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By the numbers: Galaxy Nexus & Motorola RAZR compared

UPDATE: Updated with upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note and NFC support comparison.
With 2 new devices – Motorola RAZR & Galaxy Nexus launched today, it is time for another round of smart phone comparison. Another update is the Galaxy Nexus does not come with expandable Micro SD slot which is a bummer.

Both the RAZR and Galaxy Nexus runs on dual-core 1.2GHz processors and 1GB of RAM. In the OS department, the Galaxy Nexus sets itself apart with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while the Motorola Razr runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. That won’t be a difference in the next few months as Motorola is planning to offer Android 4.0 upgrades for the Razr.

In terms of screen, the Nexus has a bigger 4.65″ screen with higher resolution Super AMOLED that supports 1280×720 while the Motorola Razr offers a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced with respectable qHD resolution of 960×540. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Nexus supports HSPA+ up to 21Mbps while the RAZR supports up to 14.4Mbps HSPA. This isn’t a big deal since U Mobile is the only one that commercially supports HSPA+.

While the Galaxy Nexus seems to trump RAZR in the screen and OS aspect, the RAZR offers a higher 8MP camera as oppose to the Nexus’s 5MP and it is juiced up with a large 1780mAh capacity battery. Unfortunately the high capacity battery on the RAZR is non removable which probably is a compromise to maintain its slimmest 7.1mm profile. In terms of weight, the RAZR is lighter than the Nexus at 127g but it is still heavier than Samsung Galaxy S II’s 116g weight.

Also worth mentioning is the Galaxy Nexus like its predecessor Nexus S, does not come with expandable microSD slot. This is a bummer for those that intend to store massive photos, music and movies while on the go, beyond its internal storage. For the Galaxy Nexus, there is a larger 32GB version but we’re not sure if they will bring both 16GB and 32GB models to Malaysia.

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If both Galaxy Nexus & Motorola RAZR is priced the same, which one will you get? Let us know why in the comments section.