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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Droid RAZR by Motorola: the tale of the tape

Well folks, the wait is over. Now you can push the rumors, early introductions and other pre-announcement ramblings aside and focus on the real matter at hand: which of these shiny new handsets will you buy? Will it be the Galaxy Nexus or the Droid RAZR? Let us offer some insight into the matter as we dive head-first into the specs below.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Droid RAZR by Motorola


Price (on contract)

TBA

$299

Processor

1.2GHz dual-core
Texas Instruments
OMAP 4460

1.2GHz dual-core
Texas Instruments
OMAP 4430

Display

4.65-inch curved glass
HD Super AMOLED
1280 x 720

4.3-inch
qHD Super AMOLED
960 x 540

Primary camera

5 megapixel with zero
shutter lag

8 megapixel

Front-facing camera

1.3 megapixel

1.3 megapixel

Video recording

1080p at 30fps

1080p at 30fps

Cellular

LTE or HSPA+, GSM

LTE, CDMA / EVDO
or
HSPA+, GSM

WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

NFC

Yes

No

Memory

1GB RAM

1GB RAM

Storage

16GB / 32GB
internal storage

16GB internal storage
16GB microSD card

Operating System

Android 4.0
Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 2.3
Gingerbread

Battery

1,750mAh

1,800mAh

Quoted Battery life

TBD

Up to 12.5 hours talk time

Up to 8.9 hours video

Weight

135g / 4.76oz

127g / 4.48oz

Thickness

8.94mm / 0.35in
(HSPA+ model)

7.1mm / 0.28in