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Another Look at Key DROID RAZR Specs, Full Price of $649 Confirmed

A friend just passed along this spec and outside overview sheet of the new DROID RAZR that goes up for pre-order in the morning for $299. It’s a reminder that this phone is insanely thin yet still has a 4G LTE radio, dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM tucked inside. And this probably doesn’t get mentioned as much as it should, but the front camera on this phone is technically “HD” as it can shoot 720p video (first of its kind?). A Gorilla Glass front, KEVLAR fiber back, and water-repellent coating also add to the overall appeal of Moto’s best effort yet. Actually, I would call this phone one of the more impressive Android handsets we have seen in a long, long time from any manufacturer.

On a related note, here is another look at that full retail price we reported on yesterday.    

I know we all have Galaxy Nexus on the brain, but this phone is truly impressive. If you are a developer and care about whether or not the bootloader is locked, this may not be for you. To the average user that wants a top-of-the-line phone that will last them for the life of a contract, this phone is as appealing as any phone on the market, especially with that thin body.

So many good phones coming out in such a short period of time. This is going to be a fun holiday season.

Cheers ___!

  • Lunkman!

    According to Verizon’s website (when you compare devices), the RAZR does have a removable battery…can this be confirmed?

  • Thomas Larvia III

    so, putting aside the bootloader for now…what about root?

  • Anonymous

    The best device of the year :)

  • Anonymous

    I have a dilemma….should I use my last early upgrade on the Galaxy Nexus or Droid RAZR?  Or wait until next summer to see what the Droid 4 will offer?  

    • Anonymous

      If you love rooting and changing kernels, you need to get the nexus. If you are a normal user that like a hot device with all the specs in it the razor is the way to go.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve done the rooting and changing kernels thing.  I changed ROMs many times with my OG Droid, and grew a little bored with it.  I like having root for the prospect of wireless tether, but since GB detects when you have a wireless tether app running, there’s no big need for root for me.  I really liked the demo of ICS and it does compel me towards the GNexus. 

        • Anonymous

          Root is not necessary anymore. The new devices come pretty fast and with a lot of memory.

  • Crackmonkeys4hire

    The Bionic was such a let down but it finally looks like Moto has done something right with the Razr. This looks like serious competition for the Nexus.

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic was only a let down to those who joined in on the mindless circle jerking, ask anyone who actually owns one and they’ll tell you it’s one of the best devices currently available as long as you can get past the pentile screen.

      • Anonymous

        I do agree. The bionic needed the razor display, better build quality on the back of the phone and better shutter speed. Those are the only thing i do not like about my bionic, the rest is good.

    • Anonymous

      The bionic still a future proof. Once it get ICS it will be better.

  • Bigmac7019

    I just got an email from verizon that pre-order tomorrow at 8AM EST

  • Matt2783

    I am so torn between this and the Nexus… If this didn’t have a locked bootloader it’d be a no brainer for this, if the Nexus were actually coming out early-mid November I’d go for that, I just have a feeling we won’t see it until Dec. I might end up buying this just because I really need a replacement for my OG and this will be here sooner.

  • Jason Purp

    $650?
    God dammit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    For me price will be my deciding factor, if they are the same I will wait till reviews (If I can get Cyanogenmod on the RAZR I may get it, such a tough choice), good thing I have till January

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremygross60 Jeremy Gross

    wait is it confirmed that it has gsm radios for global ??

  • Anonymous

    : If I didn’t hate Motoblur so much… lol – also the non removable battery would urk me a little bit. I’m always switching batteries on my Droid Charge. However even when I get my hands on the Galaxy Nexus soon I will still be looking at some of the things this Razr has that it won’t. Like the Gorilla Corning glass and the KEVLAR fiber back. Or the HD front camera and the 8 MP main camera. 

    … But nothing can deny or top the coming of Ice Cream Sandwich. Nothing.

  • hatethanet

    Just got an email from Verizon about pre-ordering the RAZR lol. Not a chance, though. I want to see it in person and play with it in the store before laying down any cash haha.

  • Bear0013

    Its nice to have all these awesome phones dropping at the same time….just remember in the end after all full reviews……THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE !!……..lol……..( that’s my highlander moment )..hahahahaha to fu$%ing epic

  • Anonymous

    I wish full retail isn’t so much. I’m not up for an upgrade until next november. maybe I’ll check ebay after the nexus comes out.

