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Motorola DROID RAZR hits Verizon's system chock full of big time specs

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Motorola DROID RAZR hits Verizon's system chock full of big time specs
Regardless if pre-orders start on October 27th or if the phone launches that day as the carrier's MAP suggests, the Motorola DROID RAZR has some of the most stunning specs to be found on an Android phone. And all of the details have hit the carrier's equipment infocenter. Priced at the LTE gold standard of $299.99 with a signed 2-year pact, the Motorola DROID RAZR has plenty of Big Red customers drooling.

Where do we start? How about with the 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display and the dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor? There is 1GB of RAM on board and an 8MP camera on back capturing videos at 1080p. Don't forget the 1.3MP front-facing camera for self portrait and video chat. Android 2.3.5 is pre-installed. The phone is protected against a "splash" of water and has the unmistakable Kevlar backing.

No, the battery cannot be removed, which strangely enough appears to be a deal-breaker for many judging from the comments. We find this strange only because the Apple iPhone has had the same set-up since its first launch in 2007. Certainly Motorola will have a way to reset the phone instead of a battery pull and there are third party case manufacturers that offer enhancements to the iPhone's power cell together with the protection of a case. Surely, something like that will be available for the DROID RAZR.

Verizon customers certainly have a tough decision to make, although there are many factors to look at. The Motorola DROID RAZR will not launch with Android 4.0 although it is expected to get it early next year. And unlike the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, this is not a pure Google experience phone. It will be interesting to see how well this model does once the starter's pistol goes off.

source: AndroidCentral

The Motorola DROID RAZR is now on Verizon's equipment infocenter

The Motorola DROID RAZR is now on Verizon's equipment infocenter




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posted on 22 Oct 2011, 20:51 11

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The sealed in battery alone is definitely not a dealbreaker for me. The phone is amazing and if I were on Verizon and able to pay for that piece of art I'd get it. I'd so get it.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:28 3

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I might eat the ETF on my EVO 3D and move off of Sprint for the RAZR. Still haven't heard about any pre-order date much less actual in-store availability yet, though.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 22:43 9

18. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@sniggly. See how it changed your heart. Hahahahaha. Android fanboys mocked the iphone for having a sealed battery. But now it's ok, lol.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 22:49 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It was one factor out of about five or ten. By itself it's forgivable, a relatively minor gripe.

Don't bring this bulls**t argument up again.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 23:33 9

29. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


He's not bringing argument. He''s trolling as usual

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 23:27 3

26. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That's his opinion, for me removable battery is a must have, I have an extended for long roadtrips to take photos check on places and. Other stuff. But you have to go all general on this, what a sour life you have.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 08:22 2

62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no removable battery = deal breaker for me.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 15:43

117. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Same here. So much easier to yank the battery and go straight into download mode for flashing than turning it off, waiting, then putting it into DL mode. Also removable SD card is borderline a deal breaker for me but I'll still get the SGN (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) anyway.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 23:44 6

31. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


plus the reason behind the sealed battery has a purpose, semi water resistant, durable phone, and Thinness.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 08:07 7

52. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I've had to remove my battery several times to restart my phone using Android. I don't know how commonplace it is with iOS. But due to the instability of the OS with Motorola enhancements, this could pose a problem.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 08:09 4

53. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Seriously, I know of no one who has to do that.....

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 09:06 3

66. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Actually, I have to do that with the sgs2(not trolling). It is quite common with android. Makes me wonder how people will get ouf of those battery pull situations...

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 09:14 1

67. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


1 are you using a task manager?
2 does it occurs with a certain app or something?

Also you can long press power button and after 10 secs should reboot

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 09:39 1

71. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I know how to properly set up android but thx for trying to help. Its just something natural with android I think after companies put their ui on it or something at the core.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 09:52

74. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I personally deal with low end stuff(testing) and I can cause the device to freeze when I force it to chunk off all resources,(overload it) so I found it kinda rare to occur on much powerful devices

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 10:03 1

76. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Its much less frequent on this phone but does happen. My old atrix was bad. It was a daily occurance

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 10:17 1

80. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe with the so waited hardware acceleration we will see huge improvements with ics, glad google took a step so people stop thinking a task manager is necessary on android, maybe manufacturers stop making UI overhauls and just add apps to the OS. Maybe skins trun into apps and make our lives better

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 11:13 1

86. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow no one has EVER had to reset an android. Fanboys continue their outlandish comments.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 12:19 8

95. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Taco,

He was commenting on the frequency of the need to reset.

Please retake first level reading comprehension.

Sincerely,

Sniggly

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 12:31 1

99. MotoFan619 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I was very disappointed with the integrated batt. I actually asked my best friend who works for Moto Mobi how exactly am I to do a batt pull if it were to ever freeze! He said just hold down the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons simultaneously for about 30 seconds and boom! Hard Boot!

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 12:58 1

103. 1911xdm (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Hey look its a real phone! Not some second rate ifail.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 11:56

137. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I'm definitely getting this bad boy. I was going to get the nexus but I just didn't like the materials used or the over all look of the phone.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 20:55 2

2. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


It IS a pretty tough choice between this and the Nexus.
I think the Razr wins out very marginally for me, because of its ultra-durable body, and that it's going to get ICS soon anyways.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 20:58 2

3. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


No removable battery is a deal breaker for me. I love having the option of changing batteries on the go.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:06 2

4. i3izkit311 (Posts: 29; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Wow incredibly upset right now. The non-removable battery, especially if it follows a similar LTE phone battery life trend, this is a deal breaker... I don't have the opportunity to sit in one place for hours while the phone charges and am afraid of the ramifications of charging the phone 2-3x a day for a year or so.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:14 1

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The phone's battery life is reported to be better than the Bionics.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:30 3

8. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


I think the Razr is an amazing phone and have had a tough choice. For me, one of the factors is indeed the battery being non removable. Even my desktop needs a reboot now and again.

Second factor is the plug placement. The USB ports in my car are approximently near your elbow in the console. The bottom plugs on the Nexus will allow the phone to sit flat in proper orientation. Shrug.

When the handsets are this close, it has to come down to some factor...and software isn't it for me, as that can always be rooted/changed. I cannot blame anyone who chooses this terrific handset though.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:34 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think the Razr is a more impressive piece of hardware, and there has to be a manual reset option. I cant imagine Motorola being that stupid.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:42 1

10. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


You may be correct. Up vol..up vol...down vol...hold power key.... Or some such. Hard to imagine a forced restart will not be possible.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 22:07

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Simplest way would be a power cutoff switch you can trigger with a paper clip end.

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