Droid Razr Maxx HD vs iPhone 5: First Impressions


Droid Razr Maxx HD vs iPhone 5: First Impressions

As you know I received my Droid Razr Maxx HD along with six months of service in exchange for giving this smart phone a good test drive and presenting my opinions.

The first thing you notice when you compare the Droid Razr Maxx HD to the iPhone 5 is the screen resolution. The colors just pop out at you on the Droid Razr Maxx HD! They really make the colors on the iPhone 5 look washed out. Then of course there is the screen real estate. The Droid Razr Maxx HD has more real estate, which is nice for viewing. However, I can operate the iPhone 5 with one hand. The Droid Razr Maxx HD also has the added benefit of widgets. No widgets on the iPhone 5.

The battery life of the Droid Razr Maxx HD is great! No issues here whatsoever. Charging time is where the iPhone 5 really shines, it’s got the whole lightening cable thing going on. Hardly a fair fight…

Now for an app comparison. Let’s look at the FitBit app. Yes. I am loving my FitBit! Thank you Verizon! While both phones provide you with the same information the app navigation is different. On the left side you see the iPhone 5 app. On the right is the Droid Razr Maxx HD. Notice the menu items are on the bottom for the iPhone app. The Droid app makes you perform one more click to get to those same menu items. See the screen below this one.

Screen Compare


Droid FitBit App

I have only just begun to explore the camera on the Droid Razr Maxx HD. This photo was taken in my backyard. I know! Freak first and then snap the photo! The photos I have taken have been backed up and synched with Google. Very nice…

snake This Droid Razr Maxx HD has many more options to explore and I plan to have some fun doing it! πŸ™‚ So over the next 6 months you will see more posts like this one as I give this Droid Razr Maxx HD an extensive test drive.

Let me know if there is anything in particular you are interesting in seeing me compare.

Until next time… πŸ™‚

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  1. upliftingfam says:

    I switched from an Iphone 4 to a Android phone and I am happy with my decision. I didn't like the odd shape screen size on the Iphone 5 and the colors weren't nearly as sharp as some of the other phones on the market. In fact, the phone that I ended up with had three times the space of an Iphone for the same amount of money. I think if Apple wants to remain competitive the next roll out needs to consider adding more storage options or lower their price. I love andriod because you can store all your music in the cloud and not take up precious space on your phone too.

    • Geek Girl says:

      There are many former iPhone users who are happy with their decision to switch to Android. I am very interested to see how they compare at the end of the six months test period.

  2. Susan Cooper says:

    Interesting stuff. I have an iPhone4s. I do love but your review does make think about taking another look at the Droid. I did say just a look… hee, hee. πŸ™‚

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yeah, I know. Look but don't touch. LOL

  3. I think they would need to make a phone the size of an Ipad mini or nexus 7 to get me to switch. The tiny screens and buttons aren't enough to make me want to give up my phone that only texts and makes calls.

  4. JeriWB says:

    I am interested in hearing about the camera in this phone. I'm happy enough with my iPhone 5, but only because I hate switching from what I'm used to, but iPhones aren't as "cool" as they used to be πŸ˜‰

  5. Jeannette Paladino says:

    Cheryl — I have an iPhone 5 and the battery life is awful. I had to return my first one and the one I have now isn't much better. I'd switch to a Droid but I use a Mac and don't want the bother of syncing a Droid with a Mac operating system. Funny you should mention FitBit. I just learned about this app today!

  6. Elizabeth Scott says:

    I started with an iPhone 3 and moved to an Android. I will say that I love it. I never seen the iPhone 5 but I know I like my Droid

  7. Karen says:

    Great post, great review. πŸ™‚ It is so nice to be able to actually hold and use something different from the iPhone. There is better technology than Apple out there and Motorola hit it on the head with the Droid Razr Maxx HD!