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HTC Rezound and DROID RAZR: Quick Hands-on and Unboxing (Updated: With Video)

Two of the most anticipated Android devices in recent history showed up on my doorstep today – the HTC Rezound in all of its Beats glory and the DROID RAZR looking as thin and cutting edge as ever. The RAZR I had a chance to get down and dirty with a couple of weeks ago in NYC, but the Rezound was still new to my hands (not Dan’s though). As two of the most impressive (at least on paper) phones to come to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we have been dying to get some real intimate time with them. That time is now.

For today, we just have a quick unboxing video for each, a simple gallery, and some initial thoughts. Our full reviews will likely be out some time next week, as we always try as hard as we can to avoid those 24-hour, quick hitting, blog overviews. We like to become one with a device, get to know it deeply, and then provide feedback to hopefully help you make your next 2-year decision.  

HTC Rezound

After popping the Rezound out of the box, you know right away that this is an HTC device. It’s buttery smooth, feels excellent in hand, and is made with nothing but the finest materials. It has a little bit of weight to it, but almost any phone feels slightly heavy these days when you pair it up against the RAZR. The 4.3″ HD Super LCD screen looks incredible. I sat for a few minutes comparing it to the RAZR’s Super AMOLED Advanced at full brightness, and prefer it so far. I have not had a chance to dive into Beats or other software at this time, but will do so over the next few days. Overall, I’m loving the build and am anxious to make this my sidekick for bit. Let’s see how much pressure we can put on that tiny 1620mAh battery.

DROID RAZR

You sort of know my feelings on this phone if you read my hands-on reports, but I’ll say again that I really like what Motorola has done here. This phone is light as a feather, unbelievably thin, and as powerful as any phone on the market. The screen may not match the HD resolution on the Rezound or Galaxy Nexus, but it’s at least a step up over their previous offerings, the Bionic and DROID 3. I pulled up the camera briefly in the video you’ll see and came out blown away by the speed. Picture quality is still to be determined, but this phone can snap quick pics with the best of them. Also anxious to make this a pocket pal for the next few days to help you guys make that final decision when the Galaxy Nexus arrives.

Video

Part 1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rtCXb9Qays[/youtube]

Part 2

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yyXYWUMBjo[/youtube]

If there is anything in particular that you want me to test, be sure to drop it in the comments.

  • i cant wait. it’s been fun Dinc 1, i have to Rezound now.

  • I’m getting a Bionic on Thursday in the mail, is it any good?

  • waddup

    “we always try as hard as we can to avoid those 24-hour, quick hitting, blog overviews.”

    I can definitely appreciate this.. but if your review does not get posted before the phone is released.. it helps me little to none.. because I will probably be at the store making a final decision tomorrow 🙁 without hearing how the battery life ended up being (which I can assume is somewhat poor).

  • sara

    is it global? either of them?

  • Brandon Sobotta

    is the Razr not bluetooth 4.0?

  • ol1bit

    I love the idea of the Tegra 3… low power cpu till you need it!’

    I’m going to try to ride the droid 1.0 till tegra 3 phone come out.

  • Granted

    You said “I don’t have any nails”…..haha, while you trimmed your talons, those are still creepy long your non-vagina-having person. Uggh! I’m starting to think you might hit up the tanning booth and over-groom your eyebrows, and very possibly carry a man-purse but call it an attache.

    Men don’t need nails, unless you have aspergers syndrome. That is what your trust pocket knife or belt push dagger is for. And I don’t know if it’s my connection or not but that video was as choppy as my vision when I used to be yayo head. And damnit I can’t speak to how these new phones sound, but I really hope they are making breakthroughs with sound technology, mainly the speaker output on the back. Because one thing I adored about my Droid was the fact that it had an absolutely kickass back speaker on it. Then I bought my current phone, the Droid X, when it came out and I hated the teeny tiny little speaker on it from day one. I don’t care if it’s not a home theater or the tweeters and subs in my car. I still want some rich powerful sound on my phone! They pump these new phones so full of other shit but at least from the looks and size department, these speakers look like ass! Anyone own one these new bad boys care to comment on how good these cushion slit back speakers sound? I know size didn’t mean everything, except in coitus, but I’m just wondering if the only good sound on smart phone will be me receiving my Droid?

  • BayGuy

    Battery life.  I understand that all smartphones are power guzzlers so battery life will be a very important factor in my decision as to which new phone to purchase.

  • FYI the droid razr has Bluetooth 4.0 higher than the rezound ao your wrong on that one…..

  • The Rezound is just the love child of the Thunderbolt and the Incredible that was conceived while Dre was on in the background.

  • Ahsan

    The other thread ran out of Woz’s fail comments…looking here for more! Interesting!

  • Rob

    Please let us know about the battery life during heavy use!  Thanks

  • All of HTC’s high end phones look the same.  They haven’t come up with any new asthetics since the EVO 4G.

  • Anonymous

    How’s battery seem to be on the rezound?

  • james cruise

    yes…love it..
    HTC In Pakistan

  • Guest

    I would like you to test whether the RAZR will charge on non-Motorola or Verizon-branded chargers and will charge with non-Moto/VZW branded USB cables.  It’s always bothered me that my OG Droid won’t charge with my generic AC-to-USB wall wart, and the errata list for the Bionic reported it didn’t work with all USB cables, either.  I’d hate to replace my OG and then also have to replace all my cheap 6-foot Monoprice USB cables to charge it.

    • Anonymous

      My OG charges just fine with generic chargers – not sure what you’re talking about.

  • To bad those Beats included completely suck. The sound quality is a major downgrade from the rest of the Beats lineup. Now if they included a set of the Tour or even the Solo’s now that would be worth it, but those little cheapy headphones with a nice design. 

