Since winning Motorola Canada’s Social BLAZR contest late last year, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to really run some Motorola technology through the gauntlet. The prime piece of technology that all the other items require has been the new Motorola RAZR.
Now, I don’t know if you remember the original RAZR. Actually, quite frankly if you’re older than 22, you know what the RAZR is, and either you or someone in your family had one. And what was the big selling feature of the phone? How thin it was! With all the flip phones that were being developed at the time, thinner was better.
Fast forward to today… smartphones are now the it thing. In steps Motorola’s new RAZR, again razor thin and running an Android Operating system… In my opinion, you can quit reading this now and just go out and get yourself one. It’s one of the best phones I’ve ever had – and I’ve had the Nexus S, Galaxy S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S (for a few weeks), Blackberry, Nokia and 4 or 5 other phones in the last few years. The RAZR is the best one. It’s also a head turner… the same ‘fashion’ appeal that the original RAZR had, the new RAZR pulls eyes and everyone who sees me using it asks me about what kind of phone it is.
I don’t review phones professionally, so all the techno jargon that the average consumer isn’t interested in, I’m not going to get in to… but let me quickly run through some of the things that I have noticed and like:
- Camera, 8MP, 1080P HD Video… It’s the best camera phone I’ve ever used. Comparing the same pictures from an iPhone 4S, the RAZR was more vivid. I actually took it with me to the Dominican Republic and in all subsequent trips… really happy with the photo quality!
- Speed… This phone is fast. It responds immediately and with little loading times for apps. I’ve never had to wait longer than a second for anything.
- Screen… It’s significantly larger than the iPhone 4S, much brighter and with more vivid colour. Happy to demonstrate any time!
- The back… is made of a Kevlar material. People ask if it could stop a bullet, I say I doubt it… but I have dropped it way too many times and still no sign of any damage.
- Motocast… Okay so cloud computing is obviously growing incredibly quickly. Well, the RAZR has a feature called Motocast, which essentially allows me to access music or photos from my computer with no buffer times. How? Well it removes the need for the cloud altogether! I can even download them to the phone directly. View it here if I’m not making any sense.
- Oh and did I mention how thin it is? Ridiculous.
- Update: Battery – The battery life is similar to that of other smart phones, depending on what you’re using it for. I’m a bit of a heavy user, so I usually get it down to 20-15% battery life after a day… but I’ve left it on standby(not used) for 6-7 days and only lost about 20% battery life.
The only problem I’m having… wishing it had Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich… however; this is a problem that Motorola’s official blog says will be remedied soon. They are doing “Evaluation and Planning” for the release!
Oh, and PS… there’s an even newer version called the Droid RAZR Maxx which has a battery that is unbeatable (one guy used his phone for 62 hours without charging!)… but is only available in the US, so you’ll have to find a US supplier for that one.
If you’re looking for a new phone, highly recommend you check the RAZR out. You won’t be disappointed!
PSS. Motorola Canada is hosting a month long contest right now where they are giving away a ton of great prizes, including new RAZR’s! Might want to check it out. ;)