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Quick Review: Motorola DROID RAZR HD for Verizon Wireless

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The Motorola DROID RAZR HD is one of Motorola’s newest flagship Android smartphones for Verizon Wireless, and it sure is meant to be one. The RAZR HD boasts a huge 4.7 inch crystal-clear display, rapid-shot capable 8 megapixel camera, and 1080p HD capable video camera, specs that keep every other smartphone out on the market on their toes.

Can this RAZR HD beat out the iPhone 5? Who should get a RAZR HD? Would you rather have an iPhone 5 or RAZR HD for Christmas? You’ll find out the answers to all of these questions and more in my review of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD!

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Highlights

The DROID RAZR HD has a 1.5 dual-core processor and has 16 GB of onboard memory pre-loaded with the option of upgrading to a 32 GB  SD card. In my testing, I experienced ZERO lag time in closing apps, or swiping through the home screens, which is very surprising because I didn’t have such luck with Droid X (2010), which would lag constantly.

Another feature that is unique to the DROID RAZR HD is the huge 4.7 inch HD screen, which makes playing games and watching movies a pure delight! Compared to my iPhone 5, this screen put it to shame. However, because of the huge screen real-estate and the brightness of the display, I found that the battery wouldn’t last as long as my iPhone (more on that to come).

The camera on the RAZR HD is very adequate to me, but it makes up for it in the HD video recording. In my picture testing, the photos taken on the RAZR HD would look very bland and neutral, the videos recorded on the RAZR HD came out with tons of color and came without lag or pauses, which is incredible for a smartphone camera.

Lowlights

I couldn’t find a lot of bad in the RAZR HD, but my main point is that the battery does not last longer than a good 7 hours, which is fine for a student or someone who’s at their office a lot and a constantly near an outlet, but for people who travel a lot; I would recommend getting an extended battery.

In my testing, I would normally turn the phone on at 8 AM and I would hit the “20% remaining” mark around 1:00 PM. So if you are constantly on your phone making calls or checking your email/twitter like I am, you might want to look into buying an extended battery or another battery pack.

Overall

Overall, the DROID RAZR HD is a great smartphone for students and business people, but not might be as useful for people who travel a lot as they will find themselves out of battery fairly quickly. The extra-large bright screen, amazing HD video recording, and absolutely NO LAG, are all key components in the super-smart-phone.

You can read more about & purchase the Motorola DROID RAZR HD from Verizon Wireless on VZ’s website.

Comments

  1. Tim

    This was helpful and especially the part about battery life as that is a source of frustration with other devices that have low batter life.

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