Motorola and Verizon to hold September 5th event possibly related to Motorola DROID RAZR HD
posted by Alan F. / Aug 17, 2012, 7:16 PM
What we are looking forward to seeing is a 4.6 inch LCD display with resolution of 720 x 1280, producing a pixel density of 319ppi. The hardest working processor in show business, the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, is said to be under the hood with 1GB of RAM. There will be a microSD slot on the unit along with an 8MP camera on back and another shooter in front. With LTE connectivity, the 2530mAh battery might leave the lights on all day, and then some. And Android 4.0.4 will be installed out of the box.
Should the event introduce the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, we're sure to find out the precise launch date and how Verizon plans on pricing this beast. As usual, any decision on price for the new model will affect the rest of the Motorola DROID RAZR line at Verizon. And the date of the announcement is interesting because it is the same day that Nokia is expected to introduce its first two Windows Phone 8 handsets and is also exactly one week before the wraps are expected to be taken off the 6th generation Apple iPhone.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2530 mAh
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They should have released the RAZR HD over a month ago. Now that my SGS3 bootloader is unlocked, and the battery in the HD is said to be 2500mah, I don't want it any more.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 7:25 PM 18
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I agree with you completely. The specs of this phone don't have anything over the s3. And thats not me being a Samsung fanboy because I love Moto. I just feel that this device should have 2 gigs of ram and Jelly Bean to really make it's self stand out over the competition that is currently out.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 8:07 PM 12
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if what we know is true it just rules out that specs won't be how it stands out and besides it's plenty powerful and has a nice sized battery, I'd take this over the similarly spec'd Galaxy S II because of the typical Motorola advantages that I've grown accustomed to.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 8:17 PM 5
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I can definitely see your perspective. I just think this may be a tough sell for most. It's way late to the party considering it may not release until October. By then the quad core s4 phones may be coming out. I know people like the build quality of the recent Motorolas but I'd argue the one x on at&t and especially the EVO LTE on sprint can match this new razr spec for spec basically, have comparable build quality, and were released in the spring. Being released on Verizon gives the razr a bit of an advantage though since the s3 is the only real android competition. I'm interested to see how well this sells just because there are a lot of well informed consumers out there that will realize that there were phones exactly like this out months ago from different companies and carriers. And with some really more advanced stuff on the horizon.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 8:18 AM 0
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Yeah, 2Gb of RAM + true LCD along with JB and the rest of the high end specs would have been a compelling value proposition if it had been released a month ago. But September? We don't even know if it will ship in September.... A day late and a dollar short, IMO.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 8:18 PM 11
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If you want superior design and a near stock ICS OS with similar specs. This is the device for you. But Motorola still can't compete with Samsungs camera and I couldnt go without a removeable battery.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 10:00 PM 3
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I thought the same thing about the removable battery until I got the Razr Maxx. I've had it for three months and it's only frozen once - and the force restart by pressing Pwr + Vol Dwn worked just fine. Now I don't mind it.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 7:38 PM 1
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"I couldnt go without a removeable battery." Seconded. I like Moto's build quality way better than Samsung's and prefer the closer-to-stock platform. But for me, no swappable battery (or complete power-down reboots), no $$$.
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 11:41 PM 0
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Why not 2GB ram! Why not 400ppi Why not Quad-core clocked at 1.8Ghz Why Motorola.....!? Was it asking to much? Why not Jelly-bean? Another let down by MOTO!
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 7:36 PM 15
Lol your demand is quite high The only thing I agree your statement is the jelly bean
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 7:39 PM 5
hahaha he's being sarcastic.........secretely saying people will never be satisfied.... :)
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 7:47 PM 8
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I agree with the 2 GB RAM and JB, but the 400 ppi and 1.8 GHz quad core is asking too much. At MOST we might see a dual-core S4 Pro, and 2 GB RAM in the Razr HD, along with JB out of the box and a 720p display. That 1.8 GHz processor and 400 ppi would just kill battery life.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 8:14 PM 2
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More cores, higher frequency less necessary if running the same tasks, it'll just be a battery vampire. Like how a V8 engine can rev to a lower speed and make as much, if not more, power than an engine of an I-4 configuration. (or any other metaphor you might understand)
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 7:58 AM 0
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But when browsing on the internet on the S3 it takes 15 seconds to load Phonearena website, now with those specs it would take around 7 to 9 seconds. its all about browsing speed, not about the apps. And also everything on the phone will be loading super fast, which now it's zippy! A big major differences!!!!!
posted on Aug 18, 2012, 9:06 AM 0
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until they drop a nexus device, I'm not interested. This phone seems boring and like yesterday's news. Its just not quite good enough.(and I'd even qualify myself as a motor fan boy considering 4 of my last 5 devices were Motorola.)
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 10:11 PM 2
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