The HTC One X is the latest smartphone in the market with a quad core processor and has been in the buzz for quite sometime. Considering it to be the most powerful smartphone ever, the phone received great success after its launch until the Galaxy SIII from Samsung released. With a brilliant display, Beats Audio and quad core processing power, the HTC One X has a great build design too. Though the specifications of the Galaxy SIII are almost the same, the HTC One X still beats it in many aspects right from the Sense UI on the One X while the Droid RAZR from Motorola is the slimmest Android phone ever made and has a cutting edge design with really appealing specifications. Though the HTC One X is actually a much newer model than the Motorola Droid RAZR, does the Droid RAZR from Motorola beat the One X in some aspects?
Also, we have a Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X Features Specs Comparison Table which you might want to check out. We have a full hands on review of the HTC One X. Check out HTC One X S720e Mobile Phone Hands-on Review .
You might also want to read HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Note Mobiles Comparison and HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus Mobiles Comparison and HTC Sensation XE vs Motorola Droid RAZR Comparison .
In this post, we take a look at the detailed specs of both the phones and compare them side by side, in every category:
Table of Contents:
- Form Factor Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Memory Comparison
- Connectivity Comparison
- Operating System and User Interface Comparison
- Battery and Processor Comparison
- Beats by Dr. Dre
The HTC One X is 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm in dimensions, while the MotorolaDroid RAZR is 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm. The HTC One X weighs just 130 grams while the Droid RAZR is about 127 in weight, making it more or less similar in weight to the HTC One X. Not much of a difference in the body dimensions or the physical weight between both these phones.
The Droid RAZR from Motorola currently flaunts the name of being the thinnest Android smartphone ever made and it has a great design with smooth and shaped edges that can just glide into your pockets or make it lighter than carrying other smartphones.
The HTC One X has a thin build frame and decent build quality three touch capacitive buttons below the screen. They are the back, home and options/shortcut button while the Droid RAZR has the standard four Android button setup as touch capacitive buttons in the bottom, just like usual Android phones. There is the Home, options, back and the search button on the bottom of the phone.
Do remember that the HTC One X comes with Beats audio as well, just like the HTC Sensation XE and HTC Sensation XL. While the HTC Sensation XE has some interesting color highlights like the four capacitive buttons lighting up in red, the earpiece on the top and the camera ring covered in red, there aren’t any interesting or specific features like this on the HTC One X except the Beatsaudio logo printed at the rear bottom.
Winner : Motorola Droid RAZR
The HTC One X, comes with a Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen of 4.7 inches with a pixel density of 312ppi while the Motorola Droid RAZR has a Super AMOLED display of 4.3 inches and has a screen density of 256ppi. The HTC One X has a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels while the Moto Droid RAZR has a resolution of 540×960 pixels on it. The HTC One X’s display has the best brightness sensor and works efficiently when used under sunlight. Also, HTC’s In Plane Switching (IPS) technlogy enables the phone to display the most vibrant set of colors just the way they actually are.
Both the phones support Multi-touch and there is an accelerometer and proximity sensor on both the cellphones as well. Also, the HTC One X has a Gyroscope hardware unit on it, also called as a Gyro sensor which enhances motion based gaming and gestures while the Motorola Droid RAZR does not have a Gyro sensor.
Both the displays are capacitive touch displays, support multi touch input and have support upto 16M colors. Also note that both the phones come with Corning Gorilla Glass displays.
Winner: HTC One X
The Droid RAZR has an 8MP camera while the HTC One X also has a 8MP Camera. The HTC One X can take photos upto a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels while the Moto Droid RAZR also a maximum resolution of 3264×2448 pixels. There is autofocus and LED Flash on both the devices as well. Note that the HTC One X and the Motorola Droid RAZR have only normal LED flash and not Dual LED.
Geo tagging, face detection and image stabilization are standard features on both the smartphones. Also the HTC comes with HDR support on camera. Simultaneous HD video and image recording is also possible on the One X.
Both the cameras shoot video at full HD1080p resolution, at full HD at 30 frames per second and come with continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer as well.
Also, note that there is a secondary camera on both the devices. The front camera is of 2MP resolution in the Droid RAZR while the HTC One X has a 1.3Megapixel camera on the front. This is used for normal camera purposes, by various camera based apps or for video calling via Skype, Google Talk etc.
The HTC One X’s front camera can shoot video at 720p HD resolution. The Motorola Droid RAZR also has this feature and can shoot videos at HD using the front camera. The Sony Xperia S and Samsung Galaxy SIII are some of the other few phones which can record HD video using the front facing camera.
