Motorola Razr review

The legendary Moto brand gets reborn in an Android skin

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Motorola razr review


The contacts system on the Motorola Razr isn't much different to most other Android phones on the market, with the ability to join and separate accounts to a single person available.

Like the Samsung range, it's not the easiest thing in the world to link up your buddies - you have to press the menu key once inside their profile and select 'Join' to choose from a list of social networking accounts that they could belong to. It's a world away from the ease with which HTC manages it with HTC Sense.

Motorola razr review

If there's already a lot of information in the contact card, then sometimes you'll have to dig even deeper to find the 'Join' functionality, which can be irritating if you have hundreds of people on your phone... you lucky, popular thing, you.

Motorola razr review

However, there is a fairly nifty widget on the home screen that lets you select your favourite friends and have them arranged in a grid formation to look at whenever you like, which makes it a lot easier to stay in touch.


We're getting a little bored of saying call quality is 'fine' on today's smartphones, and usually all we can comment on is the volume of the speakerphone.

However, there's a definite issue with the earphone on the Motorola Razr, as making a call means you can hear a definite 'chirrup', almost like a very slight echo, whenever sound comes into your ear, which is a little annoying and ruins the premium feel of the phone.

Motorola razr review

That aside, we can't really fault the Razr for calling ability though, as it was above average at maintaining signal, even in areas where we've previously struggled to get it going.

There's also smart dialling too, so when you fire up the easy to use dialler, simply tap out the corresponding letters to the persons' name on the phone and the Razr will work out the possible matches, making it very easy to search for people you want to chat to.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyRAZR
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time9.36 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)127 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3.5 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density256 ppi
Height130.7 mm
Width68.9 mm
Depth7.1 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time324 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameRAZR Smartphone
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeOMAP
Product LineRAZR
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Magnetometer
Manufacturer Part NumberSM3414AP6B1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationIMPOSSIBLY THIN

With an impossibly thin design, RAZR is a marvel of engineering - one you'll want to show off to the world. Thinner than your friends' smartphones, it's better looking too, with sculpted glass and diamond-cut aluminum accents.


Thin no longer equals frail. We made RAZR strong with KEVLAR fibre, while Corning Gorilla Glass helps the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes. Spilled coffee? Caught in the rain? No problem. RAZR is protected with a splash-guard coating - even the electrical boards inside.


Full-tilt boogie is just your style - and RAZR can keep up. The powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz processor lets you act as fast as you can think (finally), while the 1GB of RAM keeps the momentum going.