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Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR

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Interface and Functionality:

Obviously, being a part of the Nexus line of handsets has it benefits, as we naturally gravitate towards the refreshing and clean looking interface of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Boasting an extensive visual upgrade over all other Gingerbread flavored smartphones, like the DROID RAZR, it’s particularly alluring and tantalizing, yet streamlined with its updated arrangement. Nevertheless, the two devices feature the same profound and extensive personalization aspect that has seemingly become a foundational element of Android. Certainly, being the newest and most up-to-date version of Android, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus clearly has the advantage – for now, that is.

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Messaging isn’t a problem with either device, since their hefty sized displays present us with spacious layouts, which are then complemented with a good amount responsiveness to quickly and effortlessly allow us churn out lengthy messages.

Virtual keyboard of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Virtual keyboard of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Virtual keyboard of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Virtual keyboard of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR

Keyboards on the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Keyboards on the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Keyboards on the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Keyboards on the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR


Processor and Memory:

Highly regarded as the cream of the crop on any lineup out there, these two power packed Android smartphones are naturally accompanied with modernized processors. In fact, it’s a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor for the DROID RAZR, and a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 CPU inside of the Galaxy Nexus – both of which are coupled with 1GB of RAM. Overall, they’re quick and instantaneous with basic operations, but when using a live wallpaper, the Galaxy Nexus displays some choppiness with its movement while navigating the home screen. At the same time, there’s some choppiness evident with the DROID RAZR as we pinch zoom on something in the gallery. Needless to say, they’re not perfect, but they’re equally the same with their relatively smooth performance – well, with most operations.

If local storage is a big concern to you, then you might want to stick with the Galaxy Nexus with its healthy 32GB of storage. Conversely, the Motorola DROID RAZR sizes up at a total of 24GB, which breaks down to 8GB of internal memory and a preloaded 16GB microSD card. Then again, there’s this thing called cloud storage that many companies tout about.


Internet and Connectivity:

Certainly, it’s ever so nice to know that these two juggernauts offer 4G LTE connectivity – allowing us to load complex web sites in a manner of moments. Furthermore, the web browsing performance is very acceptable on both devices, and in actuality, they’re on par to one another. Specifically, we’re greeted with fluid movements as we pinch zoom or kinetic scroll, but when there are a lot of Flash elements on screen, the performance of the Galaxy Nexus can be a bit choppy. Meanwhile, the DROID RAZR manages to maintain its fluidity in almost every case scenario.

Web browsing with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR

Web browsing with the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR
Web browsing with the Motorola DROID RAZR - Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR

Interestingly, in testing out the handsets in the same locations, we find that the Motorola DROID RAZR consistently pumping out faster upload and download speeds than the Galaxy Nexus. On the average, the DROID RAZR edges out the Galaxy Nexus by putting up speeds that are 1Mbit/s faster. As for other connectivity features, they essentially boast the same things – like aGPS, Bluetooh, Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality. Worth noting, the DROID RAZR also features Motorola’s Webtop functionality, which offers the full-functionality of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

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