    • Anonymous

      Nexus should be cheaper since it isn’t a droid and is made of plastic where as the razr it has all the things they can market( kevlar, splash coating, steel frame, etc)

      • Bear0013

        Not

        • Anonymous

          I was talking about full retail not on contract price.

      • Anonymous

        Razor is the way to go .

  • Djsquid10

    So will this phone have the webtop?

  • Anonymous

    Thin? except for the Moto-hump at the top. So thin? NO!

    • Anonymous

      the gnex is thin except for the sammy hump on the bottom…so thin? NO!

  • JediAlan

    Kellex- how about a chart comparing all the specs of the Bionic, Razor, Vigor and Galaxy Nexus so we can compare> 

    • Abundis5555

      Not the bionic

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic’s hardware is only a slight downgrade from the Razr’s, primarily in the screen.

    • Anonymous

      I would like to see the new bad boys with some legacy devices side by side. Get an idea of what you are upgrading from and to.

    • Anonymous

      http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Motorola-DROID-RAZR,Samsung-GALAXY-Nexus,HTC-Vigor/phones/6026,5595,5799

      Unfortunately you can only compare up to three but the Bionic’s specs are essentially the same as the Razr’s except for the qHD pentile LCD display, removable battery, thin factor and 200 MHz slower processor.

  • Anonymous

    This phone is so ill timed. Two months ago, it would have been a must have but the Galaxy Nexus is all we here about these days. Better luck next time Sanjay….

    • Anonymous

      the normal people will buy more razor than the nexus keep that in mind :)

  • Anonymous

    My Bionic just said WTF.

  • GCurry

    I am using the OG Droid, nursing it along.   For me, the microphone has become quite important.   The Droid mic is great and voice input works well.   On my Acer tablet, not so well.   Therefore, I’m looking at the mic and voice input quality as a key buying consideration.   I suspect Moto will do fine.   So now, I wonder about Samsung.   I suspect I’ll wait and see.

    • iWhat?

      Doing some non-scientific testing between our Droid3 and the Bionic, the Bionic had a MUCH better microphone, FWIW.  I would imagine this one will be good as well.

  • http://twitter.com/ajou89 allen jou

    Is this the same screen that’s going to be on the Galaxy Nexus? 

    • Anonymous

      no this is qhd the nexus has 720p

    • Bewara2009

      its better than the nexus one. 

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t the thunderbolt supposed to be like 700 according to documents like this???

  • Nerdydesi

    Let’s hope the price on the Bionic can drop. 

  • Nerdydesi

    Haha and the Bionic is already tossed aside.

  • Anonymous

    I think this is an awesome looking phone and the specs are great.  I want to go for the GX because of the ICS experience.  I know Motorola will be getting it on this thing soon but I really worry after my DX is on its third update with GB to fix issues.  I also like the look of a phone without the physical keys if they aren’t needed.  That being said I have half of a mind to hold out longer and wait to see what phones come out that are released with ICS.  Now that the DX has a ton of excellent ROMs I am very happy with it.  Who knows lol

  • hatethanet

    Man, I can’t wait to see if they’ve solved the LTE-battery life puzzle. Having a non-removable battery is a pretty big gamble for an LTE phone at this point.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERGFEP4UFWHHWDEHTUWLMSJHO4 Mike

      either new LTE radio or better battery tech.  Im hoping the rumors on the Galaxy Nexus having a terrible battery is wrong.

      • hatethanet

        I hear ya bro. At the very least, though, if the G-Nex has low battery life like all the other LTE phones so far, you can pop in a spare or possibly an extended battery in it.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERGFEP4UFWHHWDEHTUWLMSJHO4 Mike

          Hell no, i have a HTC thunderbolt.  I am tired of extended batteries.  Its wasn’t a big deal at first but when i took it off i remembered my phone was actually semi good looking and slim.

          • Anonymous

            ha i am the same. I am just so used to the hump and heft of the thunderbolt but atleast it makes it through the day.

          • hatethanet

            Haha, yeah, I have a Tbolt as well and use regular size spares.

      • Anonymous

        well testers said they were getting 6 hours with heavy heavy use so I would say that is pretty good on 4g.

