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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Motorola Droid Razr vs. Apple iPhone 4S

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This week, both Samsung and Motorola added major updates to each of their iconic brands; Samsung, with the freshly-unveiled Galaxy Nexus and Motorola with its new Droid Razr. With heavy-duty hardware in each, both devices stand at the top of the smartphone game. So we’ve put the two super-phones head-to-head, and thrown Apple’s handset powerhouse, the iPhone 4S, into the ring, for good measure. Here’s a quick look at how the specs of the three of the hottest new smartphones compare.

Galaxy Nexus vs. Droid Razr vs. iPhone 4s
  Galaxy Nexus Droid Razr iPhone 4S
Carrier TBA Verizon Verizon/AT&T/Sprint
Connectivity GSM/HSPA+ CDMA dual-band GSM/CDMA
4G Yes (some models) Yes No (WiMax on Sprint)
Thickness  8.94mm 7.1mm 9.3mm
Weight  135g 127g 140g
Display size 4.65-inches 4.3-inches 3.5-inches
Display resolution
1280×720 960×540 960×640
OS  Android 4.0 Android 2.3.x iOS 5
Processor dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core 800MHz
RAM  1GB 1GB 512MB
Internal storage  16GB/32GB 16GB 16GB/32GB/64GB
 No Yes (up to 48GB) No
Rear camera  5MP 8MP 8MP
Front camera
 1.3MP 1.3MP VGA
Video recording 1080p 1080p 1080p
Wi-Fi  dual-band single-band single-band
NFC Yes No No
GPS  Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth  3.0 4.0 4.0
Battery life (talk)  TBA 12.5 hours 8 hours
Battery life (video)  TBA 8.9 hours 10 hours
Price (w/2-yr contract)
 TBA $299 $199/$299/$399

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