Excerpt: The Motorola Razer is the latest handset from the American telecommunications company, but as you'll see in this hands-on review, it's set to disappoint. Why you ask? Because in spite of the official launch of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yesterday, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola has confirmed that its 7.1 mm thick Android device will be powered by the older Android Gingerbread version 2.3.5 of the Google mobile OS.
Conclusion: The Motorola RAZR shows glimmers of brilliance throughout. There’s no getting away from the fact that the handset is heavily let down by the screen. That said, the inclusion of apps such as MOTOPRINT, Smart actions and MUSIC add huge amounts of function while the design is considered, sharp and elegant. Throw in a great camera and smooth performance and it’s easy to like Motorola’s latest flagship.
Pros: Design, Pre-installed apps, Camera performance, Battery-life
Cons: Screen performance, Some customisations unrefined, Default audio settings
Conclusion: Verizon's top-of-the-line feature phone packs terrific voice quality and decent multimedia features into a sumptuous body, though a dull interface takes some of the fun out of this handset's experience.
Pros: Excellent voice quality. Music player displays info on external screen.
Conclusion: Sprint's top-of-the-line feature phone looks and feels luxurious, and playing Sprint TV on the front screen is a fun trick. What's astonishing is that there are no included e-mail applications and some Java programs could be more stable.
Pros: Sprint TV on external screen. Very good voice quality. Allows all third-party Java programs.
Cons: Java stability and compatibility issues. Unimpressive camera. No official e-mail option.
Excerpt: The Motorola RAZR is back, and it has been redesigned into a brand new phone. It is the thinnest smartphone on the market at only 7.1mm at its thinnest end. The phone is constructed with aluminum and Kevlar, while the touchscreen is made of Gorilla Glass. This makes the Motorola RAZR one of the most durable phones out there despite its thin profile. The phone features a dual core processor running at an impressive 1.2GHz processor.
Conclusion: We don't usually feel confused by a phone. But the Razr offerers so much with one hand, then bats it away with the other. We like the unusual design. Motorola hasn't just "done an Apple" and built a clone phone. What it's done is thought about the style and design, and put together something that impresses from the moment you hold it. We like the screen, although we're not crazy about AMOLED, we quickly found that it was bright, clear and detailed.
Pros: Huge screen, decent battery life in normal use, light, stylish
Cons: Unwieldy, perhaps too big, not as quick as it could be, OLED screen not perfect