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Motorola MT917 is a RAZR with 4.5" HD Super AMOLED display and 13MP camera for China Mobile

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Motorola MT917 is a RAZR with 4.5" HD Super AMOLED display and 13MP camera for China Mobile
Motorola MT917 is a RAZR with 4.5" HD Super AMOLED display and 13MP camera for China Mobile
China Mobile is getting a seriously souped up version of the Motorola DROID RAZR, called uninspiringly the Motorola MT917. Behind the modest title, however, is hiding a handset not quite RAZR-thin, at 0.34" (8.5mm), but with quite the specs list.

While the silicon seems to have stayed the same - 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 dual-core processor - the screen and camera have received a makeover. The display is now 4.5", still of the Super AMOLED Advanced variety with PenTile, but the resolution is 720x1280 pixels, so this means we have an even bigger 330ppi pixel density than on the 4.65" HD Super AMOLED of the Galaxy Nexus for example.

The camera has also received a boost from 8MP to 13MP, but we are not really sold on this one, until some sample shots are made for comparison. Hopefully Moto will be graceful enough to unleash this monster on the whole wide world at a future time, but for now it is strictly meant for China Mobile, its 600+ million subscribers and unorthodox TD-SCDMA network tech, starting mid-December.

source: Motorola

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 03:32 5

1. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


This is my dream phone lol. Just wish it came to the US

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 03:52 5

2. netizen (Posts: 31; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


All that is nice... but the camera MP in my opinion doesn't impress me. I mean who is gonna notice the difference between an 8mp and a 12 mp camera on a phone?

If it was a camera yes... I get that..but this is a phone. So what is next? 32mp? 48? 64? 128? At what point does it become silly?

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:20 3

4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


not a difference?
Take a look at photos made by N8 and some 8 mpx shooter. You will spot the difference. if not you should go check your eyes.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:51 3

5. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


FACT: That Is not bc of MPs. Its the Carl Zeiss optics and large sensor size that make the difference. Unless you are enlarging an image to poster size, or you are zooming way in on the pic, you can't tell the difference between 5MP and 12MP.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:47 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Thank you for your voice of reason! I for one think they should perfect compact 8 MP cameras before they start pushing 13+.

I think the Nokia N8 is the only phone to really do high MP cameras on phones justice, but that's the one exception. Much of the back of that phone is the camera, whereas this Razr just has a little shelf. Megapixel bragging rights alone do not a great camera make.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:06 3

3. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I'm not surprised... If Asia doesn't get the devices first, they get the beefed up versions. Time to start studying Chinese and make my way there...

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 06:56

6. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I really didn't want to thumb up your comment, but you're right. An American phone manufacturer gives China the best phone they've ever made, come on! Too bad Chinese is so hard to learn. Although I hear speaking it is easier than writing it.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:03

8. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I wonder if Motorola developed both phones and then chose to market the Razr here instead. They'll get more attention for having the thinnest phone than having the best screen. Or perhaps Samsung doesn't want Motorola to have a better screen than theirs. Either way, the Droid Razr is still a marketing bonanza of a phone.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:34

9. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol that is samsungs screen..only samsung make super amoled screens and since samsung now have amoled plus they have started to sell their old super amoled pentile displays to others.htc are also coming out soon with a phone with a super amoled..my guess is because samsung have also got super amoled plus hd screen which they will keep it for themselves and will be on the gs3.

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