gGadget > Motorola® Droid Razr: All the Details and Specs
The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and its mighty battery have stolen the spotlight from the Motorola Droid Razr. But that doesn’t mean that the Droid Razr doesn’t deserve some praise. After all, it’s the thinnest smartphone on earth right now. Plus, for a limited time, it comes in three different, dazzling colors, which is something the Droid Razr Maxx can’t claim. So, what’s the scoop on this slender smartphone? Let us fill you in.
As previously mentioned, the Droid Razr comes in three different colors: black, purple, and white. These colored options of the Droid Razr launched around Valentines Day, and they’ve stuck around for a while now. They’re supposed to only be available for a limited time. Since most smartphones just come in black, and a few come in black and white, the Droid Razr really stands out in terms of color options.
The Droid Razr’s dimensions are 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm. You read that right. The Droid Razr is 7.1 mm thick (or .28 inches thick). This means that it is truly the thinnest smartphone available in the U.S. The Motorola Droid Razr continues the Razr tradition of extreme slenderness. If you want to actually hide your phone in your pocket, the Droid Razr might be the perfect phone for you.
This top smartphone from Motorola has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display that has 960×540 screen resolution and packs 256 pixels per inch. The Droid Razr’s display is about average in terms of the color vibrancy and image clarity it provides, but that doesn’t mean it will necessarily disappoint users who are used to standard smartphone screen resolution. Plus, the phone’s display is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass, which allows it to remain scratch and crack free for longer than many other smartphones.
The Droid Razr’s backplate is made out of Kevlar fiber, which is the same fiber used to make bulletproof vests. So, the phone’s backplate is quite resistant to dents and damage caused by the occasional fall.
The Droid Razr is a Verizon 4G LTE phone. So, it’s able to reach rather fast internet and download speeds. Right now, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available in 196 U.S. cities, and it will be available in almost the whole U.S. by the end of 2012. If you don’t live in a Verizon 4G LTE service area, your Droid Razr Maxx will be able to get 4G network speeds.
To the dismay of some Android lovers, the Droid Razr only comes with the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. The phone can’t offer the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS yet. However, Droid Razr owners will be able to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich at some point this year. And no one’s saying that the latest version of the Gingerbread OS is a letdown. It still provides a rather pleasant and efficient Android experience.
If you want a thin smartphone, go with the Droid Razr. If you want a smartphone that has a significantly extended battery life, go with the Droid Razr Maxx. The Droid Razr has a 1780 mAh Li Ion battery, which allows it to have around the same amount of battery power as other top smartphones. The Droid Razr Maxx, on the other hand, has a 3300 mAh battery, which allows users to go way longer between charges. Ultimately, users have to decide what’s more important: form or function. And, fortunately, those who choose the Droid Razr for its form will just have to charge their smartphones every day, like almost every other smartphone owner.
The Droid Razr has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor that allows it to run at satisfactory speeds while users multi-task. The phone’s processor is reliable and high quality. It’s the same one you find in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and a few other top phones.
Like most other leading phones of early 2012, the Droid Razr has an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. Its rear-facing camera allows for 1080p HD video capture. Overall, the Droid Razr’s camera specs aren’t groundbreaking, but they’re not too shabby either.
The Droid Razr’s 16GB of onboard internal memory will suffice for most users. Plus, the Droid Razr comes with a microSD slot that works with microSD cards that have up to 32GB of space. So, users can practically download all of the apps and music they could ever possibly want on the phone, if they expand available memory space with a microSD card.
Motorola Droid Razr owners have full entry to the Android Market and access to all the apps there. Additionally, the Droid Razr comes with built-in apps like email, calendar, Netflix, Amazon Kindle, and more.
In short, the Droid Razr isn’t just a looker. It is living proof that a smartphone can be extremely thin and attractive and still have specs that don’t disappoint.