Motorola Razr and Razr Droid are two stunning Android smartphones from Motorola. They are stunning looking smartphones, ultra-thin and stylish, exuding the same grace and class of the very popular Motorola Razr line of yester-years and from what we have seen and heard, Motorola Razr and Razr Droid might just bring back Motorola to its heights in the Razr days.
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The two smartphones share a lot in common with the major difference being that while Motorola Razr is a GSM phone supporting 3G and HSPA (up to 14.4Mbps downloads), the Motorola Razr Droid is a CDMA phone supporting EVDO Rev.A and 4G LTE. So, going forward in this overview, Motorola Razr Droid will represent both phones.
A Stylish and Powerful Smartphone
Motorola Razr Droid is a very pretty smartphone. It is very thin at 7.1mm, the thinnest LTE smartphone so far. Yet the phone is built to be tough with Kevlar fibre at the back and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for display. The rest is built from stainless steel. The entire body of the Motorola Razr Droid is coated with water-repellent nano-particles shields, which makes the smatphone splash resistant.
Beyond the beauty, the Motorola Razr Droid is a very powerful smartphone. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, offering more power than the Motorola Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic. It features a 1GB RAM. This combination will result in fast performance and early reviews suggest just that.
Motorola Razr Droid will not be launching with the latest Android OS (Android 4.0/Ice cream Sandwich) at least for early adopters. It will come with Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) with Motoblur, but Motorola have promised Android 4 upgrade Over-the-Air (OTA). Despite running Gingerbread, Motorola Razr Droid will offer a great experience. The Motocast feature enables you stream your media from your computer to your phone.
A Brilliant Display
Motorola Razr Droid features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED advanced display. The display looks brilliant and crisp, with qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels). Like the Motorola Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic, the Razr Droid supports the Webtop docking accessory that essentially converts your phone into a portable computer.
The Webtop accessory offers a larger display up to 14-inch and a full size QWERTY keyboard just like a netbook. Dock the Motorola Razr Droid on this accessory and according to Motorola it transforms to a web based PC, enabling you watch videos on the bigger screen and for example to access the web using a full desktop version of Firefox. The accessory comes with a HD port that enables you watch your content even on larger screens.
A full HD camera
The Motorola Razr Droid has two cameras. On the back-end is an 8 megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video recording, an improvement over the Motorola Atrix 4G. The camera also features Autofocus, image stabilisation, and LED Flash. Motorola Razr Droid comes with a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, basically for HD video calling.
Pricing and availability
Motorola Razr and Razr Droid will be available globally in November, 2011. In the United States Motorola Droid Razr will be available on Verizon at $299.99 for a two year contract while in Canada, Motorola Razr will be available on the Rogers network at $150 for a three year contract.
Motorola Razr Droid is not available in Nigeria. However, the Motorola Razr Maxx is currently available in Nigeria at a price of N86,500.
Features and specs of Motorola Razr and Droid Razr
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- Android OS 2.3.5 (Android 4 coming soon)
- 3D graphics accelerator
- 1GB RAM
- Accelerometer sensor
- digital compass
- HDMI output
- 16GB internal memory
- up to 32GB memory card support
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) (Motorola Razr)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+) 850/900/1900/2100MHz up to 14.4Mbps (Motorola Razr)
- CDMA with EVDO Rev.A (800, 900MHz) (Motorola Droid Razr)
- 4G LTE 700MHz (Motorola Droid Razr)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
- unlimited contacts phonebook
- Quick Office
- Government-grade encryption (secures emails and enterprise data)
- Remote Wipe
- Smart Actions (improves battery efficiency)
- Mobile Hotspot
- Navigation with Google Maps, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonas
- Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Voice, YouTube
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC)
- Video player (MP4, DivX, WMA, H.263, H.264)
- Video/Photo editor
- Adobe Flash Support
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML Browser
- Battery capacity: 1,780 mAh (battery is not replaceable)
- Standby: 12.5 hours
- Talktime: 204 hours
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