  • A B

    Would love to see some of the less common performance metrics work such as sound quality between the two; visibility in very bright day light; reception quality in fringe areas (not so much the number of bars but if the phone voice quality degrades, calls are dropped or data speed become very slow and last but least real battery life (esp after the battery if broken in).

  • Mneighbo

    Yikes. I don’t think I could ever own an i*hone-esque no-way-to-pop-the-battery-out phone. I like being able to pull my batteries for a fix. 

  • Jack

    Does the Razr have built-in Bluetooth tethering? If so does it support the faster  speeds of Bluetooth 3.0 when tethered?

  • ajharman53

    I’m really feeling the Rezound. I mean, you get the *Beats headphones ($149.99 separately) plus a smoking fast 1.5 gHz dual core processor. The phone is sexy, the black and red is awesome, and while it may be a little chunky, at least it wouldn’t be awkward to hold like the RAZR. I like that it has the SD card, unlike the Nexus. And I’ve always liked the HTC phones, less the Droid Incredible with the circle track pad.

    It seems like people choose the G Nex simply because it has ICS, but for me who can’t upgrade until 1/1/2012, it’s a moot point. The RAZR and Rezound will probably have ICS within 3 months of being out, which means around February.

    I think any of these phones are worthy successors to my Moto Droid. But I think the Rezound has a special place in my heart. The RAZR is awesome, but I hate Blur and locked bootloaders. And the Nexus is amazing, but with no SD card, it kind of broke the deal for me.

  • Anonymous

    How about testing the IQ of future commentators. Juvenility reigns as of late; feels like I’m part of some lame reality show. Maybe there is a market for ignorant tech blogs…”Dipshits on Devices” or something like that. I can picture the logo now…

  • Dazed and Confused

    Can someone please explain to me why so many comments on this site disregard these phones and eagerly await the Nexus?  Is it really just the ICS?  I am eager to get on the LTE bandwagon and am leaning towards the Rezound based on the better camera and replaceable battery.  What am I missing here?

    • Anonymous

      This is just a personal opinion, but I have found that HTC’s battery life is incredibly horrible so I am avoiding the Rezound. Also the Nexus seems to have a pretty amazing camera.

    • I hopped onto the LTE bandwagon with a HTC Thunderbolt on the first day.  Battery is terrible, and I hate that support fades very fast… as fast as the battery.  I like sense enough and have never know plain vanilla android.  This looks like my HTC Thunderbolt and all I am reminded is of my fat extended battery and quick lack of support on their flagship phone.

      • Anonymous

        i dont care which phone you get,THEY ALL ARE NEVER gonna make it through a full day. Not with these specs and screens. I have a thunderbolt and i would never put that huge extended battery brick on it or turn down my brightness.I like the way my phone looks and functions too much to disable everything. I just swap my battery once a day and im fine. i use my phone more for internet than phone and im always in 4G and i get on average 8 to 12 hours on a battery since the gingerbread update. prior to that i got between 5 to 9 hours.
         so with that said i wouldnt get a phone with a non-removable battery. (scratch the Razr (iPhone<–hell no)) LOL i happen to like the sense spin on android. I think it just comes down to personal preference.
        and personally i dont know if i lke the rezound enough to jump for it. its too simular to my TB. And honestly my TB , as you also know is pretty fast. I just might hold out for another 4-5 months to see what good with maybe the Quad cores and next generation LTE radios…….

        • Anonymous

          If long battery power is what people are looking for, then they might not want a Smartphone.
          go get your self a nice feature phone with a 1″ X 2″ spinach green screen, and a laptop with a 4G air card……
          Just sayin.

  • Is the phone hardware info stuck permanently on the kevlar back of the razr? MEID etc? If so then THAT SUCKS

  • Do the soft buttons rotate with the screen like on the Incredible 2?

  • Dbarden31

    Im in my Verizon store right now. Im actually typing this from the Droid Razr. Ahh I really like it 🙂

  • I loved the razr on paper, but after seeing that it has the droid X hump on the back, it just turns me off.   One reason why my old dx belongs to my 4yr old now. lol
    I cant wait for the nexus!!

    • Tim242

      How ya liking that hump on the Nexus?

  • gcan

    The camera on the Razr…i will drop my Bionic off of a building because of the stupid camera…

  • Anonymous
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  • Draytonfair

    I use a car charger a lot, wouldn’t the cord attached to the top of the razr be awkward? Even coming out of the left or right in landscape might be difficult, or maybe I am just used to the location on my OG Droid.

    • Anonymous

      I think it might be awkward. I’d prefer for power/hdmi ports to be located at the bottom of the screen, not the top. It makes it easier to hold in the car. 

  • kellex, whats the bluetooth version of the RAZR is it 4 or 2.1?
    i believe its 4, but you said in the video that the RAZR got the 2.1 version

    and please post the RAZR video sample for 480p at 120fps and 720p front facing camera…please 

  • ben

    If you could get a shot with each device at the different brightness levels of the screens that would be awesome!  (Since 4G phone suck energy i’ll probably have my brightness low to conserve what i can…)

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  • Anonymous

    Very smart lol

    • Anonymous

      you comment too much. 

      • Anonymous

        its not like hes making any intelligent comments anyway

    • Holy crap man, troll much?

    • Anonymous

      Dude I’m looking at the amount of times you post and you seem to be a little off mentally.

      • Anonymous

        If you are here 24/7 what does that make you? You must have kids to take care of and you are suffering in a Blog lol.

      • Anonymous

        LOL

  • Anonymous

    Will you prefer a better camera over call quality and  good radios?

  • Anonymous

    I want to see that as well. They seem to forget about  that beautiful hd ffc.

  • Anonymous

    I asked Moto and they said that it is not pentile,  It is similar to amoled plus at a higher resolution.

  • Anonymous

    You have a good point. I will see a lot of  people crying about the bugs in ICS.

