Summary: Physically, we love it. It’s perhaps a bit too wide and we did feel slightly silly using such a huge phone to take photos in public, but it’s different and solid enough that it’s always enjoyable to use. That said, the camera, software and screen aren’t quite as good as the options found on the Galaxy S II, or Xperia Arc, or many HTC models, so unless you’re a huge fan of its physical design there are no particularly killer reasons to actually own it.
Excerpt: After the success of the RAZR series of phones, Motorola is back (and killing it too!) with the RAZR2 V8. Globally – and I'm quoting official company sources here – the phone has sold around 100 million RAZRs already. My impression of the phone wasn’t far from the general gasps I got from friends and people around me. The phone does take the design bit to the next level, with a sturdy form factor and a beautiful, good-to-look-at and shiny exterior.
Conclusion: The RAZR2 V8 is a solid phone for any music lover or fans of the original MOTORAZR. Those looking for an extraordinary revolutionary leap in phone technology should look elsewhere, and even hardcore fans should take advantage of the discounts before the price jumps back to $400 USD – something this phone isn’t worth. Quibbles aside, you would be hard pressed to find a more user friendly music phone of this quality.
Pros: Excellent music sound and setup; impressive touchscreen front; easy to use
Cons: Aside from music other features are pretty standard; Expensive without rebates
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