Motorola Droid Fighter vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Raw Comparison

At Phones Review we like to bring readers comparisons of new or upcoming smartphones from time to time and one of the most talked about phones of the moment is the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III). A less talked about phone is the Motorola Droid Fighter but on what we’ve heard so far this also looks promising. We’ve taken a look then at a raw comparison of the Motorola Droid Fighter vs. the Samsung Galaxy S3.

We’ve described this as a ‘raw’ comparison because neither of these smartphones has yet been made official and so any specs and features we tell you about are purely based on leaks and rumors. Nevertheless with the Galaxy S3 this is set to be such a huge success that it has been widely written about and we do feel we have a good idea of what may be coming. The Droid Fighter though has been much less discussed and only a few rumored specs have emerged so far. Although we concede then that our ‘raw’ comparison cannot yet be made on fact we still feel it’s interesting to contrast the two based on what has been leaked so far with the belief that at least most of the information will turn out to be accurate.

We’ve taken a look at some of our previous posts to round up information about these two smartphones and also had some help from Android Authority for some extra details so let’s take a look at what we expect these handsets to offer. Firstly we’ll start with the processors and the Galaxy S3 has been touted to receive either a 1.5GHz or 1.8Ghz quad-core Exynos processor along with an ARM Mali T-604 GPU. The Droid Fighter is unlikely to have a quad-core processor but is likely to feature a Texas Instruments 1.8GHz dual-core chip and could have PowerVR SGX544 graphics. Looking at processors alone then we’d have to put the Galaxy S3 slightly ahead because of its quad-core power.

Moving on to displays the Galaxy S3 is rumored to be stepping up in size to a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display with a possible resolution of 1280×720 while the Droid Fighter could also have a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD display so on this aspect it’s a tight run race. For storage the Galaxy S3 is likely to feature 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Very little has been mentioned on this yet for the Fighter but 2GB of RAM is expected.

When comparing batteries we’ve not heard much for the Galaxy S3 but Android Authority reports that it’s only expected to include a pretty average sub-2000mAh battery. This would be disappointing for some especially as other manufacturers such as Motorola have now acknowledged customer gripes about battery life and stepped up to the plate. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx came with a 3300mAh battery and the same is expected for the Droid Fighter. If the battery conjecture is accurate for both phones then this is a definite advantage for the Fighter.

Other inclusions expected for the Galaxy S3 include a step up to a 10 or 12-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, possible LTE connectivity and also a ceramic backing. For the Droid Fighter, rumors say it will feature on screen soft keys similar to the Galaxy Nexus but nothing is yet known about the camera set-up. Both are expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android OS available.

Looking at release, again nothing is yet confirmed but the Galaxy S3 is expected to launch by many as early as this month, but possibly as late as July. It will be released globally on multiple carriers. The Droid Fighter was initially rumored to make an appearance in April but we somehow doubt that now as we’re already into the month with no further leaks or news. It is expected to be released on Verizon in the U.S.

From what we think we know it looks as though both of these smartphones will have a lot to impress us although the Galaxy S3 is already assured due to the popularity of the Galaxy S range and the phenomenal sales of its predecessor, the Galaxy S2. It will certainly be interesting to see finalized details for both handsets to make a further comparison but we don’t think there will be too much between these two handsets when they finally arrive and Samsung could find itself up against a real challenge from Motorola.

We’re interested to find out what you think about the Galaxy S3 and the Droid Fighter. Have you already got a preference for one of these above the other? If you’re undecided what would make your decision clearer? Let us know with your comments.


15 thoughts on “Motorola Droid Fighter vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Raw Comparison”

  1. CelticBrewer says:

    Preference? I’m still considering both but nothing is final until I see real specs.  Timing will be a big factor, too. If the fighter comes out today (was supposed to) and the SGS3 comes out in the summer, I’ll have the fighter.

  2. Rizzokrise says:

    I thought the Fighter was supposed to have a quad core processor too? Hopefully its got that and the maxx battery life. With those two things plus ICS i think it will be without a doubt a great phone. looking forward to getting it. I’m still sitting on this Droid x lol

    1. Anonymous says:

      There aren’t any commercially available quad-core processors that play nicely with LTE right now.  That’s why the Tegra 3 has been swapped out for the S4 Processor in the HTC One series.

      1. Anonymous says:

         Btw, the s4 has actually been outperforming the tegra 3 in benchmarks… just goes to show you, cores are just a number. Especially when NOTHING for cell phones supports quad core.

  3. Thom71gt says:

    Ditto everything Rizzokrise said, all the way up to sitting on an X.  My upgrade date is TODAY, the 12th.  Now I have to wait until the Fighter comes out.  No way I’m getting a Maxx now only for the fighter to come out weeks later. (I hope)

  4. Anonymous says:

    The 4470 technically has 4 core processors. Two A15 for program computation and two m3 or m4 for real time responsiveness for thigs like ui snappy smooth operation. The gpu will be multi core (544-mpX) the 4470 should compare with to end market socs

    1. french toast says:

      What are you talking about? 2x Cortex A15 @15ghz:disqus !? i think you meant 1.5ghz?
      Also OMAP 4470 does NOT have Cortex A15’s..we wont see them till late this year probably next year….

      The OMAP 4470 carries 2 (dual) core A9’s 1.8ghz..and dual M4 for simple battery savings,…it doesn’t count as a ‘quad core’…

      The GPU is a SINGLE core SGX544..which should be a bit faster than ULV Geforce in Tegra 3..depending on clocks..
      One thing the 4470 has got though is a dual channel memory controller…

  5. Gary says:

    Re “,,range and the phenomenal sales of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3.”. I assume that you meant, “,, predecessor, the Galaxy S2.”

  6. i already have galaxy s2 one..very nice smartphone even compared to iphone 4..next, plan to get one galaxy s3..hope this coming soon galaxy s3 will be more powerful..

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