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Motorola Droid RAZR Appears on DroidDoes.com Website

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Oct 24, 2011.

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    The Motorola Droid RAZR has joined the "DroidDoes" marketing campaign on the DroidDoes.com website. As a recap, the Moto super-phone will be available for pre-order starting October 27th, and the rumors suggest a November 10th or sooner launch date. Further rumors suggest that the HTC Rezound and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus flagship phones will release on November 10th as well, which will make for some tough choices next month.

    Source: DroidDoes
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    Not too hard of a choice if you enjoy rooting and flashing custom roms.
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    not a hard choice at all anymore, im too broke to buy anything right now. have to fix both my Saab and Explorer, so wont be upgrading for a while :(
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    I don't think a locked bootloader will prevent you from flashing ROMs. It will prevent you for using other kernels, but not other Roms.
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    that phone looks cool. part of me wishes it was a flip phone... LOL

    off topic but did anyone else notice that when you click on the Droid 3 it says it has a 4.3" qHD display and then later on in the little presentation thing it says it has a 4" qHD display?

    B
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    haha! same here with my civic...engine work required. hoping to get a bonus for christmas!
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    Galaxy Nexus for me...HTC Rezound had a slim chance. The Razr (locked bootloader) not even in the running.
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    bootloader be damned with me as I dont mod the phone too much anymore since burning out with the D1. I like the looks of the Razr but woudl probably lean to the Nexus just to get the camera and the faster OS updates down the road.
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    Razr all the way. Its a sweet phone and it will get roms and most likely 2nd init at some point. i dont care for samsung phones they always have horrible signal quality.
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    As usual, both phones in the running for replacing my Droid OG with have their shortcomings, making it a tough decision:

    Razr: locked bootloader, no NFC, no ICS (yet)
    Nexus: No expandable storage (biggie!), screen too big for my taste

    As for design and build quality, I'm leaning towards the Razr. Features, leaning towards Nexus...

    *I say build quality, mainly because my Droid OG is built like a brick (and feels like one too). In almost 2 years its been dropped, kicked, sat on, splashed, etc. Besides only 2 small dings, the phone looks great and theres not a single scratch on the screen. And it has NEVER been in a case.
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    Will one phone (Nexus, Razr) have the advantage of better screen brightness/contrast outside?

    That would be a biggie for me, don't care about modding the operating system or changing out ROMS.

    thanks

    Ron
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    If Motorola was true to their word and stopped locking their bootloaders I'd be interested in the Droid RAZR, but I refuse to buy a crippled phone.
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    Expandable memory but can't replace battery, replaceable battery and can't expand memory.

    Grrr, do they do this on purpose?
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    More and more I like my Bionic :)
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    i have D2 and concur. that thing has lasted thru some brutal accidents (even dropped down a flight of concrete stairs). i think Moto said they would have the AOSP code within 6 weeks of ICS release. i wonder if they will bloat-it-up....?
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    Why would you need to replace a battery?

    Also, the Razr is splash resistant, which means water won't creep into your phone when you are taking a shower. :D

    You can't make it splash resistant with the back cover popping off to change your battery, when the power should last a full day if fully charged at night.
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    I'm curious, is this really true? I feel like my OG droid call quality has always been poor. I have always received complaints from a lot of my friends and family about the quality. I was actually looking at the Nexus for a difference in call quality and also the potential of an unlocked boot loader.
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    What baseband version are you currently running? I've never had poor call quality on my D1, although my radio version is C_01.43.01P. You might try flashing this version (which can be found here) if your baseband is anything different.

    Edit: I just realized that you said you get complaints from friends and family about the quality, which could indicate a hardware problem with your phone's microphone.