By Sumit Passary | Aug 27, 2012 10:01 AM EDT
Earlier in May this year, Smartphone market leader Samsung released its flagship handset Galaxy S3, which has been highly-welcomed by smartphone users and tech gurus alike. Motorola, on the other hand, has also released its latest smartphone - the Photon Q 4G - in an attempt to stake its claim in the smartphone market.
Both smartphones pack spiffy features galore, but which device will appeal more to the smartphone enthusiasts?
The Galaxy S3 comprises a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with a 2GB of RAM. In comparison, the Photon Q 4G also has the 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, but with 1GB of RAM.
The Photon Q 4G sports a 4.3-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 Super AMOLED screen with 1280x720 pixel resolution, which is larger and gives a more realistic output with the AMOLED technology.
A 2100 mAh battery, which is one of the top-end batteries in the smartphone area, boosts the Galaxy S3. The Photon Q4 has a decent 1420 mAh battery, which per reports does not last long enough when compared to other smartphones.
Both the Galaxy S3 and Photon Q 4G pack an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, and LED flash. However, Samsung offers a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera as opposed to the Photon Q 4G's 1.3-megapixel camera.
Samsung offers Galaxy S3 users 16/32/64 GB on-board storage capacity options, expandable to 64GB with a microSD, whereas, the Photon Q 4Q offers a paltry 8GB storage, expandable to 32GB with a microSD.
The Photon Q 4G touts a full QWERTY keyboard. Users looking for the option to type comfortably, accurately, and quickly will probably give a 5-star rating to the device. "The Photon Q holds steady, proudly flaunting one of the nicest Android slide-out keyboards we've had the opportunity to play with in recent memory," indicates an Engadget report. Even though the S-Pen stylus is not packed with the Galaxy S3 and needs to be purchased separately, it gives users an enhanced browsing experience on the 4.8-inch screen. "While the Galaxy S3 can be controlled fine using just your fingers, having a stylus of course has some great advantages. It allows you to control your phone with much great accuracy, this will save you valuable time when you type a lot of text messages or emails on your phone. Another advantage of using a stylus is that you don't have to worry about finger prints on your phone," states Samsung's official Web site.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Motorola Photon Q 4G offer attractive features to smartphone users. However, it remains to be seen if the Photon Q 4G will entice customers with its bevy of features.
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