Motorola Razr Vs Apple iPhone 4S Comparison

Sanjana November 29, 2011 0

The recent launch of the new Apple iPhone 4s has generated mixed reports. While for some people the device doesn’t provide any major upgradation changes over iPhone 4S, other Apple lovers adored it. On the other hand Motorola Razr that enjoyed a successful launch this November, is being admired as the next big Android thing. So lets go through both these smartphones details before we actually decide will Apple’s iPhone 4S take reins over smartphones or Motorola Razr shatter its dreams.

razr vs iPhone 4SForm:

Motorola’s Razr is undoubtedly robust as the company’s previous Android successors have been so you see an attractive strong and extremely durable smartphone that is also super slim with 1.7mm. iPhone 4s is the typical Apple phone- dashing to look at, sleek and small and 9.3mm thick. Motorola Razr is housed within a dimension of 130.7*68.9*7.1mm weighing a mere 127gm while Apple iPhone 4S weighs 140gm and is encompassed within 115.2*58.6*9.3mm dimensions. Both devices provide toughened glass covers for their treasured screens so you don’t have to worry about any key or coin damages. Both Apple and Motorola are known for building top quality devices hence it’s a draw in this category.

Boss- Both


Motorola Razr’s 4.3inch Super AMOLED screen presents stunning, radiating display and responsive performance. It’s Gorilla Glass display operates at 540*960 resolutions with a pixel count of 256PPI. iPhone 4S with its wonderful Retina Display, 3.5inch LED-backlit IPS TFT offers a better visual quality. Its display operates at 640*960 resolutions with 330PPI pixel count which is pretty impressive. Both phones consist of multi-touch input method and sensors such as Accelerometer (for UI auto-rotate), Proximity (for auto turn-off).

Boss- Apple iPhone 4S

Operating System:

Motorola Razr runs on 2.3.4 Gingerbread Android OS that offers brilliant performance. You can do loads of customization with Motorola’s custom UI plus there are a variety of widgets, games and apps in the never ending list. Apple iPhone 4S runs on iOS5 and features improved multi-tasking, Twitter integration, iMessage, new updated notification system and the latest Safari HTML version. It features comparatively more number of games and apps than Android.

Boss- Apple iPhone 4S

Storage and Battery:

Motorola Razr seems to have scored in this category as it holds 1GB RAM, an internal storage of 16GB and comes with a micro SD Card Slot up to 32GB. It provides a huge Li-ion battery power of 1780mAh with a back up of up to 304h. Apple iPhone 4S comes with 512MB RAM and internal storage of 16/32/64GB with no micro SD Card Slot. It features a standard Li-Po battery power of 1432mAh with a back-up of 14h on 2G and 8h on 3G. A major disadvantage of iPhones is that it comes with unremovable battery. Thus if iPhone’s battery gets damaged your iPhone is rendered useless.

Boss- Motorola Razr


Motorola Razr houses a Ti OMAP 4430 chipset that consists of 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with a Power VR SGX540MP2 GPU that offer countless hours of gaming, excellent movie playback and great visual effects. Apple iPhone 4S on the other hand is the first ever smartphone in the Apple lineup to house a dual-core processor that is 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.

Boss- Motorola Razr


Both Razr and iPhone 4S come with 8MP camera with touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection features and a screen resolution of 3264*2448pixels. However Motorola Razr comes with an additional 1.3MP front camera that offers better video calling or conference when compared to iPhone 4S secondary VGA camera. Motorola definitely stands out in terms of picture quality as shots are clear, quickly captured and are easily printable.

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Both Motorola Razr and iPhone 4S provide a 1080p of video capture hence it is hard to differentiate between their video quality. Check out the videos given below to know more about the video qualities.

Boss- Motorola Razr


Motorola Razr supports audio files in MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player formats and video files in MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player formats. In case of Apple it doesn’t provide a default music player rather it gives an option of iPod where you have to install an iTunes first and manage all your playlists through the iTunes. Both support a 3.55mm ear-jack with MP3 ringtones.

Boss- Motorola Razr


Both iPhone 4S and Razr provide 14.4Mbps HSDPA, 5.8Mbps MSUPA connectivity with 802.11 b/g/n hot-spot Wi-Fi connectivity and v4.0 Bluetooth. However Razr consists of additional dual band DLNA Wi-fi and LE+EDR Bluetooth Connectivity in comparison to iPhone 4S A2DP Bluetooth.

Boss- Motorola Razr


You can get Motorola Razr from the nearby retailer or online from flipkart at $653.08, $649.99 from Verizon,and Apple iPhone 4S from their official website with a contract of 3years for a price of $199.


Going through all the above features, I would certainly vote for Motorola’s Razr since it features the best camera options, with a fast processor, better connectivity and multimedia features. iPhone rather be on its guard lest Android topple it from its pedestal.

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