Greetings all. I saw that the RAZR was possibly on display in stores so I ran down to my local store and they had the display along with a demo unit to play with. I was torn between the RAZR and the GNex and wanted to get my hands on this device. Mind you, I've still got my OG Droid from 2009 and my upgrade has been eligible for a while now.
I played with the phone and I have to say, I wasn't overly impressed. Before I get flamed here, let me explain.
I guess my biggest hang up was the display. While the display was huge and the colors were vivid, I have to be honest, I noticed more pixelation than on the OG Droid. I ran several comparisons such as running the same game on both device and pinching to zoom in browsers to see. I have to admit, the OG Droid still had a sharper image. The overall vividness of the Razr is phenomenal, but, actual pixelation was noticeable on the Razr.
The performance was great, however the fact that it still runs a familiar version of android will make this phone underwelming I'm afraid. I ran 2 benchmarks with quadrant in store (I know quadrant doesn't mean everything) and I received a 2113 and a 2303 on both. The CPU part flew, but the 3d graphics were similar to the performance in FPS of my OG droid.
The positives are this phone flies. With the apps loaded, it ran very smoothly and looked great (aside from the pixelation that many may not even notice). The phone is super thin. Even with the security cable attached to the unit, it was so thin and comfortable in my hands. The fact that the phone is 4g is also huge. I think the major disadvantage of the phone for new buyers is that it wont come with 4.0, rather a much more familiar vanilla feel that we're all used to. Will the GNex be leaps and bounds better? Probably not, but for now, I will hold off on using my upgrade on the Razr.