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Motorola DROID RAZR specs leak out: thinnest LTE phone, “faster than the iPhone 4S”

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Motorola DROID RAZR specs leak out: thinnest LTE phone, “faster than the iPhone 4S”
The Motorola DROID RAZR has only appeared in leaks and rumors, but it's a captivating device and now rumors claim to know its main highlights including the fact that it “will be faster than the iPhone 4S” and the thinnest LTE phone to date.

But with no further ado, here is what BGR has heard about the Motorola DROID RAZR specs: 

  • Thinner and “faster than the iPhone 4S”,
  • 1GB of RAM,
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor,
  • 4G LTE, to be the thinnest LTE phone,
  • 4.3-inch screen.

An impressive spec sheet, but the main thing about the RAZR is said to be the quality build. Motorola allegedly markets the device as “faster, thinner, smarter, stronger.”

A video about a device unveiling coming October 18th was posted by Moto earler we have all reasons to believe it was about the RAZR. For once, a razor was showed in the video and some reinforced materials, which were previously said to be a feature of the new phone. How do you like what you see so far?

source: BGR

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posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:40 3

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


FIRST :) and ooooooooooo i might hold off on new verizon account for this

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:23

27. PLEASE (unregistered)


Is it better than galaxy S2?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:29 1

31. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


we wont know until it releases. as long as it doesn't use a snapdragon im fine but it wont considering its motorola therefore more than likely an ti omap. i just hope to God it doesnt use MOTOBLUR

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:28

57. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


It is a different manufacturer who make it, so it's all about opinion since the software will be slightly different and of course it will most likely have motoblur...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:18

48. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


why did you not start your account before they went to tiered pricing?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:29

51. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


because i tried out sprint. now i hate sprint and am switching to diff carrier cause with sprint i pnly get 20kbps with verizon i got around 800kbps and now they just switched on a lte tower in the area so the 4g would work to my advantage when i aint using wifi

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 22:18

78. Kjayhawk (Posts: 287; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Just preordered my iphone!! damn you!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:43

2. hunted (Posts: 325; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


i want one in gsm!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:55 2

7. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


You realize that LTE isnt CDMA right??

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:58

9. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You mean GSM? They could release one in LTE flavored for GSM, AT&T's network is about to roll out some phones under their LTE network by the end of the year.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:09 2

11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 851; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


No he means that LTE is a GSM technology that allows for faster network speeds, hence why you see SIM cards in all of Verizon's LTE phones.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:27

29. britneyj (unregistered)


Im with hunter I also want one in gsm! Because some of us still go overseas and verizon has the saddest roaming agreements even in mexico. In mexico the only cdma carrier "iusacell"they which offered excelent coverage and verizon roamed of them in cdma mode is turning ALL of there cdma network gsm. I just got from mexico and my droud charge had service 10 percent of the time and yes I activated international roaming. Even major citys like mexico city and guadalajara offer little to no cdma coverage were just last year they had awesome cdma coverage. So yeaa it suckz. I know not everyone goes to mexico. But yea this phone would be nice if it worked in cdma, gsm and LTE. Cuz I do go to mexico a lot next time I go I will buy a cheap at&t go phone cuz at&t works 100 times better in mexico cuz my friend has the at&t Lg thrive on go phone and on mexico it roams on telcel and ahe even gets a 3G icon.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:30

32. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


WORLD PHONE :D

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:39

74. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Yup i'm pretty sure if this isn't the gsm for some reason, there will be a simultaneously released gsm version. Coz in my country(only gsm networks here), the company's local facebook page admins kept hinting towards this release.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:42

37. fatgurl23 (unregistered)


@ britney I agree with u verizon does have the saddest roaming agreements hopefully this phone is a world phone for those who travel can use it overseas heck if they did it with the bb storms why can't they do it with this one? O also I didn't kno at&t go phone offered mexico roaming? I tought it was only for postpaid customers? Correct me if I'm wrong. Becuz ima go to mexico next week and I have a thunderbolt which I confirmed its not gonna work in morelia mexico cuz like u said no cdma coverage there only gsm..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:05

39. britneyj (unregistered)


@fatgurl lol yea I recommend u get at&t go phone for use in mexico when roamin in mexico its just 25 cents to call back the US pretty cheap if u ask me. My frend got da LG thrive we live in LA so its a 2 hour drive to TJ. Our flight from tj to mexico city was at 7:30 in da morning so we got out da house at 4:30 when we were gettin close to da border my friend took out his phone and was all like dammit I forgot to activate roaming on it so its not gonna work. But to our surprise once we crossed it imediatley switched to telcel gsm at&t dissapeared off da screen. And telcel mexico kicked in and everything worked the same calling , txtin, data etc..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:52

52. hunted (Posts: 325; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


i dont want in any network, i want to buy a new phone to my brother in India.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 23:58 7

83. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Let's get things straight. SIM Cards are not "GSM". They are exactly what they are a SIM card. Sim cards are used all over the world in all kinds of different products and have nothing to do with GSM. GSM is a technology that happens to use a sim to activate it.

