Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola Droid Razr HD face off

If you’re just about to purchase a new Android smartphone then you may be considering the smash-hit of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III). Another phone that is being hotly anticipated though is the Motorola Droid RAZR HD so we thought we’d take a look at a face off between the Galaxy S3 vs. Droid RAZR HD in a bid to help you decide which may be the best option for you

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has already proven to be a huge success and is available on all four major U.S. carriers. However the Droid RAZR HD has been attracting attention for some time and although it has still not been released we do feel a launch is now very close and that it’s headed to Verizon. Specs that we will give you for the Galaxy S3 are obviously confirmed but those for the Droid RAZR HD are not yet official. However from various leaks and rumors we have a good idea what to expect but please note these specs are not yet confirmed.

Much of the choice between one smartphone and another is purely down to the design and feel of the handset and this is an area where the Droid RAZR HD could come out on top. Although there has been huge praise for the specs and features of the Galaxy S3 that same praise hasn’t extended to the design and there has been criticism about it not having any ‘wow factor’ and also the cheap, plastic feel of the phone. On the other hand the Droid RAZR has a beautiful sleek design and the reverse of the Droid RAZR HD is said to have Kevlar casing, according to Autoomobile, not only stylish but giving the phone a durable and solid feel.

Another point to consider is the rather dated home button on the Galaxy S3, which really could have been done away with as it was released running on Android 4.0 ICS. The Droid RAZR HD though will use onscreen keys and so will also be more suited for the 4.1 Jelly Bean update that will probably make its way to both handsets. Your choice here may also depend on what user interface you prefer, Samsung’s TouchWiz or Motorola’s Blur.

Battery life is also another important consideration especially considering the huge and growing usage of current smartphones. The Galaxy S3 comes with a 2100mAh battery for its 4.8-inch display. The Droid RAZR HD though has a larger 2500mAh battery to power a slightly smaller 4.6-inch display so could be the best bet in this department.

For those who use their smartphones a lot for photography the Droid RAZR HD may also sound tantalizing as its said to offer a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera as opposed to the 8-megapixel rear camera of the Galaxy S3. Both phones are 4G LTE compatible and the Droid RAZR HD is rumored to be powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor the same as with the US version of the Galaxy S3 (Exynos quad-core in other regions).

Ultimately both smartphones have a lot to offer but we would suggest it may be well worth hanging on until the Droid RAZR HD finally hits the shelves before making up your mind as to which would suit your needs best and of course then you will also know the prices to compare. If you’re considering waiting then we will throw another couple of upcoming smartphones into the mix that may also be worth thinking of.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, successor to the original and very successful Note, is to be unveiled on August 29 and rumored for a reveal on the same date is a new Sony flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia TX. Both of these are highly anticipated Android phones but the only one that we feel could actually release running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the Galaxy Note 2, another factor to consider though not yet confirmed.

We already know that the Galaxy S3 is a notable smartphone but looking at others coming up it does seems that we’re rather spoilt for choice right now with some very impressive Android phone offerings on the way. If you simply can’t wait any longer then the Galaxy S3 is a solid option. However if you want to wait just a few more weeks other choices will be available that could sway your opinion.

We’re really interested to hear your views on the Android smartphones on the market or coming soon. Maybe you already purchased a Galaxy S3 and are completely happy? Perhaps you now wish you’d held off for a while to look at alternatives such as the Droid RAZR HD? If you’re an Android enthusiast could you ever be tempted away from the platform entirely now, bearing in mind the iPhone 5 is not looking too far away? Let us know with your comments.


13 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola Droid Razr HD face off”

  1. Lol says:

    The home button of the s3 is one of the things I like. The s3 is stunning. To me the razer looks blah devise. If you guys want variety for accessories etc, s3 is the one to get. Much like the iPhone the device has a universal design, which allows for more companies to be willing to invest in creating different covers etc.

    1. Ray says:

      Universal Design? Let us not get too fancy. Apple has 1 design. That is why so many different companies have a cover for it. It’s not because it has a “Universal Design.” There is no such thing as Universal Design. loll

  2. brandnew234 says:

    I wanted the RAZR HD but if there’s a better Android phone out before the RAZR is announced, than that’s what I’ll be getting. It really is a shame, because I like the durability of Motorola’s phones and the Blur UI which continues to seem more like Vanilla with each update.

  3. velz says:

    Don’t matter what is coming… les say razr hd, iphone 5, 6, 7, it’s going to be hard to them to compete with galaxy s3, this phone is a machine, a super Phone and forget about the plastic built….. is still beautifully designed and if anyone of you didn’t yet had a chance to grab one of this beasts you don’t know what you are missing.

  4. yarrellray says:

    Let’s keep it real here. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is simply the best device on the market period. No manufacturer compares to Samsung especially from a software standpoint. The only other device that might top the Galaxy S3 could also be made by Samsung and that’s the Galaxy Note 2. Otherwise if you have the current Samsung Galaxy S3 you are sitting extremely pretty. No smartphone compares today.

  5. Don says:

    The galaxy is my first smart phone coming from a basic convoy with not texting. A friend has just done the same but with a Droid Maxx. The Galaxy is much easier to learn, and manuver around with many apps preloaded that the Droid has not. After comparing with two newbies side by side, the Galaxy is hands down the better/easier to use phone.

  6. Stephen Taylor says:

    The Motorola is clearly the new market leader for Android, its got superior build quality with its Kevlar and splash proofing to keep out dust. Another major factor is its battery life compared to the S3. There is also the new reality that is Google now owning Motorola and it being more compact with no external button space off the screen the Motorola is markedly better. Having owned an S2 and Sensation their woeful battery lives are very annoying and something both Samsung and HTC should be fixing up as a top priority, the only way to get them too improve is to buy product like this Moto that has the necessary standard. On another note its hilarious to see the new Iphone 5, its got comparatively huge area’s of plastic outside the screen and a very weird widescreen dimension that’s going to make playback of video bizarre, they’ve clearly lost their way since Job’s and seem to have their only “innovation” the ilawyer. Apple like Microsoft before them grew too big on a closed operating system, however unlike Windows which is still king of PC the mobile phone competition has clearly surpassed Apple and they remind me of poor America’s cup losers that have decided to lodge protest after protest in the courts. Finally, owners of the S3 and HTC One need not be worried, they’re still great phones unlike the I5 and the fierce competition arriving from Motorola, Sony, etc, makes for great choices down the track as companies now start to focus on signal quality, battery life, build quality, all of which have taken a back seat recently as manufacturers have focused on big and features that are now a given.

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