Motorola Droid RAZR Review
Motorola has awoken a brand that back in 2004 was an iconic handset. The RAZR was a very popular handset and Motorola rode that wave for a while. Then it just ended. Fading into oblivion. Never to be seen or heard from again except by those who missed their RAZR's.
Then Motorola slowly starting to come into success again with the iconic Droid and Droid X2; however the Droid stamp is stuck with Verizon. So the only way Motorola can be back on the forefront they needed to resurrect the RAZR name. Now did Motorolado what they intended to do? Did they make a handset worthy of the RAZR namesake? Let's find out shall we?
First thing I want to talk about is just how crazy thin this device is. At 7.1mm thick is is miniscule to look at. The Galaxy S II measures in at 8.9mm. Remember how many people were talking about how thin that was...and THIS BEATS THAT! However don't let the skinny frame fool ya. Motorola packed a ton of features around the body to prove it.
One thing you will notice is that the Droid RAZR for being so skinny did have a bit of a bulge at the top but that is so it could accommodate its 8 megapixel camera with flash. That certainly won't make you think this phone is bulky by any means just goes to show how a slight bump out brings happiness.
Around the edges you got a HDMI and micro-USB jack, 3.5mm headphone input, the power key, and the volume rocker. Around the left edge is the ever so clever hidden SIM and microSD slots. To say that the door is a bit tricky to open is an understatement. I made a video review of this device and needless to say I was frustrated. The device comes with a 16GB card pre-installed that is on top of the 8GB internal storage which is delightful.
Now the phone itself is a mix of few different ingredients. You have aluminum, Kevlar and Gorilla Glass, for those who want to keep their faceplate scratch resistant. The overall feeling of the handset is that it is top quality in material however a few people felt it to be a bit TOO big. It could make trying to type with your one thumb quite uncomfortable. It is just that slight downfall for some people who held it to pass on it.
Now the back of the camera has the 8 megapixel camera and the front brings you a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chats. Under the Gorilla Glass you have the 4.3” 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED Advanced (you see they spared no expense). The display itself is quite crisp however at lower light settings a slight greenish hue would become all to apparent. However it is still a PenTile display, meaning that no matter how great the quality it will still have a bit of a grainy look to it.Continued on the next page