Winner: HTC One X
The HTC One X has 32GB of internal memory, out of which 26GB is available for use by the user and does not support a microSD card slot while the Motorola Droid RAZR has 16GB of internal memory for usage and has a microSD card slot which allows upto 32GB of expansion. So on the whole, a user could use upto 48GB of storage on the Droid RAZR while only 26GB is available for use in the One X.
Winner: Motorola Droid RAZR
The HTC One X has GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 bands and HSDPA 850 /900/ 1900 / 2100 bands which gives maximum speeds upto 21Mbps on HSDPA and 5.76Mbps on HSUPA while the Motorola Droid RAZR also has similar bands on both 2G ( GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ) and 3G ( HSDPA 850 /900/ 1900 / 2100 ) and both the phones work across the world, on almost all the bands that are available out there as they support multiple bands on 2G and 3G.
There is also a CDMA version and 4G version of the Motorola Droid RAZR. The RAZR supports CDMA 800 / 1900 bands on 2G and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO bands on 3G while the 4G edition of the Droid RAZR supports LTE 700 MHz Class 13, exclusively on the Verizon network in the USA.
Both the phones have WiFi in them and support popular Wi-fi bands, compliant to the 802.11 standards. 802.11 b,g and n are supported and the WiFi Hotspot feature on them is also available on both the devices. To know how to enable Wifi Hotspot via tethering, follow these instructions here. DLNA is present in both the phones.
GPS is available on both the phones and Bluetooth 4.0 is enabled on the HTC One X while the Droid RAZR also has a Bluetooth 4 unit with LE+EDR. There is EDR support with A2DP on both the phones as well.
The HTC One have Stereo FM Radio with RDS support while the Motorola Droid RAZR does not have FM Radio on it.
The HTC One X has NFC ( Near field communication ) feature on it. To know more about Near Field Communication, how to use it to transfer files and see what other devices currently have NFC, do check out here and here .
Winner : HTC One X
Operating System and UI:
The HTC One X runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 , while the Droid RAZR comes with Android gingerbread 2.3.4.
The Motorola Droid RAZR does not come with its own User Interface, MotoBLUR, unlike the old phones while HTC has its own Sense UI 4.0 on the HTC One X, which is quite famous for its excellent gesture support and user friendly UI throughout the OS, built by the HTC engineers over the Android layout. The HTC Sense is definitely fun to use and has lots of small add-ons everywhere while Motorola’s UI has refreshed iconography, user changes here and there and some slight improvements to the User Experience.
The HTC Sense phone experience an enjoyable one while the UI on the Droid RAZR does not have much to quote about.
Winner : HTC One X
Battery and Processor
The HTC One X has a 1800mAh battery while the MotorolaDroid RAZR has a 1780mAh battery. While the Motorola Droid RAZR has a talktime of upto 12 hours and 204 hours of standby time, roughly on 3G networks while HTC has not released any specifications for battery standby time officially. However, from our HTC One X S720e Mobile Phone Hands-on Review, we can conclude that we got upto 10 hours of talktime on 2G and around 8.5-9 hours on 3G.
The HTC One X and Droid RAZR come with powerful processors. On the HTC One X, there is a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor powered by ULP GeForce GPU backed by the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset while the Droid RAZR has a 1.2 GHz dual-coreCortex-A9 CPU, powered by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and a TI OMAP 4430 chipset.
Beats by Dr. Dre
The HTC One X comes with audio from Beats by Dr. Dre, one of the most premium companies specializing in Audio technology in the world. The HTC One X comes with Beats Audio™ inbox with custom made Beats headsets, engineered to deliver extraordinary sound. Their software is also specially tuned software and the user interface is tweaked to deliver the best mobile audio experience.
The HTC One X is the most powerful Android smartphones available in the market as of date. With a quad core processor and really good Nvidia graphics, the One X has excellent multimedia features on it as well. Packed with Beats Audio driver and a pair of headphones, it provides the best experience to enjoy your movies or music on the go.
While the One X has all the features one would desire of in a high-end Android smartphone, the Droid RAZR is the thinnest Android smartphone you could sport around with. The design, indeed catches the eye of the people around you and also makes it a great convenience to handle the phone and its portability.
If you want the best multimedia experience on your Android smartphone packed with some heavy power, go for nothing but the One X. Also with a bunch of quad core processors, the performance capabilities of the phone are very high. While on the other side, if all you want is a great Android phone with decent specifications, dual core processors and a cutting edge design, the Motorola Droid RAZR is a good phone to go and get as it will also save a few hundred dollars over the HTC One X.