Motorola DROID RAZR HD hands-on
0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2012, 23:45 posted on
Right away, it’s quite obvious that it’s sporting a totally new design, but at its core, we’re able to make out some of the familiar design cues that made the DROID RAZR a stand out hit – like its water-resistant splash coating, KEVLAR back casing, and sturdy overall construction...
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1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
tone down the customizations, add something extensive, make up your minds huh!? ;P
btw this isn't running JB. this is what the JB powered ones were like.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
My prediction: The HD will be 200, and the Maxx will be 300.
That is, at least, unless Verizon is run by complete f**king idiots.
That said, why is the experience "underwhelming?" It's pretty much stock Android. Which, by the way, a lot of the hardcore Android users have been crying for, which is why Motorola did it.
And I'm not really a fan of Touchwiz anymore. Yeah, the S3's lock screen is cool with the rippling water, but other than that I'm kind of turned off by it.
Sense is pretty good overall, but it needlessly complicates a couple of ICS design choices in order to establish an independent identity.
I think Motorola made the right choice with their interface.
But let me guess: you guys will rate the interface as really crappy so you can justify giving the phone a 7 out of 10 compared to the 9.9 you'll give the iPhone 5/6/Jesus 2.0, right?
4. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I am stating my prediction NOW that the rating they will probably give it is a 9. They give credit when credit is due.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Why do you think that PA will give the New iPhone a 9.9 score? If memory serves, the 4S scored a 8.5 while the GS III snagged a 9.3. That seemed fair when I had to burn an afternoon about a month ago while my car was being serviced. I stopped by a nearby VZW store and since both the 4S and GS III were available, I checked them out.
I could see the New iPhone getting a 9.0 on the strength of LTE and an improved chipset with the slightly larger screen real estate. But to go north of 9.0 will need a re-vamped UI, which I haven't seen any leaks about. A UI re-vamp may need another year to run before it shows up in the S edition of the New iPhone
10. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The iPhone 4 got a 9.5 when it was released despite having the critical signal issue and a visual refresh that only mattered if you turned the phone on its side (and introduced problems with maintaining the phone in good condition-thank you glass back!)
Recently Phonearena has been pretty harsh on devices being released. The Atrix HD got an 8, the One X an 8.5, the Note an 8, the Droid 4 an 8.5, the Ion an 8, the Evo LTE an 8.5, the Photon Q a 7, and the Incredible LTE a 7.5.
I mean, I know they'll probably generally be fair, but they seem to lop off big points for minor quibbles, like the "experience" being "subpar," which is a totally subjective judgment.
13. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)
I agree with your pricing prediction. M - $100, HD - $200 - Maxx $300.
5. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Fwaaaak look at the smoothness and beauty of this device....!!! WoW
9. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
Why must gorilla glass!! Why not others!!
11. cheetah2k (Posts: 739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
the kevlar back covers do it for me. No need for a case, just throw on a screen protector (because we all know gorilla glass scratches!) and done
12. bubbadoes (Posts: 315; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Motorola--enough of this style-design-feature..Nothing of significant "eye-brow" raising value has risen from this phone since the RAZR--all releases after that have been increase in battery life and that's it...RAZR, MAXX, M, HD, HD MAXX...come on.....
14. McLTE (Posts: 622; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
After seeing the bezel on the M.. I'm dying to see a version of this phone with the tiny bezel.. that would allow them to either increase screen size to 5" or shrink the phone.. either would be great!
15. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
Motorolas New Motoblur blows all android interfaces out of the water. Touch wiz is ugly and in every aspect ruins ice cream sandwich and sense looks to much like gingerbread and needs major fixes. Ive owned the razr nexus and s3 and i prefer the razr still. Samsungs phones have internet problems especially the nexus