RAZR Review

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by billyk, Nov 7, 2011.

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    Looks like a great phone, but with some shorcomings.

    Motorola DROID RAZR Review - SlashGear

    Still very happy to have my Bionic!!
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    Looks like the camera is typical Motorola garbage. Shame too, this long in the smart phone game you'd think they figure it out.
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    Thank you for posting it. It'll be interesting when it gets into the wild and we start seeing comments on this forum.
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    Every review I've read this morning so far (5 total, including Slashgear and Engadget) have come to similar conclusions... great phone, awesome screen, subpar battery life (wonder if it's worse than Bionic since the Bionic actually got decent battery reviews?) and subpar camera...

    So avoid Motorola if a fast camera is your #1 feature of a smartphone!
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    Looks like there is a glut of new reviews for the RAZR. Here's another...

    Motorola Droid RAZR review | The Verge

    This review seems to slam the AMOLED display:
    Compared to Motorola’s excellent qHD LCD displays in devices like the Bionic and Droid X2 and Apple’s industry-leading iPhone 4 / 4S Retina Display, the RAZR is a major disappointment...

    Sure, it's just one review, and who knows if the display is really this bad. But I was really expecting Moto to hit it out of the park, at least on the display-front.
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    I just played for it for an hour.



    Love the feel, very light.


    Screen compared to the Bionic blows it away. The color and detail are WAY better. My one fault with the RAZR is that the automatic brightness is too low. In order to read white easily you need to push it up. When I pushed it up the screen was fantastic.


    The speakers were what you could expect from a device that thin. Very clear but not as much base as the Bionic.


    Haptic feedback is the same - better on the Bionic because of it's size - but you had no problem feeling it. It was just softer.


    It was FAST. I think faster response time than the Bionic but still not a major difference. I did side by side web browsing and you couldn't tell much of a difference except for the color.


    It comes with Madden which I've never played - I should have bought it - fantastic and when you are playing with it the colors and sound are great.


    How is the battery? No way to know since they have it hooked to power all the time. I could have unhooked it but I may have set off the alarms.


    I think the people complaining of the screen door effect on the display need to have their eyes checked.


    No it's not too big - about the same size as the Bionic.


    Basically it's a better Bionic.
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    Let's see how this statement pans out. ;)
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    Why in the world is this in the Bionic forum? Isn't there a Razr forum that this belongs in?
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    Lets not. The Bionic vs Razr thing is pretty played out and its kinda annoying that the subject keeps popping up in this forum over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...
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    I moved this. Just for you! :biggrin:
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    It might not be as noticeable on the RAZR but its definitely still there.
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    I looked at your poll on what phone you should have and the RAZR is losing 3 to 1 to the Nexus. Based on your hands-on tests, do you plan to go with the RAZR?
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    It's there now!

    Sorry 'bout that. I am the OP and originally posted it in the Bionic forum due to the comparision with the Bionic in the article.
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    I will wait for the Nexus and decide then. I want all of the information and the Nexus hopefully will be out in 10 days.
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    I just "rented" a Razr while waiting for the Nexus and I have to say the display is AWFUL!! The coloring seems off to me (coming from a thunderbolt BTW) - the whites have a yellowish tint to them and blues look green ... just terrible!!! I really hope the Nexus drops soon!
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    I hate to say it but the colors likely won't be much better on the Nexus. The resolution will be much higher, so any granularity or pixelation should be minimized, but the color "issues" will be similar - I believe anyway...
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    I wonder if this is just unit-to-unit variability?

    I did a side-by-side comparison of my Bionic with a TB maybe a month ago, and the TB had a yellowish tint. It was really noticable in the whites, the Bionic was start/bright white and the TB had a soft tint to the whites, and the to the screen overall. But even in this case, it could just be variability across units.
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    The RAZR definitely has a grey/blue quality to the display. It's inherent in the panels Moto has decided to use for these devices.
    No white pixel = grey/blue. Add to that the oversaturation all AMOLED screens suffer from and you have a subpar screen (IMO at least).
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    I hate to agree since I love the RAZR in every other way but you are completely correct - the whites are completely sub-par making it very hard to read text. For gaming or other applications it's fine but not reading.