While Apple is getting the spotlight today for its new iPhone 5, the spiffy new handset will soon have to stand up against the competition. And one of the potential heavy-hitters out there is the (Google-owned) Motorola RAZR Maxx HD. Sporting an edge-to-edge, 4.7-inch display, and massive battery life, the RAZR Maxx HD is looking to be one of the silent heros in the Android camp. So, how does the shiny new iPhone 5 stack up against one of Motorola’s flagship handsets? Take a look at the spec breakdown below to find out.
What it means: The Razr Maxx HD and iPhone 5 have a lot of features in common, but there are some distinct differences. Aside from running different operating systems, the Razr Maxx has a much larger screen than the new iPhone. It also uses a different type of screen technology called AMOLED, which has benefits and drawbacks. AMOLED screens have really vivid colors and deep blacks, but the iPhone’s LCD screen can display bright whites much more accurately than the Razr. Motorola’s claimed battery life is also much longer than the iPhone and it does have a microSD card slot as well. However, unless you’re on Verizon, the Razr isn’t even an option for you. The iPhone 5 is on three major wireless carriers in the United States: Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.