LTE used in the states is SC-FDMA (Single-Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access). How do you make it single carrier? Throw it on a sim chip so manufactures can build phones easily worldwide with little changes.

When they mean GSM based, means on the way packet data is delivered. It's not moving actually back to GSM technology and these are just upgrades. HS(D)PA today is based on Wide band CDMA (WCDMA).
It takes both CDMA (by using coding) and in combination with how GSM/EDGE/UMTS packet data is delivered to send those packets with encrypted code like how CDMA sends it data. But it uses packets like GSM "Based", (Not is, let's not get it confused again) data delivery method through packets.

The 3GPP/2 partnership was developing UMB (EVDO Rev C) and the project was cancelled as the two technologies could be merged and have soft handoff between CDMA/LTE or GSM/LTE. There was not reason to have both technologies when one technology handed on and off to both types of networks simultaneously. So the UMB (3GPP2) project was cancelled back in 2008.

I was on the project. Please refer back to this next time you hear someone say this is this and this is that. LTE is it's own network and takes the best of prior technologies and makes it it's own. It just happens to hand on and off to different technologies very well. :)

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:06

53. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it doesn't mean you can use it on other GSM networks for talk/data. the radio only uses Verizon's LTE signal bands.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:44 3

3. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


BGR is garbage

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:45 3

4. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Interesting, the Razr and Nexus getting introduced only 10 hours apart. It's a good time to have Verizon... and an upgrade in my pocket.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:05 1

40. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


i am in the same boat, just waiting patiently to decide between the next wave of new phones

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:57

59. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Me dos. Hehe

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:41

76. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I'd have to admit, the droid razr's specs would be only ever-so-slightly better than the SGS2's, which was released in my country back in June. The Nexus Prime, however, demonstrates quite a leap, not only in hardware, but also in software.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:49 1

5. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


My question... will it have gorilla glass?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:51 2

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


what high end smartphone doesnt have gorilla glass

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:10 2

12. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 851; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


You'd be surprised.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 18:23 3

65. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


A lot of HTC phones sadly do not have Gorilla Glass. All of Motorola and Samsung's high end phones have it however.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:31 8

15. Tux (unregistered)


No Apple products have Gorilla Glass. And last time I checked they were supposed to be "cutting edge" products with the best of the best and all.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:36 11

16. lollercaust (unregistered)


That is because no Apple products are high end smartphones.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:04 4

20. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Checkmate.

Hence why 70% of iPhones out there have a cracked front or back.

Lord, the Droid Razr (if that name sticks) has kevlar. Why the hell wouldn't it have Gorilla Glass?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:17 3

23. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


@checkmate, Cause it will have kevlar. LOL! jk

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:09 5

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I would assume so. To me the greatest innovation to smartphone technology is Gorilla Glass. All our smartphones have one side of pure glass. I love that with the Gorilla Glass they are so resistant to scratches. I remember smartphones before Gorilla Glass & they looked like a rooster was scratching the sh*t out of it. lol

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:51 1

19. DoctorD0S (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I have a Bionic, I keep it in the pocket of my dress pants with NOTHING ELSE (no keys etc) and it got scratches (several in fact). It is odd, because I had a Droid 2 under the identical circumstances, and it had nary a scratch after 14 months. Wierd...I guess I need a screen protector, so much for Gorilla Glass...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:37 2

35. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow my Samsung Epic 4G never got a scratch, & my HTC Evo 3D never got a scratch. I know those 2 have Gorilla Glass, are you 100% sure the Droid Bionic & the Droid 2 have Gorilla Glass? I have 2 phones from 2 different manufactures no scratches, you have 2 Motorola phones & scratches. I am just asking because that seems odd, I am doing nothing different than you are.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:09

54. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, just go to the Corning site, they show the products with Gorilla Glass all on their site, most Motorolas have Gorilla Glass.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:13

47. soooyea (unregistered)


umm mine is always in my pocket too but i dont have any scratches on my bionic

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:06 2

21. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


"..a rooster was scratching the sh*t out of it"

That had me laughing right there.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:39 1

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol I was just trying to think what would scratch the sh*t out of a person, for whatever reason a rooster came up! I guess those damn talons they have! lol

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 09:55 4

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I want to see it. This looks interesting. I have fond memories of the Motorola Razr!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:23 2

13. Kevro_86 (unregistered)


It's really unfortunate that the Nexus Prime will most likely NOT have Gorilla Glass due to the screen being curved. Owens-Corning is said to be working on curved Gorilla Glass, but I don't think it'll be ready in time for the Nexus Prime.

