Droid Razr vs iPhone 4S: Verizon super-phone showdown

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Motorola announced yesterday the super-thin and extra-durable Droid Razr smartphone. Armed with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, and solid maximum battery life, the device has the potential to be one of the most popular handsets available on Verizon Wireless. But no phone can go without standing against Apple’s new iPhone 4S, which has already broken sales records less than a week after it officially went on sale. So, how does Motorola’s latest offering compare to Apple’s? Let’s break it down in this spec showdown.

Motorola Droid Razr vs Apple iPhone 4s
  Droid Razr iPhone 4S
Carrier Verizon Verizon/AT&T/Sprint
Connectivity CDMA dual-band/4G LTE GSM/CDMA (3G HSPA)
Thickness 7.1mm 9.3mm
Weight 127g 140g
Display size 4.3-inches 3.5-inches
Display resolution
960×540 960×640
OS Android 2.3.5 iOS 5
Processor dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 800MHz A5
RAM 1GB 512MB
Internal storage 16GB 16GB/32GB/64GB
MicroSD
Yes (16GB included)  No
Rear camera 8MP 8MP
Front camera
1.3MP VGA
 Video recording 1080p 1080p
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
HDMI Yes No
Battery life (talk) 12.5 hours 8 hours
Battery life (video) 8.9 hours 10 hours
Price (w/2-yr contract)
$299 $199/$299/$399

Correction: An earlier version of this chart incorrectly said the Droid Razr does not have an HDMI port. It has been corrected. (Thanks, James!)

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