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Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Guest Writer


The Motorola RAZR – A New World Of Innovation

The Motorola RAZR series began 8 years ago when Samsung was still fighting for any sort of place in the mobile market, and Nokia and Ericsson were the main players alongside Motorola.

Motorola went through a phase where they tried to partner with Apple in the delivery of iTunes technology on the phone. Apple quickly decided that they were better off doing it themselves and the iPhone series is testimony to the fact that they were probably right.

The RAZR series never really died out, it just dropped away, with few newiterations and a struggled to compete at the top level. The iPhone series produced the iPhone 5, which sold 5 million phones in 3 days. This puts into perspective the 130 million Motorola RAZRs sold over around 3 years. However, with the new ownership of Motorola by Google, there comes a will and enthusiasm to propel the RAZR series back onto the map. This phone certainly doesn’t disappoint.

The Phone’s Appearance

The phone actually looks rather like an iPhone. Many iPhone lovers will dispute this, but when I picked it up, it really reminded me of the latest in the iPhone series. It’s also got a similar feel to an iPhone using a mixture of Kevlar and glass.It has a definite premium nature to it, placing it up with the other high-end phones immediately. It isn’t as clear and free of clutter as an iPhone. There are six screws visible without any attempt to hide them. There are buttons and there is certainly a bit more going on. But personally, I like this. The phone doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t. It has a strong and stylish look that doesn’t try to be too pretty.

The Phone Dimensions

The phone is slightly weightier and deeper than an iPhone at 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3mm. It feels lovely in the hand, is easily operated with one hand, and pulls off the tough but chic look. The screws are a definite marmite option – you will either love them or hate them. Those who are undecided will soon form their own opinion.

The Display

The screen on the Motorola goes from one side to the other. There is no waste and no unsightly edges. The screen isn’t massive at 4.3 inches, but it is large. It is 0.3 inches bigger than the latest iPhone and has a pixel display of 540 x 960 and 256 pixel density. It is a Super AMOLED panel, meaning that the blacks are the blackest of black, and the colors are vivacious. The screen is extremely good overall, perhaps not matching the heights of the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone, or HTC 1X, but very, very good nonetheless.


Overall, the phone is of a good size and weight. It has a beautiful, vibrant screen that is of good size, and it has Intel inside. The phone is reasonably priced coming in at around £400 or from £23 on pay monthly phone deals.

The Android skin is excellent. The negatives, perhaps, are that the screen sometimes allows you to see pixelization and that the look is not for everyone. If you love it, you love it. Haters will hate it.

Phil Turner has found that pay monthly phone deals are offering great value these days, working out cheaper than buying a phone outright.

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