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Motorola DROID RAZR vs Apple iPhone 4S

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Both the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Apple iPhone 4S have 8MP camera modules capable of 1080p HD video. The iPhone 4S has an extremely simplified interface, as if Apple aimed to put new meaning in the term point-and-shoot with it. Almost everything is automatic, and shot-to-shot times are incredibly fast, less than a second, even inside.

The Motorola DROID RAZR offers shooting modes like Macro and Panorama, effects and adjustments, but the experience is cumbersome in comparison, and shot-to-shot times take a few more seconds than the iPhone 4S. Outside, for instance, the iPhone 4S focuses and takes the picture, then writes it down and you are ready to shoot again in a second, whereas the RAZR takes about 2-3 seconds to take a picture then another one to write it in, before you can shoot again Inside, when it has to focus and take one firing the flash, the whole process can take up to six seconds, whereas the iPhone 4S gets it for two or three.

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The results also couldn't be more different. Apple has put extra effort in the 8MP module of the iPhone 4S, and we have much better results now than with the iPhone 4. The overly saturated images with pumped up contrast have given way now to accurate colors, which are still warm and vivid. The pictures are also sharp, and the focus even throughout, plus the camera captures a lot of fine detail.

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The RAZR pales in comparison, with its noisy photos that are lacking sharpness and contrast. The soft images also tend to misrepresent colors, and cast a reddish hue during tricky exposure situations.

The handsets shoot 1080p video with 30fps, which runs smooth, but the iPhone 4S beats the soft RAZR clips which look somewhat flat and indistinct.  We also have more life-asserting colors in the iPhone 4S video capture examples, compared to the dull tones from the Motorola DROID RAZR. Apple's handset also shoots with 24Mbps bit rate, whereas the RAZR hits 15Mbps.

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The RAZR suppresses surrounding noise when it has to record voice during video pretty successfully thanks to its noise-canceling microphones, but the iPhone 4S captures cleaner audio overall with richer sound.


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Music playback from both handsets is pretty satisfying, and the players support all the basic functions we’ve come to expect from high-end handsets, like categorizing by album, artist, song or playlists. The RAZR's player has the upper hand in functionality, since it integrates TuneWiki to pull and display song lyrics, which run as karaoke while playing. Artists info is also shown, including upcoming tour dates.

The iPhone 4S offers excellent sound output, perfected over the years of iPod making. Motorola's phone has good output, too, but not as clean as from the iPhone 4S, which also feeds fuller sound into the headphones, with distinct bass and clear vocals. The RAZR's music player sports a few audio profiles, which can be applied even in speaker mode. The loudspeaker on Motorola's handset is stronger, but less clear than the one housed inside the 4S.

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Music player interface of the Apple iPhone 4S - Motorola DROID RAZR vs Apple iPhone 4S

The Motorola DROID RAZR is great for video playback,  due to its large and vivid Super AMOLED display, which is perfect for watching high-def videos. The iPhone 4S follows on account of the smaller screen size.

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