Official - Droid RAZR product reviews - consolidated thread of magazine/blog reviewsGeneral


Last Updated: 2012-02-01 00:00:42
  1. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    It should not really matter whether it is thick and narrow or thin and wide.

    What matters is the overall length from where the screen ends on one side of the phone to where the screen starts on the other.

    In Razr's case the length is 7.1+7.1+68.9=83mm of what you grab.

    SGSII is 8.5+8.5+66.1=83.1

    To see what I am talking about take a narrow phone that is very thick and hold it in your hand and you will see it does not feel great - like my JCB Tough Phone.
  2. gordongartrell

    gordongartrell Well-Known Member

    Very in-depth, positive review. The most detailed review so far.

    Motorola Droid RAZR review | Android Central

    The Good:
    It's fast, it's thin, it's got a gorgeous high-resolution display, and it's running the most recent version of Android available (at least for a few more weeks). Motorola has already promised an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. Good camera, and has Verizon 4G LTE data.

    The Bad:
    May be too large for some; is about the widest phone we've used. Battery can't be removed. Full of preloaded apps that you might or might not actually want.

    Conclusion:
    Yet another "best-of" phone for Verizon. But the Droid RAZR's size could be a bit much for some, and we've got real concerns about not being able to swap out the battery for a fresh one when needed.
  3. gordongartrell

    gordongartrell Well-Known Member

    Motorola Droid RAZR review -- Engadget

    Wrap up:
    So has Motorola succeeded in reclaiming the prestige that once belonged to the RAZR brand? Unequivocally, yes -- the handset is just physically stunning. It's thinner than almost any phone on the market and makes no sacrifices to attain its slim physique. It's solidly constructed from premium materials like diamond-cut aluminum, Gorilla Glass and a sheet of super-slick Kevlar. Few phones out there can even be put in the same category when it comes to build quality. It's not the most ergonomically sound handset on the market, but for those who cherish form over function (the very targets of a so-called fashion device), that's a sacrifice worth making.

    Don't get us wrong -- the RAZR's beauty is not only skin deep. The LTE radio, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM make sure this sleek number is ready to run with the big boys. It kept pace with, and in some cases clearly outclassed its high-end competition. Despite its deficiencies in the display department and underwhelming battery life, the RAZR looks to be a perfectly viable alternative when considering the similarly-pricey Rezound and Galaxy Nexus, but we'll have to wait for our full reviews of those devices to say for sure. And don't forget: this one will only get better when ICS comes to Moto's slim slab of sexy.
  4. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Can't listen to Engadget! They're such Apple suckers....

    What on earth we're they expecting from battery life? A full day with web browsing, calls, text, etc... And still going strong?
    And that's not good enough...lol to that!
    Maybe they haven't heard of LTE ...
  5. HankStorm

    HankStorm Member

  6. callmeal

    callmeal Member

    I would consider them quite the opposite in fact. I've been reading engadget for a long time and they are pretty fair when it comes to coverage of different mobile platforms. Gizmodo on the other hand like to write articles about the tiniest little bit of news from Apple.
  7. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Well ladies and gentleman ...this right here is what some of us have been waiting for...
    Quote ...

    However, it still has some difficulty in properly focusing when attempting to take shots. In the end, photos are good, but not great!

    There ya gave it, its the same friggin camera as the Bionic!

    Good going Motorola.
  8. vnyislesv

    vnyislesv Well-Known Member

    Guy had to nitpick so much he wrote a con as "doesn't have 4.0 out of the box". C'mon.

    He should have said...

    Camera. Thats it.
  9. gordongartrell

    gordongartrell Well-Known Member

    I`m a little disappointed about the camera, but it`s not a deal breaker to me. The Canadian version of the RAZR does not have LTE, so battery issues won`t be a problem. The phone is on sale in Canada starting today, so i`m going to check it out now. If i really like it, then i`ll buy it today.
  10. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    In my best Cartman accent, "hmmm looks like my concerns about heat & battery life may be correct". Usually media reviews do not pick this up so soon and actual owners do.
  11. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

    Or maybe it was just an issue with one phone...

    I don't recall seeing the same complaint on other reviews. Of course I could have missed it. Has this complaint been cropping up consistently on the other reviews?
  12. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

  13. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member


    Used the phone for 45 minutes. Downloading from market, madden football, watched video, texted, emailed, shot pics/video etc etc. Heat is not an issue. Most of the heat is generated by the screen btw.
    Those were my findings.
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  14. callmeal

    callmeal Member

    Oh dear so many contradicting reviews. This is really not helping me make a decision :(

    The verge reviewer in particular really didn't like the display and the engadget reviewer liked it and said its not pentile which I'm sure is wrong??

    EDIT: Looks like engadget have realised their mistake and updated their review accordingly
  15. ne0lyfeism

    ne0lyfeism Well-Known Member

    Any review that has "shooting in complete darkness" as a use case shouldn't even be taken seriously.

    Engadget, Gizmodo and BGR seemed to like the camera (with their usual pro-Apple jabs in comparing it to the iPhone 4S).
  16. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

    I would agree with this! I don't know of any smartphones that have zero lux cameras installed in them.
  17. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Well, I'm getting sick of waiting for SGN, and was reading up on some of the reviews for RAZR to see if it's a fallback option, but no dice. The Verge says display sucks, again. I don't know why Moto doesn't think that a screen and a camera are important to a phone. If it gets awesome call quality but the screen and shooter suck, that doesn't seem like a good tradeoff.

    Oh well. Back to the SGN waiting room!
  18. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

    The amount of reviewers that are complaining about the non-removable battery, jeezo! Were they saying the same thing when the iPhone 4/4S was released?

    So which out of all the reviews posted here so far have been the most positive and which have been downright negative?

    I'm going to wait until GSMArena and TechRadar post their reviews.
    jroc likes this.
  19. ne0lyfeism

    ne0lyfeism Well-Known Member

    From what I've read the review from The Verge is by far the harshest and IMHO, the most one-sided of the bunch. I'd have to say that the BGR review seems to be the most positive.
  20. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

    OK... maybe I'm just out of touch but I'm confused as to why some seem to put so much stock in "The Verge". I checked their web site and four of their top five rated devices were Apple. Wouldn't this indicate that they were, at least slightly, biased towards Apple?

    According to their review of the iPhone 4S, the reviewer "found the battery performance of the phone to be impressive".

    iPhone 4S review | The Verge

    Isn't this the same model phone that Apple has determined to have serious battery drain issues?

    I have to admit that before seeing "The Verge" mentioned in a few of the threads in this sub-forum I had never heard of them. And after reading a few of their reviews I'm just not all that impressed... :rolleyes:

    Oh well... maybe it's just me! :confused:
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