It has many attractive features including the super thin design and use of materials like Kevlar.

- Chris Martin , The Inquirer 

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

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. This allows the Gingerbread 2.3.5 operating system to function without any hiccups even if several apps are open at once. 8GB of internal storage along with a 16GB SD card give the phone plenty of storage for apps, videos, and music. While the phone is not quite as snappy as the Samsung Galaxy S II or the iPhone 4S, it is still one of the top performers on the market. The screen is a Super AMOLED panel, which offers plenty of sharpness and contrast. It is not as good as the panel featured on the iPhone 4S though, but is still good enough for most users.

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4G is also offered and if the service is available in your city, you will enjoy extremely fast download speeds and be able to stream HD quality video without any waiting period. However, using the phone can be a pain if you are not a fan of Motorola's tweaks to the Android operating system. Many of the menu systems are confusing and feature distracting animations. Previous users of Android will get the hang of it pretty easily, but a first time user might find the user interface to be confusing.

Need to Know: Motorola RAZR

1. RAZR is slim and durable with its Kevlar and aluminum skin. (The Good)

2. 4G download speeds are lightning fast and service is growing rapidly. (The Good)

3. While the phone is snappy, it lags behind other big names in today's market. (The Bad)

4. User interface could use some streamlining. (The Bad)


Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The Motorola RAZR's screen is 4.3 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1780mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1780 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time, 750 minutes (2G).


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Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

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. This allows the Gingerbread 2.3.5 operating system to function without any hiccups even if several apps are open at once. 8GB of internal storage along with a 16GB SD card give the phone plenty of storage for apps, videos, and music. While the phone is not quite as snappy as the Samsung Galaxy S II or the iPhone 4S, it is still one of the top performers on the market. The screen is a Super AMOLED panel, which offers plenty of sharpness and contrast. It is not as good as the panel featured on the iPhone 4S though, but is still good enough for most users.

Show more

4G is also offered and if the service is available in your city, you will enjoy extremely fast download speeds and be able to stream HD quality video without any waiting period. However, using the phone can be a pain if you are not a fan of Motorola's tweaks to the Android operating system. Many of the menu systems are confusing and feature distracting animations. Previous users of Android will get the hang of it pretty easily, but a first time user might find the user interface to be confusing.

Need to Know: Motorola RAZR

1. RAZR is slim and durable with its Kevlar and aluminum skin. (The Good)

2. 4G download speeds are lightning fast and service is growing rapidly. (The Good)

3. While the phone is snappy, it lags behind other big names in today's market. (The Bad)

4. User interface could use some streamlining. (The Bad)

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The Motorola RAZR is a truly excellant phone

from Know Your Mobile ( )

Motorola has really stepped up its game with the RAZR. The effort that has gone into developing this handset is obvious from the look of the device to the company’s choice for its internal hardware. We absolutely loved testing this handset and can’t recommend it enough. There are, of cou... More

Motorola has really stepped up its game with the RAZR. The effort that has gone into developing this handset is obvious from the look of the device to the company’s choice for its internal hardware. We absolutely loved testing this handset and can’t recommend it enough. There are, of course, a few points that we weren’t keen on such as the camera but these are all small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. All told, this is one of the best Android handsets we’ve tested all year. It’s got class, masses of power, plenty of storage, a great display, is exceptionally thin and is an absolute pleasure to use day-in-day-out.

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9/10

Very thin, good performance, nice loudspeaker

from Techsmart ( )

A slim body, an excellent screen and enough features to leave any gadget geek grinning, lifts the Motorola RAZR to one of our top three current smartphones along with the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II. R6999. MicroSIM card needed.

A slim body, an excellent screen and enough features to leave any gadget geek grinning, lifts the Motorola RAZR to one of our top three current smartphones along with the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II. R6999. MicroSIM card needed.

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Stylish, good battery life, huge screen

from UnleashThePhones ( )

I’m a bit confused about what to say about the Motorola RAZR. What you have here is a stylishly designed phone, that’s impressive from the moment you hold it in your hand(s). For one thing, it’s super slim. Have I said that enough times?The 4.3 Inch 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) Super AMOLED screen is... More

I’m a bit confused about what to say about the Motorola RAZR. What you have here is a stylishly designed phone, that’s impressive from the moment you hold it in your hand(s). For one thing, it’s super slim. Have I said that enough times?

