In the third quarter of 2004 Motorola made history by releasing the most popular flip phone  which took the world by storm. Thin, with sharp lines, this clamshell device would become a fashion icon and sell more than 130 million units in it’s four year lifespan. That devices was the Motorola RAZR. Several variations of the RAZR would follow but none of them would match the original in sales. Soon after the RAZR dynasty would be laid to rest while the iPhone and BlackBerry gained momentum with their smartphones. Fast  forward to October 2011. After regaining much of it’s lost glory, Motorola returns with a  vengeance and begins selling high end Android Devices with cutting edge hardware. Motorola would call these devices “Droid”. Motorola regained past glory with string of very successful devices packing them with specs second to none while Android, an open source platform, quickly evolved and matured releasing major updates to the OS in rapid succession. Impressed with Motorola Mobility’s success, they would be bought by Google. A perfect alliance may not be the best description but what would is for sure is that Motorola shows no signs of falling asleep at the wheel like they did after the original RAZR. In October of 2011 Motorola Mobility, a Google company would call upon the name of it’s former glory once more and create a device second to none, Motorola would release the Droid RAZR for Verizon. The legend continues.

The Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon is equipped with the latest in network technology which is called 4G LTE. With real life download speeds that I have seen as fast 25mbps and upload speeds of  over 13mbps, the RAZR would need more than just that to make it’s presence felt in a smartphone market at war with each other. Utilizing material used by soldiers in war, the Droid RAZR would feature a KEVLAR Fiber back panel. Motorola would not stop there, they would further arm the RAZR with a Nanoparticle coating inside and out that would make even the electronic boards water repellant. Strength continues as Motorola used Corning’s Gorilla Glass to make sure the RAZR would not  succumb to scratches or scrapes. It’s 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced Screen would well protected behind it’s Gorilla Glass shield and have a resolution of 540 x 960 making it a qHD quality.

Power would be applied to the RAZR by a 1780 mAh battery and feed the TI 1.2 GHz dual core processor  with 1GB of RAM. The Cameras on the Droid RAZR are an 8 megapixel rear with video capture capabilities of  1080 HD with 30 FPS. (1920 x 1080). The front facing camera would be a 1.3 megapixel camera and take video at 720HD making video conferencing on the RAZR much more than it’s competitors.

The Motorola Droid RAZR is amazingly thin at 0.28 inches think, and still maintains Motorola’s superb build quality. The RAZR comes with Gingerbread 2.3.5, but Motorola has been very vocal that it will see the Ice Cream Sandwich update almost immediately upon it’s release after the first of the year. Motorola has done everything in it’s power to rebuild the RAZR dynasty and with specs like this, it’s hard to argue with that. Verizon has sent me a demo unit to test and I have got to say I am really impressed. I am not quite done with my complete review but thought I would share with you my video unboxing and first impression video. In the video I compare the Droid RAZR to the HTC Titan Windows Phone and the iPhone 4S in a size. Check out the video on the Motorola Droid RAZR and stay tuned for my full review.

Check out Verizon’s Droid page here for more information.

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    • While I concur that “Overcategorization” can be damaging in some instances, I don’t think it is the case here. Each category carefully crafted and selected after intense scrutiny is relevant to this article. The categories are the major features and components in the Droid RAZR and provide a starting point for a reader to continue on with his quest for more information on that topic. 

      And yes, I still use .jpgs. :)

  1. Oh great, I have to give my email to some additional service now to post, deal with an annoying captcha (even though we didn’t have a spam problem) and my link is broken. Guess you installed Disqus finally. 

  2. Great
    video! I finally got my Droid Razr in the mail a few days ago and I haven’t
    been able to put the phone down. Everything about it screams speed! LTE is my
    favorite thing about this phone because anything I download is almost instantly
    on my phone. I downloaded Angry Birds yesterday and it was on my phone within
    10 seconds. I have a few apps on my phone right now, and the one that I use the
    most is the DISH Remote Access app from my provider DISH Network. It lets me
    stream live TV and recorded shows from my Sling Adapter connected receiver to
    my phone anywhere I have a 3G or LTE connection. It is one of my favorite apps.
    In my experience working for and subscribing to DISH, I have had a lot of time
    to use the DISH Remote Access app, and it really is one of the best apps that I
    have on my phone. It is keeping me from putting my phone down, that’s for sure!

    • Thank you Damon! I really appreciate the compliment. Videos are a lot of work to do. :) The RAZR is an awesome device and I think it is the best Android Phone I have used to date.

  3. This DROID is the king of DROIDS. Just look at those specs, so much better than the iPhone. This is a great example of freedom and openness
    and choice that is great for the consumer. Yeah it looks like the DROID
    X but it has incredible specs and the DROID OS that is incredibly open
    and free. You don’t need apps with DROID OS like with the iPhone
    because of this openness and freedom of droid. This is DROID RAZR
    totally beats the Galaxy DROID Nexus.
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