Showdown: Galaxy Nexus vs Rezound vs Droid RAZR


With 2011 coming to a close, Android and so phone companies launch their secret tooth-candies, Samsung in collaboration with Google launching most awaited Galaxy Nexus, HTC closing in the race with HTC Rezound and last but not the least, Motorola coming up with Droid RAZR to complete the three-tiers.  So, let’s get ahead with the ultimate showdown of 2011.

First we start with the Moto Droid RAZR. Motorola first start producing premium phones under the name RAZR, and after much time, it picks up with the Droid RAZR.

The DROID RAZR by Motorola is the thinnest smartphone in the world at only 7.1 mm thick at its thinnest point (it does, however, have a “bump” on top that’s approximately 11.1mm thick.), beating Galaxy S II by a margin. It is powered by a OMAP 4430 SoC with dual 1.2 GHz ARM-Cortex A9 processor cores. Its 8 megapixel rear facing camera can record 1080p HD videos. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and runs version 2.3.5 of the Android OS. It though has a Super-Amoled layer on the display which still doesn’t disappoints on many matters, but due to the non-HD packing of the screen, the display-part quite disappoints.

Droid RAZR comes with the best build quality anyone can expect from a smartphone. Covered with diamond-cut aluminium, Gorilla glass display and a sheet of Kevlar. Yes, you heard it right, Kevlar. So much to satisfy the hyper smartphone nerds. All in all, it is a phone for people who are too lazy and drop their phones everywhere they go and it is a phone also for hardcore geeks when it comes to software part.

Moving on to HTC Rezound, the Taiwanese handset maker recently in a flurry, has released many new smartphones, largest of the herd, the HTC Rezound, releasing around 14th November, that was yesterday and is now available from Verizon Wireless for $300 on a two-year contract.

Onto the specs, HTC Rezound packs in a powerful 1.5-Ghz MSM8660 dual-core, paired with Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB of memory and 16GB of storage due to which any extreme stress on the hardware part is easy enough for the mighty dual cores to handle. HTC packs in its Sense 3.5 and Beats Audio, a reason why people relying on eye-candiness and audiophiles would hook up on this particular baby. The phone also satisfies the 8 megapixel camera bottom line enough for any gadget-freak to buy the Rezound.

The phone, we would say, is for audio-lovers and for its skin, including the usual HTC unibody build and the jazzy Sense 3.5

Moving onto the most awaited piece of gadget from Google who is second time in a row working with Samsung, giving us the giant, Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Specs wise this phone has much less to disappoint us with. The most stunning feature of the phone is that it marks the debut of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, that is Android 4.0, which solely is the main reason why coders, game-lovers and most of the people would flock around this phone. Galaxy Nexus sports a Super-Amoled display with 720p HD display, absolutely dazzling, absolutely we say! and though with a gargantuan 4.65 inch screen, it stills holds the heart of a large chunk of the people. Coming with 1.2 Ghz OMAP dual core processor combined with the hardware acceleration of Android 4.0, this is among the fastest phone category including the Samsung Galaxy S II. Moreover, the new feature, it doesn’t feature any physical touch buttons, so it is an almost 4.5 inch of screen frenzy.

Slated to be released on 19th November, the queue for waiting on this phone would be humongous.

All the above 3 gadgets are being released exclusively for the US Carrier, Verizon on 4G-LTE. Though the Galaxy Nexus debuts with Android 4.0, the Moto Droid RAZR and the HTC Rezound will get the ICS upgrade sooner, making them at-par with the Galaxy Nexus.

By wrapping up the showdown, the 3 phone team up as the Mighty 3 of the Greek Gods, which of which we can’t tell here before their release dates. Still, the Mighty-3, as they might be called, pack in enough lethalness to send any gadget lover into submission.