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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

1) The Droid RAZR t has LTE with a considerably larger case on two axes which means more room for internal components.

2) It's only 7.1mm on the thinnest part, not over the entire plane, unlike the iPhone which is 9.3mm over the entire plane. Again, see point 1 about the size of the device and how that relates to three-dimensional object's internal space for components.

3) You also don't know how good the battery life is for '3G' or what '4G' battery life will be so to assume that because it's god enough for Moto it's good enough for Apple is starting off with a failed argument.

4) It's not on the market and the iPhone 4S is. Adding that to Moto's track record it's best you wait for some testing before holding up the Droid as a breakthrough device.



It has a sealed battery that the user can't remove which is a problem for Android phones that need to remove the battery to reset the device when it freezes up on you.

edit: According to AnandTech the Droid RAZR should be about the same as the Droid Bionic. Unfortunately for Droid RAZR buyers, being a sealed battery means no option of using a camelback battery pack and the fact Moto offers such an option for the Bionic should be a sign of Android and LTE's power usage
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4910/m...-with-4g-lte/2 As you can see from the first image the Droid Bionic is much worse than the iPhone even with double the battery size and without it LTE just becomes a very poor compromise if you want more than a half a day between charges.

Now with WiFi data you see the Droid Bionic do considerably better, but this is WiFi, not LTE and with the extended battery pack which tells us how gigantic this extended battery pack is for the Droid Bionic, which isn't something the Droid RAZR will even have an option of using.


+1 Great post. But I'm still getting the RAZR.
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If that were the case then they would have called the 5th gen. iPhone the iPhone 5. They didn't.

All they have to do is say that the 6th generation iPhone will be called blah blah. That's it!

The general public doesn't name Apple's products, Apple does. They don't have focus groups and surveys to get customer opinions on the matter. Remember how people hated MobileMe and iCloud? How they hated MacBook, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro? How they hate the ubiquitous iTunes?


Wait, are you being sarcastic or...I'm confused!
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I think what Apple is waiting for is large-scale production from any decent fab of the new Qualcomm MDM9615 chipset, which combines GSM, CDMA and 3GPP LTE on a single, low-power cellphone chipset. That way, Apple can keep the next iPhone decently sized while adding full LTE support for the Verizon network and the growing AT&T LTE implementation.
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