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 RAZR HD is the latest phone from Motorola . Tagged as the “All Day Phone”, 4G capable, with a Kevlar body, internal and external splash guard protection, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 2500mAh battery, the RAZR HD really is built to be a hard-wearing and efficient phone. Motorola have also set up the software on this device to be simple to use straight out of the box.
Pros: Strong Build, Great in-hand feel, 4G/LTE, 4.7″ screen in a compact body, Easy to set up out of the box, Close to Stock Android experience (light overlay, rather than heavily entwined skin), Pricepoint – $720 RRP, 2530 mAh battery, Micro SD card slot (up to 32Gb), Multi-colour LED Notification, Hot swappable SIM, 1280x720px screen resolution, Easy tethering setup
Summary: A really very comprehensive offering from Motorola, the Razr HD is the best Razr to date. However, it doesn't quite have the upper-level clout to compete with its rivals, particularly at such a high price point.
Pros: Well built, Close to stock Android, Good all round performer
Cons: On the heavy side, Unsightly back panel texture, Pentile display
Conclusion: The Motorola name may not have the hip cache of Apple, Samsung or even Sony, but on the evidence of the Razr HD the US company is perfectly capable of producing a very fine Android smartphone. And we can expect more once the effects of Google's buyout of the company begin to take effect, perhaps later this year.
Pros: Sharp 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, solid build quality, decent battery life
The Motorola RAZR HD is a well-built smartphone with some intuitive software and good battery life
Good Gear Guide.au
2 May 2013
Summary: The Motorola RAZR HD's big battery definitely lasts a little longer than many of its competitors, giving it a slight advantage. This is a well-built smartphone with some intuitive software but the RAZR HD's industrial look and feel won't strike a positive chord with everyone.
Pros: Good battery life, Impressive build quality, Intuitive and simple UI
Cons: Industrial design won't suit all tastes, Waiting for Jelly Bean update, Non-removable battery
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.