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Samsung Galaxy S2 II VS Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola Droid Razr Vs Samsung Galaxy S2 II

On one side of the ring we have the challenger, Successor to the former world champ Motorola Razr, he is Motorola Droid Razr! On the other side is our current champion, the leading smartphone in the high end Android segment, Samsung Galaxy S II!

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy 2 Motorola Droid Razr
Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm 

116 g

130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm 

127g

Dsiplay 4.3inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen 

480 x 800 pixels

4.3inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen 

540 x 960 pixels

Camera 8MP LED flash + 2MP Front Camera 8MP LED flash + 1.3MP Front Camera
Memory 16GB Internal + Expandable to 32GB Micro SD 16GB Internal + Expandable to 32GB Micro SD
RAM 1GB 1GB
CPU 1.2GHz Dual Core 1.2GHz Dual Core
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR SGX540
Battery 1650 mAh 1780 mAh

The paper both the device are equally matched and have very similar specifications with a slight ups and downs here and there that aren’t the decision making factors for example the Galaxy S2 has a slightly higher resolution front camera and is lighter where as the Razr has a higher resolution screen and a bigger battery.

Winner – Draw

Look and Feel

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is lighter in weight because of it’s all plastic body which is also a minus point of the device as it does some time give the feel a cheap built quality and every time you take out the battery cover of the device it feels it will break of.

While the Samsung Galaxy S2 loses major points on the built quality Motorola Droid Razr scores major points in the department.

The droid Razr is a very sleek device and possibly the thinnest smartphone out there (honoring it’s heritage) and that to with out compromise. It is solidly constructed from premium materials like diamond-cut aluminum, Gorilla Glass and a sheet of super-slick Kevlar, which is a irresistible beauty to behold and in the hand this device feels like a slim sports car with the body of a Tank. There is no battery door to the Droid Razr hence the battery is not user replaceable and maybe hence they launched Droid Razor MAXX with bigger battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S 2

Samsung Galaxy S 2 SideSamsung Galaxy S 2 FrontSamsung Galaxy S 2 Back

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Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola Droid RAZR

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Winner – Motorola Droid Razr

Display

Both Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Motorola Droid Razr have a 4.3inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with scratch proof Gorilla Glass on top of it with PenTile matrix display technology. The Droid Razr has a slight edge over the Galaxy S 2 here as well as it has a higher resolution qHD display with the resolution of 540 x 960 pixels while the Galaxy S 2 has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Higher the Resolution, higher the image detail quality, better view experience and higher battery consumption and hence the Razr has a bigger battery.

Winner – Motorola Droid Razr

Camera

Both the Devices have each a 8MP Autofocus camera with LED flash, capable of shooting 1080P full HD videos at 30FPS
Samsung Galaxy S2

Motorola Droid Razr
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Both the Devices have very capable camera and one of the best Android Cameras out there.

Winner – Draw

User Interface

The Motorola Droid Razr is running on Motorola’s custome user interface they call the Moto Blur version 6 and the samsung galaxy S 2 is running Samsung’s Touch Wiz version 4. Both the interface have their plus and minus points, look at the video below to see which one you like as it is more of a personal opinion thing.


But then there are the additional Motorola Droid Razr Accessories for which if you are willing to spend money it will greatly enhance your user experience and Motorola Also adds a on the out of the box free(conditions apply) Cloud syncing support so you can access files on your computer from any where in the world, which is a plus point towards the Motorola Droid Razr.

One may argue if you minus the accessories both are pretty much equals in this department as stuff like dock and web top etc. cost money and if you have a laptop then you really don/t have much need of it. Well Motorola does have a advantage over here but still we would not declare any winner in the UI department.

Winner – Based on User’s preference

Performance Benchmarks

Droid RAZR Galaxy S II
Quadrant Higher is better 2,798 3,200
Linpack (single-thread) Higher is better 50 55
Linpack (multi-thread) Higher is better 95.66 81
Nenamark1 Higher is better 50.34 59.8
Nenamark2 Higher is better 27.54 49.1
Neocore Higher is better 59.98 59.8
SunSpider 9.1 Lower is better 2,140 3,369

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Winner-
CPU – Samsung Galaxy S 2
GPU – Motorola Droid Razr
Browser Speed – Motorola Droid Razr
Webpage Scrolling Smoothness – Motorola Droid Razr

Conclusion: Overall Winner Motorola Droid Razr

Samsung Galaxy S2 II was launched at the MWC of 2011 and was available to purchase in May 2011, the Droid Razr just came out in at the end of 2011. Samsung has done a pretty good job with the device it can still stand high months later.

Motorola Droid Razr has Galaxy S 2 beat in almost all major areas but the deciding factor is still a little bent towards the Galaxy S 2 due to the Price Factor. Currently Galaxy S 2 is priced below the the Droid Razr and that can seal the deal for Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S II Price India

Rs. 29,335 

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Motorola Droid Razr India

Rs. 31,799 

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