Who needs college basketball when there are smartphones to root (for)? Yesterday we watched the Pantech Burst go down against the Editors’ Choice-winning Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Today we settle in for an epic battle between Windows Phone and Android as the Nokia Lumia 900 goes up against the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. Determining the winner is up to you, and your votes (see the poll below).
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a wildcard, in that its an unknown. Expected to arrive on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, we have high hopes for Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone. We like it so much we named it the best smartphone of CES 2012. Although the 4.3-inch screen is somewhat large, it’s more than manageable. Around back of this solid unibody design(available in cyan and black) is an 8-MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, which fired shots quickly. Its secret weapon might just be the bundled free Nokia Drive GPS app.
On the other end of the court is the longest-lasting smartphone around. The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx certainly has the endurance to go the distance, but does it have the support of the crowd? Verizon Wireless’s huge user base and its blazing-fast 4G LTE network doesn’t hurt. Neither does the Super AMOLED display, dual-core processor and 8-MP camera. But this Android handset’s real strength is in the endurance. On our tests, thanks to its 3,300 mAh battery, the Maxx lasted an epic 8 hours and 25 minutes, which is a couple hours longer than even its nearest competitor.
Voting will remain open until 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 17, so don’t wait to chime in. Then, check back on Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m. EST to vote in Game 6 when the Motorola Droid 4 takes on the LG Optimus 4X HD.