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

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

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh(12.50h talk time)



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

18. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

29. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

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

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no removable battery = deal breaker for me.

117. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

31. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

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

52. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

53. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

66. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 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...

67. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

71. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

74. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

76. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

80. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

86. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

95. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Taco, He was commenting on the frequency of the need to reset. Please retake first level reading comprehension. Sincerely, Sniggly

99. MotoFan619

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 23, 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!

103. 1911xdm

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

137. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

2. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

3. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

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

4. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

8. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

10. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

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