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Posted: 2011-10-19 01:42
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Motorola today announced the 4.3 inch Motorola Droid Razr for Verizon in the US and Motorola Razr for GSM networks. Both models powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor
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Motorola RAZR announced 

The Motorola Droid Razr / Motorola Razr is very thin Android smartphone with a 4.3 inch touch display. With only 7.1 mm depth, it is one of the thinnest smartphones available regardless of display size. The RAZR will be called DROID RAZR when sold by Verizon in the US and the network bands are CDMA800, CDMA900, CDMA2000, LTE 700. The GSM version named Motorola RAZR will have GSM network bands 850/900/1800/1900, 3G 900/2100, UMTS, HSDPA. Motorola claims that the RAZR is the "world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone". Technically LTE is not 4G which makes the claim is easy to dispute.

Motorola RAZR missleading advertized measurementsA 7.1 mm depth would have been very, very thin if that was the case. As a comparison, the popular Samsung Galaxy S II has a depth of 8.49mm. As you can see from the product images, the thickest part of the phone is on top where the camera are located. On the other side, other companies do the same. Sony Ericsson claims the Xperia Arc is only 8.7 mm thick but forget to menation that these measurements are done where the phone is at its thinnest. Motorola are most likely doing the same thing. As we often do when the specifications seems to be good to be true, we validate them by calculate the dimension based on the official product images. That is easy to do. If 239 pixels is the same as the width 68.9 mm and 448 pixel height is the same as the 130.7 mm height, our measurement of 37 and 25 pixels tells us that the smallest part is 7.1 mm thin and the thickest part is approximately 10.8 mm. In our opinion, it will be wrong to advertise the Motorola Razr as the worlds thinnest 4G LTE phone when for example the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE is thinner. 

Wrong dimentions aside. Motorola are highlighting some of the nice features of the RAZR by mentioning a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, Corning Gorilla Glass, Kevlar Strong, Super AMOLED Advanced display, water-repellent nanocoating and a Smart Actions App which helps you save battery by changing phone settings during time intervals or based on current location. What's interesting with these specs are the Kevlar material used on the back cover and the nanocoating. The Motorola RAZR is "armed with Kevlar for extreme strength". Our guess is that Kevlar is used on the back side of the phone only. Kevlar is often used in places where extreme strength and low weight is required. It is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis. The nanocoating makes the RAZR water repellent and it even protect internal electronics against everyday spills. RAZR has not got an official IP code so we would not want to test the protection by pooring water over the phone.

Motorola RAZR highlights

  • Size: 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 (10. mm
  • Weight: 127 gram
  • 4.3 inch display, 540 x 960 pixel resolution, 16 million colours, Super AMOLED Advanced
  • Networks
    • DROID RAZR: CDMA 800/1900, 1xEV-DO rev. A, LTE
    • RAZR: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100, HSPA
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 1080p HD video capture main camera, 720p HD front camera
  • A-GPS
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 1780 mAh battery
  • Talk time: 12.5 hours (DROID RAZR), 9 hours (RAZR)
  • Standby time: 8.5 days (DROID RAZR), 11 days (RAZR)
  • DLNA, HDMI, USB 2
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
  • 1 GB RAM. 16 GB internal storage plus an included 16 GB microSD card

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Bonovox
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Posted: 2011-10-19 02:01
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Thats truly amazing specs for something that thin and only Motorola would pull it off!! I am not a fan of thin phones really but if this is as strong as they say then its all good!! The RAZR is back!!
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Posted: 2011-10-19 02:10
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Just a galaxy with a lump
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Posted: 2011-10-19 02:52
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Well the one photo from the side view with the phone lying down reminds me of an Arc a little bit.
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Posted: 2011-10-19 06:09
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Wow, just wow!

Everything about this phone is perfect!

Just yesterday I was talking about how my Motorola Razr V8 looks as good as new after more than three years and they come up with a phone built like this.

Definitely something I can buy.

Gorgeous and classy!!
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Posted: 2011-10-19 07:59
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Come upgrade time my head is going to spin with all these beautiful phones to choose from.I'm a fan of the RAZR brand.One of 130 000000 people that bought the first series.Yes this is just a RAZR by name and nothing more.But it has my attention.
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:16
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@ Hobbs Yeah, upgrade time will certainly cause a lot of headaches! Spoilt for choice we are.

This is a truly a spectacular looking device, at least on paper. If it gets the ICS upgrade, that would be so cool and yummy

If it is to be it is up to me!
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:45
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I had the RAZR too it was amaing design but a boring phone but this is sonething else. How they fit so much inside that is beyond me
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Posted: 2011-10-19 12:33
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VERY impressive indeed.

But I think with the thickness and the dual core CPU this phone might have some serious heating issues
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Posted: 2011-10-19 13:43
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Not of they use the right tech inside. Companies like Nokia in the N8 use a special coating on the CPU to keep it cool. Would be quite difficult fitting a CPU fan inside this device

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I love the device but but would never want one because its Android.
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On 2011-10-19 13:43:00, Bonovox wrote:
Not of they use the right tech inside. Companies like Nokia in the N8 use a special coating on the CPU to keep it cool. Would be quite difficult fitting a CPU fan inside this device



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Yes, you're right! Motorola also uses a similar process, the Razr is having some coating inside.

This is really a phone I am more than likely to get, I don't use a phone camera much so those that are coming with 12mp cameras (yes, I am looking at you SE) next year will have to offer me something extraordinary cause right now this phone is at the top of my shopping list.
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Posted: 2011-10-20 13:16
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Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on...

http://www.pocket-lint.com/ne[....]ontroller-razr-pictures-tested
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Posted: 2011-10-20 13:38
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Nice!! I am not normally a thin phone fan but this is nice and as they say has super strong body unlike Arc
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Posted: 2011-10-20 19:15
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I like DROID RAZR more than Galaxy Nexus... it is definitely on my next phone list, especially if part their ways... just because I`m almost 100% sure Sony will disappoint me. I hope I`m wrong but first my love of became from and second - looking at Sony last couple of years in other departments I see no bright future, because they are slow in everything.

So the king is dead, long live the Googorola!
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