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.
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|
|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|
|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.