October 4, 2011
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Overview

In today’s event, Apple released the much awaited iPhone 4S. Yes, you read correctly, Apple has chosen to name their new device the iPhone 4S. Despite the disapproval of many fans , the name was, in my opinion, chosen correctly. The new A5 chip and camera will sit inside a casing nearly identical to the iPhone 4. However, Apple has done a nice job of touching up the phone by means of operating system and also specifications.

On the other hand, recent rumors have produced the Motorola Droid RAZR, otherwise known as the Droid HD. Possibly boasting Ice Cream Sandwich upon its release, the Droid RAZR is a perfect fit for an old fashion showdown with the brand spanking new iPhone 4S. Before we pick a winner, take a look for yourself.

Spec-For-Spec Battle

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PhoneiPhone 4SDroid RAZR
OSiOS 5Ice Cream Sandwich
ProcessorDual-Core A5 CipDual-Core 1.5GHz
CarrierAT&T, Verizon, and SprintVerizon
Price$199/16GB???
Internal Storage16-64GBEstimated 16-32GB
Display3.5″ Retina Display4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD
Camera8MP LED Flash8MP LED Flash
Video1080p HD1080p HD
Front Camera?YesYes
Memory1GB1GB
External Storage?NoYes, microSD
App Store?Yes, Est. 500,000+Yes, Est. 500,000+
4G Capable?NoYes
Weight4.9 ounces (140 grams)?
Height4.5 inches (115.2 mm)?
Width2.31 inches (58.6 mm)?
Depth0.37 inch (9.3 mm)?
Release DateOctober 14, 2011?
BatteryTalk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G?

Pro’s and Con’s

Display: The main difference-maker here is display. The Droid RAZR is speculated to be packing a 4.3″ Super AMOLED display. Among other upcoming Android devices, Samsung has been working on Super AMOLED HD displays of up to 1280 x 720 pixels. On the other hand, the iPhone 4S is being introduced with a frankly disappointing 3.5″ Retina display. Although this display has a very high pixel density, it is no where near as big as the Droid RAZR’s.

Operating System: Along with the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple introduced iOS5. With over 200 new features and 4 key updates, Apple has produced a very nice new OS. From Android’s side, Ice Cream Sandwich is rumored to be announced on October 11th, just one day before the release of iOS5. Although no information is clear yet, Ice Cream Sandwich has been caught on camera and you can watch the full video below.

 And the Winner Is…

Well, we can’t quite say. With Ice Cream Sandwich only days away and the iPhone 4S only released today, both phones are a little young to be in such a big fight. However, the two main differences will come down to display and OS. Both phones have similar specifications and the differences will appeal to one’s personal choice. Therefore, we want to hear what you think. With all of the information and specifications at your disposal, pick a winner and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.
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