    • Anonymous

      is that a joke? blur has more bugs then any other skin, i now that from experience because i owned a droid x when it was first released and droid 2. if the ICS has any bugs at launch it will be fixed immediately, not after months of waiting like stupid motorola.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, and I am sure Moto hasn’t made ANY improve,ends since your X came out so that comment is totally valid…

      • Alexander Garcia

        Ever owned a Photon, Atrix, Atrix2, DX2, or a Bionic? If not, your points are invalid ’cause they’ve made a lot of major improvements since last year’s DX and D2. And this point, “GingerBlur” has the least bugs out of the skins making htc sense and touchwiz looking buggy and heavy as hell in comparison.

        • Anonymous

          when my droid 2 was updated to “gingerblur” it was buggier then ever. everytime i unlocked my phone there was a chance that my phone would force reboot for no reason. its ridiculous. i dont buy from motorola anymore because of this.

          • Anonymous

            Well that’s not a problem with any of the phones he mentioned.

          • Anonymous

            i never used the phones he mentioned so why should that matter to me? my point is moto cant update a phone without loading bugs into it first. its ridiculous…

          • Anonymous

            So because they had problems with the Droid X update all their phones suddenly are bug riddled? I don’t know, I never had any problems with the multiple updates on my OG Droid and to my knowledge there weren’t any major bugs with the Droid 2 or Pro updates either. Everything has bugs, even the locked down iphone.

          • Anonymous

            OG droid was a stock device, not blur. and if i remember correctly google also sent out the software updates, not motorola. obviously all phones have bugs, but none of them are as drastic as motorolas bugs. dont act smarter then me, i know what im talking about from my own experiences with motorola and blur.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, actually, you don’t. It wasn’t Google that updated the OG, it was Motorola. Like I said, Motorola updated their Droid 2, D2G, Droid Pro and Atrix all without any problems.

            None are as drastic as Motorola’s bugs? I think many Galaxy S and Thunderbolt owners would disagree with you.

      • Anonymous

        You were living the days of motoblur running froyo smartass. The new devices with 1 g of ddr2 ram fix the lag problem.

      • Tim242

        Do you still believe that nonsense?

  • Anonymous

    Moto always have the best  call quality, build quality and radios. They have come a long way with their software, but nowadays a lot of people prefer moto’s user interface instead of sense and vanilla.

  • Anonymous

    Everything is fine stop panicking.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    HTC is good with cameras and display. Those features are secondary things. On the other hand moto has the radios, call quality, build quality and speakers. They were the first one using the ddr2 ram. Samsung is better than htc overall. They have the best display and the best sensors and lens. HTC is the third choice sorry 🙂

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It would of been nice if they bionic would of come with the smart feature that the razor has.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It still a beast , i feel they rushed it a little bit because the razor was on schedule.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yea on the ICS, do not be discourage the bionic still a beast and once it get ICS, you will enjoy it even more. On my case i will have the bionic and the razor today 🙂

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The razor is the king of 2011 🙂 I loved my droid x but come on dude, we are talking about the razor 🙂

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You did a bad research sorry. I dont have time to teach you idiot.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You finally did something good, you bought the razor 🙂

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Its an old A8 cortez, they have been using that since the evo 3d lol.

  • Anonymous

    Its an old A8 cortez, they have been using that since the evo 3d lol.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You are a tool.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Razor is the way to go 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Do some research before writting BS in here . Go back to Africa idiot.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • MEORTON85

    The HTC booted in like four seconds!

  • Keith Mikell

    those are antenna adapters on the back. they touch the prongs on the phone. its a horrible system. its on the inc 2 which gets shit service.

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  • Anonymous

    keep crying turd.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    We will have the droid moto nexus in the near future.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love those things about motorola as well.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Gjosue23

    This should have been the incredible 2

  • Anonymous

    Does it better pictures than bionic?

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The nexus will be plastic, weak radios and bad call quality and gps.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad you can tell the future, despite all testers of the Nexus saying otherwise.  You’re the dumbest person on this entire site.

      • Anonymous

        Samsung has proven that time and time again lol. You know it and everyone else knows it too. You are the dumbest person in here if you feel Samsung can compete with Moto.

        • Anonymous

          And you have proven time & time again that you are the “RICHARD YARRELL” of DROID LIFE (people that visit other android sites like “ACentral” & Android&Me” will unfortunately know who I am speaking of)

          • Anonymous

            You are one of the cry babies that pay to much attention for what people say over the net lol. You could be a tranny for all I know. Stop using your grandmother’s computer and go out and release some stress cry baby 🙂

        • Guest

          GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      and razr will be a locked down bootloader with software bugs, lag and slow updates, typical moto. but anyway those faults could be improved with the galaxy nexus, but you wouldnt possibly know shit about this phone anyway.

      • Anonymous

        It will also has the best radios and call quality, typical moto 🙂

        • Anonymous

          sorry, HTC has the best Radios. Motorla=UGLY

          • Anonymous

            LOL….no.

          • Anonymous

            Let’s wait for kellex review.

      • Keith Sumner

        Moto updates their devices faster than any other manufacturer.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    the nexus is way thick and ugly period.

    • Anonymous

      nexus is only like 1mm thicker then a razr you fool, its not anything nearly close to thick. its actually a nice looking device and unlike the razr its not covered from front to back with moto and verizons ugly logos. the front is pure glass, no ugly buttons or logos to ruin that look.

      • Anonymous

        This is not correct, no one knows how much thicker the G-Nex is

        • Anonymous

          i looked it up razor is 7.1mm and nexus is 8.94mm so about 1.75mm, almost 2mm difference.

