Motorola Droid Razr HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Decision Time

I’m pretty sure that most know the current must have Android smartphone in the mobile space is the Samsung Galaxy S3; however there is of course the latest Android smartphone from Motorola to take into consideration, the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, which could give the Galaxy S3 a run for its money.

Thus the big question is should you purchase the Samsung Galaxy S3 or opt to wait until the Motorola Droid RAZR HD hits the mobile space?

So with this in mind, Motoring Crunch have compared the specifications of the rumoured Motorola Droid RAZR HD to that of the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3 to see if it is worth waiting for the Motorola handset to arrive.

So starting off, the Galaxy S3 sports physical buttons whilst it is said the Droid RAZR HD relies on the on-screen buttons of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and they say they prefer the RAZR HD because the device is more ‘future proof’ as the Google guys intend devices to be designed in this way after Android 4.0.

The rear of the Galaxy S3 is plastic, whilst the RAZR HD has a Kevlar back plate suggested by leaked images, and thus the Droid RAZR HD is more impressive in terms of durability and looks. When it comes to the battery the SGS3 with its bigger screen has a 2100mAh battery, whilst the smaller screen RAZR HD is said to sport a 3300mAh battery.

Then the guys say you have to take into account Blur and TouchWiz, as they say TouchWiz on the Galaxy S3can be mistaken for running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, whilst Blur is on the Motorola Atrix HD and maintains the blue overtones of ICS along with looking superb in videos.

Lastly it comes down to cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S3 as we know offers an 8 megapixel camera, whilst the rumour is the Motorola Droid RAZR HD is said to sport a 13 megapixel snapper. In the end the guys say both devices are a good choice, but it might be worth taking a look at the RAZR HD once it hit.

What would our readers do if they have not got the SGS3 yet, will they opt for the Samsung Galaxy S3 or will they wait for the Motorola Droid Razr HD release?


17 thoughts on “Motorola Droid Razr HD vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Decision Time”

    1. Urmom525 says:

      i had the iphone3gs and moved to the droid x and never looked back…the only thing i missed were two apps…charadium and eliminate pro…hopefully those will be hitting android before too long

      1. Urmom525 says:

        lol ive been waiting since April as well…ugh i wish theyd hurry up…i dont understand why people dont like moto so much…i prefer their phones much more than the competitors but i guess thats just my preference 

        1. Razr owner says:

           People hate Moto because they don’t look after customers at all.Still no ICS update for Razr in Europe.They promised in February 12,then Q1,then Q2,then July.Now the are saying it’s going to be August…They are hopless

  1. Brew1 says:

    Razr HD.  The S3 is nice but the screen is not that bright.  The Razr Maxx is better than the S3 IMO because of battery.  Battery is important.  These things are mobile and you should not have to constantly tether to power.

  2. hateTheS3 says:

    I got the S3 and returned it because it was a terrible phone. I was constantly irritated with Samsung’s UI and voice quality. I’m out the restocking fee, and now I’m rocking my original droid x.

  3. Mikecasey says:

    I bought a Motorola Droid Razr last week. My last phone was a Nokia, I bought just before the first Razr began selling. Ugh. So many testicles, but Consumer Reports in February, 2012, equalizes it and Samsung Galaxy. My naivete almost made me return it, but it had better last a long time. Verizon is the man in West County Sonoma, so that was my reason.

  4. Cdomingo35 says:

    I’m so glad to read others didn’t like the S3.  I just returned mine as well.  I was due for an upgrade LAST September so I will continue to wait and continue to use my Droid2 which barely works.  I wanted to love the S3 but it had some weird quirks that I didn’t like.  Oh well. 

  5. yarrellray says:

    Motorola is a JOKE at best. Software wise the Galaxy S3 is the trend setting device that manufacturers will be chasing for the next 9months. Samsung trumps anything made by Motorola….

  6. MDillenbeck says:

    Just looked up some rumors about the Razr HD.  If it is true that it has a built-in battery a la apple products, then I am glad I went with the S3.  Hated the keyboard, but downloaded the swype beta (which works beautifully).  The physical button for me is a good navigation point when not looking.  True, the phone I wanted was the Note (I used tablet PCs with wacom digitizers, and I use my phone mostly for web browsing/texting/hotspot and rarely for talk), but I will not go to AT&T for any reason.  Overall, the RAZR looks like a good phone so I am sure it will be popular.  For me, the S3 edged it out.  (Plus my hotspot never worked with my LG Revolution, so to end the frustration I had to upgrade sooner rather than later.)

  7. Droid 2 Global says:

    I am up for an upgrade and opting to wait and see comparisons between the two phones. 8mp with slightly better optics vs 12mp with slightly worse optics. Motorola is more future proof and keeps a more futuristic, blue, professional look. Build quality: splash resistant kevlar vs plastic, and the so far unknown amount of RAM on the Droid RAZR HD.

  8. Ethan says:

    I have the RAZR, just bought s3 for the wife. Played with s3 for a day b4 i gave to her. The s3 is terribly slow in comparison as far as downloads, the web etc. the reception was terrible. If want to buy a camera that you occasionally text and make calls from the s3 is for you. Why does no one mention the lapdock capability of the RAZR? Worth noting also is that my RAZR is LOADED with apps i use to run my business and still blew the doors off the s3 performance wise. Samsung pokes fun at the iPhone yet it is marketed to the same fools who buy apple garbage. Bottom line, I’ve used both, if you need speed and performance there is only one choice RAZR.

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