The 4.3 Inch 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) Super AMOLED screen is nice, bright, and vibrant. It’s not the best screen we’ve used, the Samsung Galaxy SII, Nokia Lumia 800 and iPhone 4S boast that, all for different reasons. But it’s certainly close to that bunch.

The battery life is suprisingly good too, so I cant moan about the bad Android-induced battery life here. There’s even Bluetooth v4.0 with LE+EDR onboard, which is the first time we’ve had it on a phone. Didnt really do much with it though, admittedly.

The only worry is that compared to it’s competition, it’s a tiny bit slow. You’ll notice the shuttering when you go from the menu to the homescreen, or quickly move between apps. And like we said the stock keyboard is annoying, but that’s easily fixed.

The MotoBlur UI is fine by me for the most part, though as I mentioned earlier, I’m not a fan of that one app for messaging, email and social networks all together. I’d still prefer the stock Android UI to be honest.

When the Motorola RAZR was first announced, I was all sorts of in love with it. When I first held it, I reconsidered that. And after properly using it for a while, it’s hard for me to not recommend it as a very viable option as your next smartphone.

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Decent enough battery life for a smartphone

from Digital Versus ( )

With this highly respectable (but not entirely faultless) handset, Motorola has earned its place among the ranks of high-end Android smartphone makers. With a distinctive design, some handy exclusive apps, plus loads of connections and multimedia functions, the Razr certainly has plenty going for it... More

With this highly respectable (but not entirely faultless) handset, Motorola has earned its place among the ranks of high-end Android smartphone makers. With a distinctive design, some handy exclusive apps, plus loads of connections and multimedia functions, the Razr certainly has plenty going for it. If you overlook its interface—that could do with redesigning—and the sub-standard camera, the Razr stands out for its unique design and its custom widgets.

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8/10

Large touch screen, thin design, poor battery life

from Coolsmartphone ( )

First of all, the positive points. The build quality is really top notch and considering the screen is gorilla glass so you dont have to worry about scratching, the back plate is made from kevlar so you have a strong core enclosing all the other parts but in a really thin case which is quite someth... More

First of all, the positive points. The build quality is really top notch and considering the screen is gorilla glass so you dont have to worry about scratching, the back plate is made from kevlar so you have a strong core enclosing all the other parts but in a really thin case which is quite something to look at.

With 16GB of built in storage and expandable for another 32GB, this is a great handset for a music lover or someone who wants to put a lot of movies on their phone for on the move. 32GB cards still sell for a lot of money but even 16GB will double the built in storage and give you more than enough space to play with.

The screen is large and bright which is great for both indoor and outdoor use. The resolution at 540 x 960 is also there to give a crisp clear video playback as well as when viewing photos you have taken on the camera.

Now onto the negative points found and the first has to be the battery. Even with a massive 1780mAh battery with normal use the RAZR hardly lasted a day, I often found myself needing to top-up the battery at work to make sure I can listen to music on the way home or to make phone calls after 6pm.

Then there is the horrible Motorola customized interface like MotoBlur which is just horrible.. The only key feature it seems to bring is a list of settings for accounts such as Linked In, Google and Picasa but these can be used via 3rd party applications from the market anyway. What Motorola also do is change nearly every part of Android to make is stand out, which it does but will soon see you rushing to the Market to download a 3rd party launcher like Launcher Pro.

If I had to score the Motorola RAZR out of 10, I’d personally score it a 7. The key selling points are the large touch screen, thin design and HDMI use with the key let downs being the poor battery life, shutter lag on the camera and overall Motorola customization of the UI.

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Fast processing, high resolution screen and office compatible

from The Guardian ( )

It has one of the fastest brains on the market combined with a very high resolution screen. With a 4.3in display and 960x540 pixels, the picture quality is superb and the 1.2GHz dual core processor ensures fast browsing. It has 16GB of inbuilt memory, and comes with an added 16GB on a microSD card.... More

It has one of the fastest brains on the market combined with a very high resolution screen. With a 4.3in display and 960x540 pixels, the picture quality is superb and the 1.2GHz dual core processor ensures fast browsing. It has 16GB of inbuilt memory, and comes with an added 16GB on a microSD card.

The Razr is able to take corporate email feeds, synchronise with work calendars and contact lists, and keep the information secure with passwords. Microsoft Word documents can be read and edited from the phone.

