In the US, the 7.1mm thick Droid RAZR is sold on Verizon as an LTE device. But did you know that the RAZR is also sold in an unlocked GSM flavor with the proper bands to do AT&T 3G with quadband UMTS (2100/1900/900/850)? You can pick up one from our friends at Clove, where the GSM RAZR is selling for £379, which comes to about $600. With the GSM version, you’ll still get that 4.3″ qHD AMOLED screen, the 1.2GHz TI OMAP CPU, 1GB of RAM, plus an 8MP camera on the back capable of shooting full 1080p video. It ships with Android 2.3.5, but like its CDMA version, you can [...]
When we’re looking at very thin phones, or at ones with LTE radios, battery life is a concern we keep front in our minds. When both those circumstances apply, as with the recent Motorola Droid RAZR, our awareness of power issues is piqued. Especially considering that the RAZR’s battery isn’t user-replaceable, its performance could easily make-or-break the handset. When we reviewed the RAZR, we found its battery life adequate for our tests, though it was definitely pushing the boundary of having enough capacity to make it through the day; for heavy users, the phone [...]
The Motorola Droid RAZR, the latest flagship phone on the Verizon network, is also the thinnest smartphone to date. Don’t let its thickness — or lack thereof — fool you. This phone is durable and very well constructed!
Back in 2004 Motorola introduced the original RAZR. It was thin, stylish, and with it’s Tron-esque, back-lit aluminum keys, it looked really, really good. Unfortunately, its durability was questionable and battery life was not that great.
Fast forward to today and the RAZR has been reborn, this time running Android and following in [...]
I’ve recently used both the Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as my daily driver — the smartphone I use every day. I’ve written articles about both and have been very impressed with each one.
Apparently our readers have been fairly impressed with them as well — so much so that many of you have contacted me personally asking which of the two devices I’d recommend. Since I’m sure many of you have the same question, let me take this opportunity to compare the two devices so you can better answer the question: Droid RAZR or Galaxy [...]
The image above is a little mock-up we did but a similar device, namely a white Motorola Droid RAZR, has popped up in Verizon’s system as you can see in the image below. Manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are already pushing out white versions of their phones and it appears that Motorola is planning on doing the same.
The Gorilla Glass and Kevlar phone has a separate entry in Verizon’s system for a white flavor. According to the screenshot, the possibility is known to Verizon at least from the beginning of October but exact plans on when the white version will hit [...]
Amazon has two hot Verizon phones on sale and they go for one penny each, which is pretty much free. They’re the HTC Rezound and the Motorola Droid RAZR, introduced at the beginning of this month and mid-October, respectively.
To take advantage of the great price you will of course have to sign a two-year contract but given the mere hotness of these devices, you’ll probably comply. The HTC Rezound is the phone-maker’s first model with an HD-resolution 720p display (4.3 inches). It packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal flash, a 16GB [...]
One of the more popular accessories for the recently released Motorola Droid RAZR is its HD Media Dock.
The dock allows you to easily connect your RAZR to a compatible HDTV or monitor for viewing on a larger screen. If you’re more interested in an audio experience there’s even a 3.5mm audio jack for hooking up to headphones or speakers. More basically, the dock is a perfect way to keep your smartphone on your desk, displayed at an optimal viewing angle, all the while keeping it charged up and ready to go.
We did have some difficulty getting the phone to [...]
Earlier this month, we saw a Motorola Droid RAZR variant destined for release in China that featured a couple design changes from the original handset, but looked like it would retain the same hardware specs. A closer look at China’s RAZR offerings is now available, revealing that Motorola has beefed-up the handset with the addition of a 13-megapixel camera, as well as one version with a 720p screen.
The phone we saw was the MT917 (above, center), the TD-SCDMA version of the RAZR. It’s joined by the XT928, which will run on China’s CDMA2000 network. Whereas the [...]
The Motorola Droid RAZR, which we are currently reviewing in our labs, has been rooted by the community. Word of warning for those who want to apply: the application will not allow you to revert even if you run into trouble so you better think twice before taking the plunge (or probably wait a couple of more weeks). For details as well as instructions, follow the source link below.
Meanwhile there’s a new ad ready for the Motorola Droid RAZR, prepared by Verizon, and hopefully you won’t have to go through all of that just to get your hands on the razor-thin Kevlar [...]
In our last 1080pd video demo recorded on the Motorola Droid RAZR our viewers noted that there was some odd “swimming” in the recorded video.
After some discussion in the comments we decided to test the leading theory: image stabilization at close range has some unintended consequences.
Original Video (with image stabilization)
Second video (without image stabilization)
So, let’s put that theory to the test! Let us know if this video (with image stabilization turned off) is any better.
What do you think? Is the [...]
The Droid RAZR is the latest flagship smartphone from both Motorola and Verizon, featuring LTE, a dual-core processor, and the thinnest design to-date. But how does this influence what you see on the screen, and what can you expect the first time you turn on your new RAZR?
The first thing you’ll notice is just how fast the phone boots up — especially the very first boot, which is usually the longest. As soon as you’re booted up the waiting begins. Like most CDMA devices, the RAZR has to activate itself with the network. In this case activation took an [...]
At 11:11 this morning, Motorola’s Droid RAZR officially went up for sale. While we were initially expecting the LTE smartphone to drop on November 10, last week we caught wind of this new plan to shape the RAZR’s release around this 11/11/11 theme. It turns out that idea is spreading a little farther than just the RAZR’s release date and time, and also extending to its launch price.
