Motorola DROID RAZR

7.8/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The Motorola DROID 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: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) 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).



Unmistakably a Motorola handset and yet like no other, design-wise, Motorola seems to have hit the mark with their new RAZR.

- Hannah Bouckley , Recombu 

Reviews summary

7.8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 22 reviews

The Motorola DROID RAZR is a 4G LTE-capable version of the Motorola RAZR. It's thinner than almost any phone on the market and solidly constructed. The DROID RAZR is very fast, up to 10 times faster than the 3G version, but battery life is "razor-thin" also.

For a more complete review of this phone, please visit our Motorola RAZR page.


Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


Good Housekeeping

Screen is easy to read, Impressive promised battery life, somewhat slow in speed tests

from Good Housekeeping

Our consumer testers liked how comfortable it was to hold the HTC Droid Incredible 2 in their hands and to their ears, as well how easy reading was on its 4-inch super LCD display. This smartphone was intuitive to navigate and we found it simple to remove the battery (if necessary). Picture quality from the 8-megapixel camera was good and calls on the network were very clear. Volunteers commented on the rugged feel of the phone, making them feel confident in the durability and build of the phone. Some pointed out the phone’s minimalist design — all black with few lines to distur... Full review

TechTree

Wears Kevlar, but still falls prey to the bullet of poor performance

from TechTree
The Motorola RAZR is definitely made to look different and it does make heads turn. It is a good device as far as telephony is concerned and the ramped up multimedia features give it a few more brownie points. However, the laggy performance issues need immediate attention. Being a flagship product, it is priced at Rs 33,500, which combined with the lacklustre performance, takes away most of the fun... Full review
Hothardware

Thin and lightweight design, no user-replaceable battery, 4G connectivity

from Hothardware

There's a lot to like about the Droid RAZR, but there are also a few drawbacks. We really like the thin design of the device and the fact that it's significantly lighter than many of today's phones. We also love the gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display that offers a resolution of 540 x 960.

Some of the durability features built into the Droid RAZR are also very nice. This phone features a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display as well as a water repellent nanocoating that is designed to protect even the internal components of the phone from spills. The Droid RA... Full review

Ars Technica

Great performance in an odd package

from Ars Technica
The Droid Razr has no aesthetic merits other than its thinness, but performance is admirable. The phone feels snappy and very responsive, typing is great, and the phone's camera is acceptable. We will admit that there were some Ice Cream Sandwich features we enjoyed on the Galaxy Nexus that we missed on the Droid Razr, such as the card view of running applications. Hopefully the new OS will come to the Droid Razr sooner rather than later... Full review
Brighthand

A nice enough phone with a very slim design, but it asks a high price for specs not that far beyond its predecessors

from Brighthand

The Motorola Droid RAZR is in a unique and unenviable position. On its own merits, it beats everything else that Verizon has to offer, and certainly establishes itself as Motorola's best smartphone to date. The only other option currently on the market that's competitive is the Samsung Galaxy S II.

But at the same time, the RAZR is overshadowed by the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, featuring twice as much memory and an HD-quality screen. The Droid RAZR takes virtually the exact same specs of the Droid Bionic, and shoehorns them into a thinner design with an AMOLED... Full review

Geek

A great combination of old school design concepts and new smartphone tech

from Geek
I am not convinced that the Droid RAZR is the best phone on Verizon Wireless as was claimed at the launch of this device. Between the HTC Rezound and the upcoming Galaxy Nexus, the Droid RAZR certainly has some competition on Big Red. The impressive thing, however, is that the phone has more than enough power to compete with the other handsets, even without Android 4.0... Full review
Dial-a-Phone

A good looking, high-end Android phone that will get you noticed

from Dial-a-Phone
The Motorola Razr is powerful and impressive, but so are a lot of other high-end handsets that are out on the market at the moment. It can match rival devices from the likes of HTC and Samsung in terms of processing power and display-quality but it doesn’t stand head and shoulders above them. If what you’re after is a good looking, high-end Android phone that will get noticed then the Razr could be worth considering but, apart from that, there isn’t  a great deal to worry Motorola’s rivals... Full review
Pocket-lint

The Razr offerers so much with one hand, then bats it away with the other

from Pocket-lint

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. The 256ppi 4.3-inch screen is not, technically, that high resolution, but it didn't look especially coarse to us, and we soon settled... Full review

Complex

Excels and prevails at combining style and substance

from Complex

The Droid RAZR excels and prevails at combining style and substance. It just does it at a hefty cost. Verizon’s LTE network is guaranteed to have you downloading and streaming content at ridiculously fast speed rates, while the dual-core will ensure brisk results on the productive end. The redesign is both hit and miss, as the phone’s slimness is remarkably attractive. On the other hand, its sealed back becomes a major problem should a battery issue arise.

Luckily with the assistance of the Smart Actions feature, the new RAZR can do what it never could with previous mode... Full review

Business Insider

It's super thin, but it's as wide as a freight truck

from Business Insider

The RAZR certainly has the brains to compete with the incoming Galaxy Nexus, and it has the form factor to beat the HTC Rezound. But that doesn't mean the Rezound, which feels like a brick compared to the RAZR, doesn't feel a little more ergonomic to hold in your hand.

So the RAZR feels a bit awkward. It's super thin, but it's as wide as a freight truck. Like I mentioned, the screen is pretty unimpressive.

And worst of all, the phone is $299.99 on a two-year contract. I can basically guarantee that in a couple months, it will have dropped at least $100 in price. Why go... Full review


Its thinness and light weight makes its size (4.3") very forgiving and easy to carry around!

Coming from the Nokia E66, I was concerned about how I would carry around a phone with a huge 4.3" screen! However, the Droid RAZR is amazingly lightweight and thin, so you almost don't feel any weight whether it's on your hip or in your shirt pocket. Screen is super-bright and sharp, performance is... More
Coming from the Nokia E66, I was concerned about how I would carry around a phone with a huge 4.3" screen! However, the Droid RAZR is amazingly lightweight and thin, so you almost don't feel any weight whether it's on your hip or in your shirt pocket. Screen is super-bright and sharp, performance is very snappy, and the 'desktop' is uncluttered--the Motoblur is pretty transparent! Battery life is averaging 2 days of moderate use--Facebook (incl. following news feeds), email, and basic PDA activities. I've been using it for a little over a week, and I love it...!! Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 11, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean)

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Processor ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.45 W/kg
Body: 0.71 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1780 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
750 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Blue, Metallic Purple, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.1 x 6.9 x 0.7 cm
(5.2 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 127 grams
(4.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Multi-touch
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 1.3 megapixels
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola XT912, Motorola DROID HD, Motorola Spyder

16GB microSD card preinstalled
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