Motorola DROID RAZR, DROID BIONIC, Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S spec smackdown

Motorola DROID RAZR, DROID BIONIC, Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S spec smackdown
The Motorola DROID RAZR has arrived and it's stunning - it's the thinnest smartphone out there with a 0.28-inch (7.1mm) body. Moreover, it fits LTE in that ultra slim case, but also a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and all the perks of a high-end handset. While most of that fits in a spec sheet, there's something more about the all new RAZR - it comes with kevlar reinforced back side, so it's not only thin, but very durable. Designwise, it features the signature diamond shape present in the latest Moto devices and first seen in the Motorola PHOTON 4G.

On the software side it comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which might be a bit of a downer, if Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets announced today as expectations are. In either case, it's amazingly thin and this alone should already catch your eye. How does it fare against the current Android elite? Take a look at our spec smackdown including the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola DROID BIONIC, but also the biggest contender from the other camp - the Apple iPhone 4S.

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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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69 Comments

69. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I rather wait for the GS3.

68. wtfmorons

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

You people are debating over phone specs- wow....Don't you have to occupy a park somewhere?

62. hartville

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ummm,i was wondering what audio, image and especially video formats can droid razr play??based from my experience motorola phones can play/run limited formats...samsung SII can almost run all formats.pls help!

61. hartville

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ummm,i was wondering what audio, image and especially video formats can droid razr play??based from my experience motorola phones can play/run limited formats...samsung SII can almost run all formats.pls help!

57. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Is there going to be a "Milestone" RAZR, because this phone is sexy as hell

56. scvzw2

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010

Typo: 12.5 Hours 3G not 2G

39. turys719

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

WHAT A BIGGER SCREEN JUST GET AN IPAD. UPS SORRY THERE NOT GOING FOR 1 PENNY IN AMAZON LIKE THE DROOOOOIDS. LOL.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn pants with higher IQs, but you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?

44. robinrisk unregistered

That was the most amazing and elegant bashing i've ever seen. Ima print this.!

48. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I must admit that I stole that one. I was going with the whole "movie insult" theme I started with the quote from Billy Madison above. :)

46. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Sniggly how can you dare to insult apes with this living thing named turys719 by calling him an ape? Apes are wayy smarter.

49. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You're right, turys is more of a paramecium. I stole the quote from a movie anyway.

51. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@turys719. Droids for a penny!!! So i could get a better phone for more than $300 less then the iphone?!?!? That's what your comment looks like to many people who know a thing or two about phone. The fact that current model iPhones NEVER go on sale isn't as much of a selling point as you may think. It's just another reason to wonder why people would get any ios product over an Android.

38. turys719

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I LOVE APPLE... HOW GOOD IS IT TO SEE MOTOROLA REPLACING FLAGSHIP PHONE IN LESS THEN SIX MONTHS. LOL THAT IS STUPID. WELL IS JUST ANOTHER DROOOOID.LOL SAMSUNG CHARGE SAMSUNG GALAXY FACINATE NEXUS PRIME. LOL LOL HOW ABOUT I PHONE 4S, IOS5 THATS IS CLASS. SEEMS LIKE NOT ONE PERSON CARE ABOUT THE SMACKDOWN ONLY THE IPHONE 4 S. NICE.

40. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

67. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I agree! That brought a huge smile to my face...gotta love Billy Madison!

45. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

You're a rude guy (girl ?). No one told you ever you shouldn't speak loud when it's not necessary ? And the Razr is damn good. In my opinion, it is only now than the IPhone vs Android can take place. No other Droid is near than one of these two phones in terms of design. And we often read, some weaks ago, comments bashing Motorola, because they would be not in the field, far ahead, etc. Hem...it's the compagny that made the Razr V3. Pay some respect. And see what they do now... PS : it's funny that the best competitor of the Google Nexus Prime, will be the phone of the compagny that Google just bought !

32. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Ummm, they forgot to mention that the iPhone 4s has an 800 MHz Dual core proccessor and 512 Ram only.

66. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Already covered in the comments.....it's not confirmed.

30. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Beyond the specs, this thing has a boatload of accessories. Extended battery pack, two different lapdocks, HDMI dock with remote that can still take calls with bluetooth. Kudos to Moto. This is the kind of innovation I expect from the company that invented the cell phone. They really hit this one out of the park. There's no way they could have launched this with ICS given Goog's Prime anouncement, but given the push behind this baby, there's no way it doesn't get ICS.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Iphone loss on the RAM, NO EXTERNAL MEMORY, OR NO EXTERNAL BATTERY tiny ass screen only 3.5" while everyone else is 4" or higher. The only winner here I hate to say is the DROID RAZR. But the DROID RAZR loose on it's OS BLUR custom which every one hates. but still DROID RAZR wins THINNEST PHONE TO DATE

31. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

No such thing as Blur anymore. All Moto Gingerbread builds now have MAP which is really nothing more than a few animations and a nice selection of widgets. Don't knock on it, it's WAY less intrusive than Touch Wiz or Sense. BTW, battery on this is built-in and appears to be non-replaceable, hence the battery pak.

27. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

im really liking that phone its going to be a monster

24. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

What kind of processor is in the RAZR? GPU?

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think is an omap

54. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

4460 omap 1.2 1gb ddr2 ram power vr sgx540

20. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

iPhone's only downsides, imo, are the small screen, no customizability and no 3rd party apps. I don't care much for flash enabled web browsing. But as always, everything comes down to users' preferences.

12. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

So nice of iPhone Arena to omit inferior iPhone specs. Not bashing the iPhone, but really Phone Arena... 4S processor is 1ghz and has 512mb RAM. If you're going to lay out the specs, lay them out.

14. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

No one has actually confirmed the specs. Everyone's guess is ~800MHz dual-core and 512MB RAM, but it's not confirmed, that's why they're omitted. Anyway, once again, it's nice to see these specs vs one another, but it really comes down to which device gives you a better experience. Don't judge on specs alone here people. Let them guide you, but not influence your purchase decision too strongly.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Correct Apple doesn't announce a lot of their specs.

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