Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review: Motorola DROID RAZR

Review: Motorola DROID RAZR
Review: Motorola DROID RAZR
By Rey M Baguio
Some say the Motorola DROID RAZR is the most exciting Android device that has been launched recently. And yet, some would say it is just all hype and that it doesn't deserve to get that iconic RAZR name. This 4G LTE device comes with a powerful processor and relatively high-resolution display; but should this already make it the phone Motorola has come up with since the first RAZR? Well, let us try to check this unit out and see if delivers.

Starting with the design, this handset really does have the look which is the perfect evolution of the droid category. The tough Gorilla glass and that metal chassis with Kevlar backing are combined to give the Droid RAZR the beautiful display. The angular edges of the RAZR are still surprisingly soft and that high gloss finishes is perfectly married to a matte case-back.

Don't be fooled, it's not all beauty and no specs to brag. The RAZR boasts of top-of-the-line specs and they are all stuffed into the thinnest and lightest smartphone cases to date. How can it not be? With its 7.1 millimeters, you can't find 4G LTE device that's as thin right now. This thin case houses a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage and a 16GB micro-SD card that's pre-installed. With these features, it won't be a surprise if this RAZR will smash and crush all other Android devices.

Yes, the features do sound amazing to have on a handset. But still you can notice some things that just don't measure up. The Super AMOLED screen might be impressive by itself but it seems like other competitors- like Samsung and its Super AMOLED Plus displays- got the better vivid and bright colors. But give it to Motorola, they thought of protecting the display and added the Gorilla Glass to make sure the device can hold up to heavy usage.

This review is not going to be complete if battery life is not mentioned. A powerful handset is kind of disappointing if won't let you use it for longer hours. It not convenient to always have your battery charger with you everywhere you go for fear of getting no power within the day. With moderate use, the device's battery would last for almost two days. Sad thing though, probably one of the drawbacks of this handset, is that the battery isn't removable. But it might not be a big deal for most.

In a nutshell, the DROID RAZR has got a beautiful design and an amazing display which comes in the thinnest case for Androids. The features and great specs are hard not to notice that you wouldn't mind some of its flaws.

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