Motorola Droid RAZR Vs The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Comparison Review

The Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are being released on November 10. But before they come out, keep reading and check out the specs below to determine which phone matches up to your needs.

Measurements:

The Droid RAZR has a sleek design which measures at 7.1 mm thin and stands at 130.7mm (5.15 inches) tall, making it one of the thinnest smart phones on the market. It’s not entirely flat, having just a minor bump at the top of the phone where the camera is, and front panel buttons.

The Galaxy Nexus measures 8.84mm thin and stands at 138mm (5.4 inches). The Nexus design is similarly sleek with the exception of a slightly curved glass front panel. The front remains button-free.

Overall, the RAZR is slightly thinner and slightly  lighter.

Display:
The Droid RAZR has a 4.3″ display, 256 pixels per inch, a Super AMOLED display, and will use a PenTile scheme.

The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65″ display, 316 pixels per inch, a Super AMOLED display, and will use the PenTile scheme.

Overall, the Nexus gives you a larger screen which is great for streaming videos.

Processor:

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The Droid RAZR uses the Texas Instrument OMAP 4 Platform 4430, with dual-core 1.2GHz and running the previously released Android 2.3.5., or Gingerbread with Motorola-made software.

The Galaxy Nexus uses the Texas Instrument OMAP 4 Platform 4460, with dual-core 1.2GHz and running straight more infofrom Google the brand new Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Overall, because each brand will be running different software, having simi lar chips does not mean that the speed and performance will be the same.

Memory:
The Droid RAZR has 1 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Nexus has 1 GB of RAM.

Overall, both phones have the same amount of RAM.

Download Speed:
The Droid RAZR will run on the Verizon 4G (LTE) system, with download speeds of 12-25 Mbps.

The Galaxy Nexus will run on the Verizon 4G(LTE) system, with download speeds of 8-25 Mbps. The Nexus will also offer an HSPA+ version, which is compatible for carriers outside the United States.

Overall, both phones within the United States, run on the same system with download speeds of 12-25 Mbps.

Storage:
The Droid RAZR has 16GB of internal storage and an SD slot for extra storage. The package includes a 16GB SD card, expandable to 32GB.

The Galaxy Nexus offers 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and no SD card slot.

Battery:
The Droid RAZR has 1780 mAh of battery.

The Galaxy Nexus has 1750 mAh of battery.

Overall, the RAZR will offer a little more battery life, but it is too soon to tell how much extra after running software and hardware.

Camera:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Droid RAZR offers 8 megapixels.

The Galaxy Nexus offers 5 megapixels. Google has also added panorama shot support and a zero shutter lag to the Nexus.

Overall, the Nexus offers more features but the RAZR has higher megapixels.

Last year Motorola Droid X was the best Android smartphone by Verizon Wireless. Again this year Motorola and Verizon teamed up to release the Droid X2 which offers enhancements regarding display which is qHD now and has faster dual core processor than its predecessor. It is bit disappointing that the X2 does not offer 4G data speed and also front-facing Camera. However, the Droid X2 comes boxed up with preloaded 8 GB microSD card, USB cable and wall charger. Motorola Droid X2 is now available in market for $199.99 with two years contract.

Design

The design of the Droid X2 is exactly the same as of its predecessor and at first sight one can consider X2 as X. The smartphone has the same dimensions as of its sturdy predecessor with height 5.02 inches, width 2.58 inches and thickness 0.39 inches with weight 5.47 ounces.

Display of the smartphone is 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen with resolution qHD 540×960 pixels and supports 16777216 colors. The X2 display is Multi-touch with Light sensor, Proximity sensor and has scratch resistant glass. Previously, Droid X has the WVGA display of resolution 480×854 pixels and now qHD display in X2 is a good update. Though the display is bright and clear but it is still not as smooth as Samsungs Super AMOLED touch screens. The screen is large and spacious that provides good browsing and video watching experience.

Below the display are present four physical buttons for Menu, Home, Back and Search. The right spine of the smartphone has volume controls and disappointingly there is no Camera button present. Left side of the Droid X2 has microUSB and HDMI ports. The top of the smartphone has 3.5mm headphone jack with a power button. The back of the smartphone has the Camera with dual LED flash light.

User Interface

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Motorola Droid X2 is running on Android OS 2.2 Froyo which will be upgraded to OS 2.3 Gingerbread. Regarding UI the smartphone is using Motorola’s Motoblur software and it also has some enhancements. The UI now offers the home screens thumbnail view feature just like HTC Leap which is activated by pressing the Droid X2 Home button twice.

Features

Droid X2 provide all the Messaging facilities that include SMS, MMS, Email and Instant Messaging through Google Talk. The Organizer of the smartphone has Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer and Calculator utilities. For Internet Browsing, Android WebKit browser is present and it supports HTML, HTML5, XHTML and Flash. In addition, it has default online services support for Facebook, PhotoBucket, Flickr, Picasa and Twitter. The Phonebook capacity of the X2 depends on the systems memory. X2 provides 8192 MB built-in memory. For memory expansion microSD and microSDHC slots are present and 32 GB is the maximum card size.

Regarding connectivity, the Droid X2 has Bluetooth, WiFi with Mobile Hotspot feature and microUSB for connecting mass storage device and USB charging. More connectivity features include HDMI, DLNA, and Computer and OTA synchronization. Other features of X2 include Voice dialing, Voice recording, Sensors for Accelerometer and Compass, TTY/TDD and Hearing aid compatibility M4/T4.

Multimedia features include Music Player that supports MP3, AAC and AAC+ formats. Video Playback feature the supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and WMV formats. In addition X2 provides FM Radio, audio/video streaming and YouTube player. The smartphone has 8 MP Camera with Dual LED flash light. Camera features include Auto focus, Digital zoom, White balance, Effects and Scenes. Video capture is also supported with resolution 1280×720 (720p HD) 30 fps.

 

Performance

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Call quality of the smartphone is really impressive. The sound is nice and clear without any noise or distortion. Also with speakerphones the sound is clear even in loud places you can easily understand the conversation but sometimes at high volumes the sound is felt bit blown out. Now, regarding data speed the smartphone does not have 4G but still the 3G speed is really good and fast. The sites with rich flash contents take seconds to load and open.

Motorola Droid X2 is running on Dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor of 1000 MHz with 512 MB RAM. The processor is really powerful and fast. Applications launch in no time and navigation through menus and screen is rapid and really smooth. Moreover, the browsing speed is good and gaming graphics are amazing.

The smartphone is powered by Lithium-Ion battery of capacity 1540 mAh. Battery provides average talk time of 7 hours and stand by time of 19 days.

Conclusion

Though the lack of 4G data speed and some other features may seem bit disappointing but the device is in fact is fast with good graphics and battery life. There is no doubt that Motorola Droid X2 is the best and amazing smartphone offered by Verizon Wireless. Those who still want to have 4G speed can however check the other options like Motorola Droid Bionic or HTC Thunderbolt.