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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs Motorola Droid Razr M: Smartphone OS Shootout Begins
September 2012 is a great month as far as smartphone and tablet launches are concerned, as several manufacturers including Apple, HTC, Nokia, Motorola and Amazon are in line to unveil new devices of their flagship products to take the competition to next level.
Relatively, on September 5, Nokia and Motorola held separate press events in New York almost, almost at the same time to unveil their next flagship smartphones.
While the Finnish manufacturer uncovered the second generation Lumia smartphones – Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 based on Windows Phone 8 OS, the US based manufacturer unveiled the highly anticipated Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M smartphones based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Of these Motorola smartphones, the Droid Razr M is the low-end model, while the other two are little advanced.
Analysts assume that both the manufacturers will be releasing their new products into the consumer markets during the festive season to grab maximum sales figures.
With that being said, how well will the Lumia 920 with Wireless charging and with the nascent Windows Phone 8 OS be able to stack up against Google's rooted Android ICS OS-based the Droid Razr M? Let's find out the same through a spec comparison between the two smartphones.
Display & Dimension: With a measurement of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and weighing 185 grams, Lumia 920 is thicker and heavier than the Droid Razr M boasting a measurement of 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm and a weight of around 126 grams.
When it comes to the display, Lumia 920 houses a 4.5 inch IPS display with PureMotion HD+ technology. The capacitive touchscreen display has 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 326 ppi pixel density approximately.
In comparison, Droid Razr M has a slightly smaller 4.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution and 256 ppi pixel density approximately.
Processor: In this segment, both the smartphones score equal with a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, dual core 1.5GHz Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU.
Operating System:The most contradicting aspect of the comparison is the operating system as the Lumia 920 is based on the upcoming Windows Phone 8 OS and Droid Razr M is based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
The Windows Phone 8 OS will have features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and more.
In comparison, Android 4.0.4 ICS has features like includes a number of minor changes that improve phone number recognition, camera performance, smoother screen rotation and fixes a number of bugs to improve the overall stability of the OS.
Camera:On the camera optics front, Lumia 920 has a better 8.7MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging and more importantly the PureView branding. The handset also has a front facing 1.2MP camera for video calling.
On the other hand, Droid Razr M has an 8MP rear camera with geo-tagging, autofocus and LED flash features and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Lumia 920 has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM while Droid Razr M has 8GB internal memory and 1GB RAM.
Further, Droid Razr M has an external micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets are packed with features such as HSDPA, HSUPA, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and EDR, micro USB 2.0 and USB on the go.
Battery: Both the smartphones are loaded with a 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery. However, it offers 10 hours talk time and 400 hours standby on Lumia 920 and 24 hours battery life on Droid Razr M.
The Lumia 920 sports better camera optics when compared to the the Motorola Droid Razr M. However, Lumia 920 lacks an external micro SD card slot for expandable memory support as it supports a high internal memory.
However, both the smartphones are packed with a collection of preloaded apps, which are related to their corresponding operating systems.
Hence, those looking for more software features and multimedia experience in terms of phone upgrade can wait for the launch of Nokia Lumia 920 in India, while the Android ICS lovers will also have be patient for the new Motorola series release date announcement.