Motorola Droid RAZR: Conclusion

November 30, 2011 by Adama D. Brown Reads (95,582)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Value
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION

The Motorola Droid RAZR is in a unique and unenviable position. On its own merits, it beats everything else that Verizon has to offer, and certainly establishes itself as Motorola’s best smartphone to date. The only other option currently on the market that’s competitive is the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Motorola Droid RAZRBut at the same time, the RAZR is overshadowed by the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, featuring twice as much memory and an HD-quality screen. The Droid RAZR takes virtually the exact same specs of the Droid Bionic, and shoehorns them into a thinner design with an AMOLED screen. That’s a decent evolutionary update, but not a revolutionary one. With other devices on the horizon that push the envelope further, that takes a lot of luster off of it.

If the RAZR were priced at $200, as most high-end smartphones used to be, it might have a definite advantage over upcoming competitors. But as it stands, the savvy buyer will wait awhile before they make a choice. A little time will let either the RAZR drop in price, and the competition to be evaluated.

Pros:

  • Very thin
  • High-quality screen 
  • Lots of storage
  • Great specs

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not a major specs upgrade
  • No removable battery

Bottom Line:

A nice enough phone with a very slim design, but it asks a high price for specs not that far beyond its predecessors


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