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Motorola DROID RAZR Review

Posted: November 16, 2011
Motorola DROID RAZR Review
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The Motorola RAZR is back in DROID form! Measuring only 0.28" thick with a 4.3" super AMOLED screen, The DROID RAZR is the brightest and thinnest smartphone on the market. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a look at the new $300 phone on Verizon's 4G LTE network for Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The new Droid RAZR is super thin like the original phone from 2004.
  • The phone measures only 0.28" thick but still feels very solid.
  • It's almost 3" wide so it is bound to feel big if you have smaller hands.
  • The back of the phone is coated in Kevlar, which feels great.
  • It's nice to see other materials being used in phones.
  • The Droid RAZR is super light and weighs only 4.5 ounces.
  • There's no removable battery so for those who like to burn through batteries so much you need to remove them, better luck next time.
  • The generous 4.3" super AMOLED screen looks great with a gorilla glass panel that's pretty strong.
  • The resolution is great with vivid and accurate colors.
  • The touch screen was also one of the most responsive yet, but it still has a little of that Android lag.
  • The 8 megapixel camera wasn't as good as we hoped.
  • After seeing the Samsung Galaxy SII and the iPhone 4S, we were expecting Motorola to step their game up.
  • The colors were mostly good although sometimes they were a little washed out.
  • Photos taken in low light showed a lot of noise; outside photos were much better as far as image noise was concerned.
  • The phone shoots 1080p video but we found it tracking colors when you first start.
  • Overall, the video looked a little washed out.
  • The 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Verizon's 4G LTE network made the RAZR as fast as we hoped.
  • The phone comes with Android's Gingerbread OS with Motorola's UI on top.
  • We did enjoy little things like the sleep animation, which goes off like an old CRT television.
  • The dual core processor was noticeable when opening apps and switching between tasks.
  • During our traditional Angry Birds test, the Droid RAZR routinely launched the game faster than the iPhone 4S.
  • With the 4G LTE network, download speeds were pretty great, hitting upwards of 30 megs down.
  • The Droid RAZR is as fast as phones come.

Price

  • $300 with a Verizon Wireless contract.

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • It's super fast with a great screen.
  • We really wish the camera was better.

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  • God0fallgods

    it's funny cause my ATT Motorola Atrix 2 4G locks the screen the same way and it came out before the razr. Also mine was free with a contract and has the same specs for the most part lmao.

    Posted: January 21, 2012 12:08 PM
    God0fallgods
  • JimDanD

    Did they review it with Gingerbread OS or Ice Cream Sandwich? Still think that name is ridiculous. But I wonder if that fixes some of their issues.

    Posted: November 26, 2011 1:22 AM
    JimDanD
  • ADamage

    @corsair857 - just upgraded to 4g myself. if you had unlimited data on your plan already you get grandfathered in. so you get 4g data unlimited. the phone is awesome, and i use a tether app to hook it up to my laptop to get insane speeds.

    Posted: November 25, 2011 5:09 PM
    ADamage
  • BigNig

    i have the razr and i friggen love it just sayin

    Posted: November 24, 2011 1:53 PM
    BigNig
  • SniPINGASuzual

    30 seconds into the video a wild advertisement appeared.

    Posted: November 20, 2011 2:36 PM
    SniPINGASuzual
  • jc18378

    Kevin you are mistaken, this phone is going to be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, which will improve the cameras ;)

    Posted: November 17, 2011 8:03 AM
    jc18378
  • corsair857

    Dunno if anyone will know but if i have unlimited 3G and upgrade my phone to a 4G phone will i keep unlimited data? I would love to upgrade and use 4G at home like Kevin said.

    Posted: November 16, 2011 9:15 PM
    corsair857
  • mattmira

    It's just about the same. The 4GLTE network put a little bit of a hinderance on it. When i was on that network a lot, the phone was dying before dinner.

    However on wi-fi and when 4G was turned off the battery life was a bit better than the 4S.

    I would say get the Galaxy S2 or wait on the Nexus and Photon releases.

    (matt, pr0n producer)

    Posted: November 16, 2011 9:02 PM
    mattmira
  • wolvieburns01

    One of the biggest things I am wondering is battery life. Understand that the battery is not removable, but how long does it last? Or more specific is it better or worse than the iPhone4s?

    Posted: November 16, 2011 6:20 PM
    wolvieburns01
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