How would you change Motorola’s RAZR i?
I've had my phone for a year and it feels slow. I'd love it with one of the new processors. I also liked that it didn't come with as much crapware as my old Samsung Droid w/ Verizon did. I want a more stock phone that upgrades regularly w/ Android releases. Like the Nexus products do. Quit splintering the Android world.
My problems are:
- configurable lockscreen shortcuts: when I gave it ot others for "demo", they always went to the camera by mistake. Also I never used the text, phone and camera icons. For camera I had the longpress on the button.
- lagging...although the most annoying was the lockscreen with mobile banking applications previously used, I did find it also in many other situations. Basically I could not use a lot of apps. (I don't game on phone or tablet...I have a PC for that)
- CPU...when I switched to the Z1C, I felt the difference immediately
- notification shortcuts...I know there are apps for that, but I've seen Samsung and Sony, and it's great having a GPS and NFC toggles which do not take you to the respective settings page.
- stock Google launcher - while it is ok, because of the previous point, I ended having only 2 screens to go fast to the GPS setting
- phone contact storage - I don't like having my phone constacts on Google servers. So combined with the tablets, I ended having a specific process of putting my contacts: wifi on, autosync off, create account, wifi off, autosync on, disable contacts autosync (and others except mail and calendar), import contacts.
- I may have liked a nexus 7 2012-style back (plastic with dimples), but I don't know if it would have worked on such a square device (square part was ok)
- The front bezel with that pattern was kind of strange when cleaning the screen.
- The pentile screen....well it's one of those things that once you notice, you always see it...but it didn't really bother me (and I'm one that puts matte protectors on the screen)
Well, these are my problems with it that came to my mind in these 10 minutes, but I'm still hesitating on selling it (not that I would switch back to it...but I always think a 2nd backup phone is good to have ready in case something happens to the main).
It has more features than all the phones available eg, NFC.
The performance of it was fast in my opinion, although I don't expect my phone to run as fast as my Tablet or my Ultrabook.
The build quality and battery was also great.
The One thing i would like to see on the Razr I is an upgrade to 4.4
When the phone was new, I came across many app that were not compatible however after having the phone for a long time the incompatibility messages were less frequent when looking for apps.