Motorola Droid Razr HD — The Razr’s back, and it’s better than ever
8 March 2014
Conclusion: Overall, we see no reason to fault the Motorola Droid Razr HD at all. It’s got nearly all the top specs: NFC, HD screen, Android 4.0 (and it’s ready for Android 4.0 Jelly Bean by the end of the year) and a solid design encased in Kevlar. Would we like to have seen a quad core processor in there? Sure, but the combination of needing to run on Verizon’s 4G network and the lack of real need right now means we can see the reason for the downgrade.
Conclusion: It’s an unusual proposition to come across and for the most part the biggest shortcoming of the Motorola RAZR HD is its timing. It’s certainly one of the most well built phones we’ve encountered in recent months and the battery life is phenomenal, particularly when it has to deal with 4G usage; which to date has proven to be the most battery intensive task for most smartphones.
Pros: Good build quality, Amazing battery life, 4G (LTE) capability
Cons: Design will divide consumers, Weaker specs for a flagship, Expensive
Summary: The Motorola Razr HD boasts a 4.7-inch 720p screen, Android Jelly Bean software and decent performance from its ageing dual-core processor. As a mid-range phone it'd be pretty good, but its £400 price tag means it's just far too expensive. Your money can be better spent elsewhere.
Conclusion: Motorola has managed to improve upon the original RAZR’s weak points with the RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD — a much better display, faster performance, and longer battery life — but at the same time, it lost the one thing that made the RAZR stand out from the crowd. The original model’s impressively thin design made it worthy of wearing the storied RAZR badge, but the updated version is just another slab smartphone among a sea of many others.
Pros: Bright display, Good battery life, Minimal software tweaks
Cons: Over-saturated colors, Large, hefty design, Disappointing camera
Summary: The Motorola Droid RAZR HD is, simply put, an excellently built and designed smartphone. It's a pleasure to use, and a solid choice for anyone looking for a good high-end device today.
In fact, the only thing that I could see significantly improving the user experience would be to add more memory and more battery power... which is exactly what the RAZR MAXX HD does. Motorola has a clear hit on its hands here, and for a whole bunch of very good reasons.
Pros: Excellent signal strength, Beautiful screen, Extremely fast, International roaming
Excerpt: Recently Motorola introduced the new 4G Razr HD into the Australian market. This is the first smartphone introduced by the US Company since the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google
Cons: It has an excellent display screen and the Android OS is fluid with nice touches, such as their quick settings software and the easy-on-the-eyes information buttons which sit on the opening screen.
Summary: The Motorola Razr HD is the latest Moto handset to grace our hands since last year's Razr i . With a larger 4.7in display, dual-core power and a larger battery that promises all-day performance, can the Razr HD justify it's fairly hefty price tag?
Conclusion: The Motorola Razr HD is not a bad phone by any means, offering an excellent screen, albeit not on a par with the Sony Xperia Z, and a unique design, albeit not quite as nice as the HTC One. That's the problem with the Razr HD. Motorola has made a good phone, it's just not quite as good as many of its rivals' offerings.
Pros: Excellent battery life, good design, minimalist Android skin.
Cons: Poor camera, difficult to hold, performance can be laggy., The price.