Droid Razr Review Roundup
Motorola has rebooted its once-popular, skinny, flip-style cell phone, the Razr. The new Droid Razr ($300 with a new two-year Verizon contract) is a superthin Android smartphone, and it’s earned high scores from the likes of CNET, PC World, PC Mag, and others.
The Droid Razr supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network, features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, and other perks. Here are a few reviewers’ quotes:
CNET (5 stars): “With its razor-thin design, jam-packed features, and blazing speed, the Motorola Droid Razr is easily one of the year's top Android smartphones.” The phone is “a marriage of Razr beauty and Droid brawn. Like the original Razr, the superslim and ultralight Droid Razr offers an undeniable wow factor the second you pick it up.” But the Droid Razr “isn't perfect. Its large footprint and squared edges might scare off those with smaller hands, and the battery is sadly not removable. Picture quality was also not quite as smooth and vibrant as we wanted.”
PC Mag (4.5 stars): The HTC Rezound and Samsung Galaxy Nexus “are coming within a few weeks, and on paper at least, they offer more: faster processors, better screens, and more attractive software.” So why should someone buy a Droid Razr now? “Get it if you like its thin profile and you want to experiment with Webtop (the feature that turns Motorola phones into Linux computers); nobody does docks and transformation like Motorola. Get it if you want a phone to hook up to a TV. Get it if you're a little rough on your phones, because the materials can take a beating.”
LAPTOP magazine (4.5 stars): “If you're going to revive the venerable RAZR brand for an Android phone, you had better bring it. And Motorola definitely does for the Droid RAZR, which sports the thinnest profile of any smartphone and a gorgeous Super AMOLED Advanced screen.” LAPTOP’s reviewer writes that “this slim stunner…also boasts serious speed in the form of a dual-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity. And for a limited time, Verizon is sweetening the deal by doubling the amount of data for your monthly fee.”
PC World (4 stars): “The thin and elegant Motorola Droid Razr is smoking when it comes to data speeds and performance, but the short battery life is a disappointment.” The Razr is Motorola’s “best Android phone to date.”