          • Evan Knofsky

            That width isn’t for the LTE version. The width of the LTE version has not been announced.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, what Evan said… a company that knows how thick the device is and how long the battery lasts but wont announce it kinda raises some questions…

      • Anonymous

        The razor looks better than the nexus. It has better technology in it too.

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Appleanche

    God that shitty jittery lag when pinching and zooming on the RAZR/Blur’s gallery is pathetic. That describes Blur perfectly.. complete lack of polish.

    At least with Sense you get some polish with your bloat.

    • Anonymous

      what about the choppiness in the lock screen i have noticed on all motorola phones? i always hated that.

    • Anonymous

      Moto’s gallery is pretty bad but that’s why there’s much better alternative options in the market.

  • Dylan Blom

    really random question but what kind of camera are you using to take pictures of the phone and recorder the videos

  • Anonymous

    My Rezound should be waiting for me when I go into work tomorrow. =) I’m on the fence with the Razr. I want to get it, but I’m thinking of holding off for the Galaxy Nexus if only for the buttery smooth ride that Android 4.0 will be. Gee, life sure is tough. 

  • In depth review of the camera please. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    i miss physical camera buttons 8(

    • Guest

      i miss the optical pad.

      • Anonymous

        i didnt know people actually used those.

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  • Anonymous

    When doing the reviews on the rezound, razr, gnex can you test GPS lock, connectivity, call quality and data loss? Thanks in advance.

  • Str8RippinEm

    F’in love the RAZR, most likely gonna get it and hopefully the Nexus comes out for a test drive before my 14 days are up…I have one concern though and let me know if it is a valid one. You know how batteries get shittier and shittier the more you use your phone? well, thats the only thing making me question this phone.  My OG lasted this long cause I bought a new battery when the last one wouldnt even hold a charge. What happens when this battery starts to crap out from having to use it while on the charger cause you cant swap. I want a phone thats gonna last me 2 years like the OG so i could make a significant upgrade in the future. Not be stuck with a sick phone that last 2 hours a year from now.

    • Fleshgod

      When the battery craps out on you in a year from now you will be forced to buy the Droid razr 6 or DROID 11, stick with a removable battery and get yourself the nexus.

  • razrftw

    kellex, which one do you like better?

  • Anonymous

    wirefly’s htc rezound review

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGb1HioGNYs

  • Anonymous

    RAZR is Bluetooth 4.0 not 2.0 guy

  • hatethanet

    Thanks for doing the size comparison. I knew the RAZR was wider, but I didn’t know it was longer than the Rezound as well. According to the G-Nex specs, it will be right in between the RAZR and Rezound in width, but be longest of the three phones.

  • Anonymous

    I want to see a threesome with the G-Nex. Wish they would release all 3 on the same day.  

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  • Tom

    Can you take non “artistic” photos please? I’d like clear and focused photos (ie. none of those focus on a corner and let the rest of the phone be blurry).

    • Jorge

      I would like this too. I think the review will be much better without out of focus and angled photos. For example, when comparing the two phones, it would be much more useful to take a direct shot perpendicular to the phones. Also the same when looking at the phones from the side.

      • Anonymous

        They’re trying to make the Razr’s awful angular design not look as ugly=P

    • Bryan Williams

      It’s the lens they’re using.  They need to turn the f/stop up to get a larger depth of field.

      • Marco

        Or just take head on shots. I always find it annoying when reviewers think they’re writing for a photography blog instead of a tech site. Taking a pic of the phone from the corner doesn’t help the reader at all.

  • Anonymous

    Since the extended battery is pretty much mandatory (Verizon should throw those in for free) lets see some pictures with the bigger battery on the Rezound. 

    • Anonymous

      some people dont want there phones to double in size

  • Anonymous

    The razor is the king period. I am getting mine tomorrow 🙂

    • Guest

      GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

  • Dbarden31

    Not everyone is in a 4G area so when you test the battery can you do a strictly 3G test? And does anyone know if either can switch 4G off if you don’t want to use it?

    • Evan Knofsky

      4G can be turned off via the settings menu.

  • Glpd46

    Ok how do you do a battery pull on the razr? I’m on my 3rd android and haven’t seen one yet that doesn’t need the occasional battery pull.

    • Anonymous

      You hold volume up and the power button for a hard reset.

  • I got to play with the razr tonight a little. My friend works for a verizon store and they got one in today.
    The razr is pretty damn solid, and feels great. Also the above review isn’t joking about the camera. I took a few test photos with it and there is near zero shutter lag. I was snapping photos one right after the other. Also android flies on this thing. I just started opening and closing apps for the hell of it and the razr didn’t skip a beat. I can’t wait to check out the galaxy nexus, cos right now the Razr is at the top of my want to buy list.

  • Anonymous

    Geekgasm.

  • Could you please play the same video on both phones at the same time so we can see what the screen display difference are?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3j5ovpk

  • Stevie J

    I will watch this video in between during the commercials of South Park using flash 😉

  • Anonymous

    I remember seeing the RAZR with bluetooth 4.0 when they released the official specs.

  • my left ear loved this video !

  • Just a FYI. If HTC is following anything like the TBOLT, it looks like it is inductive, but for another reason. The connectors at the bottom and top of the case are the Antennas. Which i personally hate. However, the 5 pins next to the SD Card are VERY simular to the ones on the thunderbolt, and there is way more metal in that then was in the tbolt and happens to match with those pins. Hmm… Uh on a unrelated note, would be nice if the GNEX was built in…

  • Matthew Morrison

    hahaha! The way you said bloatware in the video

  • PowersUSA

    My local Verizon store has a the RAZR on display. It felt very nice in the hand. Solid, yet light but not plastic toy light. It feels premium. The overall width is just a smig too much. 

    The screen however was underwhelming. The pixels where easily distinguishable. No one color jumped outs as awful like solid green areas on the Bionic with a checkerboard pattern but I would say the overall pixelization was more evident on the RAZR. The screen on my OG X is looks smoother. 

