It’s been a busy few days for people in the market for a new smartphone with announcements and releases from Apple, Motorola, and Samsung – all of which have got something special in their latest phones. Each is running some of the latest hardware and has a beautiful design – so which are you going to choose?
The iPhone 4S has a beautiful camera, Siri – the clever little personal assistant in your pocket, and runs on Apple’s smoothe iOS 5 operating system with deep iTunes and iCloud integration. But its screen is small compared to those offered on the Galaxy Nexus and the DROID RAZR, runs a slower CPU, and has no expandable memory.
The DROID RAZR offers a blisteringly fast 1.2GHz CPU, has expandable storage, and is beautifully thin at 7.1mm. But it runs an older version of Android (Gingerbread), and the screen does not offer the same resolution as that of the iPhone 4S or the Galaxy Nexus.
The Galaxy Nexus matches the DROID RAZR with its speedy CPU, and offers a beautifully bright screen with a breathtaking resolution, includes NFC, offers faster download speeds from the web, and runs the latest Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). But its camera is only 5-megapixels – less than the other two.
|Apple iPhone 4S||Motorola DROID RAZR||Samsung Galaxy Nexus|
|Mobile OS:||iOS 5||Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)||Android 4.0 (ICS)|
|Processor:||1 GHz dual-core A5||1.2GHz dual-core A9||1.2GHz dual-core A9|
|Dimensions:||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm||135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight:||140 g||127 g||135 g|
|Display Type:||LED-backlit IPS TFT||Super AMOLED qHD||Super AMOLED HD|
|Resolution:||960 x 640px||960 x 540px||1280 x 720px|
|Camera:||8 MP||8 MP||5 MP|
|Data Speed:||HSDPA:14.4 Mbps
HSUPA: 5.8 Mbps
|HSDPA: 21 Mbps
HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps
|RAM:||512 MB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage:||16/32/64 GB||16 GB||16/32 GB|
|External Storage:||None||up to 32GB||up to 32GB|
|Available on:||3 O2 Orange T-Mobile Vodafone||Soon||Soon|
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