Motorola Droid RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Droid RAZR MAXX HD vs Droid RAZR M: spec comparison

Motorola Droid RAZR HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Droid RAZR MAXX HD vs Droid RAZR M: spec comparison
The Motorola Droid RAZR HD has just arrived with a splash and it's the monster Android phone that everyone expected it'd be featuring a large high-res Super AMOLED display and a long-lasting battery. The phone is getting an exclusive appearance on Verizon Wireless in the United States, but a global version is also coming soon.

It's not the only great device that Motorola unveiled today, though. The Droid RAZR MAXX HD is an almost identical twin of the RAZR HD except for the even bigger battery and slightly bulkier looks. If you want to go truly compact, though, the Droid RAZR M should be your obvious choice. 

Motorola took a jab directly at Apple with the Droid RAZR M, a device nearly the size of the existing iPhone 4S, but designed so brilliantly that it fits a 4.3-inch display, much larger than Apple's 3.5-inch iPhone screen. The RAZR M is an affordable phone shipping soon.

And how do all these awesome new additions to the Motorola lineup stack up against the most coveted Android smartphone these days, the Samsung Galaxy S III? Check out our spec comparison to find out.


 

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49 Comments

1. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

S III is still king.

5. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

the king of cheap flimsy plastics too! =D

7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Specs wise SIII is King. But the real King right now is the LG Optimus G. Quad Core Snapdragon S4 1500 MHz Krait, Adreno 320 2GB Ram 13 MP camera Non cheap glass back and front

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

dude the xperia line up beats the S3 in bench marks and they are dual core......so shut up with that....and yea the LG is gonna be King of all of them but im still going with the Xperia V hands down..

12. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I'm thinking of getting Sony myself. I'm debating between that LG or the Sony. The only thing that seems like will suck on the Sony is the battery.

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

not gonna say "suck" but yes they are not as beefy as these phones..... suck? naaa i doubt it....Also if you are really worrying about battery then get the TX because it has a removable battery! Sony FTW!

15. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea but if I remove it I'll only have to replace it with the same battery right? Same problem.

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

noo you can replace it with a LARGER battery wat are you talking about??

16. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Also do you mean the GX?

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and no i mean the "TX" not the GX.... :)

36. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I can't find a Xperia TX.

37. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So I saw its benchmark scores. Pretty impressive. But when would it come out? And will it be available for AT&T?

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

i agree.

43. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I find funny that last year for Sony fanboys benchmarks didn't mean anything, now the xperia line beats the S3? Just because you've seen benchmarks that aren't multi-threaded doesn't mean the Xperias are better, Lets see when the Antutu results come out. Have a nice day.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

how is the SIII king here? xD

11. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Just according to technicalities.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

which are?

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

More RAM, probably better camera. Thats basically it.

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

basically, vs. a much larger battery, Motorola build quality and radios, a nearly stock OS and the screen "technically" has a higher pixel density.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

My point exactly. Seems like a pretty nice trade... lol

27. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

you know, Im gonna have to just trust that Moto engineers have their reasons for going with 1GB. Sometimes specs can be used as a marketing gimmick.

29. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think because Motorola's skin doesn't really use up all that much memory, not nearly as much as TouchWiz. So, even though the GS3 has more RAM, the Razr series can probably be supported for as long as the GS3 can be.

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

especially since Motorola seems to be lightening up their UI with each update instead of the other way around like Samsung. Engadget had their hands on a MAXX HD w/ Jelly Bean and it has the stock Google on-screen navigation keys.

33. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I think you nailed it with the UI comment. Touchwiz certainly has a TON of features, but no doubt it takes a toll on RAM. Im all for a lighter UI. The closer to stock Android the better. I still think the 2GB is overkill for todays technology. I really think they did it for marketing not because it was needed.

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

How exactly? The only thing the S3 has over the Razr HD is RAM. Camera too probably, but we haven't seen any samples from the Razr HD. And, the Razr has a bigger battery than the S3, and the UI is more close to stock than TouchWiz, so I'll take that any day... That's seems like a fair trade; Camera and RAM for a stock-like UI and better battery life, and arguably better build quality. To each his own I suppose

10. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

not to mention the RAZRs are waterproof and TouchJiz repellant.

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

All of the Motorola ranges are really let downed by 1GB Ram, or else nice phones! but i still like the S3, even tho the really ugly design, but the Exynos chips gave it away.

34. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Owning both the GS3 and HTC EVO 4G LTE, and with HTC's latest update, IMO the EVO / One X is king of currently available phones. Except for maybe the RAZR HD MAXX with that massive battery. I'll definitely be checking out these Motorola Droids though, they look great.

38. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

By 1Gig of ram......and .6 extra MP for the Front cam. Its a narrow victory.

39. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

How bout factoring in: waterproofing, better radios, kevlar& aluminum (as opposed to flimsy plastics), bigger/better battery... The victory you speak of quickly turns into sudden death when all aspects are taken into account

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