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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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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140 Comments

135. 2fasst

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

SD CARD is a must! It allows me to backup security sensitive information to the SDCARD, rather than backing up to the cloud (ie Dropbox)

134. superguy

Posts: 489; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I read thru this thread and I'm quite surprised to see the lack of complaints about the locked bootloader. While the removable battery sucks, I think the locked bootloader is a bigger issue (at least for me). I prefer running completely customized loads. So far, unless a hack is found to unlock the bootloader, there can be no custom kernels. I know unlocking isn't an easy process, at least on the Verizon side. They're still trying to unlock the Bionic's bootloader. Bottom line is between the Razr and the Galaxy Nexus, there are things I don't like about both phones. We also haven't heard much about the Vigor/Rezound. So for now, I'm in wait and see mode.

133. Packer29

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Imagine that another android phone realese with Super Specs and its the best until next week what a joke i am glad i went back to IOS i have had enough with buggy battery draining glitchy android phones.

131. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

136. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Over a year from now? android 1.6? wow.....

119. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You know another thing we hate about apple fanboys, all of us *fandroids* have admitted and have said good things about apple and the iPhone. However you do not say anything good about Android. Its always bashing and not one single positive remark. That's why we don't like you, you can love apple all you want but Android is not the piece of s**t you claim it to be. Maybe if you didn't act like assholes all the time we wouldn't bash apple so much.

121. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Once in a blue moon I'll see Taco say something nice about Android. It ain't often though. And it usually seems grudging and forced.

128. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

same here.. i have never read anything you have given credit to Apple.. is not in your nature... only in geek land were you guys take to personal... even Samsung and apple are having dinner together besides their lawsuits and you geeks all mad.. lol...... idiots....

130. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Excuse me? Did you just say you have never read anything where I've given credit to Apple? You are so full of s**t it's not even funny anymore, Gallito. Are you really asking for me to spend some time and embarrass you with undeniable fact?

110. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Yawnnnnnn.... Blip blippp. Hey ve-rrippoff... show us a real unlimited data deal and we will be excited. otherwise it's just a shiny new paperweight. Blah HUmmbug.

104. mapo12

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Bluetooth 4 vs NFC: I am told that you can almost do everything NFC does with Bluetooth 4. There is a reason why more and more companies are choosing Bluetooth 4 over NFC (including Apple, Motorola etc.). Besides it is a single chip that takes care of all your wireless communication (ie. headset, sync, health monitoring, credit card payment etc.) needs instead of having both NFC and bluetooth. Lower power consumption. RAZR not having NFC does not bother me but having physical buttons does...after all the new operating system creates virtual buttons depending on the needs. However, I am told that if you do have a phone that has physical buttons then it will not show up. So in RAZR the virtual buttons will not show up. Regarding RAZR getting the update few months down may be a blessing in disguise as I am told ICS is still not stable enough. Hopefully it will be more stable by the time RAZR gets an update.

101. MotoFan619

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Corning Gorilla Glass? Check! Kevlar weave back plate? Check! Stainless steel chassy? Check! Nano-tech splash-guard coating? Check! Slimmest form factor I've ever seen so far? Check! Dual core CPU? Check! LTE radio? Hell yeah check! ICS? Eventually. Moto-Blur? I'm actually a fan of the latest rendition of the Blur UI. Seems like this is it for me! :-) Not a huge fan of curved form factors and plastic armor... Sorry Sammy :-(

109. zeke117

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA i LOL'd so hard!!!!

89. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill give you an exellent reason why id never go with a non-removable battery. My vibrant battery had a cell that was gonig bad.. my exellent battery life turned to junk. Anyways, instead of having to ship it back to samsung or take it to a repair shop and pay for all that muck, i was able to get my hands on a galaxy4g battery for super duper cheap. So not only do I now have a new battery and a back up for pennies, the galaxy4g battery actually holds more juice than the vibrant battery does. free upgrade. (1650 mAh vs 1500 mAh)

107. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And for me the lack of removable memory is killer because with an SD card it's so much easier to transfer files like music and pictures

115. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

cloud storage has killed most of my uses of memory cards. Google+ automatically uploads every picture for me, and all my music is on G-Music. I have a few movies on the card.. and some random songs. thats about it. Where I once filled a 16 gig in like an hour, i now run on about 4 gigs or less. Tmobile's high speed 3g/4g means its all instant. even on my 3g vibrant. :)

124. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Though it was only me. my change from memory to cloud has taken some time but sure has reduced, because most my stuff is on the cloud being uploaded daily.

84. zeke117

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

this is a great device, i'm an iphone owner, but i'm thinking about getting an android phone. with ICS. the UI looks amazing and hopefully will be smoother than gingerbread. but i think that the razr will be faster than the SGnexux.

82. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The Nexus is still in the lead for me. It may not have an SD card slot (which really put me off at first) but I think if I manage to somehow fill it up the memory that there are enough data transfer/sync solutions out there to overlook it. However, if I had the Razr and managed to drain my battery with not power source available... well then I'd just be SOL. Plus the Razr still has a locked boot loader even though Motorola stated they'd stop doing that. Add to that the Razr is coming with Blur and may have some Verizon installed bloatware on it while the Nexus is supposedly pure Google. I think I just completely convinced myself to go Nexus now but I don't even plan on upgrading until February so I'll be keeping an eye on reviews and future developments.

83. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you probably will be capable of plugging a USB stick to it with an adapter and it will read it, maybe not an SD card but can hold some stuff and transfer some files

72. Pyoung0560

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

It amaze me how much a person will pay for an already over priced phone. Verizon is trying to set a new standard in pricing phone and testing to see how much a person is willing to pay. I just hope that Apple don't follow in the same footsteps when they release the Iphone5 next year. People wake up and stop buying phones that are outdated by the time the phone get in your hands.

77. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Yeah and people always say not to buy brand new cars because the value drops so much the minute you leave the lot... some of us don't mind and just like new things. I bought a 2011 VW just this year.

94. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple cares about their customers. They drove down the cost of buying a smartphone and data plans.

98. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

that was att, not apple

114. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

That was tmobile and sprint, not ATT nor Apple. We call that "competition". and only the most crazed fanboy would ever put "apple" and "cost savings" in the same sentence since they are LITERALLY the most over priced hardware you can buy.. 70% margins.. lol

140. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HAHAHAHA.. .gasp... HAHAHAHA Apple cares about it's customers? That's a GOOD one!! They don't care about you any more than your insurance company does... sure they say they do, but they just want your $$. If they cared so damn much, why is every one of their products price fixed? NO deals anywhere?? Why are they consistently the MOST expensive phone/laptop anywhere?

70. kenemu

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Its a big disapponitment being not able to pull battery out. Now iam more inclined to galaxy nexus, though it doesnt have sd slot.

69. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I would definitely pick the Nexus. Droid RAZR is an OMAP 4430 overclocked. The Galaxy Nexus is an OMAP 4460 underclocked. The Droid RAZR has a very nice build, but it's hampered by restrictions (locked bootloader, non-removable battery) and ninja-blur. Plus the SAMOLED may not be RGB, but it's still a really high resolution... even though I loathe pentile displays, Samsung's RGBG configuration seems to work much better than Motorola's RGBW.

81. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

dont underestimate the power of an OC'd 4430, from what i experienced it performs on par with the 4460 on the nexus

96. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

From what I hear, the SAMOLED Advanced screens Motorola are using are RGBG PenTile - not RGBW.

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