In October, three musketeers in the smartphone market rushed before the eyes of smartphone watchers - Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S.

Motorola took the wraps off Droid Razr last Tuesday. It was available for pre-order on Oct. 27 and hits Verizon Wireless stores early in November.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the latest Samsung and Google flagship smartphone, which  was unveiled in Hong Kong on Oct. 19, is likely to be launched in November in the United Kingdom.

Apple's iPhone 4S, unveiled on Oct. 4, just a day before the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died, smashed its previous sales records by selling 400 million devices over the launch weekend.

However, Motorola Droid Razr got most of the attention for its thinness and weight. It boasts of dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4G LTE capability and 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display. Samsung Galaxy Nexus features Ice Cream Sandwich, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 4.65-inch AMOLED screen, while  iPhone 4S features iOS 5, 8-MP all-new camera and iCloud.

So much stunning features may have put you in the difficult position that you have no idea which device you should buy. The following chart, however, may help you decide.


    Motorola Droid Razr

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    Apple iPhone 4S



    131×69×7.1 mm

    135.5 ×67.94×8.94  mm

    115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

    Droid Razr is the thinnest


    127 g

    135 g

    140 g

     Droid Razr is the lightest


    Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread. But Motorola said it has plans in place to update the Razr to Android 4.0 by early 2012

    Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

    iOS 5

    It depends on what OS you like 


    dual-core 1.2GHz

    Texas Instruments OMAP processor

    dual-core 1.2 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (ARM Cortex-A9 )

    1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9

     iPhone 4S seems slower


     4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display

    960x540 pixels

    Gorilla Glass and a Kevlar-based shell

    4.65-inch 1280×720 AMOLED screen

     3.5-inch, 640 x 960 pixels

    LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a much bigger display

    Storage Capability 

    Built-in 32 GB internal storage

    16/32GB of internal storage

    16/32/64 GB

    iPhone 4S has more  storage (but only if it's 64 GB)


    1GB of RAM

    1GB of RAM

    512MB of RAM

     iPhone 4S has less RAM


    8 MP

    1.3 MP front camera

    1080p HD

    5 MP

    1.3 MP front camera

    1080p HD

    8 MP, front: VGA

    3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p HD video capture support

    It's a tough choice between iPhone 4S and Droid RAZR


    4G LTE

    4G LTE capability


    iPhone 4S is slower than other two




    Siri, Voice control technology, no NFC



    built-in 1,750 mAh

    Talk: up to 12.5 hours

    Video: up to 8.9 hours


    1,750 mAh

    internal user-replaceable

    rechargeable Li-ion

    built-in, Li-Po 1420 mAh

    Stand-by: Up to 200 h (2G) / Up to 200 h (3G)

    Talk time: Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

    Music play: Up to 40 h

     iPhone 4S' battery need to be improved


    $299 with 2 years contract exclusively on Version Wireless

    (rumored) $299 mark on contract

    16/32/64GB: $199/299/399 with 2 years contract

                            $649/749/849 unlocked phone without the contract

     iPhone 4S has more choice in terms of price


    Each one has its own advantages.


    iPhone 4S has Siri, iOS 5 and iCloud, and Galaxy Nexus has a bigger screen and  Ice Cream Sandwich OS, while Droid Razr is the thinnest and lightest smartphone. So which device appeals to you? Tell us your choice in the comments below.