For months we saw leaks of a sick device with specs that seemed unreal; the device was announced early this month and here is our review for it. When originally announced, the Droid Razr was a phone in its own class; the device harnessed the power of technology to become the world's thinnest phone, made out of uncommon materials. The RAZR sounded so great on paper that I had to get it the day it was launched, and here are my thoughts about the device.
Using the Droid Razr, in my experience, is identical to the Droid Bionic; the device has a similar processor, same user interface, and same version of Android. Essentially the Droid Razr is the Bionic in a thinner, more attractive body. Its hardware has everything you would need. The qHD display is quite amazing when watching movies, the thinness actually caused me to lose track of it on several occasions, and the Kevlar back makes me just want to take a bullet to see if it helps. This phone is really just top of the line in everything, but sadly it has one design flaw; it's just too wide. The phone feels awkward in any hand I put it in, and just doesn't feel comfortable to hold. I say this even though I own a Galaxy S II (4.5 inch version) from T-Mobile. There are certainly good things about this phone, but this is a big issue for me, and it could be for others as well. It also has a few other smaller issues that I have detailed below.
Here's the breakdown:
- qHD resolution
- Fast processor
- Gorilla Glass
- Fast 4G
- Development community backed (Droidforums)
- Weirdly shaped (wide, and thick on top)
- No hard camera button
- Bad screen technology
- Battery life is not the best; still pretty good in general though!
10/10: Speed and Multitasking
7/10: Camera Quality
8/10: Browsing Experience
7/10: Music Playback
7/10: Overall Rating
Would I buy it?
I cannot honestly say that I would buy this device. It's impressive, but the Bionic is just as good --if not better. The Bionic has almost identical features, just without the awkward feeling I get when I use the device. Plus the Bionic has a slightly cheaper price.
No; the Bionic is probably a better buy(cheaper, easier to hold, and with removable battery) and the Galaxy Nexus is a great alternative if you are willing to wait. I was overall a bit disappointed in this phone, and it is not worth signing a new contract, IMHO. You're better off sticking to your OG Droid or whatever you have now and checking out this device next to the Galaxy Nexus or the next generation of devices coming in a few months.