Interface and Functionality:

Completely modernized by their dual-core processors coupled with 1GB of RAM, the two Android powered smartphones exhibit enough responsive actions to complement their larger than life status. On one hand, it’s a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor on the Rezound, while the DROID RAZR is powered by none other than a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 CPU. Testing out their processing power by using graphically intensive wallpapers, we do notice the DROID RAZR displaying the smoother responses while navigating across its homescreen. Even though it’s not entirely detrimental, the choppiness seen on the Rezound does catch our eye, but it disappears when using a static wallpaper.

Of course, their respective customized Gingerbread experiences will vary across each individual, but to tell you the truth, HTC’s Sense UI continues to be the best one out there thanks to its deeper personalization aspects and refined functionality. Still, we do like the direction that Motorola is taking its latest  skin, but in comparison to Sense, it requires some elbow grease and polish to offer the organic appearance that makes Sense so undeniably lovable.

Internet and Connectivity:

Removing the Rezound’s detailed 720p display out of the equation, the overall web browsing experience is satisfying with both fully equipped handsets. Not surprisingly, their 4G LTE connections offer lightning fast data speeds to get our web site loaded in a jiffy, but their accompanying smooth navigational controls also supplements their top-notch performance. In fact, both deliver an astounding experience since they have no trouble handling heavy Flash content – thus, providing us that tangible desktop-like experience we so dearly adore. The high-res screen makes everything look better in terms of detail, especially in zoomed-out view, when you can actually read the smallest of text.

Bound for Verizon and all, there’s nothing that really separates the two in terms of connectivity. At their core, they’re meant to work with Big Red’s CDMA/EV-DO and 4G LTE networks, but beyond that, they won’t be compatible with domestic or international GSM networks. Regardless of that, they also pack aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality. With the latter, we find the Rezound’s Wi-Fi connection to be significantly stronger than what we see with the DROID RAZR.

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