We touched on this offer with the RAZR hardware tour video we just published, but here’s the full skinny: for today only, over at Amazon, you can place an order for the Droid [...]
The Motorola Droid RAZR, the latest flagship phone on the Verizon network, is also the thinnest smartphone to date. In this video we’ll look at the hardware that encloses the phone, show you where all the buttons and cameras are, and give you a tip on how to install the LTE microSIM. We also compare the RAZR’s dimensions to those of the Droid Bionic.
Battery1780 mAh12.50 hours Talk time204 hours Stand-by time
Dimensions5.15 x 2.71 x 0.28 (130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm)4.48 oz (127 g)
Display4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display540 x 960 [...]
What can you expect to get when you pick up your very own Motorola Droid RAZR? Let’s take a look inside the box!
First off we’ve got a few manuals, a standard microUSB cable, and a very cool USB power adapter. This wort is a small cube with fold-out prongs (to make traveling with it easier). While that’s cool, it also has not one, but two USB ports!
That’s right, folks! You can charge your phone and Bluetooth headset, or two phones, or phone and smart watch, at the same time, using the same power-hungry wall wort. This not only frees up an outlet, [...]
The Motorola Droid RAZR, the thinnest smartphone to date, isn’t hampered in any way by its size. Being able to shoot 1080p video is no small feat. Couple that with auto-focus and image stabilization and you’ve really got something!
In this video we’ll take a quick look around my front yard at some high-contrast, high-detail “subjects” (yes, they’re flowers), as well as some quick action. You’ll get a feel for not only the video quality, but also the audio that you can get if you decide to get your own Razr.
How is the [...]
In recent months, we’ve been noticing Motorola releasing smartphones (and now tablets) with a distinct set of angled corners. It’s certainly a catchy look, and helps to differentiate Motorola smartphones from the rest of the pack at a glance, but what if a more traditional, rounded-corner design is to your liking? Chinese smartphone consumers should soon get an opportunity to buy just such a variation, in the form of the Motorola MT917.
The MT917 is probably up around 98% Droid RAZR. The only substantial changes are the swapping-out of the phone’s cellular [...]
So far, all recent signs have pointed to Verizon releasing the Motorola Droid RAZR on November 10. We’ve seen that date pop up time and time again, from the ship-by date for pre-orders, to a leaked doc identifying it as the day of the RAZR’s all-channel launch. It now seems like one exec might have been absentmindedly flipping through his calendar when inspiration struck (Oh! That’s a much more interesting date!); a new advertisement for the RAZR sees its release date get pushed back a day, now set to formally launch on November 11, or 11/11/11.
Not only is the [...]
We’re just about a week away from the release of the Motorola Droid RAZR on Verizon, and that means efforts to market the smartphone are about to step things up a notch. One tool that Verizon’s used in the past is a scavenger hunt to win Droid phones and other electronics, and it looks like we’re in for a repeat with the RAZR.
The Twitter account DroidLanding, which acts as the mouthpiece for these events, posted about an hour ago for the first time since the Bionic promotion ended, name-checking the RAZR and letting us know that we should start getting ready [...]
Motorola’s Droid RAZR for Verizon LTE is nearly upon us, and we had almost put together a complete picture of the phone’s release plans. Verizon hadn’t given a hard-and-fast release date, though, and while there were plenty of signs pointing to it being November 10, we were unable to say for sure. Now, with just over a week to go until the RAZR drops, a new leak formally names November 10 as the RAZR’s launch date.
Pre-orders for the RAZR opened a couple days back, with the promise that handsets would ship out by November 10. While that certainly implied [...]
Today marks the first day of pre-orders for Motorola’s Droid RAZR on Verizon. Once it gets here, apparently around November 10, there will be no shortage of accessories for the smartphone. If you were thinking of picking some up on launch day, pricing for the group has leaked, revealing what you’ll have to shell out to do so.
Verizon will be selling some of the new Webtop accessories in its stores, including two new models of Lapdock. That good news here is that, while they’re still more expensive than many users might be able to justify, especially when you [...]
Ever since Motorola announced the Droid RAZR, we’ve been trying to divine its release date. Right before the event that formally announced the phone, we heard a rumor of its planned arrival for November 10. When it was time to finally unveil the phone, though, all we learned was that pre-orders would begin tomorrow, October 27, with the phone finally becoming available at an unspecified time in November. With pre-orders about to begin, Verizon’s put out a statement announcing them, as well as offering a little bit more certainty about when the RAZR find its way into the [...]
While Verizon subscribers in the US wait for the arrival of the Motorola Droid RAZR for the carrier’s LTE network, the rest of the world is waiting for news of the international version of the smartphone. We’ve been told that it’s on the way sometime next month, but details are sparse. Today, the FCC has published the certification paperwork for a new Motorola smartphone; could it be the international RAZR?
Frequency support has been tested for AT&T’s WCDMA bands, which is about what we’d expect for an international phone arriving at the FCC in [...]
Last week, just as we were waiting to hear the announcements of Motorola’s Droid RAZR and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, a leak revealed some release dates for upcoming Verizon handsets, including both those models and the HTC Rezound. We were hoping for confirmation of the November 10 date for those phones from at least one of their launch events, but it did not come. While we still await official new of their retail availability, a new leaked Verizon screenshot shows the HTC and Samsung still on-track for a November 10 arrival.
According to the screenshot, taken from [...]