- Chris Martin , The Inquirer
It has many attractive features including the super thin design and use of materials like Kevlar.
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.
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)
Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)
The Motorola RAZR is a truly excellant phone
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 exceptio... Full review
Very thin, good performance, nice loudspeaker
Stylish, good battery life, huge screen
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 Andr... Full review
Decent enough battery life for a smartphone
Large touch screen, thin design, poor battery life
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 g... Full review
Fast processing, high resolution screen and office compatible
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 str... Full review
Well designed device, extremely clear and legible screen
The RAZR’s impressively thin design and useful software make it a worthy Android contender
A very masculine design, non-removable battery, fastest camera on the block
Super slim design, cool and useful overlay and fast processor and oodles of RAM
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... Full review
So far, I'm not impressed
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!Less
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