There is little difference between high-end smartphones. Phones in the same price range offer similar processors, displays, cameras, multimedia features and connectivity options. However, to survive the fierce competition and to stand apart from the crowd, prominent smartphone manufacturers are working on new technologies to deliver products that offer something different from the ubiquitous Android-based smartphones. HTC Rezound and Motorola Droid Razr are two outstanding devices in the segment with several new features that would win the heart of Android phone aficionados.
HTC Rezound: The latest HTC user interface innovations have given HTC Rezound the prowess needed to compete with its high-end Motorola competitor. The elegant device is the first HTC Android-based smartphone to feature Beats Audio technology. The superb sound quality of the smartphone will make it an instant hit among audiophiles. The powerful processor and the lightning fast data download speed of the 4G LTE network would convert the smartphone into a hub for running demanding apps and playing graphic intense games.
Motorola Droid Razr: Droid Razr promises to lure Android phone customers with its thin rugged design. Until date, it is the slimmest smartphone in the 4G LTE segment. The nanoparticle coating of the device protects the electrical components embedded in the smartphone from water. The Corning Gorilla glass display is resistant to scratches and scrapes. The casing made with tough Kevlar fiber boosts the durability of the Motorola smartphone. The powerful dual-core processor, the blazing fast 4G LTE network speed and the impressive multimedia features powered by the free MotoCast app add the sinews needs for outperforming its rivals.
Motorola Droid Razr: The Motorola Android phone is blessed with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED advanced display, which produces vivid colors and sharp images. The advanced display technology eliminates image blurring, significantly enhancing the visual experience of users. The 540×960 pixels display resolution of the capacitive touch screen is aptly suited for viewing 720p HD movies.
HTC Rezound: The HTC smartphone sports a 4.3-inch Super LCD display with high pixel density that supports vibrant visuals in their true colors. The 16:9 contrast ratio eliminates distortions, producing crisp and bright images. The multi-touch sensitive display boasts of 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, which boosts the quality of 720p HD videos.
Winner: With a higher screen resolution, HTC Rezound wins this round.
Motorola Droid Razr: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system is integrated in Motorola Droid Razr. The latest version of the MotoBlur user interface reinforces the performance of the operating system.
HTC Rezound: It runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread platform. HTC Sense user interface adds extra punch to the smartphone.
Winner: By incorporating the minor upgrade in the Gingerbread operating system, Motorola Droid Razr wins this round.
Motorola Droid Razr: The robust activities of Motorola Droid Razr are powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU. PowerVR SGX540 GPU supports high-end graphics.
HTC Rezound: The dual-core Scorpion CPU clocked at 1.5GHz handles the functions of the HTC smartphone. Adreno 220 GPU enables the Rezound users to enjoy stunning graphics.
Winner: With higher processor clock speed, HTC Rezound wins this round.
Motorola Droid Razr: An 8MP camera equipped with 8x digital zoom, automatic focus, LED flash and a bevy of image editing tools is installed on the back of the smartphone. The built-in video recorder could generate 1080p full HD videos. A 1.3MP imager is installed on the front of Droid Razr. It supports 720p HD videos, enhancing the quality of video calls.
HTC Rezound: Shutterbugs will be impressed by the quality of the images delivered by the 8MP primary camera of HTC Rezound. The smartphone camera is designed for snapping photos in low light conditions. The light sensitivity of the camera is enhanced by the 28mm wide-angle lens. Dual LED flash illuminates the framed scene even in poor light. The integrated camcorder is capable of generating 1080p full HD videos. The 2MP front-facing camera facilitates video calls.
Winner: With dual LED flash and a higher resolution front-facing camera, HTC Rezound wins this round.
Motorola Droid Razr: The 1GB RAM eases multitasking. Droid Razr offers 16GB onboard storage space. The external memory is expandable up to 32GB. A 16GB microSD memory card is preinstalled in the memory card slot.
HTC Rezound: The 1GB RAM of the smartphone ensures that the smartphone will not slow down while running multiple apps. Rezound comes with 16GB onboard memory. A 16GB microSD card is shipped with the device. The HTC smartphone supports up to 32GB of memory expansion.
Despite sharing most features with Motorola Droid Razr, the more powerful dual-core processor, few extra imagery features and the Beats Audio supports have given HTC Rezound a slight edge over its rival.