Droid RAZR Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews
We digested and distilled all the major reviews of the DROID RAZR and found that it received Editors' Choice from all the reviewers and was rated well for being the fastest and thinnest for now.
All reviewers noted that the DROID RAZR Super AMOLED touchscreen is gorgeous and the data speeds as well as 1.2GHz processor are very fast.
The reviewers praised the media players, streaming files wirelessly from Motocast and the video player. The most interesting "techie" feature is the Smart Actions built-in app that helps maintain battery life (videos appear at the end of this article).
If you are hard on your smartphones you will like that it coated with splash guard, Gorilla Glass and Kevlar coating to make it super strong and maintain thinness. To make the DROID RAZR thin, however, Motorola designed it with a non-removalable battery. If you are a battery switcher this will not be your favorite model.
Specs of the DROID RAZR include a 4.3" curved Gorilla glass Super AMOLED and 8-megapixel rear camera records 1080p HD video. Other features include 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16 GB on board, 16 GB microSD card preinstalled, mobile hotspots, 1780mAh battery, enterprise features (remote wipe/encryption, calendar and contacts).
Two reviewers didn't like the quality of the still camera and one reviewer didn't like the battery life. The closest competitor is the HTC Rezound. In comparison reviews the DROID RAZR won one and lost one comparison to the HTC Rezound.
Many speed freaks are waiting for the e Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which will have the next version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a slightly faster processor. Motorola is now owned by Google announced it will update smartphones to the new OS within 6 weeks of receiving the code.
UPDATE 2/12/2012: Verizon Wireless sells the DROID RAZR for $199 and is offering double data, along with a buy one e Droid RAZR comes in white, black or purple. This BOGO deal is best for those who have Verizon Wireless contract already. Yes, new Verizon customers can buy a Droid RAZR from Amazon.com for $99, but renewing customers pay $199.99. Therefore, if you are already a Verizon customer, the buy one get one free deal is your best cheapest choice when you share the deal with someone else.
Nicole Lee at CNET rated the Droid RAZR 4.5 out of 5 and Editors' Choice. She liked the water-repellent lightweight design, 4.3" Super AMOLED touchscreen, data speeds, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, media features, security, Webtop connections/app and battery life. She didn't like the large size, photo quality and non-removable battery. The Smart Actions app helps conserve battery life and overall it's very snappy. Free installed apps include Amazon's Kindle app, Blockbuster, Let's Golf 2, Madden NFL 12, Netflix, Slacker Radio, MotoPrint, Citrix GoToMeeting, Webtop app, Motocast and VideoSurf. It plays Netflix in HD. Call quality was good.
Sascha Segan at PCMAG rated the Droid RAZR 4.5 out of 5 , Editors' Choice for thinness, power, fast media and docking. He didn't like the photo quality. He called the Droid RAZR the classiest and the most powerful for now until more competitors enter the race. It's very big and a borderline hand-buster. Call quality was fine and better than the Droid Bionic. "The phone's 1.2GHz, dual-core TI OMAP4 chip benchmarked faster than any other handset we've seen before." Web browsing was speedy and out-benchmarked 1.5GHz dual-core processors. Music and video players are good and work well. He recommends it for those who like a thin phone, Webtop app, like phones that take a beating and be the fastest for a while.
Mark Spoonauer at LaptopMag rated the Droid RAZR 4 out of 5 as well as Editors' Choice for being the a slim stunner, sturdy, Super AMOLED touchscreen, fast data speed, and Motocast. He didn't like the 3G/4G hand off, battery life and its hard to see in direct sunlight. He noted that is very sturdy and has more pixels than the Samsung Galaxy SII. The onscreen keyboard has good haptic feedback but lacks an @ key. Benchmark tests were very good and better than the Droid Bionic. Photo quality was not as good as the Samsung Galaxy SII, while video was clear. Video calling was better than other smartphones.