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
135.5 ×67.94×8.94 mm
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Droid Razr is the thinnest
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
It depends on what OS you like
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
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
Built-in 32 GB internal storage
16/32GB of internal storage
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
1.3 MP front camera
1.3 MP front camera
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 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
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.