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Motorola Droid Razr Review
28 May 2012
Excerpt: THE MARKETING BLITZ swirling around the Droid Razr’s launch drive home these twin selling points: thin, yet powerful. This wafer of a smartphone measures just over a quarter of an inch thick along most of its chassis before filling out at the top where the camera lens and flash; speaker; and HDMI, USB, and headphone jacks reside.
Pros: Excellent, large display; high-end CPU and graphics; 32GB memory; 4G LTE with mobile hotspot capability.
Cons: Nonremovable battery; occasional bugs; small buttons and large frame make for difficult one-handed use.
Summary: The Droid RAZR is one of those rare phones that qualifies as a leap forward in hardware design and engineering. Sure, other handsets have higher-resolution displays and faster processors, but only the Droid RAZR squeezes a full set of competitive state-of-the-art specs and an LTE radio into a body just .28-inches thick — a profile thinner than any other modern smartphone available.
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about the Droid RAZR, but there are also a few drawbacks. We really like the thin design of the device and the fact that it's significantly lighter than many of today's phones. We also love the gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display that offers a resolution of 540 x 960. Some of the durability features built into the Droid RAZR are also very nice.
Pros: 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (540 x 960) display, Thin and lightweight design, 4G connectivity
Cons: No user-replaceable battery, No Android 4.0—yet, Battery life is a bit of a mixed bag
Excerpt: When Motorola first launched its original, iconic Razr phone in 2004, it set the bar for thin. Big surprise: Seven-plus years later, thin is still very much in. Eager to show its design chops haven’t withered, Motorola has brought the Razr brand back, pasting it onto an Android phone that’s beautiful, extremely slim and remarkably powerful. Sort of like a ’60s-era Twiggy, only transported to 2011 and juiced out of her gourd on Muscle Milk.
Motorola Droid RAZR Reviewed: Cutting Edge of Android?
15 November 2011
Excerpt: Motorola pulled up their bootstraps and made it out of the trenches when they first released the RAZR in 2004. They did it again with the Droid series through Verizon. Now they've merged the two to form the Droid RAZR. Will it succeed just the same?
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: If you like it’s looks and size, the Motorola Droid Razr is a great option for those on the hunt for a powerful, fully-featured smartphone this holiday season. With a dual-core processor, a big colorful Super AMOLED screen, good battery life, 4G LTE connectivity, and a thin profile, it’s a great option. The only thing we don’t know is how it will compare to the Galaxy Nexus.
Pros: Thin design, Good battery life, Bright Super AMOLED screen, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) coming by early 2012, Verizon's 4G LTE network rocks
Cons: Design is logo heavy, Power and volume buttons are small, NinjaBlur interface is lifeless, Smart Actions and MotoCast need work, Camera is weak
Summary: The Motorola Droid RAZR is easily one of the best smartphones on any network, thanks to its ultra-thin but strong design and beautiful Super AMOLED Advanced display. The smartphone is also noticeably faster than the Droid Bionic, and it makes the most of its blazing 4G speeds with useful apps such as MotoCast.
Pros: Thinnest smartphone around, Sturdy and sexy Kevlar-infused design, Impressive Super AMOLED Enhanced screen, Very fast 4G speeds, Snappy dual-core performance, Versatile MotoCast app
Cons: Slow to hand off between 3G and 4G, Mediocre battery life, Display has some trouble with direct sunlight