Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID RAZR HD / XT925
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1 December 2012
Summary: There’s nothing particularly wrong with the Motorola Razr HD: it’s more than fast enough for all but the most power hungry of Android fanatics. But it also doesn’t do much that its rivals did last year: you’d do well to wait a few more weeks for the next-gen Samsung Galaxy S4 before slapping down any cash for this.
Motorola RAZR HD and MAXX HD bring a refresh to the Droid lineup
8 November 2012
Conclusion: Motorola has definitely learned a thing or two from the iPhone: they’ve perfected the RAZR design, added just enough changes to make an upgrade worthy and announced two phones that might just be the best Android phones to date – even though they don’t pack the latest hardware, the style and features make them a worthy purchase.
Conclusion: The Motorola DROID RAZR HD is a one of the most well-rounded packages on the market right now. The handset offers good performance and great battery life, tucked into a well-built, nice looking package. With Google pulling the strings at the company now, we are all but certain that the smartphone will extend the good software experience with timely OS updates too. Where we found the Motorola DROID RAZR HD to be lacking is processing power.
Pros: CDMA/EVDO network support, Quad-band GSM and 3G support (available only outside of the United States with Verizon roaming), LTE network support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.7" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels); Corning Gorilla Glass, Superb build quality; Kevlar coated, splash resistant body, Lightly customized Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU; Adreno 225 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon ...
Cons: No dedicated camera button, CPU and chipset not on par with the latest crop of competitors, Battery is not user-replaceable, Huge amount of preinstalled bloatware
Conclusion: If you’re a Verizon customer and you’re looking for a new phone, you don’t need to look any further: the Droid RAZR HD (or RAZR HD MAXX) should be the next phone you buy. It’s built well, it’s got a beautiful screen, and the battery (even in the non-”MAXX” version) will last literally all day long — and then some. It’s very well built and it’s Kevlar backing is always a crowd-pleaser. We give the Motorola Droid RAZR an 8.3 out of 10.
Pros: + Terrific display, + Extraordinary battery life, + Extremely well constructed, + Kevlar back is very “grippy”, + Notification LED is HUGE, The Motorola Droid RAZR HD is available now for $199 with a qualifying plan on Verizon, which is a mid-range price for a relatively high-end phone. You can get the phone in either black or white, and if you want an unlocked “Developer Edition” be ready to fork out $599. There is no Developer Edition of the RAZR MAXX HD, which we f...
Cons: - No more WebTop, - No Jelly Bean out of the box, - Battery is non-removable, - Motorola has a bad reputaion for not keeping their OS upgrade and unlockability promises, - Slight UI lag at times, The Motorola Droid RAZR HD is available now for $199 with a qualifying plan on Verizon, which is a mid-range price for a relatively high-end phone. You can get the phone in either black or white, and if you want an unlocked “Developer Edition” be ready to fork out $599. There...
Excerpt: Motorola Mobility, now a division of Google, has been on a tear as of late, releasing potent new Android superphones to the market, in competition with the iPhone 5 , Samsung's Galaxy SIII and many others. Not long ago we gave you a look at the recently released RAZR M , the 4-inch little brother to the hot, new device that just showed up here in our lab the other day.
Pros: Fast and responsive, Lightly skinned Android 4.0, Exceptionally high build quality, Durable, Great screen image quality
Cons: Inefficient use of screen real estate, Low screen DPI (user preference)
Summary: Motorola's Droid Razr HD is easily one of the best high-end phones on the market today. With its rugged build, outstanding battery life and close adhesion to Android 4.x design standards, the Razr HD presents an impressive overall package that stands out from the pack and earns a well-deserved spot among the Android elite.
Conclusion: If you are looking at purchasing a high-end Android smartphone from Verizon, your choices are currently the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Motorola DROID RAZR HD (and RAZR MAXX HD ), as they offer large 720p HD displays, and are using the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor for fast performance. The Galaxy S III may look more stylish and “flashy”, though its plastic construction does have a cheap feeling to it and doesn’t hold up well to abuse.
Pros: Excellent build quality, 4.7” Super AMOLED HD display, Good call quality
Cons: Camera quality should be better at this price, Not running Android Jelly Bean out of the box, Obnoxious push-pin required for SIM and microSD card access