Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr are two of the thinnest smartphones out there, but they are also two of the most compelling, powerful and fastest of the bunch. Where iPhone 4S was an upgrade to the iPhone 4 (a serious upgrade to be sure), Samsung and Motorola have totally new designs with all the tech trimmings. Motorola's Droid Razr measures in at a remarkable 7.1 mm thick, but Galaxy Nexus is a skinny Minnie too. It's 8.84 mm thick, and that is noteworthy when you consider the iPhone 4S is 9.3 mm thick. Apple is all about design, so they would likely not want to add anything to their devices that wasn't needed.
Samsung and Motorola definitely pull off a combination of super high tech in a small package, but we reserve judgment on their design/style. Neither device has hit the shelves yet, so we'll let you be the judge as to whether the Droid, Nexus or iPhone 4S is the height of smartphone style. What matters here is how two extremely thin phones can pack dual core processors, eight megapixel cameras (five megapixels for Nexus) and enough battery life to make it all run for more than three hours into such a small frame.
These are both truly next level devices, and that's why the Droid Razr is $300 on contract. Samsung hasn't released its price yet for the Galaxy Nexus, but its current flagship phone, the Galaxy S2, sells for $200 with a two-year contract. If the Galaxy Nexus comes out for less than $300, it would be a total coup for consumers because as highly anticipated as the new iPhone 4S was, the buzz around Galaxy Nexus is almost as palpable. Once a release date is announced, count on the media circus ramping up to that day because not only is the Galaxy Nexus almost as thin as Droid Razr, they both run the same Google software.
That's why Droid Razr loses to Galaxy Nexus in this round, however. Galaxy Nexus is a Google branded phone, and that means it will also launch with the new Android 4.0 version called Ice Cream Sandwich. Super skinny and every bit as powerful as the Droid Razr, Galaxy Nexus wins the battle of the thinnest because of Android 4.0. That is unless it comes out with a $400 price tag, of course. Both devices are available on Verizon, and the Droid Razr ships on Nov. 11.
Let us know if you have pre-ordered the Droid Razr or if you are waiting for Galaxy Nexus.
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