Motorola Droid RAZR Review

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Like the RAZRs before it, the Motorola Droid RAZR is known for its thin profile. Though it is a smaller smart phone, the speaker has been placed on top of the RAZR. This is a great part of the design as you will not cover the speaker with your hand when using the phone for calls or videos. The design of the RAZR is made possible by the plate of glass that protects the phone and also gives it an extremely sleek and shiny appearance.

The back of the phone is made of kevlar, though this becomes problematic when using the phone for a while. The back of the phone quickly heats up. Volume and control buttons are located on the sides and are sometimes pretty easy to press accidentally due to the phones slim profile. The placement of the ports on the RAZR are, however, a plus with its relatively smooth operating system.

Physical Specs

Despite the slim profile, the Motorola Droid RAZR has an excellent 1.3 megapixel camera. The camera is front facing, which makes it extremely convenient and easy to use. This is a huge plus over the VGA camera of earlier models. The video camera on the RAZR can shoot in1080p, though the quality is sometimes limited. The 1080p is limited by encryption software,so transferring videos from the RAZR to your computer can often be a little less than satisfying compared with other larger phone models.

The RAZR includes a useful Swype keyboard and Quick Office actually makes editing documents on this phone relatively easy and quick. Battery life is a bit of a problem for this phone and one can expect about three hours of life under normal usage. Despite the coolness of the size and the nice-looking metal edges, the screen on the RAZR often appears very pixilated and one can quite easily see the fringing especially with lighter backgrounds.

The pixilation problem becomes worse particularly when using a live wallpaper. The screen, however, has been reported to operate better under lighted conditions and outside than other Samsung rivals, though the Galaxy models certainly offer a better screen with some sacrifices on design. The RAZR has a better camera than the Samsung phones using the ANDROID system.

Behind The Scenes

The RAZR suffers in terms of its update system, which doesn’t compare with that of the more frequents on the Samsung phones. It does, however, come with a good warranty and the benefit of Motorola’s customer service. In terms of processing speeds, however,the Motorola Droid RAZR does just as well as the Samsung Galaxy models. Notably, this a phone you will want to be careful with as it does not have a removable battery.

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