        • hatethanet

          6 hrs heavy use with the RAZR or the G-Nex? I’d like to check out that article.

          • Anonymous

            nexus. It was on twitter black_man_x who is a tester said that. Haven’t heard anything about razr battery.

          • Anonymous

            6 hours is pathetic. The RAZR does much better on battery than the Nexus. 

          • Anonymous

            Nit with the heavy use he described. With the same use the bionic died in 4. So that’s pretty good with a larger screen and all. U have no idea what razr battery will be like.

          • Anonymous

            Zepfloyd claims to have insider knowledge with people who test these devices for Verizon and he’s typically correct when it comes to this info.  The Razr is not the Bionic and there is a leaked update for the Bionic which fixes the radio issues and increases battery life by quite a bit so I wouldn’t consider the Razr having better life than the GN to be out of the question.

          • Anonymous

            Actually I do…and since I directly know people testing both phones (and the Vigor and Rev2…) be prepared to see the Razr do double digit percentage points better than the Nexus.

            And no, it’s not pretty good in any way shape or form. Complacent people like you are the problem. Anything less than what the year and half old Droid X can get should be unacceptable in q4 2011, 2012. I don’t care about the screen size, LTE or any other excuse. OEMs need to make it work. Technology should move forward not backward.

          • Anonymous

            Complacent? Ok by your logic the phones from 4 years ago that could do half as much should have battery life that the phones now have and since the phones have more now battery should have never changed? Screen drains battery no matter what you want to think. But I would hope the razr has better battery life  after the shitty bionic and other phones plagued with battery issues.

          • Anonymous

            The Bionic’s battery life is not exactly bad, it’s above the rest of the 4G phones on Verizon and according to those running the latest update quite good.  It’s by no means a shitty phone either.

          • Anonymous

            The razor will have an advanced battery.

        • hatethanet

          6 hrs heavy use with the RAZR or the G-Nex? I’d like to check out that article.

    • 360nikond300

      Does the galaxy nexus have a removable battery?

      • Anonymous

        yes nexus has removable battery.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERGFEP4UFWHHWDEHTUWLMSJHO4 Mike

    So how can the front camera be HD and still 1.3 megapixels?  I know that mp matter for stills, but what is making it HD?

    • Anonymous

      marketing lmao

    • Anonymous

      the software.

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    I’m still really impressed with how good this phone looks, especially in a world of small glass phones. 

  • Brianadam78

    Droid RAZR or HTC Rezound? They both are sexay ?

    • Anonymous

      Motorola over HTC. HTC is terrible with software updates. That alone is reason enough for me.

      • Anonymous

        Not to mention typically less than stellar battery life, build quality and basebands compared to Moto.

    • Anonymous

      htc sucks with battery life

  • hatethanet

    Does Costco sell phones at full retail price? I wonder if I could try out this phone for their 90 day return period and then swap it for a Galaxy Nexus lol.

    • Anonymous

      usually higher priced than verizon full retail.

  • Joejoe509

    Hmmm. I’m all for the Nexus, but that front facing HD camera sounds kinda nice. Ok Mr. RAZR you found something for me to be jealous over. :-)

  • Anonymous

    The sad part is that if Verizon wasn’t getting the Nexus, every single person here would be foaming at the mouth for it. I agree with Kellex, this is pretty much the best Android phone in some time. 

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t base what happens in other parts of the world to what will happen with this. I do agree though this will be a great phone.

    • Anonymous

      Considering Motorola is pointing their fingers at Verizon for the Razr being locked I wouldn’t expect Verizon to suddenly change their minds at any point and give Moto the ok to unlock it.  I think it’s a possibility for someone to hack the firmware from the international version with the unlocked bootloader onto the Verizon version however.

      • Anonymous

        Your second point was what I was going for. We already know VZ never will unlock it.

    • Anonymous

      This device has been one of the best in a long time. I put the evo, droid x and the bionic, photon and atrix 1 and 2 of being one of the best to this date.

  • http://plus.google.com/100780849097348485078/posts Stynkfysh

    I am very curious as to whether the camera is an improvement over the Bionic.  I am dissatisfied with the Bionic’s camera.  It turns everything fuzzy/’ghosty’ in uneven lighting conditions (like sunlight coming through a window) and its focus time is sooooo slow.  Some people say its shutter-lag, but it really isn’t.  Once focused, it’ll snap pictures fast.  Its just that focus – ugh!