    Give me a phone running ICS that has the build quality and form factor of a slightly less wide RAZR with the screen and camera of the Rezound and I would be one happy camper. 

  • Anonymous

    2 best phones on the planet (so far) delivered in one day to your pad…sweet gig K!

  • Driverx125

    Those connectors on the HTC phone are for the antenna..the incredible 2 is like that

  • Loonie01

    Razr camera.  That I believe will be my deal breaker.

  • PLEASE take pics with both…. the camera the camera the camera

  • Test the two turn on speeds sidebyside (after the first turn on)

  • The Razr is Uma Thurman sexy

    • Anonymous

      More like Maggie Q sexy

      • hatethanet

        Sir Mix-A-Lot finds the Rezound sexier.

        • Anonymous

          Galaxy Nexus is the one with the butt. 

  • Anonymous

    I would get an HTC phone over a moto phone any days i had OG and DX but phones make me pull my hair. Can you say HELlo Galaxy NExus

  • Arda Akman

    The one at the bottom is the induction charging connector, at least looks like it

  • Arda Akman

    I think those are actually antennas for wifi,bt and lte

  • Anonymous

    I want the HTC rezound.. More than the Nexus.

  • razrftw

    I wub all these phones. I’ll take any of em.

  • Anonymous

    So what the heck is it doing the other 3% :p

  • Anonymous

    If you get a chance can you see if the stock sensation or other larger stock htc battery will fit in the stock rezound battery cover?

  • Anonymous

    Was the “That time is now.” comment at the end of the first paragraph an homage to Top Gear UK?

    If so, awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Can you test them by riding in a car with someone, have it navigate, play pandora, charge, and have someone call you. K thanks

  • colorsaroundus

    test drop plx 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Guys, could you test the Rezound to see if it has wireless charging out of the box? Seems to be some confusion about if you’ll need to buy a wireless back cover or if the stock cover is ready to be placed on a powermat (or the like). Thanks!

  • TEST HEADPHONE WHINE PLS!

  • Joe Pickornik

    i’ve used the OG droid, d2, d2g, dx, and d3 on the moto side, and outside of the OG droid (for what it did at that time) they were all pretty much major disappointments.  i found blur cumbersome and the cameras to be HORRID.  on the otherhand, i’m currently running an incredible2, and it’s been rock solid.  camera is big for me, and the camera on the dinc2 can go toe to toe with the iphone4s.  i would definitely give HTC the nod over moto at this time.  

    samsung has always bugged me with their lack of updates and consistent lies to the consumer, but i may have to make an exception this time around.  

    • Anonymous

      Very interesting; that is a lot of motorola devices. How does Sense compare to Blur for you? Which was the most dissapointing?

    • Anonymous

      HTC has some of the best cameras but everything else of theirs is just ok imo.  Sense is a love it or hate it kind of thing for many people; I personally am not a fan. I like my Bionic’s software, it’s less intrusive and has some nice additions. Of course I replaced the launcher with LP because I simply cannot go without the added capabilities and options it provides.

  • Ben Cammarata

    Can you test if the camera works well in low light conditions?  This and the battery life are deal-breakers for me

  • AZhomehelper

    I’m that guy you all talk about! The non-techie 39 yr old buyer, the one that just needs a good phone and thanks to this site I’ve learned a ton.  I don’t game, don’t program, just a Realtor that needs the best call quality (in Phx), will listen to music when hiking, light web use when not by computer, maybe GPS (have one already) and will use the camera often.  

    I don’t even know what unlocked bootloader is, highly doubt I’ll need it if I don’t even know what it is?  My concern is who will have the best call quality, best camera (keep in mind Razr will have ICS & I will own 2 years), best radio and build quality. I was sold on waiting for Nexus (but tired of waiting!), Razr to me looks pretty solid… i know i know battery.. Is there a way at all if it locks up to reboot???  If no then it’s useless to me because this phone will be my life, my business all in one!  But when the hell is Nexus actually going to come out (waiting for next delay) and are they going to have a million issues with the new ICS? Currently comparing Razr & Nexus

    PS: love the site, all the updates and info! You’re making an absolute smartphone know nothing into a very informed buyer. Even I don’t get why someone would want the iPhone 4S, no 4G and tiny screen!!! Funny how people brag about a phone with dial up! Thx in advance!

    • Anonymous

      The Xoom has a non-removable battery as well. To do a reset if the device freezes, just press the volume up button and the power button at the same time.

    • Anonymous

      If you want the best signal and call quality as well as build quality Motorola (and thus the razr) is what you should be looking at.  The Razr will probably have the best battery life of them all not counting extended batteries.  If you don’t mind the added bulk and weight of the extended battery than you should check out the Nexus but who knows what kind of bugs might show up on a new version of Android, there usually are.  Dwboston is correct, a button combination on the razr will reset it if it happens to lock up.

    • Anonymous

      there all good.    The Razor is nice. I like the Rezound better. I think HTC makes the best phones by far. But their Batt life has been less than stellar. But the Incredible 2 had good batt life.

      No matter which phone you chose it won’t be wrong. If it’s a business phone like you said then Sense(Rezound) can’t be beat. Their calender and e-mail widgets are unmatched.

      I don’t like motorola because of Blur and i think they are ugly.    the Gnex is by far the best looking and has the best features.

  • Anonymous

    If you can test the Beats Technology stuff, I still really don’t know what all of that entails and what it offers.

  • Anonymous

    I played with the Razr yesterday at Verizon. One thing I have to say is the screen is NOWHERE NEAR as bright as the bionic. I compared them side by side and it was a big big difference.

    Other than that the Razr was very awesome.

