Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola RAZR I – Top Price and Specs Comparison

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Let’s go back in time and study the specs and features of the Motorola RAZR I and Galaxy S3, two amazing smartphones that can compete with many of the devices that were released this year. Their fast processors, advanced cameras and long lasting batteries make these smartphones two of the most attractive devices to customers.

Motorola RAZR i

Display, Design and Sizes

In 2012, many tech giants opted for Super AMOLED Advanced displays for their smartphones, and Motorola wasn’t an exception. The 4.3inches screen of the RAZR I offered a resolution of 540x960pixels and 256ppi, but the disadvantage of the Super AMOLED technology is that under bright sunlight, you won’t get a great visibility, but still, the color density is good enough and the contrast is very high, so you’ll enjoy the multimedia experience.

As for the design, the Motorola RAZR i is one of the “futuristic looking” smartphones, being similar to the Droid RAZR M handset. It comes in a grey shade and with these dimensions: 122.5×60.9×8.3mm, weighting 126grams.

Hardware and OS

The Motorola RAZR i is powered by a 2GHz Intel Atom processor, which is backed up by an Intel Atom Z2460 chipset and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It hosts 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB and has 1GB of RAM. Two years ago, this smartphone came loaded with the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, which was upgraded to the 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) version and now it’s planned to receive an upgrade to the 4.4.2 (KitKat) version.


Compared to other mid-range phones released in 2012, surprisingly, this model is equipped with a rear camera of 8MP, which has lot of useful features such as HDR. But this phone lacks video stabilization and autofocus, but still, it’s capable of recording videos 1080p@30fps. The other camera is VGA, so you’ll be able to hold video conferences.


This phone comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery with the capacity of 2000mAh battery which allows you to talk 20hours.


This cool smartphone can be bought from at the price of 530 dollars (new) or 180 dollars (refurbished).

Samsung Galaxy S3

Display, Design and Sizes

The Samsung model uses a Super AMOLED display with the size of 4.8inches, but the resolution rendered by this screen is higher – 720x1280pixels, being capable of supporting a pixel density of 306ppi. This smartphone offer a much better multimedia experience than other mid-range rivals.

The S3’s designisa combination between business and casual and has a weight of 133grams. It’s easy to grip and feels comfortable in one hand thanks to its dimensions: 136.6×70.6×8.6mm.

Hardware and OS

The exterior look is important but what’s more important is what the phone hides under its hood. And the 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor does its job very well, especially when it’s coupled with an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, a Mali-400MP4 GPU and 1GB of RAM. You can install all kinds of apps on your device which comes preinstalled with Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, but which is upgradeable to the 4.3 (Jelly Bean) version. In addition, there are 3 variants of internal memories – 16 and 32GB which are expandable up to 64GB, plus a 64GB variant.


The S3 has an 8MP rear camera but it lacks HDR. On the other hand, it has HD video and image recording (1080p@30fps). The camera on the front is 1.9MP (720p@30fps).


The Galaxy S3 has a Li-Ion 2100mAh battery which allows 11hours of talk time. Under extensive use, it lasts 9 hours, and in standby mode it withstands 790hours.


The 16GB variant of the Galaxy S3 can be purchased from at the price of 280 dollars, while the 32GB variant costs 545 dollars.


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