The Samsung Galaxy Note and the amazing S Pen turn out to be interesting gadgets. The S Pen integrates with the device's native apps to offer a rich and more interactive experience. It helps in jotting down notes, drawing sketches and browse the internet far easier than was originally thought possible. According to earlier reports in IBTimes UK, the company has rolled out the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note.

On the other hand, Motorola's Razr Maxx is a power-packed smartphone that boasts a powerful battery. The smartphone is preloaded with the MotoCast app which delivers the power to stream and download the data from anywhere and anytime directly to your device. It is manufactured using Kevlar fibre and Corning Gorilla glass that defends the screen from everyday wear and tear.

Motorola Razr Maxx vs Samsung Galaxy Note: Will the Gigantic Note Prove to Be More Powerful?
Motorola Razr Maxx vs Samsung Galaxy Note: Will the gigantic Note prove to be more powerful?: Samsung

Here s a rundown of how the smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy Note shows up an amazing 5.3in HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It packs TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI) which offers gesture-based functionality such as panning, turn over, tilt and double tap.

In comparison, the Razr Maxx comes with a 4.3in Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.


The Samsung smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and an Exynos chipset. It packs Mali 400MP, which delivers a complete graphics acceleration platform, maximises battery life and reduces memory bandwidth overhead.

The Motorola smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.


Both smartphones have an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and image stabilisation. They allow users to record video of 1080p.

The Galaxy Note has a front-facing camera of two megapixel, whereas the Razr Maxx comes with a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixel.

Operating System

The Galaxy Note runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. But lucky owners of Galaxy Note can upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS.

The Razr Maxx runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS.


Both smartphones have 1GB RAM as well as a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.

The Galaxy Note has internal storage variants - 16/32GB, whereas the Razr Maxx includes onboard storage of 16GB.


The Samsung smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It offers support to Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR.

The Motorola smartphone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, it provides Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE an EDR.


The Galaxy Note boasts a Li-Ion 2500mAh standard battery. It allows for talk time of up to 26 hours 10 minutes on 2G and 13 hours 30 minutes on 3G networks. It offers for standby time of up to 960 hours on 2G and 820 hours on 3G networks.

In comparison, the Motorola Razr Maxx comes with a Li-Ion 3300mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 17.6 hours and standby time of up to 607 hours.