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic’s camera is the exact same that’s on the X and X2.

      • http://plus.google.com/100780849097348485078/posts Stynkfysh

        Yeah, that’s a bummer. If the Razr has the same camera then I will withhold my endorsement ;)

    • Kixofmyg0t

      I snagged the 5.5.893 update a couple days ago for my Bionic. It brings slight camera improvments but the best part is the new kernel. MASSIVE battery life and bettery signal. 

      • http://plus.google.com/100780849097348485078/posts Stynkfysh

        Cool. I will check it out. I am overall very happy with the Bionic. Although I would been happier with the Razr had I known it was coming :)

      • Newcomb2

        Where did you get that update?

    • Anonymous

      with updates the bugs will be fix hang in there.

  • faber

    Thanks for locking it verizon. Pricks.

    • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

      I want this phone its nice!!, but I want the nexus really bad as well… hmm what to do??  I hate this waiting and trying to decide on phones lately.. I do have 2 upgrades availible waiting, plus my new every 2, but it sucks using them!

    • Anonymous

      So what?! A community member will unlock in in <7 days anyway….

  • Anonymous

    What makes the display “Advanced”?  Is it because the 800X480 versions are “Plus”?
    What would that make the Galaxy Nexus? The “Super AMOLED Words Cannot Express HD Display”?

    • Anonymous

      Likely due to the qHD 960×540 resolution, possibly also for not being pentile but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Sexy device, but still can’t stand up to the Gnex.  Motorola knows their hardware, but their software is just simply awful.  I know this thing is getting ICS soon, but I’m sure Moto will screw it up.

    • Keith Sumner

      u mad bro?

      • razrftw

        someone is mad brahs

      • Azndan4

        dumbass

    • Sp4rxx

      Yes, in the market, it is a competitive phone, however it seems that the Gnex and the RAZR are in separate categories, both are #1 in each.  It comes down to if you are a dev or not, really.

      You can still root a phone w/ the bootloader locked so I don’t really care one way or the other that the RAZR is locked.  Not a big deal for me – plus I don’t want to follow the herd and get a Gnex just cuz everyone else is ….lol

      • Anonymous

        Great point.  I feel the razor is better but devs will pick the nexus just because it is unlock.

    • Anonymous

      so you’re rather take a corvette engine and put it in a cavalier, than take a mustang engine and put it in a mustang?

    • Anonymous

      I bet you can’t explain why Moto’s software is so bad.

    • Anonymous

      you are still crying.

  • Anonymous

    I know the ppi on this phone is around sqrt (960^2 + 540^2)/4.3″ = 256 ppi.. which is less than the 316 ppi on the Gnex.. but considering this phone has advanced super amoled (each pixel has their own RGB colors).. vs the regular pentile super amoled on the Gnex.. I am wondering if the display on this phone is better.

    • Anonymous

      If PenTile bothers you when you look at it, yes, it’s better.  If not, then no, it’s not better.

      Every single discussion (argument?) I’ve read on this site about PenTile displays boils down to that.  Resolution be darned.

    • Anonymous

      Most definitely, if it’s indeed not pentile.  There is no real information available on this “Super AMOLED Advanced” display so we’ll have to wait until the phone is available to find out.

      • Anonymous

        is super amoled advance the same as super amoled plus? somebody told me they are but im confused about that.

        • Anonymous

          No one knows yet, Moto hasn’t released any info on it other than that it’s qHD.

    • Anonymous

      If it does not have pentile it will be better depending on the razor screen size, which is 4.3

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Rear camera-same as Droid X=Fail.

    • Anonymous

      I wasn’t aware that the original Droid X captured 1080P

      • Anonymous

        If moto added a better lens and sensors it will be better than the bionic’s

    • Anonymous

      Is it really???? WTH?

    • Anonymous

      And you know that how?

      • Madcow06

        He doesn’t

        • Anonymous

          I know, that was my point.

  • Anonymous

    void

  • Jason Platt

    As soon as they announce a release date, I’ll think about pre-ordering.  Why would you pre-order without a release date???