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic may be bright, by the “screen-door” effect on it drives me crazy. Hoping that when I get my RAZR tomorrow that’ll be a thing of the past. 

      • Anonymous

        The Razr’s screen is also pentile just of the AMOLED RGBG variety so the screen door effect will still be there, just not quite as noticeable.

  • please post the 480p at 120fps and front camera 720p video samples for the RAZR

  • Anonymous

    Kellex,
    Please test how fast the camera can be brought up from the lock screen on both devices and how quickly you can take shot to shot.
    Also are the any screen rotation transitions on the rebound when going from portrait to landscape like the razr and nexus?
    Finally, the how do apps scale to the higher resolution screen, and especially the browser?
    Thanks!

  • JMac726

    please test shooting the kevlar RAZR with a gun, thanks

    • JMac726

      This video’s taking awhile.  they must be looking for a gun.

    • bigrob60

      Here is the next best thing. Bulletproof clipboard: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/e769/?pfm=Search&t=bulletproof%20clipboard

    • Anonymous

      You didn’t see the video where he did that already?

      • JMac726

         missed it!

  • Noah Flowers

    Can you compare the RAZR directly to a Bionic and possibly a Droid 3, to see general improvements?

    • Str8RippinEm

      go to verizon, they already have the Razr on display…Sick looking device…it’s gonna be a tough decision, thats for sure

  • Omnivium

    What’s on the top of the back of device on razr, it looks like two flashes or something but I know that’s not right, also what is the rectangular oval on top right of back of device on razr?

  • Anonymous

    Is there going to be pinch to zoom on the camera?

  • Anonymous

    Test the Quadrant scores and Antutu please

  • Rezound or nexus. Decisions Decisions

    • Anonymous

      RAZR

      • Lol nah. Too big, too thin, and outdated.

        • Anonymous

          But it comes out tomorrow or at least in two days. How is it outdated?

          • Screen Technology, Processor.

          • Anonymous

            You’re a dumbass.

          • Anonymous

            It’s the first with a super amoled advanced screen how is that outdated?

          • Anonymous

            lol advanced means nothing. 

        • Anonymous

          It’s slightly, and I mean SLIGHTLY wider than the Nexus, so that argument is irrelevant.  And too thin?  Then feel free to buy a Zach Morris phone and call it a day

        • rofl razr is outdated but the nexus and rezound isn’t? you realize the chip inside the rezound is running on a8s its VERY outdated. The nexus is running a binned version of the EXACT SAME CHIP in the razr, they’re even clocked the same the ONLY difference in chips is the gpu is possibly clocked a lil higher. 

          And too thin? ok troll/fanboy

  • Guttatae22

    I wanna c the hd front facing camera on the Razr

  • Anonymous

    On the RAZR: After you take a photo and go to quick preview, how does pinch to zoom look?  It’s laughably poor on every Moto phone so far…

    • Anonymous

      That’s Moto’s custom gallery app, doesn’t have one iota to do with the phone’s performance.  Download 3d gallery (stock android gallery) or quick pic from the market, problem solved.

  • Anonymous

    To everyone who brings up the Nexus in every single post, you know if the RAZR had ICS stock and an unlocked bootloader then you would be drooling over this phone instead.  But it doesn’t 🙁 so you’re not .  But hey, it’s still sexy, built way more solid, and overall a great phone.  Let people enjoy the phone that they want to get.

    • Anonymous

      It wont matter, they wont listen.  

      • Anonymous

        All while preaching how they are in fact not ruining the forum but instead saving the masses from making a huge mistake.  It’s delusion at its best. 

    • Anonymous

      “If you don’t want the phone that I want then you are stupid and your phone is trash!”

    • Anonymous

      Yeah if hot chicks at the bar had better personalities and were more open people I’d probably like them too.

      Instead I go for sexy chicks with a better face, more personality, and actually can talk about the root of real issues

      • Anonymous

        Don’t lie, you take what you can get

        • Anonymous

          If you are talking about “last call” time & haven’t snatched a chick yet…DAMN RIGHT!!!!!! 🙂 (unfortunately that smiley face turns into 🙁 when I wake up & see the wookie I went home with through sober eyes)

          • Anonymous

            Yuck, I’m cursed with unshakable standards, even in the face of a Friday night bash in Tijuana.  Oh, my youth.

    • Anonymous

      No we wouldn’t, the Razr has a completely different look to it and the screen isn’t as nice as the Nexus.  Sorry, it’s not just ICS.  The Razr looks odd, you can’t deny it’s angular corners look weird.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll give you the cut edges, they don’t appeal to me either, other than that, whats wrong with it physically?  I can tell you that in my opinion, the Nexus is too thick for my taste

        • Anonymous

          The Nexus is too thick? You’re an idiot, it’s 8.94MM, the Razr is 7.1MM, you’re really going to tell me 2MM is too much of a difference for you?  Mind you the Razr is thicker than 9MM at the camera hump.

          The Kelvar looks like a kids toy and the camera hump is abysmal.

          Sorry.

          • Anonymous

            So I’m an idiot?  And idiot because I don’t agree with you?  Typical amongst your crowd.  Truth of the matter is, no one knows what the thickness of the Verizon Nexus is, but we all know that it’s going to be thicker than the GMS version, so in all honesty, you don’t know what your’e talking about.  

            And even if the Verizon version was “8.94mm,” that might still be too thick for some people.  Wow!  Imagine that, other people have different tastes than you.

          • ignore the ZOMGNEXUS crowd they’re just trying to pick at the little things of other phones so they feel better about waiting. Oh and they get VERY defensive if you disagree with them obviously, they’re a pretty insecure bunch.

          • Anonymous

            yeah, you don’t say

          • Anonymous

            Sure, check the polls around here, you’ll find I’m the majority.

          • Anonymous

            You’re in the majority of the minority.  Congratulations.  I’m sure those polls are real accurate too. 

