So I went to the mall yesterday and headed over to the Verizon store to see the new RAZR. When I picked it up I was shocked at how light it was. This thing is paper thin, to the point where I felt uncomfortable holding it in my hand in fear of breaking it. It doesn't feel like a phone to me.
Display: This things blows the D3s display outta the water. The colors just pop. Motorola did a great job with the visuals. I downloaded the falling leaves LW and compared it to the same one on my phone. The difference in rich colors is staggering.
Performance: I put some widgets on the screen and ran a live wallpaper and the phone ran as expected, snappy. I'm not seeing a huge jump from my D3 but then again it doesn't really have a huge bump in specs either. Sliding from home screen to home screen never really produced any lag. Applications opened up rather quickly, including the camera.
Internet Browsing: Having never played with the internet on 4G I was very happy with the speeds I was getting (was initially told in August by Verizon that Buffalo, NY would never get 4G, we got it on 10/21). But what really disappointed me was browser scrolling. Why is the GS2 (and windows phones) the only phone that can go head to head with the iPhone in this regard? Scrolling on full web pages on the RAZR was no better than on the D3. It lagged on pages that were content heavy and its pinch to zoom was actually worse than the D3 when I compared it on the same page at the same time. 1.2 gig dual core with 1 gig of RAM and its still choppy? This is one of the reasons why my next phone will be a Samsung.
Final thought: Its very thin and light and has an amazing display but for $299 on contract this should be better. Not having a removable battery is a deal breaker because Moto has not made a DROID that doesn't occasionally lock up and need a batter pull. Anybody dead set on dropping the D3 for a RAZR should at least wait for the Nexus Galaxy and compare the 2 side by side.
Again these are just opinions and not meant to insult anyone who bought this phone.