Motorola is based on the standard fourth-generation LTE. Thus, the model provides theoretically a download of 42 megabits per second. As can Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Apple iPhone compete with 21.1 and 14.4 megabits per second. With LTE in Germany, already partially fantastic download speeds are available, via the UMTS network. There is therefore a real advantage for the Galaxy Nexus compared to the iPhone 4S at the data rate barely – which is only in the LTE version of the Samsung model, which will be available in some countries.
However, the 3G network offers compared to LTE is clearly the better cover. Although the number of megapixels says, nothing about the picture quality and 5-megapixel resolution are not bad. Nevertheless, the 8 megapixels of the RAZR and the iPhone 4S are simply more. In addition, as long as we can make no impression on the camera of the Samsung or Motorola model, we have to rely on the technical details. With the front camera, Apple offers only VGA resolution; the allies have significantly better 1280 x 1024 pixels. Videos take all three in full HD quality.
Motorola RAZR: The new flagship of Motorola
The iPhone comes in a timeless square-iPhone-4-Case of glass and metal. It is chic and excellent workmanship – but no more than that new and therefore deserves at least one negative mention. 140 grams of weight and 9.3 mm are also no match for the two companions of Samsung and Motorola more. Because the Galaxy Nexus comes despite a much larger, display only 135 grams of weight and is only 8.94 millimetres thick. Motorola leads and 127 grams and even at just 7.1 millimetres thick. That the iPhone 4S among the three smartphone models in total is the most compact, should not surprise anyone.
The choice of material
The Galaxy Nexus is made entirely of plastic. Motorola instead it uses metal and Kevlar, the housing is water resistant. Together with the Gorilla glass on the display, the phone has almost outdoor qualities.
Apple delivers the iPhone 4S with the current version of iOS 5, which comes with many new features such as iCloud. The other two devices rely on Android – the Samsung model comes with the new version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which requires no hardware buttons and is fully controlled by the display.
All other information about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can be found here. Motorola his stakes on the still current version 2.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4.0 but would not be impossible.