Motorola Droid RAZR vs iPhone 4S
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. Apple released iPhone 4S on 4 October 2011, and it is available from 14 October 2011. The external appearance of 4S seems identical to iPhone 4, but it is the first dual core smartphone from Apple. Though it is not huge as some of the other phones, it is very appealing. Siri is a new feature in iPhone 4S; it is an intelligent assistant that enable user to manage the phone with voice. iPhone 4S will be compatible with wide range of networks. It will be available in US for all major carriers except for T-Mobile. iPhone 4S carry a price tag similar to that of iPhone 4 at release; 16 GB model is priced at $200, and 32GB and 64GB are price $300 and $400 respectively, on contract. When we compare the 32 GB model, as Droid Razr has 32 GB storage, both carry the same price tag of $300.
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.
Motorola Introducing Droid Razr
The much speculated iphone 4S was released on October 4th 2011. The iPhone which has bench-marked standards in the smart phone hemisphere has raised the expectations more. Will iPhone 4 deliver to the expectations? Having one look at the device one can understand that the appearance of iPhone 4S remains similar to iPhone 4; the much raved predecessor. The device is available in both black and white. The glass and stainless steel built that most find appealing remains intact.
The newly released iPhone 4S remains 4.5” of height and 2.31” of width the dimensions of iPhone 4S remains similar to its predecessor iPhone 4. The thickness of the device is 0.37” as well regardless of the improvement done to the camera. There for, iPhone 4S remains the same portable slim device everyone love. iPhone 4S weighs 140g. The slight increase of device is maybe due to the many new improvements that we will discuss later. iPhone 4S includes a 3.5” touch screen with 960 x 640 resolution. The screen also includes the usual fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. The display marketed by Apple as ‘retina display’ has a contrast ratio of 800:1. The device comes with sensors such as an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an ambient light sensor.
The processing power is one of the many improved features on iPhone 4S than its predecessor. The iPhone 4S is powered by a Dual core A5 processor. According to Apple, the processing power is increased by 2 X and enables graphics that are 7 times faster and the energy efficient processor will improve battery life as well. While the RAM on the device is still not officially listed the device is available in 3 versions of storage; 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Apple has not allowed a micro SD slot to expand the storage. In terms of connectivity, iPhone 4S has HSPA+14.4Mbps, UMTS/WCDMA, CDMA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. At the moment, iPhone 4S is the only smart phone which can switch between two antennas to transmit and receive. Location based services are available through Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi and GSM.
iPhone 4S is loaded with iOS 5 and usual applications one can find on an iPhone, such as FaceTime. The newest addition to the uniquely designed applications on iPhone is ‘Siri’; a voice assistant which can understand certain keywords we speak and virtually do everything on the device. ‘Siri’ is capable of scheduling meetings, checking weather, setting timer, sending & reading messages and etc. While voice search and voice command assisted applications were available in the market ‘Siri’ is quite a unique approach and sounds more user-friendly. iPhone 4S comes with iCloud as well, enabling users to manage content across multiple devices. iCloud wirelessly pushes files across multiple devices managed together. Applications for iPhone 4 S will be available on Apple App Store; however it will take some time for the number of applications supporting iOS 5 to increase.
The rear facing camera is another area improved on iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S is equipped with an improved camera with 8 mega pixels. The mega pixel value itself has taken a huge leave from its predecessor. The camera is coupled with LED flash as well. The camera comes with useful features such as autofocus, tap to focus, face detection on still images and geo tagging. The camera is capable of HD video capture at 1080P at about 30 frames per second. In cameras it is important to have a larger aperture since it allows the lens to collect more light. The aperture in the lens of camera in iPhone 4S has been increased allowing more light to come in however, harmful IR rays is filtered away. The enhanced camera is capable of capturing quality images in low light as well as bright light. The front facing camera is a VGA camera and it’s tightly coupled with FaceTime; the video conferencing application on iPhone.
Apple introducing iPhone 4S