Long-Term Evolution (LTE), or sometimes called 4G, seems to be the new buzzword for all smartphones and carriers as it offers lightening fast internet speeds compared to the existing networks.
There are several smartphones from the Android camp offering 4G LTE features though a lot depends on the network capacity of the carriers. These smartphones pack stunning specifications like bigger display, faster chips and improved camera, making it a tough choice for the consumer.
Let's compare the two recent 4G LTE smartphones released on Verizon - Motorola Droid Razr and HTC Rezound.
The Motorola Droid Razr is an Android-based, 4G LTE-capable smartphone that was launched on Verizon Wireless Nov. 11. HTC Rezound, earlier called as HTC Vigor, was released Nov.14 and is available at Verizon.
Following are the comparison of the two devices:
Display: Droid Razr sports 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display, offering resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The device is made with KEVLAR fiber and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Rezound is also having a 4.3-inch screen, but with super LCD display which provides 720 x 1280 pixel resolution.
Size: Droid Razr has a dimension of 130.7 x 68.9 mm and weighs 127 grams while Rezound has dimensions of 129 x 65.5 mm and weighs 170.1 grams. Razr is the thinnest of the two with 7.1 mm thickness compared to Rezound's 13.7 mm thickness.
Operating System: Droid Razr is powered by Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) operating system while Rezound runs on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Both smartphones would get an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in early 2012.
Processor: Droid Razr has a 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor and PowerVR SGX 540 GPU while Rezound is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor and Adreno 220 GPU.
Camera: Both devices come with an 8-MP camera with auto-focus and both shoots high-definition videos at 1080 pixels. However, Rezound has a slight edge over Razr in the camera department as it has a 2-megapixel camera on the front compared to 1.3-megapixel on Razr.
Connectivity: Both smartphones support 4G LTE and support Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, HSDPA and HSUPA.
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/USB: Droid Razr supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and has Bluetooth v4.0 with LE+EDR and USB v3.0 with A2DP. Rezound supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot along with Bluetooth v.3.0 with A2DP and microUSB (MHL) v2.0.
Storage: Both phones come with 16GB internal memory and 1GB RAM with expandable memory up to 32GB.
Battery: Razr has a 1780mAh battery and claims to provide up to 12.5 hours talktime and 205 hours of standby time. Rezound comes with 1620mAh battery that provides talktime of over 6 hours and standby time of 261 hours.
Pricing: With two year contract from Verizon, both Razr and Rezound are available for $299.99.