Verizon is adding to its Motorola Droid brood with the Droid Razr on November 10, but how do you tell two 4G/LTE smartphones apart?
While they both have a 4.3-inch display, the Droid Razr is slightly more powerful with its dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, has a higher quality Super AMOLED Advanced screen, and hence a higher price tag. The Droid Razr dares to command $299.99 with a two-year contract (or $650 without), while the Bionic is slightly more economical at $250.
For an extra $50 over the Droid Bionic, the Droid Razr actually comes with the slightly older build of Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3 but will be among the first to get Ice Cream Sandwich), but has a higher resolution 1.3-megapixel front camera that can shoot 720p HD videos, and is thinner and tougher. The Droid Razor's back cover is made of Kevlar, which is a steel substitute that is used in body armor according to Wikipedia, and its "water repellent nanocoating" means it can withstand some water (but I wouldn't go swimming with it to test my luck).
Other specs are below:
Display: 4.3” 540x960 Super AMOLED Advanced touchscreen
RAM: 1 GB DDR2
Internal Storage: 16 GB with a 16 GB micro-SD Card pre-installed
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Version 4.0 LE+EDR, DLNA
Ports/Connectors: 3.5 mm headphone jack, HDMI (for mirror mode), USB 2.0HS, micro-SD Card slot
Cameras: 8 MP rear camera; 1.3 MP front camera; LED flash
Battery Life: Voice = up to approximately 12.5 hours
Dimensions: 5.15"(h) x 2.71"(w) x 0.28"(d)
Features that are unique to the Droid Razr:
Smart Actions app: Helps you conserve power and maximize each charge
MotoCast app: Remotely stream or download files from your computers to your phone
Mobile HotSpot: Tether up to 8 other devices on 4G, or 5 on 3G to this phone
FIPS 140–2 compliant; Government–grade encryption for Email, Calendar, and Contacts
Still prefer the Droid Razr over the slightly cheaper Droid Bionic? Verizon is taking pre-orders for the Droid Razr online now for release on November 10, which means it will definitely arrive under someone's tree this Christmas -- as long as you don't confuse the two Droids...