The Motorola RAZR XT910 carries forward the legacy of the RAZR series and will look to provide Samsung and Apple with stiff competition. The phone boasts a 4.3in Super AMOLED screen with a resolution higher than the Galaxy S2; the XT910 bumps pixel density to 256 pixels per inch (ppi), compared to the 217ppi the S2 has. This, coupled with impressive design aesthetics and a slim body frame measuring just 7.1mm and 10.7mm at its thinnest and thickest points, makes this a very stylish phone. The thin body is offset by a Kevlar-made cover for the rear and Corning Gorilla Glass for the front. The phone is splash-resistant too.
The XT910 was touted as being capable of dethroning the Galaxy S2. How, then, will it fare against Samsung's Galaxy upgrade - the S3?
Check out how the two stack up against each other:
Display: The Galaxy S3 sports a gigantic 4.8in display with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The display supports 720p HD (high-definition) resolution (720x1280 pixels) at a pixel density of 306ppi.
The RAZR XT910 also supports a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. However, the display is only 4.3in long, runs at a resolution of 540x960 pixels and density of 256ppi.
Processor: The RAZR XT910 is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, while the graphics computing is done by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. In comparison, the Galaxy S3 houses a powerful quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 processor coupled with Mali-400MP GPU for graphics.
Memory and Storage: Both the S3 and the XT910 feature 1GB of RAM. Samsung offers three versions of the former - with internal storage space of 16/32/64GB, although the latter has yet to be released. In addition, the phone also supports microSD storage up to 64GB.
The XT910, on the other hand, comes in a single model - with 16GB of storage and microSD support up to 32GB.
Operating System: Both smartphones run the Android operating system. The Galaxy S3 features Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich; the latest update) while the XT910 ships with Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) factory-installed.
Camera: When it comes to cameras, both the S3 and the XT910 sport powerful eight megapixel sensors in the rear, with auto-focus and LED flash. Both phones sport similar camera functions - 1080p video recording at 30fps, touch-focus, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilisation. However, only the Galaxy S3 can handle simultaneous HD video and image recording.
The S3 flaunts a superior 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with support for 720p video recording at 30fps.The RAZR XT910 ports a less powerful 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calls.
Connectivity: Both smartphones support a plethora of common connectivity features including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with EDR and microUSB v2.0. The S3 supports 3G connectivity speeds of HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, while the XT910 supports speeds of HSDPA, 21 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps.
The addition of Near Field Communications (NFC) and USB on-the-go are key advantages for the S3 over the XT910.
Battery: The S3 has a powerful 2100mAh battery rated to deliver up to 590 hours of standby time or about 21 hours of talk time over 2G networks and up to 790 hours of standby time or about 11 hours of talk time over 3G networks. The Motorola smartphone is expected to deliver up to 304 hours of standby time and about 9 hours of talk time.