Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID RAZR HD / XT925
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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 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
Excerpt: Do you like the Droid Razr M, but think it can use a little more screen? Then you're in luck, because that's precisely what you get with the Motorola Droid Razr HD, a high-def update to last year's popular Droid Razr. The Razr HD ups the ante with a 4.7-inch, 720p display, and a large battery that's good for more than 14 hours of talk time.
Excerpt: The Droid RAZR HD is an incredibly sleek and solid 4G LTE smartphone that packs a year’s worth of improvements over its predecossor, which happened to be one of the most popular Android phones over the past 12 months.
Conclusion: The Droid Razr HD is a worthy addition to the Razr family and builds on all of the good aspects of last year’s Droid Razr while bringing a few extra goodies to the table. The compact, sleek design is as strong as it is good-looking, and though it has a large screen, it’s sized with regular sized hands in mind. Keeping a big screen phone from feeling too big is a challenge, and Motorola rose to it with aplomb.
Pros: Solid, sleek and comfortable design, Beautiful display, Good performance, Semi-rugged and durable, Runs stock Android with only minor tweaks
Cons: Camera isn’t impressive, Doesn’t ship with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Requires special tool to access microSD slot
Summary: Not only does the Droid RAZR HD from Motorola represent a step forward in the evolution of the RAZR series, it gives the Samsung Galaxy S III a run for its money in terms of performance, 4G speeds and certainly display quality. The Motorola also offers a sturdier design. However, the S III has more innovative sharing features and motion gestures, as well as a faster camera.
Conclusion: Here we're working with another winner, with Motorola making full use of their new partnership (ownership) with Google in many fine ways. You can see that this device (as well as the RAZR M, for example) are not the same DROID devices we saw a couple years ago. Here we've got a fine example of an Android-running smartphone, to say the least.