Motorola DROID RAZR HD now available at Verizon for $200, Wirefly has it for less
0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2012, 07:21 posted on
Right on schedule, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD is now available from Verizon. For $199, one can order the smartphone via the carrier's website, assuming they don't mind signing a new 2-year service agreement. Also available for purchase is its beefier brother – the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD priced at $299, which has all the hardware specs of the former model, save for the larger 3300mAh battery behind its back plate...
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1. jroc74 (Posts: 5219; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Now....the question for me is....do I get this....or wait for a possible Moto device announced next year.
Good move this time having both the RAZR HD and Maxx HD available at the same time.
2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
I would wait if were you for
1) it has a pentile display(Even Samsung who was defending that chose a new layout for Note II)
2) Its still stuck in 4.0 ICS where 4.2 is only a weeks away.
3) New Moto Nexus may come in future
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
ICS isn't really a big factor anymore being that Jelly Bean is so close. it's supposed to be rolling out to the M starting today and i've been running it since Friday.
20. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Pentile really isn't that bad. With a 720p HD display, it is really not that big of an issue. It seriously minimally bothers me on my Razr.
and Jelly Bean is rolling out like.. now... so it doesn't really matter.
The Moto Nexus probably wouldn't have that much of a difference. So, yes, get this, and don't wait. I'm thinking that the upcomming update won't be significant anyways.
23. jroc74 (Posts: 5219; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
For 1), that doesnt bother me in the least. I have a Rezound....and I like the screen on my RAZR better. Pentile seriously isnt as bad as some make it. I played around with a Bionic, and it didnt look all that bad on that too.
2), that doesnt bother me either. It being Moto newest phone, it will get 4.2 eventually. Being stuck on 4.0 isnt as bad as being stuck on Froyo. Or stuck on Eclair.
3) is more what I meant about waiting. If a Moto Nexus comes out sooner than later....I may regret getting the Maxx HD.
4. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
There will always be a more powerful device, but this will be Moto's flagship on Verizon for the next 9-12 months. Just like the Razr/Maxx was their main offering for the last year.
24. jroc74 (Posts: 5219; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This I know and understand. What I meant earlier was if a Moto Nexus will be coming sooner than later. Eben then...if Moto goes 5: for the screen....it might be a no buy for me. The GS3 is pushing it to me as far as size.
3. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
I put my hands on the Razar i yesterday (don't bought it, just made a little hands on).
The phone is very good! Very solid, good fit in the hand, fast, light... But I have to say that the screen is not THAT fantastic. It is good, but the size is not realy 4,3". The virtual buttons area in the bottom of the screen, in my opinion, can't be counted as part of the screen!I did not have a ruler at the time. But I think it's about 4" of real screen.
I Really want to put my hands on the Razrs HD and HD Maxx. If I can not buy a Nexus, they will be my second and third choices...
6. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeah, except that Wirefly is known to screw up peoples' plans. Just change the plan, you say? Oh sure, if you want to be nailed by Wirefly's termination fee (which is triggered if you change ANYTHING for six months).
You used to advertise for-I mean report on-Wirefly's pricing all the time. Please don't start that s**t again, at least not without DOING YOUR JOB and reporting on the fine print.
7. ChafedBanana (Posts: 362; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Thats right Sniggly. These Wirefly guys are crooks. I would only buy from Verizon. I don't wanna get screwed.
8. bubbadoes (Posts: 414; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Absolutely, no difference in these two phones from the original Razr and Maxx Razr, other than the word (HD)--still running ICS, still have Kevlar, still saying Droid, still 4.7, still 1.5 dual core, and still saying upgradeable to JellyBean 4.1- which we all know translates to (you want get it)....not hating my Androids, but this turn-style evolution is getting old....change something please--do a 360 flip like Samsung did with the GS3 from the previous Galaxy S series (Fascinate) in particular.
13. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Way to do your research.
Screen: Upgraded from 4.3" qHD to 4.7" 720p
Processor: Upgraded from 1.2 GHz OMAP 4 to 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 (doesn't sound like much on paper, but it is big)
Comparing the SGS3 to the Fascinate, you're talking about 2 generations. In that case, compare the Razr HD to the Droid X and tell me it's only "turn-style".
14. bubbadoes (Posts: 414; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wow..big features indeed...My comment was before you started to rant was not comparing the Fascinate to the S3,--my comment was why don't Motorola do a flip in improvements like Samsung did with the S3 from the previous models (ie previous S2 and Fascinate/Galaxy S series). Am I clear enough for you now...and going from 1.2 ghz OMAP to 1.5 snapdragon---whoopy do...i can't even tell the difference on my S3 which also has 2 gigs of ram coupled to the processor that Motorola is now adding the the RAZR...
18. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Right, and Samsung made incremental improvements from the S to the S2 to the S3. I don't see what's so different with Motorola. What "360 flip" were you expecting?
26. jroc74 (Posts: 5219; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I will give it to Samsung to have a phone with a quad core out there....but its not like Moto is pushing 2009 hardware. One phone comes with quad core, 2GB ram then all of a sudden everything else that doesnt have that is obsolete.
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it'd be great to know how i can upgrade without losing unlimited data now...
11. jumbolump (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)
You can't. Some third party Verizon stores will do it by accident but thats the only way. Unlimited is being phased out big time.
12. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
There's still a loophole if you add a line and the rep manually changes the phone over or if you use another line's upgrade and manually change the device to your number. There have been occasions where that didn't work, but if it doesn't and you return the device you're only out the $35 restocking fee, they are required to give your unlimited data back on a return.
16. Brewski (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
If you pay the full price for the phone (Unsubsidized, off-contract) you can keep your unlimited.
I am grandfathered in with Verizon and ready to upgrade my phone. I'm just trying to decide on the Razr Maxx HD or the LG Optimus G.
Right now I only use about 3-4 gigs/month but that's on 3G, I suspect that will double when I get an LTE phone...
17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i know that. i want the subsidy and unlimited. xD
19. RCMizK3w1 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Best phone on the U.S. market in my opinion when taking into account battery life and construction. S3 will still have the advantage on the specs sheet but I would still take a larger battery and better build quality over a slightly faster phone with an extra feature or two.
21. jcool930 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
man, they keep bringing out these bangin phones. I almost got a G3s but Maxx HD is sweet. Me and my girl and her cousins use Wirefly. No issues with them. why not save $100?
22. Wirefly_Support (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
We are very excited to be offering this phone! It has a lot of buzz happening here in our offices. If you have questions about the Wirefly offer, please let us know...we are here and happy to help! You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27. sfukr (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jul 2010)
Great phone. Anyone know when the 1st true Googrola phone comes out? Or Motorola Nexus?