Motorola Droid Razr

Is the new Motorola Droid Razr a must have phone?

Shawn Loefflerby Shawn Loeffler

Motorola Droid Razr

It’s back and better than ever. Where previous iterations of the Motorola Razr, as beautifully simplistic as they were in design, echoed the *Star Trek communicator in design, the new Droid Razr looks like a proper smartphone. And it might just perform a bit better than the average phone as well.

With so many phones hitting the market each and every year, many of which claiming to the best something or other, there are few that are truly something to get excited about. The Razr isn’t one of them. And while this phone isn’t sporting anything extraordinarily unique, what it does it does well.


Motorola Droid Razr

While I’m not one to get all excited when a new phone boasts about it’s svelte physique, which the Motorola Droid Razr is doing (being the current thinnest phone on the scene at just 0.28 inches thick), but when a phone is nearly 3-inches wide it better be thin. And why a 3-inch wide face? Because the Razr features a 4.3-inch Amoled screen protected by scratch-resistant gorilla glass. Speaking of protection, you will have to worry less about spilling your coffee, water, or energy drink on your phone as the Razr is also water-repellent, inside and out. Plus, it’s just not physically protected, as there’s corporate- and government-grade security on it. The Kevlar backing just adds to the well-protected look.

Underneath it all there’s the Android Gingerbread with Motorola’s UI over it, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and Verizon’s 4G LTE network that enables the Razr to achieve 30-meg download speeds.

The 4.5-ounce Droid Razr also has an 8-megapixel camera that takes, at best, descent pictures out of doors and fairly weak pictures inside. However, there is a video camera capable of 1080p. Motocast, which allows you to stream content from your PC to your phone, is onboard, as is Webtop functionality, and Smart Actions, which helps you automate tasks or optimize the battery life. The battery, while not removable, is rated at 12.5 hours of talk time.

Just in time for the Holidays, the Motorola Droid Razr is available for $300 on Verizon with a wireless contract.