Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx: How do They Stack up?

on January 18 2012 5:02 AM

Motorola released its latest Smartphone, Droid RAZR Maxx, for Verizon Wireless at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas and is rumored to be made available to customers by Jan. 26.

Droid RAZR Maxx is almost similar in specifications to the Droid RAZR and is designed for customers who spend their days and nights multi-tasking. The Motorola device had a Li-Ion 3300 mAh that should provide up to 21 hours of talk time and 368 hours of standby time.

The 4.3-inch smartphone will run on the Android 2.3.5 or Gingerbread OS and will be powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. The phone sports an 8 megapixel, 3264x2448 pixels unit autofocus, LED flash rear camera with 1080p video capture capabilities. The phone also has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and is expected to be available at Verizon for $299.99 on a two-year contract.

On the other hand, latest speculation suggests that Samsun will extend their flagship version of Galaxy S2 to Galaxy S3 and is expected to be launched during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28.

Here is a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx.

Display:  RAZR Maxx has a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 Super AMOLED Advanced display with Dupont KEVLAR fiber, a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and water-repellent nanoparticles. Samsung Galaxy S3 is rumored to sport a 4.6-inch HD 1280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch-screen with 319 ppi density.

Operating System:  Droid RAZR Maxx runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich around the corner. Galaxy S3 is expected to come with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Processor:  Droid RAZR Maxx sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset, PowerVR SGX540 GPU with 1GB RAM. The new Galaxy S3 is rumored to feature a quad-core, Exynos 4212/ Exyos 5250, 2GHz/ 1.8GHz processor with 2GB RAM.

Camera:  Droid RAZR Maxx sports a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture capability. RAZR Maxx has a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front for video calling. On the other hand, Galaxy S3 is rumored to feature a 12 megapixel 4000x3000 pixels, LED flash camera with 1080p video capture and an additional 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.

Connectivity:  Droid RAZR Maxx is touted as 4G LTE device running on Verizon's network while Galaxy S3 is also expected to come with 4G LTE support.

WLAN/Bluetooth/USB:  Droid RAZR Maxx has 3.5mm jack+ EMU and supports USB 2.0 HS, Corporate Sync, DLNA, FOTA, Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 4.0 LE+EDR. Samsung Galaxy S3 will have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 3.0+HS along with microUSB MHL version 2.0 support.

Storage: The Motorola phone has a fixed 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. Galaxy S3 will have 16/32GB storage configurations and an external microSD card expandable up to 32GB.

Battery:  Droid RAZR Maxx has a whopping 3,300 mAh battery that is expected to give up to 21.5 hours of talk time and 380 hours standby time while Galaxy S3 is expected to feature a 2250mAh battery

Other Features:  Galaxy S3 is expected to offer Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality as an option. It is also anticipated to feature the revolutionary wireless charging technology, which will help the device to not only charge the battery without the use of cables or plugs but also share, sync or back-up data at the same time.

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