The Motorola Droid RAZR is one of the most-hyped phones in recent memory. But you don't need to think back too far to recall the months of rumors and speculation surrounding the Apple iPhone 4S.
So now that the RAZR is available, how does it stack up to Apple's month-old iPhone? We've compiled specs for each phone in the table below to find out.
Priced at $299.99 with a two-year contract, the Droid RAZR is astoundingly thin, at just 0.28 inches. But it manages to pack in a dual-core 1.2-GHz TI OMAP 4 processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED advanced qHD display, and 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording. There's also 16GB of internal storage, along with a 16GB microSD card, expandable to 32GB. And of course, there are the numerous accessories, not included, that can transform the RAZR into other devices, such as a laptop (via a laptop dock similar to the one available for the Motorola Atrix 2 and Droid Bionic).
The iPhone 4S ($199.99—$399.99 with a two-year contract), meanwhile, is powered by Apple's new dual-core A5 chip, which Apple claims can deliver up to two times more power and seven times faster graphics performance than the iPhone 4. In addition, the iPhone 4S is a world phone, meaning it supports both CDMA and GSM networks. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture, and is available in 16, 32, or 64GB versions.
While the specs for both phones are relatively similar, one of the biggest differences is that the Droid RAZR taps into Verizon's 4G LTE network, while the iPhone 4S uses 3G. While Verizon's 3G network offers excellent coverage, it is no match for the blazing speeds devices can reach over 4G LTE. In testing speeds on the Droid RAZR, we saw downloads range from 3 to 16 Mbps down. That's significantly speedier than 3G, over which we saw an average of 0.76 Mbps down when we tested for the Fastest Mobile Networks earlier this year.
Then there are some features you can't compare in a spec box: like the diamond-cut aluminum accents, tapered corners, stainless steel core, and laser-cut woven Kevlar fiber that make up the Droid RAZR; or the impossibly sharp retina display and beautiful industrial design of the iPhone 4S.
So which phone is the winner? Judging by specs alone, there is no clear cut answer. Take a look at our review of the Motorola Droid RAZR, or the Apple iPhone 4S. Though we reviewed the phone on Sprint, it should give you a good idea of what you can expect on Verizon.