel cool among your peers unless you felt this way Striker. I understand, middle school life is hard.

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 15:23 1

36. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Point 4 means that you're apple fanboy?
I don't like android but, quoting: "OS: Definetely Apple!" does not need any comment.
"Moto is junk, especially with it's OS"...is junk?
In which aspect?
And you sorry for what? For having your own preferences?

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 16:25

40. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Htc Rezound PIMP SLAPS both of these devices period

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 16:38 1

41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


actually no it really doesn't. xD

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 00:25 1

43. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


4G LTE...enough said

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 12:30

48. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Did anyone notice how jumpy the iphone video was? I thought the RAZR was more smooth. It's like they based their opinion on the specs not the actual video. I think it's way more simple. People who have and iPhone will say iPhone is better, Android users will say Android. People aren't capable of objective comments.

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