          • Anonymous

            Mob rule is no justification, nor any proof whatsoever

          • Anonymous

            So the majority of people who keep themselves informed about what the current best phone is, all choose the same phone and it doesn’t count as proof?  

            The Razr is a fine phone, but it’s probably the worst of the 3.  The Rezound at least looks good along with having similar performance as the other 2.  The Razr still has the focus problem that all Moto cameras have, look at the video, Kellex shows it shooting fast but having to focus first.  The Razr will also remain locked, has motoblur, which is another problem for a lot of people, plus it doesn’t have a removable battery. 

            I’m not biased for any company or any phone, I’ve used Moto for 8 years in a row now, I go with who ever makes the best device, this time it’s the Nexus.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve never bad-mouthed any of these phones.  But considering that this is a blog that is, for the most part, frequented by devs and wanna-be devs, of course they’re going to pick the Nexus.  Anyone with common sense can see that.  So yeah, the majority of people on DL will of course choose the Nexus over any other phone.

            Now if you want to talk about the REAL majority, which is the average American consumer, I’d say the Nexus would be a viable option for what they want, but right now, If you did a poll of what phone (minus the i*hone) the average consumer was looking forward to, I’d bet you that at least 75% (give or take) would say the Razr.  Why?  Because the Razr is advertising, the Nexus isn’t, and to be honest, it wont to the degree that the Bionic/Razr have.  Why?  Because it’s a developer phone, not a gotta have phone for the masses.  Getting off the “majority” topic, does the Nexus have features that some people would pick over others, YES.  Does the Razr? YES. The Rezound? YES.

            You’ve made it painstakingly obvious that you believe the Nexus is the second coming in the form of a phone, we know.  But to others, it’s lacking.  Same with the Razr and Rezound.  I have no reason to bash any of the phone manufacturers, I’m not a fan boy, like I said I was eagerly awaiting the GS2 until that rug was pulled from under us.  Then the Nexus, now Razr.  If the Razr had the same design but was made by HTC, I’d still probably get it.

          • Anonymous

            I appreciate you writing a well thought out post but you have one major thing wrong.

            You’re assuming that because the general public chooses a phone that’s been advertised more means it’s the best phone, this is where I’m telling you you’re wrong.

            The best phone is chosen by the people who do their research, who take into account all pros and cons of each device and make their decision, people that often visit this site and many others like it.

            If I’ve figured out anything in my life, it’s that the average American consumer is almost always wrong.  There probably isn’t a more misinformed person than the average buyer. 

            Prior to purchasing they’ve already bombarded by often misleading advertising and by a clerk who knows less than we do, who is doing anything they can to get get them to buy any phone no matter which one they end up with.

            You may say they don’t care about ICS, or shutter speed, or no bloat, or an HD/larder screen, or NFC capabilities, but it’s most likely because no one has ever told them.

            Is the Razr a good device? most definitely, the Rezound as well.  I’m not blind to the fact that people have different taste than me, but when I feel like there’s a reason to attempt to inform someone, I have to try.

          • Anonymous

            Do not take my reply to you as an attack on you for informing someone on a prospective device, as long as it is a well-rounded, non-biased review.  I’m all for educating the masses, but some people I have noticed have taken the notion that they see a particular device as the epitome of what a smartphone should be and everyone else should have it as well, or they are just buying a crap device.  Sounds very reminiscent of the fruit company fans.  Not saying that you fall into this group, but lately it’s been brutal

          • Anonymous

            I agree, myself and many others have been jumping hard on the Nexus bandwagon, but I think there is a big difference between us and Apple fanboys.  The phone we want is actually being improved from it’s past versions.  The software has been radically changed(for the better), it’s completely open, it’s the first phone with a 4.65” HD curved screen, there’s real reason for us to voice our opinion on it, unlike the 4s which we all can agree was a sad half-step from the previous one.

            I think the reason people are so adamant about the Nexus is because we see real talent there, it’s the first time many original Droid buyers are excited about a new device and so you have a lot of people extremely vocal and also wanting to show others that hey, this is something that we, who have been together for 2 years, think is going to be very special.

            I’m certainly guilty of slamming other devices, but that’s mostly in the heat of a discussion, on a normal day I’ll tell you that the Razr and Rezound are both quality devices, but as an overall package to me personally, the Nexus is a step above both of them and I actually believe that while being informed about all 3 devices equally.

          • Anonymous

            An idiot????? It’s his opinion about a cellphone…..easy there bruv, especially since he clearly stated “for his taste”……don’t get your panties in a bunch (and no, I’m not a “fanboy” to any brand, so not just defending his comment bc it favors the RAZR, I’m getting the gNEX)

  • Dongwenal

    nice phones I’m leaning toward Nexus camera takes better pictures in low light still hard deciding.

  • Anonymous

    Nice, quick pictures. Can’t wait till the update software comes out for the Bionic. It’s suppose to make the camera just like the RAZR

    • That would be amazing for Bionic owners. The Bionic still has so much potential to be worth all the hype it received before it’s release.

    • I’ve used the Cheesecake method to take leaked OTAs and the camera focus time is much improved. 

      • Anonymous

        Cheesecake? You mean you rooted it and are using ICS on it?

      • Anonymous

        Will it do manual focus with the update?

  • Tyler

    You should include the two phone doing the same thing to compare speed. Also the loudness of the speaker too.

  • hatethanet

    Does anyone actually keep their phone for the full 2-yr contract these days?

    • Anonymous

      no

    • lol, I usually swap out every year. Although, the OG was the longest used phone I’ve ever owned. I still use that little guy to this day, as a PMP! lol

    • I havent held a smartphone for longer than 5 months lol

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the vast majority of subscribers do.

