September 18th 2012 8:13 am

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How does the Droid RAZR M fare with a 2GHz Intel processor inside?

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Intel continues to march out better handsets -- the RAZR i is a more premium handset than the San Diego, although we're still waiting for Intel to step up and power a flagship device. Perhaps once it's got the LTE compatibility sorted, we'll see the chip maker power bigger handsets. The 2GHz Medfield processor dishes out performance that you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish from many Snapdragon-powered dual-core phones in day-to-day use. Elsewhere, the RAZR i is just as accomplished as its trans-Atlantic twin, the RAZR M. Meanwhile, it bests plenty of middleweight smartphones like the Xperia P, with solid hardware, a breezy UI and a surprisingly decent camera. Expect the greatest screen or the fastest performance and you're likely to be a little disappointed, but at this upper-middle price point -- and free on contract through some providers in the UK -- the RAZR i is easy to recommend, especially if bigger phones are an ergonomic no-go.

Critic reviews

8.0
9 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Camera
    7.7
  • Ease of use
    9.2
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

8.5
2 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 4, 2012

The RAZR i is a pleasure to use, and is more than capable of handling your various smartphone tasks. Still, there's work to be done on app support for Intel's Medfield chips.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 26, 2012

As long as you accept that currently (and we should stress currently) there are some app limitations for the Motorola RAZR i, then you will find that this is an attractive mid-range phone.

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7.0
CNET UK Sep 21, 2012

The Motorola Razr i is faster than a greased whippet, thanks to its 2GHz Intel processor, and the edge-hugging screen is novel. Only an average camera, fussy styling and a lack of the latest version of Android let it down.

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8.0
T3 Sep 28, 2012

The Razr i is the clearest sign that Motorola is really taking on rivals in 2012. A big step up from previous Motorola smartphones and a jack-of-all-trades that manages great performance at a bargain price.

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8.0
TechRadar Sep 28, 2012

Would we recommend the Motorola Razr i to friends and family? Yes, without a second's hesitation. Because not everyone wants a phone that will drop the kids off at school, bake you a cake and give you a massage in the evening.

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8.0
Android Central Sep 23, 2012

There’s nothing terribly wrong with the RAZR i, and on the whole, we like the direction Moto and Intel are moving in. They’ve delivered a fast performer with a couple of outstanding features, and they deserve credit for that.

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10
Expert Reviews Sep 21, 2012

It’s incredibly fast at browsing the web, has a decent camera and is remarkably compact. It’s tough and practical, with both its micro SD card slot and dedicated camera button. Its Android installation has a few niggles, but these are easily outweighed by some great design decisions.

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8.0
V3 Sep 21, 2012

A solid smartphone with crisp display, great battery life and speedy processor, let down only by occasional software glitches and a lack of built in internal storage.

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9.0
xavifajardo xavifajardo

Been using it for a day and I can honestly say that you get a lot of bang for your buck here. I can't see anyone complaining of what you get for the relatively small amount you shell out for this phone comparing what you have to pay for other phones in the more premium side of the market.

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8.0
howardlevine007 howardlevine007

For a budget phone this is truly astonishing. I have always been used to a top of the line phone but even I cannot see the need for a more premium phone aside from a better camera and the one major caviate - app support! Iplayer and TV Catchup do not work. This is really not good enough for a...

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