Motorola is planning to introduce brand-new smartphone known as Motorola Photon 4G which will face down with Samsung Galaxy S2.
The battle between high-end android smartphones is getting hotter as Motorola plans to introduce its second 4G smartphone after Atrix 4G, which revolutionalized the market with its laptop docking capabilities. Another smartphone from Motorola known as Motorola Droid Bionic has been delayed for a long time after its announcement. But Motorola’s plan to bring its frist WiMax-based smartphone for Sprint is gaining grounds to outsmart the Samsung Galaxy S2 which is considered to be the ground breaking smartphone coming this year.
Here is a comparison with both these mega smartphones.
Motorola Photon 4G has a dimension of 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm and weighs 158 g. Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm dimension and weighs 116 g.
There is a 4.3-inch display found in both the smartphones. Motorola Photon will have 540x960 pixels resolution compared to Samsung Galaxy S2’s 480x800 pixels resolution.
The super phone from Motorola will have multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and touch-sensitive controls. And the input features found in Galaxy S2 are Gorilla Glass display, TouchWiz UI v4.0, multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, touch-sensitive controls, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and Gyroscope sensor.
Samsung’s phone contains 16 GB/ 32 GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM with up to 32 GB microSD and 8 GB is included. However Motorola’s smartphone has 16 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM and 2 GB ROM with up to 32 GB microSD support.
The Photon 4G has Rev.A up to 3.1 Mbps along with 4G LTE support whereas Samsung’s support for 4G is yet to be revealed but it has HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support.
Samsung’s phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot included in it compared to Motorola Photon’s Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot; WiMAX 802.16 e support. The Galaxy S2 has Bluetooth version 3.0 + HS whereas Motorola’s phone has Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP with EDR support and both the smartphone comes with microUSB version 2.0.
There is 8-megapixel or 3264x2448 pixels camera in both the smartphones along with autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization features. Samsung’s phone has LED flash and touch focus feature as against Photon 4G’s dual-LED flash.
There is a secondary VGA camera and 720p video capture in Motorola smartphone whereas Galaxy S2 has 2-megapixel camera and 1080p support.
The Android OS version 2.3 Gingerbread will be available in both the smartphones.
Samsung’s Galaxy S2 will feature dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Mali-400MP GPU Orion chipset processor while Photon 4G will come with 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H dual Core processor.
The Photon 4G will have Li-Po 1700 mAh battery giving up to 9 hours of talk time compared to Galaxy S2’s Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery which gives 8 hours 40 minutes of talk time on 3G.
The common features found in both these smartphones are SMS thread view, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, HTML browser, A-GPS support, Java MIDP emulator, SNS integration, digital compass, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, organizer, Adobe Flash, voice memo-dial-commands and predictive Swype text input.
Few other extra features found in Photon 4G include HDMI port, MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player, MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player, built-in kickstand, document viewer, photo viewer and editor. And Galaxy S2 has RSS, stereo FM radio with RDS, NFC support (optional), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, image and video editor and document editor.
Moreover, Photon 4G for Sprint is a world phone which means the consumers have international GSM roaming so that they can access their email, calendar and contacts from anywhere. As the phone includes enterprise-tailored security, it will also attract corporate users. It also has Webtop application which was featured in Motorola Atrix 4G. The phone will have Motorola Firefox browser and as Motorola Atrix was available for $499 with Laptop dock and $199.99 without, so most probably Sprint may also device similar plans for Photon 4G as pricing is yet to be announced. And since Motorola Photon 4G shares better specifications than Motorola Droid Bionic which has been delayed for a long time, it seems like an appropriate replacement.
Samsung Galaxy S2 for Verizon Wireless has been confirmed for a July release but specific release date is not yet revealed. Samsung Galaxy S2 is expected to available with three carriers variants in the United States. AT&T will be called “Attain”, the Verizon version as “Function” and Sprint version is expected to be known as “Within.”
Also Amazon has gone ahead and put the Galaxy S2 smartphone up for sale already at an unlocked price of $699.99 with free shipping within 1 to 3 months, hence released date speculation still looms at large.
Here is video of Motorola Photon 4G: