Droid RAZR HD poses for Mr. Blurrycam

Droid RAZR HD poses for Mr. Blurrycam
Our friends over at Droid-Life got some early pics of the upcoming Motorola Droid RAZR HD, and it appears that Motorola is taking the “make fewer hero-devices” mantra seriously. In the photos you can see the trademark Kevlar weave on the back. The “Droid X hump” that has characterized so many Motorola devices is almost entirely gone, instead the RAZR HD sports seems to have the slightest bit of a wedge-shape, more akin to the RAZR MAXX.

The body shape isn’t the only thing shared with the RAZR MAXX – Motorola is reported to be packing a 3300 mAH battery into the device, which should lead to impressive battery life. Maybe even more than impressive, as the handset is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon S4, whose smaller die process has led to battery life improvements among phones with less generously sized batteries.

According to the source of the images, the screen on the RAZR HD is amazing, and the final device is expected to use on-screen buttons much like the Galaxy Nexus (will this become a permanent fixture now that Motorola belongs to Google?). Also noteworthy is that the launch of the device is still a couple months off, so if you’re a Verizon customer with an upgrade burning a hole in your pocket you should probably either resign yourself to being patient, or snap up a Galaxy SIII when they go on sale this summer.

What do you think about these pics? The wrap-around Kevlar is nice to look at, and should address the complaints that the RAZR (and to a lesser degree the RAZR MAXX) received indicating that the sharp-edged devices where somewhat uncomfortable to hold. Is this your cup of tea, or will you be turning to a device that won’t require such a wait?

source: Droid-Life

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1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

I like it!

77. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I wish it had Quad-Core CPU instead of Dual-Core CPU (as rumors says). Also I would like to see LCD instead of AMOLED display. Texture of back cover doesn't look really good. :\ But I still count that it will be a good device. :)

83. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I would like to see quad cores also but not untill they make them with atliest krate cores. Right now the snapdragon s4 is as good as what's offered any where else. That could be just android itself not utilizing all four cores efficiently. At the Sam time with a release expected in a couple months there could be new chips available in quad core that can integrate LTE. Also even though I like the snapdragon s4, almost all the highe end phones out lately and announced in the states us that chip wich has the same graphics card so basically all the phones are gonna have around the same performance. So if that's the case what other reasons, besides the diehard my phone is the best no matter what fan, is gonna make people pick up there phone. They are all gonna be thin phones with he displayed. I do think Motorola has a great chance to pass up the gs3 if they don't use a plastic (I know it's better plastic but it's still looks like plastic) shell. Maybe the entire thing will be carbon fibre wich might look really nice. But that's another topic. Htc is right there with Samsung right now with better looks but not so good with a tad choppy at times, probably has to do with the bad to the bone sence overlay being so taxing. The sg3 could have done without the pentile amoled but contrast wise they are the best and I don't notice any pixelation on my galaxy nexus. I think that this razr hd could be the best out of the phones in America if it came out earlier. Sg3 is gonna take a hell of a lot of posesable customers from this phone. This phone is I am gonna assume like all my older motorolas that it's gonna have better call quality, better reception, it's gonna have louder external speakers, and wholly Molly aout the battery life. They could put a quad core krate based chip running at 3ghz and have better battery life than my galaxy nexus. Better overal quality hardware not including the processor and memmory(wich will be about the same) than any phone on the market. Probably a real hdmi port. Most solid built. I hope with the carbon back they have a equally quality front with a thin bezel. Although plastic bezel that on the newer motorolas sat flush with the glass better. I got hare caught in the bezel on my go droid a bunch of times. On that area there needs to be a redesign of the front where the glass sits into the phone. The Nokia lumina 900 is a really good example. It's sad that since the original droid made android popular. That even though there phones are great they have not really made another impact like that. Well except to be bought by android so to speak.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The overall design is more appealing than the Razors square chopped corners IMHO

26. SleepingOz unregistered

I agree.. I also don't like the "square chopped corners" of the Razr.

42. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it does have chopped corners, you can just barely see them because of the tapered edges.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Honestly I personally like the of the DROID RAZR more than this, but that's just my opinion.

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

*like the look

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, this looks good but the Razr kind of "edges" it out. xD

58. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I see what you did there

4. jharo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

OOO!!! *googly eyes*

6. jordan.300 unregistered

will it kill the galaxy s3

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

what if I told you you like motorola too much

44. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i don't think you read his post right... xD

87. jordan.300 unregistered

thank you king! i am just a teen who is a professional in feature and smartphones. i sent my first text when I was 5, got my first phone when I was 8, and HATE motorola. i prefer samsung. GETTING NEXUS 7 ON OCT. 15 =)

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

2 GB of RAM and a better camera, this thing will be a beast.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are you saying you heard it has 2gb of ram, or you wish it did?

50. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I hope it will, yeah. And quad-core.

54. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

It may not be quad core but instead it will most likely have a TI OMAP 5430 CPU. This processor is a 2Ghz dual core Cortex A-15, sounds nice right? Also, if you're into gaming or anything graphics intensive, it has a dual core GPU running @ 532 mhz + a dedicated 2D graphics accelerator. I hope this texas instruments processor benchmarks really well.

59. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Do you really think the RAZR will have the TI chip you mentioned? All indications point to the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, not the 5430.

71. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I read this yesterday. Nenamark scores for the HD showing an Adreno 225 GPU. It's probably gonna be the S4. :( http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/08/droid-razr-hd-stop-by-nenamark-for-a-benchmark-snapdragon-s4-processor-on-board/

88. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

The TI Chip is going to be ready and available in Q3 and that is when this phone is supposed to be released. I know i was incorrect but it would be nice. It will indeed have an S4.....

80. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Rumors says that it will be Snapdragon S4 chipset with two 1.5GHz CPU cores.

79. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't know about quality but rumors says that it will be 13MP.

9. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

Sweet looking phone, never been a huge Motorola fan but I respect their products.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dammit, I just know they're not gonna release this until after the family share plans become mandatory, and I'm going to have to either settle for the GS3 now or pay full retail.

11. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

that is a pretty good settle :)

13. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But it's not what I really want.

15. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

I feel ya, personally I love the SIII and cannot wait to get it. Any word on the screen size of this Razr HD?

19. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've heard 4.6 inches 720p several places, but I don't know if it's official. I think also read AMOLED.

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