Motorola Droid Razr vs Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) | Galaxy S II vs Motorola Droid Razr Speed, Performance and Features
Motorola Mobility unveiled Droid RAZR, a new phone for Verizon Wireless on 18 October 2011. Droid RAZR is the latest addition to Verizon’s Droid series by Motorola. It runs Android Gingerbread ver. 2.3.5. Motorola is introducing Droid Razr as the world thinnest 4G LTE phone, with a stunning new record thickness of only 7.1 mm. Not only it is slim, it is very light but strong due to the use of Kevlar fiber. Motorola Droid Razr is a marvel of design with amazing specs. But customers have to wait until November to get Droid Razr in hand. The pre-order starts on 27 October. The phone carries a price tag of $300 on a new two-year contract. Galaxy S II is the thinnest phone in the market yet, but it is only until Droid Razr is released.
Motorola has set a new benchmark on slimness, with an ultra slim 7.1 mm 4G LTE phone. It has a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Advanced display with qHD (960×540 pixels) resolution, made with Kevlar fiber that gives an extra strength and Corning Gorilla glass for scratchproof screen. The phone is protected with water repellent nano coating; internal components also given this nano coating.
Powered by Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), Droid Razr is built with 1.2 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. The rear camera is 8 mega pixels with 1080p video cam, and the front facing is also a HD camera. 32 GB memory – 16 GB on board and 16GB preinstalled micro SD card. The battery is a powerful 1780 mAh Li-ion removable.
The other features include Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot to connect up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices at 4G speed.
For applications, it has Motocast, the free Motorola App in addition to Android Market. NFL Mobile is available for video streaming, and for content, you have Netflix.
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Samsung Galaxy, probably one of the most famous Android smart phones today was officially announced in February 2011. At 0.33 inches thick, Samsung Galaxy S II remains one of the thinnest Android smart phones in the market today. The Samsung Galaxy S II is ergonomically designed for a better grip with 2 curves top and bottom. The device is still made out of plastic, just like its much famed predecessor Samsung Galaxy S.
Samsung Galaxy S II has a 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus screen with 800 x 480 resolution. The super AMOLED screen is a lot better in terms of color saturation and vibrancy. To the delight of many Samsung Galaxy lovers it has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S II screen is designed with Gorilla Glass making it heavily durable for rough use. This is one big advantage Samsung Galaxy S II has over its competitors. Super AMOLED plus gives better quality in not only displaying content but also in terms of battery consumption.
Samsung Galaxy S II has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, but this is not achieved during all phone operations unless critically needed. This probably accounts more for the great power management available in Samsung Galaxy S II. The device can have 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage with 1 GB RAM. Complete with HSPA+21Mbps support Samsung Galaxy S II has USB-on-the go as well as micro- USB ports. Galaxy S II’s variants have better processing power and larger display. They have 4.5″ display and/or 1.5 GHz dual core processor.
Samsung Galaxy S II comes with Android 2.3 installed. But TouchWiz 4.0 is what dominates in the user interface. The contacts application comes with history of the communication between the contacts and user. The home button allows switching between 6 different applications simultaneously. Task manager is also available to enable closing down applications that’s not in use; however closing applications using task manager is not recommended on Android platform as applications not in use will be automatically closed. Tilt- Zoom is another neat feature introduced with TouchWiz 4.0. To Zoom-in an image users can tilt the phone up and to zoom-out the image users can tilt the phone down.
An 8 mega pixel rear facing camera and a 2 mega pixel front facing camera is available with Samsung Galaxy S II. This allows users to capture quality images while there on the move while the front facing camera is ideal for video chat. The camera application available with Samsung Galaxy S II is the default gingerbread camera application. The rear camera comes with auto focus and LED flash.
The browser available with Samsung Galaxy S II is much raved for its performance. The browser speed is good, while page rendering may have issues. Pinch to zoom and page scrolling is also fast and accurate and worthy of complement.
Overall Samsung Galaxy S II is a well designed Android smart phone by Samsung with impressive design and hardware quality. While this may not be the choice for a budget smart phone, one will not regret an investment due to its durability, usability and quality.
Motorola introducing Droid Razr
Samsung Mobile introducing Galaxy S II
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