Samsung Galaxy S3 Drops The Ball, Motorola DROID RAZR HD To Pick It Up?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was unveiled earlier this week and with it came some mixed reactions. While many fans were glad to see that there weren’t any delays and it rolled out in May just like the Galaxy S2 did last year, on the hardware front it didn’t quite live up to the hype it generated.

If you’ve been following the Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor mill from late last year then you will notice that there were some shortcomings between what was speculated and what arrived. While we did get the quad-core Exynos processor and massive 4.8-inch display, things like the 2GB RAM, 12-megapixel camera and ceramic body never came to fruition.

Of course, this wasn’t Samsung’s fault and the fault rests on tech media outlets who got the buzz going behind the rumors since late 2011 despite the device never coming into anyone’s hands. Nevertheless, now that the Samsung Galaxy S3 official specs have been confirmed, it is no longer on a high pedestal as once thought and may have some tough competition ahead from Motorola.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID RAZR HD

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S3 leaks from earlier this year, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD intel is a little more firm. There are many reasons for this including that the leaks show the actual device pictured, then there are benchmark tests purportedly done by Motorola employees themselves, and the rumors seem to remain consistent (no new surprises popping up).

Now if you’re late to the party and are not sure what the Motorola DROID RAZR HD is all about, here is a quick run through of the supposed specs: Essentially, it is a doppleganger for the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX in terms of looks but has some juicy upgrades. We’re talking about a different processor, larger HD resolution screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded (it eliminates the bottom row capacitive buttons so it may instead rely completely on the ICS on-screen keys while still keeping a somewhat small form factor).

In addition to this, the folks over at Pocket-Lint add that speculations “state its aperture as f2.4 this puts the Droid RAZR HD alongside that of the iPhone 4S, while the handset is also thought to be able to capture 13-megapixel snaps.”

So what we’re looking at is a device that may very well be as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S3 (see bottom) but with some extras: higher megapixel camera (13MP vs 8MP), no physical buttons on the front and of course that juicy 3,300mAh battery found in the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX.

If there is one feature where the Samsung Galaxy S3 may outshine the Motorola DROID RAZR HD by leaps and bounds, it may be its quad-core Exynos processor which has blown other chipsets away in benchmarks. However there are no guarantees that the US Samsung Galaxy S3 variants will get that chip (we may see it swapped for a quad-core like how Samsung changed the processors of many of its US Galaxy S2 variants just last year).

Do you plan on waiting for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD or will you jump on the Samsung Galaxy S3 the moment it is available in stores? Sound off in the comments below.