Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be on its way
According to a leaked document, a new DROID RAZR HD model is in the works, upping the pixel count quite a bit. Of course, the upgraded screen won't be the only improvement in the RAZR HD. The leaked EXIF data also suggests a camera with f/2.4 aperture and focal length of 5mm. While no other details on the hardware front have been revealed, the doc does tell us about a 4.0.3 ICS build coming out of the box. Not that we'd have expected the RAZR HD to come with anything older than that. By the way, this piece of news has been brought to you courtesy of some pictures stored in the Picasa account of Vic Yu - program manager at Motorola, but of course, that doesn't mean that it's 100% legitimate.
Interestingly, there was a recent photo of a device unofficially called DROID Fighter, which looks like a good candidate to end up as the DROID RAZR HD. Who knows?! Well, if someone reading this actually happens to know, please be sure to drop us a line right here. Thanks!
1. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
it looks awesome...i really like how motorola razr line looks...if it is to have HD screen of non pentile nature and OMAP quad core it is one of my top choices for a new smartphone :)))
2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
now all that motorola needs is include everything they have in this phone, and stop producing new phones every now and then...
39. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
THat is dam right......
MOTO stop it.....
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3516; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
They should have released the original Droid Razr with a HD screen not qHD. I bet all the people who bought the original Droid Razr & Razr Maxx are going to be pist-off!
4. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i would be, every month motorola upgrades from the original it seems. droid, droidX, droid 2,droidR2-D2, droid 2 global, droidx2 ,droid3, droid bionic, droid razr, droid razr MAXX, and now the droid fighter, all within the span of roughly 3 years. a bit ridiculous if you ask me. Tons of product doesnt exactly equal sales.
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3516; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Exactly, all those phones you mentioned are marginal improvements over the other. The Droid Razr is not a year old yet but there is now going to be a 3rd variation.
I would be so pist-off if I was an early adopter of the Droid Razr just to find out that in a couple of months the Droid Razr Maxx drops then a couple of months later the Droid Razr HD is going to drop.
Too much in too little time.
6. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
thats why they only release one galaxy s a year, make the people have time to start wanting the next version....give them time not pressure them by releasing one every month. sounds like the HTC of 2011 and motorola entirely.
7. troutsy (Posts: 213; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Not all the people who bought a variation of the RAZR will be angry about Motorola releasing new phones so often. Only the people who fear losing any of their internet-nerd-carry-the-leetest-of-electro-devices street cred get upset about it. That includes most of the demographic that frequents Phonearena, but ultimately still only a small fraction of 1% of the people who bought/own a RAZR.
2 years from now, I'll be glad that I only have to wait for 3 months for a better device to come out if I'm not happy with Motorola's most current offering.
9. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i typically but my phones without contract so im good
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
actually i think a pretty good bit of us have Razrs. xD
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only thing i think they should have done differently since the Razr is that they should have announced the MAXX at the same time. if they had done that then this Fighter/RAZR HD/Vanquish would have been well due.
65. Dadler22 (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
ever seen an iPhone? they marginally improve over a number of years.
17. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Your right..i bet the people who bought the first razr are still mad about not knowing the maxx was around the corner..now they might kill themselves
19. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
they could still possibly sell of their original razr....although its value is going down with every incremental upgrade.....
23. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
LMAO! NOW THE RAZOR HD! omg people are shooting themselves in the foot with this one. Oh well at least I didnt waste my money and bought the first 2! LMAO!
22. BattleBrat (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I bought my RAZR online from Verizon November 8th it arrived on the 10th, a day before the official release. I was one of the earliest adopters.
I tell you honestly, I don't care, watch a movie on netflix on the RAZR, then I watch the same movie on my 64gb 4th Gen iTouch, the RAZR is clearer, more vibrant, more beautiful, and no black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, so no wasted space (why did apple go with that screen ratio?) The screen was never a problem with me, and with the lapdock, and ICS the apps should be scalable so they SHOULD format to the Lapdock's screen, that's when the lapdock gets wicked. I prefer the RAZR due to it's thin profile, I usually keep it in my shirt pocket, and thin keeps it unubtrusive.
30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
they do scale and if they don't scale they turn into the Tablet version because Webtop 3.0 is essentially Moto's ICS for Tablets controlled by the Lapdock or by using straight HDMI-out and using the phone's on-screen trackpad and keyboard software. i'm running the ICS leak now complete with Webtop 3.0. it's very nice. it actually came as a surprise to me that Webtop 3.0 was accessible with a straight HDMI connection.
32. BattleBrat (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Really? YES! Then the future is coming! They could make a padphone type accessory with minimal effort if needed, but I'd prefer the lapdock. My Lapdock 100 has been sitting unused for far too long. I have like 6 different "Office" suits all paid, can't wait to finally give them a head to head comp.
