As myself and others have stated, it really comes down to personal preference. The GS3 is a good phone in its own right, but I had the GS3 for a little over 2 weeks and was constantly scared of breaking it, both in hand and by dropping it. I did have a case on it which made it significantly larger but still had a fear of the device breaking for some reason. The Razr Maxx HD is so solid. It does feel a bit more bulky but for me, a sturdy feeling phone was more important so thats one of the reasons I switched to the Razr Maxx HD from the GS3. If build and an industrial feel is your thing, then the Razr Maxx HD or Razr HD is the phone for you. If you like the thin, colorful, flashy type of device-which is all good-then the GS3 is probably better for you. They are both GREAT devices, just comes down to which one "feels" better for YOU. I absolutely LOVE my Razr Maxx HD and would not have any other phone.