Motorola DROID RAZR

80
Global
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Motorola Droid RAZR review

Summary

The latest addition to the Droid family does the RAZR name justice with its solid build quality, striking design and brisk performance.

Pros
Cons
  • Unnecessarily flashy UI customizationNon-removable battery
Motorola Droid RAZR review

The RAZR brand has a long and storied history, starting in the halcyon days of 2004. Back then it was a premium line -- set apart from the crowd by its extremely thin profile and aluminum construction. Shortly after launching as an expensive status symbol, Motorola chopped the price and turned the V3 into one of the best selling handsets ever. In the years that followed there were countless revisions, colors and would-be successors that ultimately turned the once-hyped product line into a euphemism for obsolete technology.

Motorola has certainly had success since, particularly with the iconic Droid and Droid X, but alas, the Droid stamp belongs to Verizon. To once again make the name Motorola synonymous with cutting-edge tech, the company has returned to the well and resurrected the RAZR name. Has Moto managed to reclaim the magic and mystique of the V3, which had many a gadget hound coughing up some serious dough upon its initial release? Or is the Droid RAZR a successor in title only, more akin to the ill-fated MOTORAZR maxx? Keep reading to find out.

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery life
6.7
Camera
7.1
Ease of use
7.7
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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