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

What upcoming thin LTE enabled handset has just hit Verizon's equipment infocenter? That's right, it is the Motorola DROID RAZR and plenty of Verizon customers with an update to burn can't decide between this and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus...
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140 Comments

30. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, just press and hold the normal On/Off switch for something like 8 seconds straight. There is any number of ways to include a hard reset capability. Removing the battery is really more of an afterthought carried over from RIM's OS....

64. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its the same hardware with a lesser quality screen. how is that more impressive? lol. I know u love blur n all but...blah! The only thing this has on the nexus is a higher mpx camera which doesnt always mean anything.

75. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Higher megapixel camera, more durable, thinner design. It's an LTE phone that isn't a brick.

85. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know megapixels mean nothing. neater materials for sure.. may or may not be more durable.. wont know until we get some one to do some drop tests on it :) very thin.. especially for an LTE phone. were splitting micrometers though.. does it really matter anymore? lol

11. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Better - probably... but does that mean 6 hours to 8? or 8 hours to 10? and does that small difference make you feel good enough about the fact that you cannot swap out for an extra battery?

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

People have said that the Bionics's finally giving them the battery necessary to get through a normal day. But I don't know.

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And there are going to be car chargers available for the RAZR as well. I purchased a Moto-branded car charger at the time I purchased the Droid X.

17. iShepherd

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It doesn't matter to me if its battery life is better than the Bionic's, I need to be able to swap out batteries if I forget to plug it in the night before, which I often do. I'm just glad there are some nice alternatives to the RAZR coming up. Also the biggest reason I didn't go with the iphone.

73. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

it has a manual reset option

6. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Still getting this despite the non-removable battery. My experience with removable batteries and Blackberries is that the battery door is just another part that falls off ;) I so rarely have to do battery pulls that I would almost rather a non-removable battery so that the battery door doesn't keep falling off. Plus, if ICS brings the stability it promises, I may never need to see the battery. :) It's only competition is the Galaxy Nexus, and the fact that it doesn't have an SD card slot IS a deal-breaker. That's the exact reason why I ditched Apple - just another way to gouge money by not offering expandable memory and charging upwards of $100 for more built-in memory. Let me buy a $50 32GB SD card and use it, please.

14. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Removable battery is a must for Android phones. I mean, you have to be able to reset your phone when it inevitably freezes. JK, lol, couldn't resist sorry.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, I recognize my phone isn't perfect, and yeah, when I overwork it (can't resist taking advantage of TRUE multitasking!) it is nice to have a reset option. Though I don't think a non removable battery will eliminate that option.

37. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Touche on the multitasking. Although the extent of the multitasking I would take advantage of on my phone involves playing music and running some apps, which my WP7 does fine. And yea, I do hope they leave a non-software way to reset the phone.

19. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@Penny. I know huh. Sealed battery is a non-issue for the iphone because you don't need to remove its battery to reset it. Sealed battery would be an issue with android phones.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Would be an issue with an Android phone* if no other reset option is built in. FIXED.

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

You are right you just need to wait for the battery to die :) if you aren't smart enough to figure that out

32. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I own a galaxy s2 - it never freezes no need to remove the battery

38. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Wait a few months... lol...

45. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Lol yourself

55. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have only removed the battery when I have to remove my microSD card....although, recently, USB or wifi sync does the trick for file transfers to PC.

54. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My wife wishes she had a removable battery on her iPWNED 3GS as it does freeze up once in a while.

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I agree, If the wife goes back to Verizon, I would get this phone. Not having a removable SD card is far worse than the battery not being removable. Still, why was it made that way?

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

To have a profile that thin and make it more splash resistant, it was probably necessary. Not my favorite consequence of the phone's thinness, but it's so awesome otherwise that I would be willing to ignore it.

56. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good point on water resistant. However, I have never had an issue with getting a phone wet, or the like, so I still prefer a removable battery. With an iphone, if the phone has a battery issue, and they do, you send the entire phone back to APPLE. Not so, with most other phones

138. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

speak for yourself on the water issues. I had my old g droid replaced twice do to splashes :(((

20. iShepherd

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Having replaceable batteries is a must for me, since I forget to plug my phone in during the night to recharge a lot. Also the nature of my work makes it so I'm never near a plug or my car charger for more than a few minutes at a time, and I have to be able to receive calls on my phone.

24. toxic

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

awsome phone,but also a deal breaker , no sd card & no battery upgrade, i think bionic is the way to go with icecream, great phone & large battery upgrade for $25.00

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

There is an SD card slot on the Razr though.

33. kenemu

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

nonremoveable batt certainly a deal breaker!iam ok to carry a backup charging device along but what if the batt goes wrong? do i hqve to dump the pbone becasue of that?and iam abit worried about the resale value as overtime,batt will go dead and exhasted

34. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

everyone see how successful iphone is even with its non removable battery so they just copied it.
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