Motorola skips Apple iPhone 5, compares Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD to Apple iPhone 4S

Motorola skips Apple iPhone 5, compares Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD to Apple iPhone 4S
What was going through the mind of those in charge of Motorola's marketing department when they posted a rather funny ad on the OEM's Facebook site. The ad shows a Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD, the handset with the 32 hours of talk time, connected by jumper cables to an Apple iPhone with the obvious message that the battery on the iPhone pales in comparison to the 3300mAh cell on the Motorola unit, and dies before the DROID RAZR MAXX HD battery flatlines.

The only question we have, is why did Motorola put the jumper cables on an Apple iPhone 4S instead of the newer Apple iPhone 5. You can tell that it is not the newer model in the ad because of the older 30 pin connector seen on the bottom of the phone, instead of the newer lightening connector. Also, the Apple iPhone 5 has the earphone jack on the bottom, which is missing from the phone used in the Facebook spot.

The truth is, the Apple iPhone 4S isn't necessarily the easier phone for the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD to compete with. Even though it has a smaller 1432 mAh cell than the 1440 battery in the Apple iPhone 5, the latter's LTE connectivity could give the older iPhone a slightly longer average talk time than the newer model.

Motorola certainly wasn't trying to fudge the ad by using the Apple iPhone 4S instead of the Apple iPhone 5. After all, the 32 hours talk time on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD is longer than the talk time of the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 5 added together. All we can think is that maybe the iPhone 4S was the only model available at the time of the photo shoot. Or perhaps Motorola, like everyone else in the country, had to wait a few weeks for the phone to be delivered.

source: Motorola via AndroidAuthority



1. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Okaaaay why does this matter? So what if its the 4S phone arena, THEIR ALL THE SAME!!!

5. nwright94 unregistered

They're** (grammar nazi mode activated)

9. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

hhahaha @ grammar nazi mode

32. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Aha your right my bad, my grammar sucks!

35. nwright94 unregistered

It happens :)

38. nwright94 unregistered

And btw it's you're** :p

39. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Texting is starting to take over my natural grammar. Nooooooo! Aha

7. metalpoet unregistered

They should had the Motorola Razr Maxx HD(Kind of a long title dont ya think lol) hooked up to the iPhone 4, 4S, and the 5!

34. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

It just goes to show that iPhone 5 is a debacle and the 4s is defintely a better phone despite being older but not even the 4S holds a candle to the MAXX HD...there I shortened the title for you :)

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Having had both I have to disagree bro

42. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its cool...personal opinions :) i havent had any iphones though but a lot of my cousins(we're a BIG family) have had both and I have had plenty of time to play with both...It just seemed to me that iOS 6 especially is tailor-made for iPhone 4s as it functions much better on the 4S...but then again thats my personal opinion

37. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Razr Maxx HD, iPhone 5 lol only a difference of 3 letters. Motorola doesn't need to be included its like saying the Apple iPhone 5.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I guess if you really read into it, it really doesn't matter because as admitted in the article above the only two noticeable differences between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, respectively, are that the latter has a different cutting-edge connector that allows time travel and a revolutionary headphone jack ('on the bottom....'). I doubt marketing execs' at Motorola were as concerned with the triVial and miNute iNsiGniFiCant differences on essentially the same ole' iPhone as the writer of this article. Who, by the vay', forgot to mention that one sure definitive way to tell the two models apart is to look at the iPhone's Camera Gallery; if you see purple pictures then it's an iPhone 5 and if you see "No Service" or "2G" it's either an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

36. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Oh, Like the iPhone 5 wasa huge upgrade anyways

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The metal-band design is more recognizable than the boring monochromatic slab of the 5. It still isn't a GOOD design, but just more recognizeable.

33. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

They should of compared it to that piece of glass that women bought... It's the same thing

2. JcHnd

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That's a funny ad!... but maybe that's an iphone 4 in that image... because, you know... from 4 to 5 they´re the same... one is a rectangle with circular edges, the other has got a S in the name and the 5 is longer, but basically the same overpriced phone :p

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

maybe it doesnt matter which model it is and maybe they are saying the Maxx HD is simply better than the iphone as a whole!! whether new or old.........jus a thought

8. wendygarett unregistered

Every phone has their strengths and weaknesses... Moto just wanna position himself to be a high battery phone compares to other... Yup I confess moto is better on that, but still doesn't change my mind to pick iPhone tho :)

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I was not giving my personal opinion on the matter wendy friend i was just pointing out what Moto may be trying to "completely" say with this ad so maybe phone arena could see more than just one side of the coin :)

14. wendygarett unregistered

Yeah your right, I think phonearena is misunderstood the adv... I know that mate :) Moto pick iphone4/4s is that the combination of these two make themselves mainstream IDK... And moto is trying to say the battery is best among the mainstream phone and not just iPhone tho... I assume this is your thought, no? Lol

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Well if it were me and my company i would be saying what they are saying, which is my battery is bigger than yours and last longer!.......And i would also be trying to promote my phone in every other catergory as well.........and while the maxx may not be better than iphone in every category you still have to point out WHAT is better than the competition in order to gain an advantage over them.......So personally I would just flat out say my phone is better than yours.......maybe just to spark a war between peoples thoughts and opinions on the products, FORCING them to gain more interest in both the Maxx HD and the Iphone 5 as well.......which will ultimately end up with them gaining more sales than usual.........Its No different from what Samsung and Apple is doing right now........Which is a big part of why Samsung has sold so many phones thus far.......not the main reason why......But a big part of the reason why...... :)

18. wendygarett unregistered

Yeah your right about that too... Man I'm start to fall in love to that razr maxx now if we keep continue to talk on that lol... Anyway, I understand your point now, thanks :)

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol....peace wendy :)

22. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Be careful as not to fall in love with xperia knight himself :)

4. moyourBB

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

iPhonearena...why didn't you say that Apple skips others great tablets but instead compare the iPad mini to Nexus 7?

16. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and why are you crying here? Post it on the tablet area

6. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Probably didn't use the 5 because even with lte it gets significantly (some reports indicate almost twice)... better battery life than the 4/4S.

13. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Headphone jack is on the bottom...(mind blown)

17. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

The amount of bias towards android is ridiculous. The Iphone 5 MIGHT have had better scores, so they compared it to the year old model.

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