Gorilla Glass is some phenomenal stuff!!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:29 1

14. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Wow.....wonder if it will have ICS out the box seeing that Motorola = Google now. Also, there's no way Verizon would release The Droid RAZR and Nexus Prime around the same time right?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:37 3

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1060; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Probably going to have Verizon's 2nd gen LTE radio.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:47 1

18. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


My favorite old school flip phone was the Krazr. It was that shiny blue one that was as thin as the Razr, a little longer, but like half the width. Awesome phone!!! Remember...
http://www.ecrater.com/p/2088446/motorola-moto-krzr-krazr-k1-k-1

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:09 2

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Krzr was a cool phone, but a total piece of s**t. So many issues with that phone.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 17:25 1

62. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I had nothing but a great experience with the Krzr. In fact, it was my most reliable phone ever. Best reception and battery life imo. I'm sorry it sucked for you. I wish they made phones as reliable as that one for me.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 21:39 1

75. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I never owned it. Just got a lot of calls on it when I was in Verizon Wireless's warranty department. Lots of Whit Screens of Death.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:24 1

49. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


my moto razr maxx ve was awesome. really solid build, two color screens, capacative external buttons, awesome cyan blue back light that really popped against the black.

definitely a great name for for old school feature phones. i question how effective it is to bring the name back now that we are in a different era. this sounds like a great device. i hope it at least launches with a set ICS upgrade date on the table.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:18 5

24. zacD (unregistered)


ummm wouldnt any LTE phone be faster then the Iphone 4s???

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:19

25. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Faster than the iPhone 4S? In what way?

Internet speeds, cpu, gpu? I already knew the gpu on the 4S was gonna be a beast. Unless the RAZR has the same gpu or a better one I wonder what they mean by faster.

Either way the RAZR is on my wish list if it comes out this year. If its next year Bionic for me and RAZR probably next year.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:26 1

28. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


internet speeds=4G lte, gpu probably a powervr gpu, cpu is a ti omap 1.2ghz dual core.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:25 2

50. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i assume theyre just talking benchmark scores. isnt that the definitive value for most people these days?

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 09:21 1

88. gtrxman (Posts: 106; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


Internet speed= VZW LTE> ATT 3G (not even HSPA+)
CPU= RAZR 1.2ghz > iPhone 1ghz
RAM= RAZR 1gb > iPhone 512mb
GPU= Unknown at this time

Most important is the LTE. This is a mobile phone, and no matter what the chipset can do under perfect wifi conditions, it's irrelevant when on the cellular radio. Anything LTE is faster than the iPhone.

What's also interesting to me is that in all the hype over the iPhone, no one has mentioned that the "redesigned antenna" is an admission that the 4's antenna was a disaster... I guess that's what happens when you drink too much kool-aid!

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 15:31

92. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the GPU the RAZR will be a PowerVR SGX540, what it will be clocked at depends on if ot comes with an OMAP4430 or an OMAP4460 and the iPhone 4S uses a PowerVR SGX543MP2 in it's A5 SoC which i believe is better than than the GPU found in the OMAP now.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:20 2

26. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Of course it will be faster than the iphone4s--this is no comparison...if you are going to compare--compare iphone4s to my original Droid1 phone from 2009--they are similar in speeds, but to compare a iphone4s to any current Droid line or any Android phone is an injustice to Android..

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 12:27 3

42. E.N. (Posts: 2294; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


uhh, I don't know where you've been but the iPhone is faster than any Android phone currently on the market, even the 1.5 Ghz Galaxy S.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:11 5

46. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


only because ios aint a os really its more of nothin but a glorified app launcher

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 14:14 4

55. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the 1.5GHz Galaxy S II uses a Qualcomm Processor, it's s**t. a 1.5GHz Exynos processor will be better than an 800MHz A5 because the A5 is pretty much just a modified Exynos and i'm sure an extra 700MHz can pretty much bury any other improvement made with the A5.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 07:00 1

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


I wonder what will happen if the SGS II runs on iOS. . . Any idea?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:03

85. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


apparently Apple thinks people have to take a second look to see if it is.

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