for all you Razr users

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by gchave, Dec 23, 2011.

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    i am as of now a Bionic owner but recently been given the option to switch and get the Razr. one of the reasons i want to switch to the Razr is the fact that it will most likely get ICS first and probably run it better. also it has better accessories with it like the lap docks and cheaper hd stations ($9 for the razr hd station and $100 for the bionics hd station(ridiculous!)) I'm a little hesitant though, i guess one of my main concerns is the battery life.. with the bionic i can switch it with the razr as you all no i can not.
    can anyone please give me some advise or their opinion on all of this. i don't want to jump into something again like i did with the Bionic and regret it
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    Do it
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    Turn off 4G when you don't need it, especially if your 3G signal is strong. That alone will save a good chunk of your battery and the phone won't heat up too! Smart Actions is pretty cool too, except when it disables Data and forgets to turn it back on...Otherwise, this phone is SOLID. How solid? I just crashed into a powder stash skiing and my phone still works perfectly. I'd like to see a Rezound survive an impact like that, and not get water damaged.
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    how long would you say the battery would last and does motorola make some kinda of like portable charger maybe like something you can connect to the phone?
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    Seems battery life is your major concern. Smart Actions and the Sleep function can easily extend you phones life to 14+ hrs. Very good phone, you shouldn't be disappointed.
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    On my heavy use days I get about 8-10 hours of battery. Last weekend I got just under 40 hours of battery life before I put it on at 10%.
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    RAZR hotspot problems

    If you need/use wi-fi hotspot you may want to wait. Several people (including me) have reported it doesn't work on their RAZR. I took mine back. Some people say it works for them, so you might get lucky. I was thinking about getting a Bionic instead, but I think I'll stick with my Droid X until they get the hotspot fixed on the RAZR. I really liked it the two days I had it, except for the hotspot problem.
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    I just added Verizon hotspots as well to my Razr and some web pages do not load properly when tethered. This seems to be a common problem. Let me see if I can find a link to some info where you can change a setting on your PC to work around the problem. It still doesn't fix any WiFi tethering to a tablet, though :-(

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...le-tethering-via-hotspot-usb.html#post1867246

    Here is a YouTube video of someone doing this workaround for another Motorola phone.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA8S4uzblGU&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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    Here is the link to my battery experiment results with the Razr.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=1855842



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    No, but mophie and other manufacturers do. They have universal ones. I am thinking of getting one myself.

    http://www.mophie.com/





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    Actually, Motorola has been making one for a while, but they upgraded it with Razr's arrival. It's also sold through Verizon, if you have a corporate discount you can use.
    P893 UNIVERSAL PORTABLE POWER PACK - Overview - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
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    I purchased my Razr at Costco and it came with a Motorola portable battery charger (it's the item with the teal plug):

    [​IMG]

    I have only needed it a couple times because I typically get 8-10 hours of battery life, and even more if I remember to turn off 4G when I don't need it. However, the battery charger seems to provide an additional 50-60% battery charge when needed. I really think all the battery talk is blown out of proportion. None of the 4G devices have outstanding battery life, so everyone should just be prepared to plug the device in when possible, and have an alternate power source (battery or charger) for long days without access to a normal charger.
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    The teal one is the older version, P793, with 1420 mAh. The current one is P893 with 1800 mAh capacity in the same exact size (but gray cord instead of teal). Verizon has the same exact name for them (Motorola Universal Power Pack), but the old one model number ends on PWR1, the new one, on PWR2. If you're ordering one, make sure it's the new one.
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    It's a solid phone. I can a full day on it with moderate usage. 4G is alot better than it used to be after the ota update that was released 3 days ago. So overall its a solid phone compared to the bionic.

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    if i get this phone i would most likely get some kind of extra battery charger, how much is that P893 Motorola power pack anyway? it doesn't say on the site.
    on a side note the ICS update....i know this is a stupid question because no one really knows when its coming. but I'm hear about bionic getting maybe two more updates before it gets ICS do we know anything about the Razr and if it will just go right to ICS (if so.. that most likely means it will come sooner, right?)
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    In all honesty...they are so similar if you aren't having any problems, why get rid of your bionic?

    It its the docks or form factor, I can see. I'm sure the bionic will run ics fine. They really are so similar they both should run ics the same.

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    Where is 9 dollar HD station

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    The RAZR is worth it if for nothing other than the improved screen (sAMOLED > LCD). If it's a no cost exchange, it's a no brainer.
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    I had the Bionic (1 week) and traded for the Razr. I didn't have great battery life with the Bionic, about the same with the Razr (w/4G use). Pretty much I only use 4G for large files, like Podcast downloads, Netflix, Youtube, NFL video, ect. But for my normal daily use (90% of time), like Facebook, Twitter, Droid Forums, Web Browsing, Pandora, GPS, I use 3G, which is more than enough speed. And for home use I use WIFI which does well, like I've always used with all my Droids.

    I'm getting about as much battery as my Droid X, if not more, with my Razr.

    That, plus the slightly fast processor, awesome design (thinness/weight), super AMOLED screen, quicker ICS update, upgrading to a Razr is a no-brainer.
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    I have the bionic and i'm wondering what makes you say the Razr will run ICS better. I don't know a ton about the differences, but everything I've read tells me they are almost exactly the same internally except the Razr is slightly overclocked. Will that make that big of a difference?

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