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Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR HD Review
3 November 2012
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...
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.
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.
Pros: Attractive and durable Kevlar design, Gorgeous 1280 x 720 display, Loud and clear audio, Snappy performance, Fast 4G LTE speeds
Cons: Below-average battery life, Camera not as sharp or fast as iPhone 5, Difficult to access microSD Card slot
Conclusion: No doubt, the Motorola Droid RAZR on Verizon is one of the most unique and sexy phones we've seen. And despite its extreme thinness, it's strong with the help of a metal frame, Corning Gorilla Glass and a Kevlar back. But it's a wide phone, and I suggest that you fondle one in person unless you have large mitts. The phone might be too wide for comfort for those who have smaller to average size hands.
Pros: Super-slim, sexy and unique design. Great quality materials, excellent voice.
Cons: Non-removable battery and LTE weren't meant to be together.
Conclusion: Motorola, now owned by Google, might not have the word of mouth popularity that Samsung and HTC have, but it does seem to be getting its act together nicely and the Razr HD is a very thoughtfully put together phone, both inside and out. It deserves success.
Pros: Solid, attractive chassis, LTE, Large bright screen, Some good software extras, Good battery life
Conclusion: In the end we couldn't find all that much wrong with the Motorola Razr HD, while there was a lot that we were quite impressed with. We've talked about it already but the battery life really is the biggest selling point of the phone, since it's mighty impressive. The call quality is good and having a micro HDMI port is nice. The build of the phone is not only good but also a little more unique than most handsets, since the back is made of Kevlar.
Pros: Good battery life, Simple OS, MicroSD slot
Cons: Low specs for price, Uncomfortable build, Poor video camera