iPhone 4S vs Motorola Droid Razr: The Competitive
There is a lot of talk over the new iPhone 4S, and also a lot of speculation over which new phones will step in to compete with the speculative champion. The Motorola Droid Razr is one such competitor that is garnishing a lot of talk. Combining two greats — the Droid and the Razr — this new smart phone has not yet hit the market, but it does have people talking.
If you’re in the market to buy a new smart phone, then it can be very difficult to decide when and what to buy. Are you thinking of picking up Apple’s new offering, or should you wait for next month’s release of the Motorola Droid Razr? This comparison of the iPhone 4S versus the Motorola Droid Razr should help.
Size: The iPhone is slightly larger, but not remarkably so, coming in at 9.3 mm deep and 140 grams heavy, as compared to the Droid Razr, which is only 7.1 mm deep and weighs in at 127 grams.
Camera and video recording: When it comes to this category, the 4S has the Razr beat. They both have the industry-standard 8 megapixels, but the iPhone’s tap-to-focus screen, backside illumination sensor, five-element lens, video stabilization and face detection make it a camera and video recording experience unlike any other phone on the market.
Screen: The screen on the Droid Razr is a whopping 4.3 inches and is covered with a scratch-resistant glass. The iPhone’s screen may be smaller, but its “retina display” packs four times the megapixels into the display, making it the clearest, most cutting-edge screen of any smart phone to date.
Loading speed: The Droid Razr makes use of LTE, whereas the iPhone does not have this capability. Therefore, the Droid is hands-down much faster.
Operating system: Apple’s iOS4 is not much different than previous iOS incarnations, but this iOS offers Siri — a groundbreaking, voice-controlled personal assistant. The Droid Razr operates on Google’s Gingerbread operating system, which is all fine and good, except for the fact that this operating system is soon to be overshadowed by Google’s release of its latest operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Service: The iPhone is available through a multitude of carriers — AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint — whereas the Droid Razr can only be used with Verizon.
Price: Depending on whether you want 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB, the iPhone will cost you $199, $299, or $399, respectively. The Droid Razr is available for only one price, at a premium $299.
The iPhone 4S was released in early October, and it was very warmly received, selling to the tune of 4 million phones within a three-day period. Will the Motorola Droid fare as well? We will have to wait and see – until November, apparently.
About the Author: Darci Jockers does her best to incorporate technology into all aspects of her life. She loves using online faxing programs, Droid apps, and other programs to make her business and personal lives easier.