Droid RAZR HD poses for Mr. Blurrycam
0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2012, 14:08 posted on
Images of the upcoming Motorola Droid RAZR HD have leaked, showing off rounded corners, a slim physique, and even more Kevlar...
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30. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Man this is going to be an awesome phone. My Razr gets me 22hrs of battery life on the regular and is fast enough to handle almost anything I throw at it with the small exeption of some games. I can only fathom what a 3300mha battery will do and a S4 chip :) still wish/hope TI come out with their new silicone
32. Grishm (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 May 2012)
As much as Motorola flagship phones' specs are impressive their designs suck big time. If only they have their phones designed by Sony, they would get sold like hot cakes!
35. Droid4Life (unregistered)
If this phones comes out, i would imagine it having a different name, as moto's droids seem to come out in series that have similar designs i.e.
Droid 3= bionic w/ keyboard
Xoom= big bionic
Razr Maxx = Razr w/ big battery
XYBoard= big razr
So, this phone will probably be released under a different name because of the design.
39. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
I would agree with you, except that the name "RAZR" is a bit too hallowed to Motorola to just ditch after 2/3rds of a year. I suspect we'll be seeing iterations on that name for a couple years to come (for better or worse).
70. Droid4Life (unregistered)
Thanks for the clarification Scott.
37. jove39 (Posts: 1781; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hope Motorola shows some love to gsm carriers this time...I want this phone...wont mind buying it over sgs3...in favor of extra battery life.
40. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
the s3 touch wiz is worse than stock motoblur on ics is way better
47. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Motorola RAZR Blade HD MAXXX or RAZRs Edge
48. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
I hope it has the HD IPS display, now that makes a better screen, i find the ips display look better them s-amoled and s-lcd.
49. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
As much as I love Motorola and their phones, because i currently have a Bionic, i cant stand their camera quality. ITS CRAPP!!! Its always been bad. Their color production is just not good. Also their browsers are always EXTREMELY LAGGY, i know this because ive had several phones and their browsers always lag. But if they fixed that with ICS than it should be good. Personally i wouldnt get this phone cuz im in love with the GS3 but this is sill an awesome phone and can knock the living crap out of iPhone.
76. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
I absolutely agree! Honestly, I think the Bionic had a VERY similar if not exactly the same camera as my Droid X1 did and that thing SUCKED donkey balls compared to my current Samsung Note camera. I wholeheartedly agree and hope Moto steps it up in the camera department too and I will be 100% sold! I want to come back to you MOTO just hear me out!
53. jan25 (Posts: 469; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
sweet.. how big is the screen? 4.6 and this phone will be epic. i don't even need to see the design for this spec sheet.
57. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
OH YES, it is so very sexy, I wonder how thick it will be, I've been spoiled by my RAZR... Thing is I'm getting the iPhone 5 (to use as an iTouch) and won't have funds available for it, maybe I'll pick one up 6 months down the line for $350 off ebay.....
65. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Should be around the same thickness as the Maxx and that is a rather thin phone. Strangely the Maxx is light for a phone with such a large battery in it. I seriously hope that since Moto in under Google they didn't skimp on the camera sensor and screen(tap LG for that IPS 720p 4.5" screen). That S4 should fit and play nicely with Moto's large battery and hold Moto until TI unleashes the OMAP 5. OMAP 5 with Power VR is going to be one head turning beast like the Exynos and Apple A6/A15.
67. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Why not just wait for the next Gen iPod touch then and save way more money?
72. tedkord (Posts: 9897; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yeah, I was kinda wondering that myself. Or, just turn whatever your old phone is into a video/music player. My old smartphone is a media player for my son now. Just turned off the phone radio, put 6 or 8 icons on the homescreen (and eliminate all other homescreens) for media players and games on it, and he's good to go. He has WiFi for internet at home. He loves it. (He's 10 y/o)
84. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I'm tired of Apple throwing us iTouch users under the bus, iPod Touches are always inferior spec wise to the iPhone. The price difference between a top of the line iPod Touch and a top of the line iPhone (provided I buy someones upgrade for $200) is only $200 I'm willing to spend that. That and I'd like to use the iPhone as a bike computer, something not super functional on an iPod Touch due to lack of GPS. My old phone is a Droid X, I sold it. I kept my Droid 1, still use it as an alarm clock (works awesome too) I feel iOS is too simple for a phone but AWESOME for a media player. Actually I think there is a ROM you can flash that removes the phone features completely, making your old Android phone a dedicated media player.
66. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
We are finally starting to see the Big Three of Android.
One X/EVO LTE
This is what Apple fears. Three really outstanding devices all with their own benefits and looks but are all awesome.
69. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
it looks great, and sounds even better, i jus hope that they will use some kind of IPS LCD for the screen, not pentile amoled or regular lcd or even pentile lcd like they used to, and fingers crosed for a-15 ti opam processor and some bad ass gpu and 2 gb of ram aaand 3300 mAh battery
73. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
720p screen, good camera (I hope) + massive battery + great design (though it's too slim and too wide for me)=great phone
74. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
I loved my last two Motorola phones i.e. Droid1 and Droid X. I switched to a Galaxy Note and as much as I love the screen I just can't help but shake the feeling of "cheap" from it. I am looking to either HTC or Motorola again, but I really need an awesome camera. SO MOTOROLA STEP UP THE CAMERA!!
75. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
By the way this looks pretty awesome! I can't wait for more info!
78. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Love the Kevlar but the speaker being offset and the size of the camera lens kinda bother me
86. nleksan (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I would have really liked to see the smartphone manufacturers move forward with a bigger focus on the hardware, especially since Android 4.x.x has been out for 6+ months (and still has yet to be widely adopted, with just 7% of users having ICS). The software is excellent, so it's time for the arguably more important hardware to catch up.
Looking at the computer world, we have...
- Performance King - Intel's i7-3930K/3960X (SandyBridge-E 6-Core; + i7-3820 SB-E 4core)
- "Performance Mainstream" - Intel's Ivy Bridge i7-3770K/i5-3570K + SandyBridge i7-2600K/i5-2500K and also AMD's Bulldozer FX-8150 and APU A10-series (+ Phenom II X4 960T/975/980 and X6 1090/1100T)
- "Mainstream" - Intel's IVB i7-3xxx/i5-3xxx + SNB i7-2xxx/i5-2xxx/i3-2xxx and AMD's FX-61xx/41xx + A8-/A6-/A4-xxxx APU's (+ Phenom II X2/X3/X4 topping out at the ~X4 945)
- "Budget" - Intel's IVB/SNB i3 line + Dual-Core Pentium and AMD's Athlon II x2/3/4 still holding strong.
Ivy Bridge-E is due early '13, Haswell (IVB's replacement) around the same time and bringing with it an entirely new socket and architecture; AMD has Piledriver and it's ever-improving line of APUs (arguably the best for majority of consumers).
That's not even taking into account the RIDICULOUS improvements in GPU power we've seen this year, which AMD's "Tahiti" 7970's massive compute/GPGPU performance, and Nvidia's GK104 "Kepler" offering ridiculous GPU performance at vastly-reduced TDP (heat) compared to the GTX5xx/4xx lines (the fact that the 670 is equalling the 680 in everything but synth benches shows how overpowered it is!).
Computer Memory Speeds have surpassed what was thought possible for DDR3, with DDR3-2800 kits readily available and 16GB DDR3-2133 kits selling for $100. Samsung's new ">30nm" modules overclock from 1333 to >2200 @ 1.55-1.6v so easily it's funny. In fact, with DDR3 hitting speeds thought impossible, the launch of DDR4 is being delayed.
Solid State Drives have improved in performance to an unheard of level (~$90 120GB ForceGT w Synch NAND, ~$200 256GB Samsung830 w Synch NAND); 520Mbs/480Mbs Synchronous Read/Write speeds are the norm with even lower-cost drives offering >35,000IOPS and top-line 2.5" offering 80,000IOPS. NAND flash prices are dropping like a rock, so much so that SLC NAND flash based drives are hitting the consumer market (6mo ago it was ~$160 for a 120GB MLC SSD vs ~$700-1200 for 120GB SLC SSD), and while MLC flash (Sync moreso, Async less-so) based drives still offer more perf than 99.5% will ever use. This might be the first year that, for consumer PC's, we see SSD's take a legitimate and significant chunk of the market away from mechanical HDD's; a 512GB SSD for ~$300 vs 1TB HDD for ~$100 and the former wins every time (10-15sec vs >90sec boot times, 0.05ms vs 10-15ms response times, 550Mbs vs 125Mbs sequential reads, and thousands of times more durable).
PSU's offer >94% efficiency even @ 1200W+!!
WHY ARE OUR SMARTPHONES SO FAR BEHIND?