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Smartphone Shootout: Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs. Motorola Droid 3.

Some of most talked-about smartphones right now apart from the iPhone 5 include Samsung's Galaxy S2 and the Motorola Droid 3.

Both Android devices from Samsung and Motorola are offering quite blazing performance.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is the first Samsung phone to be powered by a dual-core processor. The device runs Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has an incredible 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen.

Galaxy S2 has sold a whopping three million units outside the U.S., beating the iPhone 4 and upstaging the rumored iPhone 5. The phone is already considered the best smartphone on the planet and is the most successful smartphone in the UK market.

On the other hand, Verizon that carries DROID 3 claims it is the world's thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, and still delivers the power of a dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast multi-tasking.

Droid 3 also runs on Android 2.3 and equipped with a brilliant 4-inch qHD display, a 5-row QWERTY keyboard and 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities, with the ability to connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Verizon is selling Droid 3 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers that purchase a DROID 3 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.

Both phones are offering blazing performance at the hand of dual-core processing power. But, there still could be a thing or two that would make you choose one over the other.


Samsung Galaxy S2 is merely 0.33-inch thick and weighs about 4oz. Droid 3 is 0.51-inch thick and weighs 6.49oz.


Samsung Galaxy S 2 features a super-sized 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 800x480 screen resolution. Galaxy S2's Super AMOLED display is superior to an LCD screen as it shows minimal signs of discoloration when tilted unlike LCD screens.

Droid 3 has a razor-sharp 4-inch quarter high-definition touchscreen with 540 x 960 screen resolution.


The Galaxy S 2 sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Orion chipset, while Droid 3 is powered by dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 chip from Texas Instruments.

Operating System:

Both the phones run Android 2.3 or Gingerbread juice. However, they optimize the OS with their own UI. Samsung Galaxy S2 offer TouchWiz 4.0 customizations, while Droid 3 ships with Motorola's Blur UI.


Samsung Galaxy S 2 comes equipped with an 8MP rear-facing with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. Galaxy S2's camera is considered to be of good quality with the only snag being that photos with high contrast between dark and well-lit areas result in "deep shadows or blown out highlights" reports



Droid 3 also sports a 8MP camera with LED flash. However, the camera quality doesn't match up to Galaxy S2.

"Images taken on the 8-megapixel camera came out dark, and all had a blue tint to them,"

PC World


Meanwhile, both the phones offer 1080p video capture capability.


Samsung Galaxy S2 comes in 16/32 GB internal memory configuration with MicroSD up to 32GB. The phone has a 1GB RAM

On the other hand, Droid 3 comes with 16GB on-board memory, with microSD card slot for up to an additional 32GB. The phone has 512MB RAM.

Battery Backup

Samsung Galaxy S2 offers talk time of up to 18 hours in 2G and about 9 hours in 3G. Meanwhile, standby time comes around 710 hours in 2G and 610 hours in 3G.

Droid 3 offers talk time of up to 9 hours and standby time of up to 300 hours
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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Jul 17, 2011
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