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Motorola DROID RAZR HD vs the competition: size comparison

0. phoneArena 06 Sep 2012, 07:28 posted on

"The most compact big screen smartphone" – this is how the Motorola DROID RAZR HD was described during its official unveiling yesterday. Sounds awesome indeed, especially when smartphones of 4.7 inches and above are so big that they create their own little gravity field. Jokes aside, Motorola's new flagship is relatively compact indeed, as it became evident in our DROID RAZR HD hands-on, but does it really stand above all competing devices?...

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 07:41

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Display is the same as Galaxy S3.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:20

7. RangersK (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 May 2012)


4.7" vs 4.8". Same?? o_O

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:16 4

16. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Build quality of the Razr is far better though.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 23:53

18. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


s3 is plastic! cheap plastic!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 07:48 6

2. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


The battery cap of this Razr line is always something that I envy the most.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:35 5

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Same here, the kevlar cover is badass!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:08 1

3. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


What ever happened to the size visualization tool on this site? It's impossible to find. You should link it on the left hand toolbar under "tools".

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:13 9

4. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Both Motorola efforts on Sprint (Photon Q) and AT&T (Atrix HD) were very good efforts. While not universally loved, the UI is improved, the build from Moto is always solid, and I have become a big fan over the last couple years. Motorola always saves their best for Verizon, and this should be no different.

This has the markings of a true success.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:01 2

12. ambrown (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I agree. I too have become a real Motorola fan recently. I've been looking at phones since my old phone died and I've been waiting for my upgrade to come this month. But I haven't been impressed with Verizon's new plans that will kill off my unlimited plan so I've been looking around.

I was very impressed with the Motorola Photon and Photon Q on Sprint and they both felt like quality handsets. The original Photon wowed me with it's quality kickstand. I mean HTC has been doing kickstands since the EVO but they seem loose, or clunky when handling the phone. But the Photon's kickstand was a revelation in design! It has a spring to it and only pops out when you want it to. I haven't wanted a kickstand really, that is until I tried out the one the Photon has, then I became a big fan.

But it's more than just that, they feel solid, and are made of quality materials. Even the plastic Motorola uses feels more premium than most other offerings. I think I have officially become a Motorola fanboy (which is funny since I used to be a more HTC fan over whatever Moto was offering).

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:17

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2433; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Razr M........

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:18 6

6. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


I have to agree that Motorola has one of the best designs around!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:22 1

10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is like the fourth or fifth Razr phone they've released in the past six months.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:20

14. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


4 times I am right?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 12:39

19. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


you dont know the facts bro. the razr has been out for a year and these new ones are not even out yet

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:47

9. gcogger (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Purely in terms of a size comparison, most of the Razer HD's competitors have separate physical/soft buttons for the Android home/back/menu etc. The Razer has to give up screen space by putting the buttons on-screen, making its 4.7" screen more like 4.5" for much of the time.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 13:10

11. saiki4116 (Posts: 350; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


If Moto support might have been good in India,I might have had a Moto Atrix 2 instead of Galaxy S advance in my hand.Little disappointed that there wont be a AOSP on the new devices.Under the helm of Google,Hoping that Motorola fortunes will change dramatically.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:03 3

13. ambrown (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I want to see a vs battle between Motorola, HTC, and Samsung with their flagship phones. One X vs Galaxy S3 vs Droid Razr HD!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:58 1

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like I said before...the GS3 seems too wide n long for me. I compared to me RAZR at Staples.

The RAZR HD Maxx is a must buy for me. Bigger screen than the RAZR and not much bigger phone.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:52 1

17. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Unless you have really dainty hands then the SGS3 isn't all that big. My gf has that phone and she wields it with no problem and doesn't complain about the width, it's a very fine device but the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. I love Moto designs and build quality and the monster battery they are now using in flag ship VZW phones, how about spreading that love to other top tier phones on other carriers eh Moto? Moto Razr Maxx HD is the phone to get, packing the punch of 720p 4.7" screen, an S4 processor and 3300mAh battery along with nearly stock Android on it, it's a winner.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 12:41 1

20. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


the s3 has the ugliest interface ever put on a mobile device and is only good if rooted. Id pick motorola any day over everything coming out esspecially knowing I can rely on its data connections

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