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Motorola DROID RAZR vs HTC Rezound

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:45

Very recently, both the Motorola DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound launched to an awaiting audience that have been spoiled time after time with devices deemed to be the most cutting edge, but now they’re probably thrown a pickle in contemplating which one to side with. Obviously, the two Android powered smartphones are vying for supremacy, but in the end, there can only be one that can seemingly claim the coveted top spot...

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posted on 15 Nov 2011, 11:40

20. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I haven't heard of anything utilizing that quite yet. I was just mentioning it for completeness. Wikipedia lists the differences concisely.


posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:03 2

22. toxic (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

looked at the razr, just feels so light in your hand & for me too thin, i want some bulk & weight .

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:07

23. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Who in the "he double hockey sticks" wants a damn iPhone product. The battery life of these first generation 4G/LTE devices are subpar at best. Why would someone buy a phone that will warrant sending it in for a battery replacement after about a year. Just another way for Moto to make money IMO.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:23 2

24. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I believe when the Razr gets ICS the camera will function even better. I just wish they could have used the Nexus screen on the Razr like they're doing in China :((

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:20

27. Blaw87 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

I'm going to go ahead and say it. The Rezound is built on previous phones, which is a very, very good thing. It's essentially the Thunderbolt 2. Verizon probably changed it from that course from all the problems the first Thunderbolt had. Which, hopefully, have all been worked out.

The first of any kind of electronic is often plagued with major and multiple issues. Nexus will have it's lion's share of problems being the first with 4.0 (aren't we on 2.3.4 now?). Razr will have it's share as well, being that it seemed rushed out before the hollidays, it's the first of it's kind, and I can really see that "Super Thin" part being a major problem down the road. People often put their phone in there pocket, and i really can just see it break in half. I'm going with rezound in this battle, even without playing around with nexus. Rezound will have ICS soon enough, and by then, hopefully all the bugs will be worked out.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:09

28. cfprelude (Posts: 139; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

i wondered about the "sitting on it" point too. I weigh 225lbs and "sat" on my original droid for 2 years and now sit on my razr... i figure i'm going to treat it now how i want to for the next 2 years so i've been VERY impressed with its durability. the only difference is how much more comfortable it is to sit on since its soooooooo thin :P

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:14

29. 1701nino (unregistered)

John V. htc Rezound doesn't have a resolution of 720 x 1080 p as you are saying numerous times on your reviews;) its 1280 x 720 p right?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 03:09

37. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)

You are correct.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:21

32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

they're both fine devices for Verizon but just like i thought the Razr is better overall. i'm jealous of the music player, lockscreen shortcut to the camera and the slightly refreshed widgets of the Razr! i want an update with these things to my Droid 3 to tide me over until ICS.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 17:09

34. razblack (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

they're both FUGLY...

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 17:53

38. nat171971 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I compared both phones, the screen is not just a little bit better but incredibly better. The audio is much better and the sense UI is much better as well. The processor on the phones that i tried the MOTO phone with an active wallpaper glitched while the rezound was smooth. Overall if you actually compare them real world the rezound is much better accept that it is thicker. If you want thin at the expense of the other things related then you will want the razr. I think the reviewers are to impressed by thin. Watch a music video with the beats head phones on the rezound and then tell me what you think.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 06:38 1

39. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)

The Razr seems to be the better overall phone. Shart on Motorola for yet again designing a phone that's great at everything, but still comes with a shockingly crappy camera. Hopefully Google's acquisition of them will get some new quality control people in that dept, cause the are clearly blind, and they probably pick their noses with impunity.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 05:57

41. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

darn, cant choose the razr for the battery. cant stock any battery and only left with the charger only....

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 10:02

42. Detra (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

My husband and I purchased new phones from verizon 2-3 weeks ago! I got the razr and he got the rezound. I like my big screen and thin durable shell! I don't like the camera at all! My husbands camera is much better than mine, I'm a photographer so I get down to the details. Not only does his focus faster, but the wb is true to color. It performs well in low light and the clarity surpasses my razr! I like the power button on top of the rezound versus the location of the side of the razr, and the charger cord drives me crazy on my razr located at the top... I do love the picture/screen quality better on the rezound , the color accuracy is much better than my razr! My razr shows things a bit more saturated, and sometimes a hue of green. I like my personal settings menu better, I find it easier to customize ringtones than my husbands. His screen is slightly smaller, but it's plenty big. I think my screen is easier to see outside. I'm thinking of trading mine in.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 13:13

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

maybe you guys should just swap...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 01:20

45. JohnQpublic (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

Can anyone say what is the best phone out right now for the..best reception..Loud speaker volume..and call quality?

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