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Motorola Photon vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – Will the King Lose Its Crown ?

In #news by Mihai Matei2 Comments


Since Sprint brought the Motorola Photon out of hiding the question that seemed to be on everybody’s lips was: “how will it fare against Samsung Galaxy S2″.

Well i guess it’s time to find out if Motorola Photon has what it takes to compete on the smartphone market. Will Motorola Photon prove itself worthy of wearing the high-end smartphone tag? Let’s see if it can hold its own against the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Motorola Photon vs Samsung Galaxy S2 - Yet Another Motorola Photon Throwdown

Motorola Photon vs Samsung Galaxy S2 - Yet Another Motorola Photon Throwdown

Check out both the Motorola Photon and Samsung Galaxy S2 specs:

Motorola Photon Samsung Galaxy S2
Display 4.3 inches TFT 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus

with Gorilla Glass

Resolution 540 x 960 480 x 800
CPU 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 1.2 GHz Exynos 4210 dual-core
Memory 1 GB RAM, 2 GB ROM

16 GB internal storage

32 GB microSD

1 GB RAM

16/32 GB internal storage

8 GB microSD included up to 32 GB

OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread
UI GhostBlur TouchWiz 4.0
Camera Rear 8 megapixels Dual-LED flash 8 megapixels LED flash
Camera Front 0.3 megapixels 2 megapixels
Video Capture 1280 x 720p HD 1920 x 1080p HD @ 30 FPS

1280 x 720p HD

Video Out HDMI HDMI via microUSB
Network CDMA, GSM, UMTS, WiMAX GSM, UMTS, HSPA
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 3.0
Dimensions 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight 158 g 116 g
Battery Size 1700 mAh 1650 mAh
Talk Time Up to 1o hours Up to 18 hours
Stand-by Time Unknown Up to 610 hours

Here are the conclusions we can draw at this time ( expect another match once Motorola Photon will be released ) – In my opinion, the Samsung Galaxy S2 should win this pretty easy. It has the better CPU, better video quality and better display ( and if the Photon will have that damned PenTile screen then the Galaxy S2 wins by a whole lot at this chapter ).

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is much lighter at 116 g compared to the Photon’s 158 g, although the Photon does have that classical look that some of you might be fond of and it “feels” a bit sturdier than the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Overall, both handsets are great but i don’t think the Motorola Photon will make a very big impact on the market when it will be released. It’s not a bad handset from what we can see now, it’s just not ground-breaking and it doesn’t seem to bring anything really new to the table.

Time will tell though, we’ll just have to wait and see. We’ll keep you posted.


Motorola Photon vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – Will the King Lose Its Crown ? was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by Mihai Matei