Hard to choice from sizzlingggg collection of HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus and Droid RAZR! Follow the side-by-side comparison of Verizon’s Winter lineup which is consisting with these three biggest and LTE super phones to select the Top one. All handsets match each other nearly in all the important categories and make it very hard to decide which is the perfect fit for lifestyle.
There are some unique points in each of them that is enough to distinguish them clearly however final decision can be done by considering personal needs or preference of users only. For example, if they favor to Nexusy goodness then Samsung Galaxy Nexus is perfect for them; on the other hand Motorola Droid RAZR may be appealing for its industrial design or when it comes to Sense and Beats, HTC Rezound is right one for them. Each phone consists with some criticism points as well as rewarded points to give array of options to buyers. They just need to go through the real list of tech specs and the charts, news, and forums to make the right decision while buying.
Following comparison may be useful to make selection from three most attractive Android phones of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, Motorola's Droid line Razr, or HTC's latest Rezound:
Design and Dimensions
Today’s latest generation gives higher priority to design and look of the smartphone. The phone will be chosen by considering narrowness, weightlessness etc. so accurate dimension is important while making selection.
The Galaxy Nexus still follows the same Nexus S’ tradition of curved glass where as the Razr is almost straight lines along with some interesting angles on the front panel’s corners. Meanwhile, the Rezound is a good combination of the rest two with nice rounded corners and a slightly curved back, looks similar to most other HTC phones.
Motorola’s Razr is the thinnest of the three as well as the thinnest smartphone in the market today. The Galaxy Nexus is little thicker; 0.35 inches thick compared to the Droid Razr's 0.28 inches, else considered as thin phone too. On the other hand, the Rezound is the thickest phone of the three at 0.54 inches, nearly twice as thick as the Razr, thus it can be easy to resist among the three, when buyer looking for thinness. The Droid Razr is the most obvious choice while looking for an ultrathin phone.
Present time is of WVGA displays and may remain for long gone with these three phones. Improved display is another strength point to magnetize the buyers. Certainly, Rezound is unable to impress in terms of thinness, but it makes up with its highest pixel density on the market. The Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr can’t match the Rezound in pixel density, but they may amaze buyers with their impressive displays as well.
The Rezound has a 4.3 inch Super LCD display with higher resolution at 1280-by-720. The Droid Razr match with the Rezound in size at 4.3 inches screen size and 960x540 resolution on its Super AMOLED screen. Samsung's Galaxy Nexus also match with the Rezound as it has same 1280-by-720 resolution but it has a huge 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD screen.
All threes have nice displays but The Rezound tops exclusively in sharpness with a whopping 342 pixels crammed into each inch .
All three phones have dual-core processors with superior clock rates. The Rezound holds Qualcomm MSM8660 processor clocked at 1.5GHz per core while the Nexus and Razr both are clocked a bit slower, both utilizing at 1.2GHz dual-core processors Texas Instruments OMAP 4 CPU.
Remember that the numbers themselves don't able to determine performance; for example, the T-Mobile model has a 1.5GHz chip while the AT&T and Sprint versions use 1.2GHz chips still T-Mobile model is certainly the weakest link of the lineup. Same applicable to the Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, it packs with 1.2GHz dual-core processors but technically capable of 1.5GHz.
In terms of memory, all three run smoothly with the same amount of total 1GB of RAM. Thus, RAM may not make any difference among them.
The Rezound and RAZR both have 16GB of internal storage and 16GB of external storage, expandable up to 32GB where as the Galaxy Nexus offers 16GB or 32GB options of internal space and no SD card slots.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the first Android phone to have the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, it may be the biggest selling points of the phone where as the Droid Razr and HTC Rezound both have the Gingerbread OS. Moreover, HTC and Motorola add their own modifications to the Android OS with HTC Sense 3.5 and Motorola Motoblur respectively. The Rezound's HTC Sense is heavy on animations and overloaded with some great features and tweaks won't available on any other Android phones.
The Razr has great software called Smart Actions which is programmable location and time-based actions. It can do some things without giving any command like turning off your WiFi when you leave home to save battery, conserve data, and customize your phone.
If the camera is an important feature for buyer, then side-by-side shot comparison is essential to select.
The Rezound sports a very high-end 8 MP camera and offers an f/2.2 aperture with a 28mm wide angle lens with a BSI sensor so that it can capture larger scenes and let in more light for darker subjects. In term of crispness, this model won’t be good than other comparable HTC phones before.
Galaxy Nexus sports 5MP rear camera with 1080p video recording and 1.3 MP front camera. The Nexus’ camera has zero shutter lag along with Ice Cream Sandwich’s panoramic photo software to compete with other seasoned phones.
The Droid RAZR has same 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.3-MP HD front-facing camera. Its camera captures brighter and sharper photos with pleasing color balance at outdoors for instance, the brick frontage of an apartment complex's entranceway but not clear result at indoors as image looked fuzzy and indistinct. Also, its camera face some trouble while adjusting from lighter to darker objects.
To indicate battery life is somewhat hard job as it depends on usage or many other conditions.
The Razr packs with 1780 mAh battery and its non removable battery is the only negatives for it. When it comes to the Rezound, it has 1620mAh smaller battery with HTC power which is little weaker than the other two phones. Nexus is equipped with 1750mAh battery that is lower powered than The Razr.
All three phones have their own strengths and weaknesses; for instance, Beats Audio feature is strong point of HTC Rezound as it sports advanced audio tuning along with its Beats headphones. It will be the first phone in the US which launched with Beats. Razr also presents its uniqueness with its Kevlar coating and Gorilla Glass which make the phone tough to survive without getting damaged even in nasty drop. When it comes to the Galaxy Nexus, it is the only one among the three phones to offer NFC support and first phone to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Many find Galaxy Nexus as the best phone to have from this group as it offers a great overall experience with Ice Cream Sandwich, but actually it will much depend on buyer’s own taste. Rezound would also be preferred by people who want audiophiles and the sharpest pixel density with a well-balanced surrounding package. But those who just want a light and thin phone along with high-end specs would be happy with the Razr.
All in all, these three Android handsets bring something unmatched to create impressive field for these holidays!
Galaxy Nexus Vs Droid RAZR Vs HTC Rezound - Comparison Table
|Galaxy Nexus||Droid RAZR||HTC Rezound|
|Operating System||Android 4.x|
Ice Cream Sandwich
w/ HTC Sense
|Screen||4.65-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED||4.3-inch 540x960 Super AMOLED Advanced||4.3-inch 1280x720 HD|
135.5 x 67.94 x
|130.70 x 68.90 x|
|129.54 x 66.04 x|
|SD card slot|
|yes (16GB included)||yes (16GB included)|
|Front Facing Camera||1.3MP||1.3MP||2MP|
|Rear Camera||5MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot||8MP||
8.0 megapixel camera with auto focus, /2.2, 28mm wide angle lens, 2 x LED flash
3.0 with A2DP
|Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 4.0 LE+EDR||3.0+|
|802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
yes 1080p with stop motion
|yes 1080p||yes 1080p with slow|
|Price||$299.99 (Verizon)||$299.99 (Verizon)||$299.99 (Verizon)|
It's a Nexus, on Verizon
|Kevlar back||Beats audio and earbuds|
Image Source: geek.com
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