33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
my dad has the 500 and while i still think it's better to use the mouse with it the Lapdock is 100% completely better to use with 3.0. it doesn't feel slowed down like it did before now it feels as feast as you'd expect from running an ICS Tablet/Phone.
it's worth it bro. ;)
24. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Im happy with my Razr. A higher resolution screen would kill the battery quicker. The Razr Maxx is a good phone and I wouldn't really call it a different phone. It's the same phone with a larger capacity battery (aka extended). I can use my battery easily over 20+ hours with normal use and my own actions. (I dont even use smart actions) And even if the Maxx was released I think I would have still gone with the original due to the price difference and I like the form a little better. (My own opinion)
The major gripe about this phone is the firmware and BLUR OS. The menus look dated and is what makes a decent screen seem like a POS.
31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i have no doubt that this Fighter/RAZR HD/Vanquish will have a 3300mAh+ battery because not only will it have an HD Display but it's also rumored to have a 1.8GHz OMAP4470. the only reason i see them doing this is because they want to be able to keep up with the likes of the Tegra III and the S4 without using different architecture and to have an OMAP clocked that high and have the phone get any kind of good battery life they'll need that kind of battery.
not the case at all with ICS. ;)
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
nah, the Razr is a very satisfying handset, especially with ICS. SAA isn't a bad screen. chances are though i'll probably sell or trade my Razr and Trophy to get this bad boy just because of the camera, on-screen buttons and the display. ;D
34. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
It will depend on the actual upgrades, the only real differences between the razr and the maxx is the battery. So before people get all upset , lets see what the difference really is. Besides the rumors of the razr hd have been around since before the maxx was released so if you got the maxx or even the original razr. Its the choice you make and the chance you take.
44. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
See the funny thing is, Having visted multiple Razr forums, i've seen primarily people who don't own Razrs say that. ILike 95% of time too, it's kinda sad how pathetic some people are, just wishing to see others get upset.
10. networkdood (Posts: 5583; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, the original phone should have included this plus a bigger battery - but, it is not enough for me to switch....
11. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)
motorola slapped the faces of people who bought droid razr after giving Driod Razr Maxx............Now they will slap the faces of people Who bought Droid razr maxx after releasing Droid Razr HD.
13. rayman173 (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Hopefully this phone will come to AT&T......probably not but I hope so.......as much as I love AT&T's partnership with Samsung, I would love to see some more Motorola droid phones on AT&T......I quite like their UI.
15. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
how do you think sprint customers feel? they have gotten 1 decent moto phone in the last 2-3 yrs
20. rayman173 (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I mean AT&T is no different the only high end moto phone we have gotten is the Motorola Atrix and Atrix 2....both are on the low end spectrum of the top notch phones....plus the atrix 2 doesn't have the last build of the m.a.p.
45. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
verizon is getting motorola phones like theres no tomorrow......tmobile getting the htc one s and they already have the amaze and sensation, sprint only currently has the sgs2 and photon worth talking in my opinion although the evo lte is coming. att just has a ton of samsung phones recently. and my parents have to choose us cellular .-. so i have to use a wildfire s.....good phone other than internal storage and power
46. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Sprint ended their relationship with Moto years ago; in '08 or early '09. A Moto rep came to the Sprint store I worked at in '09 & said that they're releasing 4 CDMA phones to Sprint by end of Q2 2010. He was right, except they were released to Verizon. I take it he didn't know what he was talking about or something fell through. I had the Photon when I worked for Sprint. It's basically a Droid X2 with a different design. Oh well, I have Verizon so I'm good.
47. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
and it has more RAM and internal storage.
28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the similar Atrix 3 is inbound for them.
14. SupermanayrB (Posts: 115; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Dammit! I just ordered the Maxx again 2 days ago. It's cool though cause I got it for free. Guess I'll eat another restocking fee if this thing releases anytime soon.
16. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Sounds like a great phone, but I wouldn't get it because in 2-3 months they'll come out with the exact same phone running a Tegra 3! Motorola fail
29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
in two to three months the Tegra III will be trash.
18. ChafedBanana (Posts: 352; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
What I've said all along since the HTC Rezound came out. HD is a must. Settle for nothing less. That's why I passed on the Razr and upgraded from the Bionic to the GNex. I only miss the HDMI out. MHL sucks. And the GPS signal takes too long to connect on the GNex.
21. BattleBrat (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I didn't care when the MAXX was released, but NOW I'M PISSED!!!
Just kidding, I've had my RAZR for darn near 6 months now, it wasn't going to stay on top forever.
35. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
By the time this Razr comes out my Razr will be over 6 months old. I'm not mad at all about this release, everyone knows new phones with better specs come out over and over again. Who in there right mind can expect to buy a phone and six months latter still have it be the best or not have a successor with better specs?
36. gdogcal (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
I'm so glad to hear all of the reasonable Razr owners speak their part. I find it hilarious that the folks claiming "the Razr owners are going to be pissed" are not even Razr owners?!
On that note, I do get the idea that Moto could/should have been a more transparent about their new phone roll-out schedule ahead of time. However, what world are we coming to where we tell phone manufacturers to SLOW DOWN their releases? Is this not PhoneArena?! I'm pumped up that we're actually seeing innovation/renovation so regularly in the Android world.
