Today, 11-11-11 marks the release of the newest Motorola Droid for the Verizon Network. The Droid RAZR is the thinnest smart phone to date. Even though this phone is ultra-thin, they still managed to pack all the power and punch you expect from a top of the line 4G Android Phone.
The Droid RAZR, released today is the latest in line of 4G Android Smart Phones to be released on the Nation’s Largest 4G network. With a dual core processor, 4.3” touch screen, and thin design, this may be the phone you are looking for.
The Razr is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core TI OMAP processor. This processor helps make the phone speed along no matter how many things you have going on at the same time. Stream music, check your appointments, take pictures, and upload them to your favorite social media site, and never lag. I have also noticed on some phones that after heavy use for a while there tends to be heat buildup from the processor and the battery. Even with the thin design of the Razr there was no noticeable heat buildup.
Battery life on 4G smartphones has always been a problem. The Razr has a 1780 mAh battery which is slightly larger than the Motorola Bionic. This gives the battery about 8 hours our moderate use. Talk time only is about 12 hours, but we all know how many of us use our smart phones for just talk. I only had about 48 hours with the phone so I couldn’t really put the battery through its paces multiple times, but what time I had with the Razr the battery life was good.
The Razr has a 4.3” SAMOLED Screen. This is, in my opinion, one of if not the top of the line screen to have in your phones now days. The screen is capable of 16.7 million colors with a resolution of 540 x 960. Pictures are clean and crisp and movie watching is easy and enjoyable. The screen, like all Android phones now, is capacitive and is capable of of multi-touch input. The screen is also scratch resistant.
The Motorola Razr has an 8MP rear facing auto focus camera with LED flash. The camera is capable of 1080p HD videos at 30fps at a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Also thanks to a 1.3MP front facing camera this phone is capable of very clear video conferences. The camera is quick and you can take multiple pictures is quick succession. One thing I did notice with the front facing camera is that you have to hold it at a slight angle to get your face centered on the screen. I confirmed this with another RAZR owner also. So it appears as this is intended to be this way.
The RAZR comes with 8GB of usable internal storage and a 16GB pre-installed microSD card for all of your media needs.
The back of the phone is Kevlar and adds a nice touch to the phone. On the top of the phone is where you can find the headphone jack, power port, and miniHDMI plug. The right side of the phone has the power and volume buttons. On the left side is the housing for the Mini SIM card and microSD slot. Why are they on the outside? There is no removable battery on this phone. This is the biggest downside to this phone. With the way I go through battery life with streaming music while I’m driving and work I need the ability to add battery life to my phone. I understand, in the car I can plug in the phone so it’s not an issue, but when I’m not around a power source that tends to be a problem.
The internal speaker on the phone is surprisingly good for listening to music and using as a speaker phone. The sounds were clear and there was little to no distortion.
This phone does come like all the other smart phones sold from Verizon. It includes all of the Verizon apps pre-installed such as the Amazon Kindle app, Blockbuster, several games, and V CAST, Verizon Video, My Account, and VZ Navigator. Also Motorola has included their Moto Print App, and their new fitness app MOTOACTIVE.
All in all this is a nice addition to the Android phone line at Verizon wireless. Motorola fans will love this phone, and all other phone lovers will be caught taking a look. With its sleek styling, Kevlar back plate, and top of the line spec’s Motorola has hit a homerun with their newest phone.
You can pick up your own Motorola RAZR today from Verizon Wireless for 299.99 on a new 2 year agreement or 649.99 if you don’t like having a contract.
- Motorola Droid RAZR cuts back on non-removable bloat apps (electronista.com)
- DROID RAZR on sale now (slashgear.com)
- Motorola Razr on Amazon at big $188 discount for limited time (slashgear.com)
Author: Ben Oaks
Ben is a 911 Telecomunicator and a tech nut. Ben was born and raised in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. He reviews Verizon Wireless products for Techburgh.com and is the owner of Cerebral-Overload.com. His hope is to bring you the reviews you want to give you an informed decision on products you may be looking into.