Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs the competition: size comparison
posted by Nick T. / Sep 06, 2012, 7:28 AM
"The most compact big screen smartphone" – this is how the Motorola DROID RAZR HD was described during its official unveiling yesterday. Sounds quite awesome, especially when smartphones of 4.7 inches and above are so big that they create their own little gravity field. Jokes aside, Motorola's new flagship is relatively compact indeed, as it became evident in our DROID RAZR HD hands-on, but does it really stand above all competing devices?
Sony Xperia T, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, and LG Optimus 4X HD. The overall dimensions of all five devices are pretty similar, but what puts the RAZR HD on top its is ultra-slim waistline. At 8.4 millimeters, it is the thinnest of the bunch.That is the question we wanted to answer, so we put some technical data together and came up with a visual size comparison between the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and four Android smartphones of similar proportions: the
Something that you might not have noticed, however, is that the DROID RAZR HD is not quite lightweight. In fact, it is the heaviest among the smartphones we are comparing it with, tipping the scales at 141 grams. The LG Optimus 4X HD comes next at 141 grams, followed by the Xperia T (139 grams), Galaxy S III (133 grams), and HTC One X (129 grams). Nevertheless, a few extra grams are not something we would complain about, knowing that the 2,500mAh battery inside the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, which is surely behind the extra weight, should be able to provide excellent battery life.
And that's pretty much all you need to know about the size and dimensions of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD. Its maker has put a lot of effort in creating an outstanding Android device, and the results do not seem to disappoint.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2530 mAh(16h talk time)
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Display is the same as Galaxy S3.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 7:41 AM 0
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Both Motorola efforts on Sprint (Photon Q) and AT&T (Atrix HD) were very good efforts. While not universally loved, the UI is improved, the build from Moto is always solid, and I have become a big fan over the last couple years. Motorola always saves their best for Verizon, and this should be no different. This has the markings of a true success.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 8:13 AM 9
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I agree. I too have become a real Motorola fan recently. I've been looking at phones since my old phone died and I've been waiting for my upgrade to come this month. But I haven't been impressed with Verizon's new plans that will kill off my unlimited plan so I've been looking around. I was very impressed with the Motorola Photon and Photon Q on Sprint and they both felt like quality handsets. The original Photon wowed me with it's quality kickstand. I mean HTC has been doing kickstands since the EVO but they seem loose, or clunky when handling the phone. But the Photon's kickstand was a revelation in design! It has a spring to it and only pops out when you want it to. I haven't wanted a kickstand really, that is until I tried out the one the Photon has, then I became a big fan. But it's more than just that, they feel solid, and are made of quality materials. Even the plastic Motorola uses feels more premium than most other offerings. I think I have officially become a Motorola fanboy (which is funny since I used to be a more HTC fan over whatever Moto was offering).
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 3:01 PM 2
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I have to agree that Motorola has one of the best designs around!
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 8:18 AM 6
This is like the fourth or fifth Razr phone they've released in the past six months.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 9:22 AM 1
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Purely in terms of a size comparison, most of the Razer HD's competitors have separate physical/soft buttons for the Android home/back/menu etc. The Razer has to give up screen space by putting the buttons on-screen, making its 4.7" screen more like 4.5" for much of the time.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 8:47 AM 0
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If Moto support might have been good in India,I might have had a Moto Atrix 2 instead of Galaxy S advance in my hand.Little disappointed that there wont be a AOSP on the new devices.Under the helm of Google,Hoping that Motorola fortunes will change dramatically.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 1:10 PM 0
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Like I said before...the GS3 seems too wide n long for me. I compared to me RAZR at Staples. The RAZR HD Maxx is a must buy for me. Bigger screen than the RAZR and not much bigger phone.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 7:58 PM 1
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Unless you have really dainty hands then the SGS3 isn't all that big. My gf has that phone and she wields it with no problem and doesn't complain about the width, it's a very fine device but the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. I love Moto designs and build quality and the monster battery they are now using in flag ship VZW phones, how about spreading that love to other top tier phones on other carriers eh Moto? Moto Razr Maxx HD is the phone to get, packing the punch of 720p 4.7" screen, an S4 processor and 3300mAh battery along with nearly stock Android on it, it's a winner.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 10:52 PM 1
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