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Motorola Droid RAZR Review

Motorola Droid RAZRThe RAZR brand has a long history dating back to 2004 when it was originally launched and quickly became a status symbol due to its extremely thin profile and aluminium construction. Shortly afterwards the RAZR became one of the best selling mobile phones ever. In the years that followed there were a number of revisions until eventually talented successors made the original RAZR obsolete.

This latest incarnation of the famous Motorola Droid RAZR only looks superficially like the earlier model, the new Droid RAZR is so thin its hard to believe there is a fully functioning phone in that chassis, just 7.1mm thick, it makes other slim smartphones seem chunky in comparison (for example the sleek and slim Galaxy S II measures 8.49mm). In fairness the new RAZR does bulge out a bit at the top of the phone to accommodate the 8 megapixel camera, but this is still one of the sleekest handsets out there. More than just a thin handset, this phone is constructed from a mix of quality materials including aluminium, Kevlar and Gorilla Glass. Handsets simply don't feel more premium than the Droid RAZR. It may be light, but it feels built to last too.

The Droid RAZR screen underneath the protective sheet of Gorilla Glass is a 4.3 inch 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED unit. It is sharp, with excellent contrast and brightness even though it can't quite match the brightness of the IPS panel on the iPhone 4, though some feel that the contrast levels on the RAZR are noticeably better. Droid RAZR performance is top notch thanks to that dual core 1.2GHz processor and Gingerbread 2.3.5 overlayed with a funky Motorola interface with 3D animations.

The camera in the RAZR is quite similar to that found in the Motorola DROID BIONIC. Both are 8 megapixel units with 1080p video recording capabilities and single LED flash.  Picture quality for outdoor shots in broad daylight were excellent, while indoor shots under artificial lighting were decent. It's easy to fire off shots in quick succession with the RAZR thanks to the very little shutter lag and colour reproduction is good. The Droid RAZR also has an image stabilization feature which makes video captured much less shaky.

It looks like Motorola has succeeded in reclaiming the prestige of the original RAZR brand. The handset is stunning, thinner than almost anything else on the market and is solidly constructed from premium materials. When it comes to build quality there are few phones out there even remotely close to the RAZR . It's not just about looks with this handset either, the 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM make sure this phone can mix it with the big boys. The RAZR looks is a perfectly viable alternative to toher top handsets in the same price range such as the HTC Rezound and Galaxy Nexus. Add in the fact that the DROID RAZR is Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgradeable and the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone available and it clear to see why this phone is a a winner!

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Motorola Droid RAZR User Reviews:

By Sadia - Phone Rating: 2/5

I got my sensation XE last November, and alogtuhh the inclusion of the iBeats headphones didn\'t sway my decision to make the purchase, it did get me interested. After getting the phone and trying out the headphones, I didn\'t like them at all. They sound great (albeit a little too much low end compared to the middle and high frequency sounds), but they are not comfortable, and are really heavy. I much prefer my Sennheiser CX880 s. With the included beats audio processing on the phone, the Sennheiser\'s are fantastic. The beats sit in their little bag in a draw.