Motorola Droid Mini Apple iPhone 4S

Motorola Droid Mini vs Apple iPhone 4S

Motorola Droid Mini

Reasons to consider the Droid Mini

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 2x faster)
Talk time More talk time 28 hours vs 14 hours 2x more talk time per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,280x720 vs 960x640 50% higher resolution screen
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 10 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with around 30% more detail for larger prints
Screen size Larger screen 4.3"" vs 3.5"" Around 40% larger screen
Standby time More standby time 13 days vs 8.3 days Around 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 40% faster)
Weight Slightly lighter 130 g vs 140 g Around 10% lighter
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 341 PPI vs 329 PPI Almost the same
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Mini341 PPI
iPhone 4S329 PPI
Thickness Thin
9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Mini10 MP
iPhone 4S8 MP
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Network Fast data transfer
MiniLTE (80 mbps)
iPhone 4SHSPA+ (14.4 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen resolution High resolution screens
iPhone 4S960x640
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Mini16 GB
iPhone 4S64 GB
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Size Fairly small
Mini121×61×9 mm
iPhone 4S59×115×9 mm
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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Avatar for Joe Kleinkamp Joe Kleinkamp (2:13 PM, February 22, 2014)
Just wondering if I am the only man left on the planet who uses his phone to make phone calls. Specs, appearances and size etc. are all interesting but how does the darn thing sound? Anyone?