Samsung unveiled its iconic smartphone Galaxy Nexus at the Mobile Unpacked event with Google in Hong Kong earlier this week. The announcement that Galaxy Nexus will use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has brought the next evolutionary step of Android to the fore.

The upcoming Galaxy Nexus will not only be the first mobile phone to run Android 4.0 but also support 4G LTE technology. This has undoubtedly brought the device into focus.

On Friday Verizon Wireless officially announced the upcoming release of Galaxy Nexus yet saying that it will launch the phone later this year.

As Google Android's newest version, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has many enhancements such as new facial unlocking software, new Roboto font, Android Beam.

The Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. It features a sexy 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD touch screen with a curved design.

Meanwhile, another electrical giant, Motorola, took the wraps off the new Droid Razr on Tuesday, announcing that it will be available for pre-order October 27 in Verizon Wireless stores early in November.  As Motorola's iconic brand, the Droid Razr claims to be the thinnest smartphone to date and among the lightest ever made. Like the Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr also supports Version's 4G LTE network.

Both of the two Android smartphones have been in the spotlight. Which one will you buy?

Perhaps a comparison of the specs can help you make the decision. Post your comments below.

 

Features

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Motorola Droid Razr

Winner

Size/factor

135.5 ×67.94×8.94  mm (5.33 ×2.675× 0.352 inch)

131×69×7.1 mm 

(5.14×2.71×0.28 inch)

Droid Razr. Droid Razr is thinner than Galaxy Nexus. Motorola calls the Droid Razr an impossibly thin smartphone.

Weight

135 grams (4.8 ounces)

 127 grams (4.48 ounces)

Droid Razr. Droid Razr is lighter than Galaxy Nexus.

OS

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread

Galaxy Nexus. However, Motorola said it has plans in place to update the Razr to Android 4.0 by early 2012.

Processor

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

 dual-core 1.2GHz

Texas Instruments OMAP processor

Tie

Display

4.65-inch Super AMOLED

HD

720×1,280 pixels

10 μs response time

 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display

960x540 pixels

Gorilla Glass and a Kevlar-based shell

Galaxy Nexus. Galaxy Nexus's display is larger than Droid Razr. Many smartphone users want a large display for lesser eye strain. 

Storage Capability 

16 GB and 32 GB

Built-in 32 GB internal storage

Galaxy Nexus. Galaxy Nexus has more  choices

 RAM

1GB of RAM

1GB of RAM

Tie

Camera

5 MP

1.3 MP front camera

8 MP; secondary camera for video chat

Droid Razr. Droid Razr has higher resolution. 

Network

4G LTE capability

4G LTE capability

Tie

Battery

1,750 mAh

internal user-replaceable

rechargeable Li-ion

built-in 1,750 mAh

Tie. 

Price

Unknown

$299 with 2 years contract exclusively on Version Wireless

N/A

Availability

November 2011 on Version Wireless

 Launch date: Oct. 27 in London.