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well i think we want to see more worthwhile upgrades so i think they should do big quarterly launches for every major carrier or a big release for every carrier every half a year.
38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
MOTOROLA U ARE TAKING THE LIBERTY.......
40. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
And you see, this is Verizon's problem: The problem is that they are not rolling out enough phones to add to their lineup. Why is it that AT&T, being 2nd place rolls out a phone or announces a phone every month, while Big Red announces and rolls out one phone every 3-6 months. And when they do, they roll out s**t. Every now and then, they come out with something like the Nexus. Listen, in the last 4 months, what has come out? The Samsung Brightside? The LG Lucid? And a bunch of rumors about a phone called the Fighter, Razr HD, and all this other nonsense that is irrelevant? Brightside and Lucid? Really? Come on, really? VZW needs to wake up bro. The people who think that Verizon has the best lineup need to wake up too. You know what? For the sake of everyone, I hope one day AT&T buys VZW and take over their network and combines it with the phones they role out. Then I can own a Samsung Galaxy Note on a Verizon signal and network.
41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
just how much more do you think AT&T is doing than Verizon? xD
48. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Probably a hell of a lot better than VZW is. The only reason why VZ works so well is that they have the financial backing to invest in their technology. Keep in mind that VZW invests alot more in advertising. Which is why if you compare plans, VZW is much more expensive to cover their advertising costs.
50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no, not really. AT&T is like neck at neck when it comes to pricing and when it comes to device line-up just what does AT&T have that is better than what Verizon has?
43. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
Really? Verizon is kicking AT&T's butt. Big reds testing has been a lot more stringent than anyone else's in the industry, which quite honestly I and others appreciate. They have released s**t? I think not The BIonic? The iphone 4s? The Razr Maxx, seriously? Wildman its not quantity its quality.
49. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Bionic, a phone that came and went. No one cares much about it now.
iPhone4s, a phone that has a 4 in it and has no 4g in it. Real good folks.
Razr Maxx, a Razr that has an extended battery.
As compared to AT&T: HTC Titan 2, Nokia Lumina 900, Samsung Galaxy 2, and the grand daddy of them all..................SAMSUNG.........GALAXY.........NOTE.
51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
xD in comparison to AT&T's devices at the Bionic's level the Bionic destroys them. the Bionic is still better than most of AT&T's high-end devices. sure the Windows Phones are pretty nice but there's trade offs for each of the Galaxy S II devices and you got us with the Note but that's pretty much it. you're failing to see the good in Verizon's line-up which there is a lot of.
52. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Ok, but then let me ask you this: why does it take Verizon almost 6 months for something to come out when it takes AT&T is announcing phones every month or 2? Look at the s**t they brought out the last 2 times: The LG Lucid and the Samsung Brightside? Really? Seriously? I mean really? Look at what AT&T has: Nokia Lumina 900 and the HTC Titan II. What gives here?
By the way, for the record, I am a 10 year VZW customer who is thinking about switching to AT&T.
53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
does it matter? even at that rate it still doesn't seem that AT&T has caught up with Verizon. it's quality not quantity.
54. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Your missing my point. My point is, why is it that if Verizon is supposedly #1 in the country and they have called themselves the countries most reliable network, how come it produces a phone for their customers so slowly? I mean seriously, if your a customer needing an upgrade, you'd wait forever. AT&T gives you endless options almost bi-monthly. It should really be the other way around.
55. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
why does that matter when Verizon's selection has BEEN good? we don't need more of the same stuff. all AT&T is doing now is playing catch-up.
56. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
I think if you look at the line up in the last 4 months of what's come out between the 2 companies, Verizon needs to play catch-up or they are marching to a really bad drum that is off-key.
57. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what i'm saying is they didn't need to come out with anything in the last 4 months. nothing was a substantial enough improvement to add to what was already there. xD
58. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
The Bionic is an older device as phones go however,its still a great device. Samsung, and HTC phones have TERRIBLE battery life. Nokia? Palease, and yes the iphone 4s is not 4g but who cares, its still a better device than any of the ones youve mentioned. Enough said? you havnt said s**t.
59. Wildmanfan (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Bro, I've said what I got to say. f**k the Iphone. If you think that the iphone is better than anyone of those phones I just mentioned, then that's just whatever. Keep watching s**t on that little ass screen, thinking that it's the best thing going. By the way, you haven't said s**t yet either pal.
60. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
First of all Im not your Bro, second whats with the temper tantrum? I never said that the iphone is the best thing going, I just said its a better device than any of the ones youve mentioned. What I Am saying and have said is that VZW's testing standards are alot more stringent than at&t's, and the reason is so when they release a device they have worked out most if not all of the bugs are worked out before they are released. So its better to have a few well working well thought out devices in your lineup than a several mediocre ones as is seen from at&t. As far as fees if you take a good look at&ts in most cases are about 15% higher that at&t's, for example the upgrade fee on at&t is 36 dollars, and on VZW is only 30. You get what you pay for , and its not quantity its quality. Oh and if you have been with VZW for so long there must be a good reason if not then switch to at&t already.