Motorola Razr i review

Moto's latest handset has Intel inside and promises to take you to the edge

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Getting into video shooting mode is easy enough - as with most phones, on the Motorola Razr i, you enter through the camera mode and then just toggle on.

You can shoot in a number of different resolutions - ranging from QVGA, all the way up to HD+ (1080p), which is the standard resolution and selected by default.

Motorola Razr i

The Motorola Razr i's HD+ videos look fantastic - especially when you view them back on the screen of the phone. Again, this is because of that amazing Super AMOLED colour quality that made our video of the traffic near Harrods in London look almost like it was 3D - so good was the clarity.

Alas, this is where we managed to stump the Intel chip. We thought it was unbeatable. It's not. Playing that HD+ video back on the phone led to some serious stutter every few seconds. We were really shocked.

Motorola Razr i review

One thing we will say for the camera though, is that it is one of the best we have tested for going from pitch black to bright light with minimal fuss. In this video, you can see how well it copes between two extremes where many other (more expensive and advanced) devices have struggled.

Again, there are a smattering of filters (such as that useless Negative effect) and there is the opportunity to record an MMS video or full video. The only problem with this is that you have to decide before you film your clip how you'll be using it.

Motorola Razr i review

You can zoom in during a video and even mute the sound, but bizarrely, you can't toggle the light on and off. This is annoying, because it means that if you are walking around and move into a darker area, you have to stop filming and start again to turn it on and off.

It's a silly omission, and one we hope Motorola will fix at some point with a software update.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyRAZR i
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
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 Time20 Hour
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)126 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density256 ppi
Front Camera Resolution300 Kilopixel
Height122.5 mm
Width60.9 mm
Depth8.3 mm
Radio TunerNo
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameRAZR i Smartphone
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Product LineRAZR i
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberSM3649AH4B1
Manufacturer Website Address

The big 4.3" display spans edge-to-edge, yet RAZR i still fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, making this one impossibly compact smartphone. Texting, emailing, reading, watching - it's all much easier to do when you have 40 percent more screen space than the leading competitor. And on a vibrant, high-resolution Super AMOLED Advanced display, everything looks amazing.


RAZR i is powered by an advanced Intel® processor, to keep you doing what you're doing, without having to stop and wait for everything to load. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the web - all without stopping. And all that power also means the instant-launch camera can start up in less than a second.