The Android navigation is among the best I have used. Search for a street name, and after typing in the first few letters matching streets nearest your current location immediately appear. Click once to land on the map, and once more to see your current location flash on screen, with an arrow corresponding to the direction your phone is pointed in.

With these generous features, the Razr deserves its high end positioning as an alternative to the iPhone or Samsung's latest Galaxy. But there are annoyances. The interface is busy and confusing, with apps and alerts scattered across five home screens.

The battery only lasts a day, although that is now standard for most high specification smartphones.

A universal inbox notifies the user of all new voicemails, text messages or instant messages from Facebook and the like, but this does not appear on the lock screen. Which means the handset must be unlocked before the user knows if anyone has tried to contact them.

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Well designed device, extremely clear and legible screen

from tech2 ( )

With a price tag of Rs.33, 990 (MOP) the RAZR XT910 proves to be every bit as good as the Samsung Galaxy S II with a slightly more refined feel in the looks department and a few extra features that are definitely worth having. Sure it does have a few issues as well, and it’s hard to find a handset,... More

With a price tag of Rs.33, 990 (MOP) the RAZR XT910 proves to be every bit as good as the Samsung Galaxy S II with a slightly more refined feel in the looks department and a few extra features that are definitely worth having. Sure it does have a few issues as well, and it’s hard to find a handset, even today, that doesn’t. If you’re looking for that heavy duty device for work or play for the New Year, right now, the RAZR XT should definitely be at the top of your wish list.

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8/10

The RAZR’s impressively thin design and useful software make it a worthy Android contender

from Stuff ( )

The Motorola RAZR is a premium-feeling handset with solid build quality, but it’s slightly let down by a screen-swallowing bezel. Apps and games run smoothly, but pinch-to-zoom could be more fluid while web browsing and viewing pictures. We still like it a lot, though, and with a future upgrade to I... More

The Motorola RAZR is a premium-feeling handset with solid build quality, but it’s slightly let down by a screen-swallowing bezel. Apps and games run smoothly, but pinch-to-zoom could be more fluid while web browsing and viewing pictures. We still like it a lot, though, and with a future upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the works and a Galaxy Nexus-beating camera, there’s no reason not to include the RAZR in a line-up for your next Android smartphone.

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8/10

A very masculine design, non-removable battery, fastest camera on the block

from What Mobile ( )

With the screen turned off, the Motorola Razr is every bit as impressive as the stick thin Samsung Galaxy SII, but it simply can’t match Samsung’s phone of the year for display chutzpah. However, the raw power and accessory options are key here – the Razr is a tech fiend’s dream. The remote access t... More

With the screen turned off, the Motorola Razr is every bit as impressive as the stick thin Samsung Galaxy SII, but it simply can’t match Samsung’s phone of the year for display chutzpah. However, the raw power and accessory options are key here – the Razr is a tech fiend’s dream. The remote access to your PC, Linux options and fastest camera on the block will impress gadget geeks instantly.

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8/10

Super slim design, cool and useful overlay and fast processor and oodles of RAM

from TechRadar ( )

Motorola needed a phone like the Razr in its arsenal, and now it has one to be proud of. It's got all the dual-core power of the Atrix, plus a superior screen; more importantly, it's jumped from a squat chassis to a sumptuous slimline affair that glides into the pocket. However, we're not sure abou... More

Motorola needed a phone like the Razr in its arsenal, and now it has one to be proud of. It's got all the dual-core power of the Atrix, plus a superior screen; more importantly, it's jumped from a squat chassis to a sumptuous slimline affair that glides into the pocket.

However, we're not sure about the way the screen is swamped in the frame of the phone, nor about the certain elements Moto has locked down - plus the battery life remains an issue.

Looks- and functionality-wise, there are many comparisons to be made with the Samsung Galaxy S2 - and we can't help but recommend that latter over this phone, with a superior range of customisation on offer and a snappier UI to boot.

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8/10

So far, I'm not impressed

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I bought 2 of these phones from Rogers. Unfortunately I can not hang up to end phone calls on either one of them. The only way to terminate a call is to power off the devices. I've had the phones for 2 days, and I am taking them back to Rogers tonight!

I bought 2 of these phones from Rogers. Unfortunately I can not hang up to end phone calls on either one of them. The only way to terminate a call is to power off the devices. I've had the phones for 2 days, and I am taking them back to Rogers tonight!

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1/10