There are a lot of phones popping out everywhere in the market and we find ourselves confused about which phone we ought spend our hard-earned money on.  Most of the time, those phones that are heavily marketed are the only ones that catch our attention.

It is somewhat impractical to compare every little detail of the currently offered phones in the market.  But, for those who have a tight budget, it’s often a necessity to compare the features and choose the one with best specs with the least price.

We take a look at four Android phones that are currently offered in the market: the HTC Rhyme, Motorola Droid 3, Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution.  These four devices are popular phones that have made big news before. Let’s see what these devices have that is worth the news.

Physical Dimensions

The HTC Rhyme measures 116.8 x 61 x 10.1 mm and weighs 135 g;  the Droid 3 is 124 x 64 x 13 mm weighing 167 g; the Droid Charge is 130 x 68 x 12 mm weighing 143 g; and lastly, the LG Revolution measures 128 x 67 x 13.2 mm and weighs 172 g. In this aspect, if you want a sleek and thinner phone that you can easily carry, the HTC Rhyme should be your choice because its definitely the thinnest and the smallest.  It is also the lightest in this group.  But, if you want a larger display you should go for the Droid Charge.


The next thing on the line is to compare the displays of the four devices. The HTC Rhyme has a 480×800-pixel, 3.7-inch multi-touch S-LCD  capacitive screen. The Motorola Droid 3 has a 540×960-pixel, 4.0-inch multi-touch TFT capacitive touchscreen. The Motorola Droid Charge has a 480×800-pixels, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen.  And,the LG Revolution has a muti-touch 480×800-pixel, 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen.  In terms of display sharpness, the Droid 3 seems to get the sharpest display by having the highest pixel density among the others in this group.  Yet, the Droid Charge and the LG Revolution both have 4.3-inch screens, which can be a big plus for those who are discontent with the smaller viewing space on the HTC Rhyme or the Droid 3.


As far as audio support is concerned, all these devices, except the LG Revolution, are on par. They all have loudspeakers and a 3.5 mm jacks and they can all play MP3 and WAV ringtones. The LG Revolution doesn’t support WAV ringtones, but it has Dolby mobile sound enhancement.

The HTC Rhyme has a 5 megapixel camera with 2592×1944 resolution , autofocus, LED flash, and geo-tagging. The Motorola Droid 3 has an 8-megapixel camera with 3264×2448 resolution, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, and face detection. The Samsung Droid Charge also has an 8-megapixel camera with 3264×2448 resolution, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, and
face and smile detection. The LG Revolution has a 5 MP camera with  2592х1944 resolution, autofocus, and LED flash.  Both the Droid Charge and the Droid 3 have cameras with greater resolutions than the HTC Rhyme or the LG Revolution.  So, both Droids seem to be good choices if you are particular about camera pixels.


We now compare the four phones in terms of memory capacity.  HTC Rhyme has 4 GB storage with 768 MB RAM.  It includes an 8 GB microSD card and the memory capacity is expandable up to 32 GB.  The Motorola Droid 3 has 16 GB of internal memory with 512 MB RAM and a microSD slot expandable up to 32 GB.  The Samsung Droid Charge only has 828 MB internal memory.  The LG Revolution has 16 GB of internal storage along with a 16 GB microSD card expandable up to 32 GB. It’s of no question that the Droid 3 and the LG Revolution are the top in these aspect so if you are concerned with a large memory space, you should go for these two.

Operating System

Both the HTC Rhyme and Motorola Droid 3 run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, while both the Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and are upgradable to Gingerbread.

Based on this comparison, both the Samsung Droid Charge and Droid 3 appear to be the top-notch among the four devices.  Although, the HTC Rhyme and the LG Revolution also have their own attractive features that the Droids don’t.

Which phone is the best for you?