Motorola Razr V review

Nothing to get excited about here

Motorola Razr V
Does the V stand for 'Very Good'?

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Motorola Razr V review

Unlike Motorola's more recent Razr M and Razr HD handsets, the Razr V is only a 3G handset, which means it doesn't get those blistery fast 4G speeds that everyone keeps talking about.

When coupled with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, you'd be forgiven for expecting the phone to fall over the second you asked it to do any serious work.

The good news is that it performs stoically. Sure, it doesn't compare the the quad-core behemoths on the market at the moment, but it doesn't run out of puff like an old iPhone either.


Just like email, Motorola has packed the Razr V with two different applications for accessing the net: Browser and Chrome.

Both apps sync in with your Google account details to bring across bookmarks and history. Both apps allow you to request desktop versions of sites instead of being redirected to the mobile site.

Both apps also do a pretty good job of representing a website, with pinch to zoom functionality and simple double tapping text to resize.

The main difference between the two is that Chrome features tabbed browsing, while the Browser app opens a new window of sorts. The Browser app also allows for offline reading, something Google is yet to introduce in its mobile version of Chrome.

With both apps, you can have plenty of windows or tabs open before things start to slow down significantly, although if we had to make a choice we'd say Chrome is snappier.

Having spent the past decade editing some of Australia's leading technology publications, Nick's passion for the latest gadgetry is matched only by his love of watching Australia beat England in the rugby.