The Motorola Droid Razr has landed and it is indeed the slimmest phone we’ve ever unboxed and held. Announced back in October, it’s now retailing in a few stores for around Php29,000+.
We’ve only seen a few Motorola Android handsets in the country and Motorola’s approach to design definitely separates it among the rest. It’s cold, still and robotic — sometimes even more cold than how HTC used to do when designing their handsets.
There’s not a lot of curves here but it’s more edgy and more masculine. Naming it the Droid Razr evokes the “slimmest Android” title. It’s definitely slim and sexy. But there’s a catch — it’s not really 7.1mm thin all throughout the body. There’s a slight reverse chin at top end that houses the camera. That part feels like more than 10mm thick.
Motorola Droid RAZR XT910 specs:
4.3â€³ Super AMOLED Advanced screen @ 960Ã—540 (256 ppi)
TI OMAP 4460 1.2GHz dual-core processor
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+ 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
1.3MP front-facing camera
1080p video recording at 30fps
1800mAh Li-Ion battery
Google Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
Motorola’s own UI placed on top of Android Gingerbread looks refreshing and very Droid-ish. Loved the transitions and animations they’ve put into the interface making the unit more snappy and responsive.
I was surprised to learn that the Motorola Razr uses a microSIM instead of the standard SIM card. The battery is also built-in and is not user-replaceable. You can access the micro-SIM card slot on the left side of the unit, hidden by a small pull-down compartment, along with the micro-SD card.
The Kevlar fibre at the back has some pretty nice effect — it’s smooth but not shiny and has that strong grip when you hold it in your hands. I’m still working my way around this device and its features but should be able to post the full review by next week.
Saw the unit last week at Singapore selling for around Php26,500 and almost got one. The local price from Widget City, where we got this review unit, is at Php28,500.