    • Anonymous

      They (Verizon) stated that these phones would ship “no later than Nov. 10th.” I also read elsewhere that they will be in stores on Nov. 8th (but I don’t know how accurate that part is).

      • JoePa

        November 8th is a Tuesday, so that is very unlikely.

  • Billy Jenkins

    let me be the first to say that yes we are all mad for various reasons and happy as well for various reasons. No need to ask.

    • Mangopositive

      You preemptive, bro? 

      • Billy Jenkins

        yes I actually am bro. I’m surprised u noticed that. lol. but the fact that my entire comment was preemptive then I’m also curious why u would even ask me that. maybe u r more absent minded then I thought for having to ask an obvious question. lol. and yes I am surprised and curious.

    • Anonymous

      Ha

  • napes22

    Front facing HD webcam?  Looks like sexting just got easier.

    • Anonymous

      Sexting it so outdated now.  Now you can have Skype Sex from your phone in HD lol.  

      • FortitudineVincimus

        to bad Skype works on like 2 phones… maybe and is now a MS product

        • Kixofmyg0t

          Works on my Bonic and my wife’s Droid 3…..is that ur 2 phones?

          • Anonymous

            Its not the same.

        • Anonymous

          : Exactly. I dropped them when Microsoft picked them up. They earn enough $ off of Android. ooVoo for now works, or Google+ :)

        • Anonymous

          Good point. I guess “G-Talk with Video Sex” would be more accurate lol.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      sexting was never hard to begin with

    • Kixofmyg0t

      Their is a hack for the Xoom which makes the FFC 720 HD. The hardware is capable but it wasn’t applied in stock Honeycomb.

      Makes me wonder if other Motorola FFC’s can be unlocked to HD…..

      • Anonymous

        You need at least a 0.9 MP camera to achieve 720p. Moto’s ffc on their phones prior to the Razr are only VGA so no. The Xoom’s ffc is 1.3 MP so it can do up to 1280×1024.

        • Anonymous

          I do agree. I do not know why they did not put an hd ffc in the bionic.

  • Inramana

    This is a plug for motorola isnt it?

    • napes22

      By that reasoning, your comment was a plug for Motorola too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YCWHBKUI22NNEB4J4PUK6VY3SQ ds fsdfds

    1280 x 720 resolution screen is a must for me at this point.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Right, becuase you have so much real life experience with that resolution on a phone….

      • Anonymous

        I agree with him.  During the conference the developers said that ICS was made for 1280×720 displays.  Plus I don’t really see OEM’s going any bigger for a long time (1 to 2 years).  And with Motorola’s track record we should see the Razr replacement in about 2 months. I actually rank the HTC Vigor above the Razr. 

        • Anonymous

          “During the conference the developers said that ICS was made for 1280×720 displays”
          No, it added proper SUPPORT for it. hence the new font.

      • Anonymous

        No, it’s because of what day/age we live in.

        • Kixofmyg0t

          Nah brah, 720p is SOOOOO MAINSTREAM. We need 1080p brah. The G-Nex is crap cuz its ONLY 720p………
          ……
          ……

          ….oh wait it haz TEH NFC! Oh em gee! Just hold it up to a 1080p TV and TEH NFC! will ABSORBE it and make it 1080p!!! ONLY A UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER AND NFC can do that!

        • Anonymous

          if you extrapolate the data in the link to phone screen sizes of ~4 inches, 720p starts to show perceptible improvements over 480p when your eyes are closer than 1 foot to the screen and is fully visible when your eyes are 8″ or closer to the screen 
          http://carltonbale.com/1080p-does-matter

          HD will be much more useful on a tablet sized device.

          • Anonymous

            Did you seriously apply logic for theater viewing distance relative to resolution on giant 100′ screens to tiny 4″ phone screens?  There is no perceptible image quality difference between qHD and 720p on a screen smaller than 5″ from any viewing distance unless you use augmented magnification.

          • Anonymous

            my point was that it is silly for phone screen sizes so we’re in agreement there.

            still, screen size is immaterial to the logic. the calculations are based on physics and physiology so it should be perceptible, but not dramatic. 

          • Anonymous

            I see.  However, beyond ~250 PPI, I would say, even someone with the best of eyesight would be hard pressed to notice a difference.  That’s assuming both panels are the same type of display of course.