The Razr edge
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.