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Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy SIII vs. Droid RAXR Maxx HD

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Let the battle lines be drawn.  Below are comparisons of the new iPhone 5 vs. the top Android competition this year (the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Motorola Droid RAXR Maxx HD).  The race is fairly even in most areas but Android’s open platform widens the gap with its inclusion of new technologies such as WiFi 802.11 a, wireless charging, expandable storage, USB, and HDMI connectivity (and the ability to do simultaneous voice and data).  In the OS realm, the iPhone 5 introduces features such as Passbook, turn by turn navigation, Facebook integration, snap pic while shooting video, and pull-down notifications that Android users have had for years now.  Sorry Apple geeks, we’re giving this one to Android but kudos to Apple for tightening up the race.

 

iPhone 5Samsung Galaxy SIIIDroid RAZR Maxx HD
Apple iPhone 5Samsung Galaxy SIIIMotorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD
OSiOS 6Android 4.0.4Android 4.0.4
Screen Size4 in 1136×640 326ppi4.8 in 1280×720 306ppi4.7 in 1280/720 312ppi
ProcessorA6 dual-core1.5GHz dual-core1.5GHz dual-core
RAM1GB2GB1GB
Storage16/32/64GB16/32GB + 64 GB SD32GB + 64GB
Rear Camera8MP, f2.48MP, f2.68MP, f2.4
Front Camera1.2MP1.9MP1.3MP
Bluetooth4.04.04.0, EDR
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
Sensorsl/a/c/gl/a/c/g/bl/a/c/g/p
TV OutAirplay, Apple TVDLNA, HDMIDLNA, HDMI
Size128.8×58.6×7.6mm136.6×70.6×8.6mm131.9×67.9×93.mm
Weight112g133g157g
Battery? 8 hours2100mAh3300mAh
microSD?NoYesYes
Wireless charge?NoYesNo
NFC?NoYesYes
Price$199/299/399$249$299
Available9/21/12Now11/2012

Click here for a in-depth discussion of the new iPhone 5.