The Razr edge

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

Re­mem­ber the good old Moto Razr that sold for ages? Mo­torola has brought the Razr back with an all new look and func­tion­al­ity. In­stead of a clamshell, the new Razr is a sleek 7.1-mm phone with a huge 4.3-inch ca­pac­i­tive touch dis­play. The ear­lier tag fea­ture phone has now re­placed with the An­droid smart­phone.

The new Razr too can stand out in a crowd, thanks to the pre­mium ma­te­rial and stain­less steel chas­sis used in the de­sign. Plus, the spill­proof coat­ing over the in­ter­nal com­po­nents saves the phone in case of any mishaps.

The back cover can­not be re­moved and the mi­cro-sim slot has been given on the left panel. The power, HDMI and 3.5 mm ports are on the top.

The vi­brant, su­per AMOLED ad­vance dis­play man­ages to com­pete with the Sam­sung Gal­axy S II. The main ap­pli­ca­tion launcher menu com­prised the reg­u­lar Google ser­vices, as well as a hand­ful of other apps like Quick­of­fice. Users also have the op­tion to in­stall Mo­to­cast, an ap­pli­ca­tion that al­lows trans­fer of videos, images, mu­sic and doc­u­ments over the air, with­out sync­ing the PC and the phone. We took some time to ad­just to the QWERTY key­pad as ini­tially, we of­ten ended up typ­ing wrong al­pha­bets.

The un­lock screen gives di­rect ac­cess to cam­era while turn­ing off the sound. How­ever, the 8 MP cam­era is a bit of a spoiler. Images cap­tured had a lot of noise and while those taken in­doors were mostly dark. The re­sults of the full HD video cap­ture were a bit bet­ter.

Com­pet­ing against the new dual-core pro­ces­sor smart­phones, even the Razr has a dual-core pro­ces­sor clocked at 1.2GHZ. In ad­di­tion, the com­pany has added 1GB RAM along with all con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions in­clud­ing 3G, Wi-fi and Blue­tooth 4.0. With the huge 1780 mah bat­tery run­ning un­der the hood, the Razr man­aged to last a day and a half on auto-bright­ness along with ex­ten­sive call­ing and data con­nec­tiv­ity.

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