Announced back in October, the Motorola Razr is Motorola Mobility's latest (European) high-end Android phone which shares some design DNA with the original Motorola Razr clam-shell phone. Running on Android 2.3.5/Gingerbread, the Razr is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core/dual-channel RAM CPU. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g/n at 2.4 and 5 GHz and features aGPS. Furthermore, the Motorola Razr is one of the few and the first Android smartphone which supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE+EDR. It comes with a 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen and sports a 8 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting flash LED which allows to record 1080p HD videos up to 30 fps; the front facing camera supports 1.3 megapixel.
In addition to the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and the and the typical micro USB port for charging the device, the Razr is also featuring a micro HDMI port which allows to connect the device to compatible TV-sets.
The Razr's battery cover is made out of laser-cut Kevlar-fiber which allows to make the device extra thin and the the touchscreen is scratch-resistant, thanks to Corning's Gorilla Glass. The 16 GB of internal flash memory can be expanded with microSD memory cards up to 32 GB which fits into a slot on the left side which also holds the Micro SIM and is protected by a flap. At a size of 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm, the Razr weights 127 grams only.
The Motorola Razr is already available in selected countries across Europe, or will be launched soon. The CDMA version is available from Verizon Wireless as the Motorola Droid Razr. The Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is expected to be released anytime in the first half 2012.
Looks interesting to me, especially now since they are Google! Can you recommend it? I'm looking for a Galaxy S replacement and could get it fairly cheap from my company.
Posted by Arne Hess on 04.02.12 - 19:50:53
I'm still waiting for my replacement Micro SIM, so I haven't used it too much as a phone yet. But yes, I must say it's quite promising, feature rich and rock-solid! If Motorola is giving it ICS soon, it's a real winner, no question!
Posted by Tonyo on 05.02.12 - 12:33:42
But what take Motorola so long to bring ICS to the Razr? They are Google! :-(