RAZR price drop at Verizonwireless.com

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by SGTSCHU, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. swallman

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    For me it's only showing a $ 70 difference (which is still pretty high)...not sure it's actually OOS yet - just looks like they haven't really started selling them yet (they are showing as a pre-order only).
     
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    I think Motorola is just trying to use some of the Apple success ideas (like the non-removable battery, internal memory, etc.) Not that I would ever purchase an iPhone, but Apple has sold a boatload of them and a ton of people seem to be getting by without the ability to replace the battery or swap a memory card just fine.
     
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    $269 must be a discount for you, because it's still showing $299 for me.

    They must be trying a few things that apple has used. Some people are against non-removable batteries. Some it's no problem.

    I remember everyone was worried because they wouldn't be able to take the battery to reset phone, but that hasn't been an issue it seems. I haven't heard of one person complain about that yet.
     
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    I recently bought a RAZR that has 8GB internal and a 16GB SD card for $299 using my early upgrade through a Verizon store (I wasn't due for a discount until August). Is the one that's being sold now for $199 the same thing, or is it truly only 16GB total (for the entire phone)?

    I bough it last Friday...

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    Your Razr actually has 16GB of internal memory plus the 16GB card. Unfortunately this has been very confusing for customers because of how the internal 16GB storage is used.

    Out of the 16GB internal, some of it is reserved for application storage and some of it is reserved for the operating system. Therefore you only end up with 8GB of internal storage for your own personal stuff (photos, music, etc.)

    Yeah, it's rather deceiving that you purchase a 16GB phone but only get to actually use 8 of it. It will be even more confusing with the new model coming out without the SD card.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification! Yeah, I didnt find it deceiving; I was just trying to figure out what model I actually had.

    Just to clarify, does this new 16GB model have an SD card slot? It wasn't clear to me...

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    That's a good question. I don't see an SD card slot listed in the specs, but they didn't specifically list the SD Card slot in the regular Razr specs either (just the fact that it comes with an SD card preinstalled). The photos they are showing for the 16GB Razr appear to have the same cover on the side where to put a card into and a doubt they would make a totally different phone just to remove the SD card ability.

    EDIT: I did find this in the specs for the new 16GB Razr so I would assume it comes with an SD Card slot: "
    Advanced security features including device and SD card encryption"
     
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    Hmmm, okay. If it is indeed true that the 16GB version does have an SD card slot, I think I'll return mine and re-buy the cheaper one...

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    If it was me, I'd return yours and get your $ 299 back (less $35 restocking fee), and wait until the Razr Maxx is supposed to come out next week on the 26th and get it. It's supposed to include the 16GB card plus have the extended battery. As long as you're within your 30 day return period, just hold out for another week and see what comes up. That is unless you really need the cash and/or don't want the thicker phone...
     
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    Return it, get a new one on Amazon for even less (they're $170 right now; should go down even more), and then spend $75 on a 64GB card. Boom.

    (Ideas sound better if you say "boom" at the end.)

    Sliced from my RAZR
     
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    ^^ I agree with this Guy. BOOM!

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    Sounds like a great idea, but I probably won't qualify for that. The upgrade I got was an early upgrade through Verizon...

    No boom for me.

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