Motorola just announced its latest Android-powered super phone. The new Droid RAZR looks incredible, if you read the spec sheet. Its form factor is relatively unique, and its incredibly thin – more than 2mm thinner than the iPhone 4S. This 7.1mm thin power-house boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display protected by Gorilla glass (front) and laser-cut kevlar on the back. If that doesn’t impress you, add the following: 1800mAH battery, LTE compatible, 8MP camera with 1080p video and its splash proof. I can’t remember ever seeing a device so specced out, and still being super durable. Of course this beast could have the potential to kill the battery in 3 seconds, so it also gives you what Motorola calls SmartActions software. This allows you to tell your device to switch off particular battery draining functions like bluetooth when you arrive at certain locations, or decrease the processor performance when on a phone call. Thus giving it a very competitive battery life.
I have to say it – being an iPhone fan – this looks way beyond what Apple launched only a few days ago. Obviously the user experience may not be one that matches up to the incredible spec sheet, but if it does, it’s going to make the iPhone look a trifle insignificant. It’s a virtually indestructible behemoth of a device, that not only has powerful specs but fantastic build quality and battery life – and very fast data speeds.
I want your opinion on this. Are you regretting buying an iPhone after seeing this? Or do specs not matter to you that much? For myself, I value user experience more than a spec sheet. However, with great specs comes the potential for a fantastic experience, so I can’t rule this one out. What would you rather have? An iPhone 4S or a Droid RAZR?