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Review: Motorola Droid RAZR

updated 09:30 pm EST, Sun November 13, 2011

We review Motorola's Android-based RAZR rebirth

The rule of thumb for 4G Android phones in 2011 has been that they must be tanks: bulky, rounded-off devices that show exactly what sacrifice you're making to get the faster speeds. Motorola with the reborn Droid RAZR (just RAZR elsewhere in the world) not only bucks that, but has what it claims is the world's thinnest smartphone. However, it's coming into especially fierce competition with the Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, and the iPhone 4S. We'll see in our Droid RAZR review if it's competitive enough to swim with the pack.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. aSevie

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'm growing weary of my iPhone's 3.5" screen so I've started looking for an android phone to try. But I can't get past the lousy build quality (light coming thru the Galaxy II's button, the lame edges to this new razer) and lowerscreen resolution of most of the newest phones, even this review says the screen is a step backwards. Are we going to go thru the same thing in the phone wars as we did in the PC wards...ie Apple's clearly superior design but always very limited and lacking some must-have features (replaceable battery, larger screen size)? Give me a 4.3" iPhone with replaceable battery and I'll consider it a done done!

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    My pocket is only so big aSevie

    I'm glad there are alternatives for people that "need" or have "tired" of the iPhones form or screen size. For me it is just about perfect. Just purchased the 4s and I'm really loving it. The high resolution screen is a big jump over my first generation (I know, not a big upgrade guy) iPhone. Perhaps if you want to play games on a phone a big screen would be better but for my purposes and millions like me I think Apple nailed it with the present screen size. They have proved they know what they are doing and have hit the sweet spot on the iPad screen as well. all the 7" screens tablets have been unpopular, meaning total failures in sales, and the widescreen droid pads have met a similar fate.

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