Motorola Throws Droid Razr into Battle with iPhone 4S

In just a few days, on October 27th, Motorola's Droid Razr will be available for pre-order; "the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone" was announced last week by Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha.

The subsidised price for Motorola's new handset is $299.99 and it will be available on Verizon Wireless on a two-year contract. At the release of Droid Razr, Jha pointed out "Our mission was to create a true object of desire, incredibly thin, that delivers features without compromise".

Later his speech focused on the comparison with iPhone 4S, ComputerWorld reports. The dimensions of the handset was the first aspect he mentioned; Motorola's new smartphone is 7.1 mm (0.279 inches) at its thinnest point, while Apple's most latest handset is 9.3 mm (0.37 inches).

The screen size varies greatly: the Droid Razr has a 4.3-inch Super Amoled display, while iPhone 4S sports a 3.5-inch Retina display. Additionally, the Droid Razr weighs just 127 grams, as opposed to 140 grams for the iPhone 4S.

Motorola Droid Razr supports 4G LTE network, which means far higher speeds than the iPhone 4S can reach. Jha claimed that a 5MB video would take just 12 seconds to download on Verizon's 4G network, whilst on the iPhone 4S it would take 76 seconds.