    • bigrob60

      Yep. Can’t just buy a new phone whenever I like. Only have the OG Droid now is b/c I bought a cheap one off Amazon when VZW went to tiered data plans. Had to grandfather the unlimited.

    • Anonymous

      Since I don’t live in my moms basement and have bills, YES I still have my OG from 2 yrs ago. I am waiting for a suitable replacement, hoping the Nexus is it.

  • Kidheated

    Please Check:

    HTC Rezound: Signal, lag due to Sense, how the speakers sound without headphones (if it mutes when placed camera down), Heat Generation, Back cover fit and durability.

    Moto Razr: Honestly, could care less, but looks like it will have Heat issues due to thin profile.

    Thanks alot.

  • El El Kool J

    I’m ready to get some frostbite from holding my new Ice Cream Sandwich… 

    • Tyler

      I’m going to eat my ice cream sandwich so fast that I’m going to get brain freeze!

  • Anonymous

    Sexiest moto device since OG Droid? Yes, I personally think so. 

    • agreed.

    • Anonymous

      yep

    • Anonymous

      You cant compare the droid with this beautiful device. This is more similar to the droid x , which is the second sexiest device.

      • Anonymous

        How can you honestly think the design of this phone looks good?  It’s a great device, but it’s probably one of the ugliest phones to hit the market.  At least the Rezound looks like you can hold it, the Razr looks like it will feel awkward in the hand.

        • Anonymous

          If you feel this looks awkward wait till you get your hands on the nexus lol. By the way it will be release by January. This device is a thing of beauty 🙂

          • Anonymous

            You can’t even speak English you half moron, leave this site already.  January huh, I guess that’s why Verizon has cases today for the Nexus.

            Why can’t I block this idiot.

          • Anonymous

            If you are taking the time to discuss with me, you are understanding me F gay bitch. Now go back to your corner and cry like the little baby that you are moron. Go have sex with you dog and release some stress. Then, you can come back and write something useful. By the way the nexus is garbage lol.

          • Anonymous

            jesus christ. you’re annoying. do you ever stop trolling? or perhaps realize no one is convinced by your trolling comments that the razr is in anyway better then the galaxy nexus? why do you even insist on attempting to convince people that the razr is better???

          • Anonymous

            You can leave the site and never come back. You are another crying baby. I write facts in this site unlike you and the others nexus sheep.

          • Anonymous

            what kind of facts? “nexus is plastic, vanilla is boring, moto has the best radios” that is your argument everytime. why do you care if someone prefers a nexus over a razr? what are you, 12? honestly both phones are good, rezound is pretty good too, but like the others i prefer the nexus to the rest, and that is what i plan to buy. would you like to explain why this is a problem for you, you illiterate moron?

          • Anonymous

            Are you still crying old dirty bastard? We all know samsung devices sucks, it has be proven and you know it. I will laugh at your posts when the nexus disappoint you 🙂

          • Anonymous

            im sorry you were abused as a child, i will cry for you. but anyway nexus will be anything but a disappointment, i dont understand what would possibly disappoint me about it. im buying a nexus because i want stock, my phone will be up to date longer then the razr will because nexus gets updates first. if i wanted a thin phone i would get a razr, but i dont want to be locked down and stuck with blur, recieving updates months after the nexus will. 

            is my decision a problem for you?

          • Anonymous

            Your father used to abuse you. You casa buy the device that you want. All I know is that the razor will be the best device out of the three.

          • Anonymous

            do you own a droid razr? do you own the other 2? no im sure you do not, its not like the razr has any better specs then the nexus or even the rezound so you have no legitimate proof that the razr is in anyway the best phone. im sorry, but other then there amazing radios and call quality that you seem to obsess over you have no way of proving the razr is any better then a nexus.

          • Anonymous

            It also has a better build quality, the design is better. The razor has a hd front facing camera, along with the webdock, moto cast and hdmi mirror. The nexus just has ics and maybe a better display, that’s about it.

          • Anonymous

            like anyone actually uses the front facing camera for anything useful. and im pretty sure both phones are 1.3 megapixels. webdock is useless because you may as well be using a real laptop, and motocast is nothing but pure bloatware. 

          • I started using the front facing camera alot. Family lives all over the US skype is nice.

          • Anonymous

            Yea, but the razor can record on 720. All people like you may not use the ffc, but for young people its a nice feature.

          • Anonymous

            the only camera that actually matters is the back camera, not the front facing that all that is good for is video chat.

          • Anonymous

            Both matters, the nexus just have ics going for it.

          • Anonymous

            the nexus wins in every single possible way when it comes to software, because its vanilla ICS without any form of bloatware or a locked bootloader, that and the fact that is a google phone and recieves its updates before any other phone on the market, so in a year maybe longer from now when the razr is outdated the nexus will still be going strong and recieving software updates to future android versions. by that time moto will have come up with something new and leave the razr for dead, just as it seems like they are doing with the bionic now.

          • STiK

            You mean googles Blur/WebOS/Aosp mix?

          • Anonymous

            The bionic and the Razor are both future proof devices. You can’t buy all smart devices. The specs in the razor are so good, that future moto devices will be close in specs. By the way I rather have a great hardware than software. Moto’s software its good too.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Let the anger out of your system, I promise you that you will feel better.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!

          • Anonymous

            build quality is your personal preference. Plus most people don’t care about webtop( since the accessories are so overpriced) or hdmi mirroring. Why do you care what others get? U must be mad you got a razr and nobody else listens to you and instead gets what they want no matter how blue in the face you become trying to get them to get a razr.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t want them to get the razor. I have said nice things about the display, good sensors and lens of Samsung’s devices. When it comes to be the best devices moto has the upper hand 🙂 I’m rocking my beautiful razor right now along with millions regular users.

          • Anonymous

            But they really aren’t. Moto is notoriously bad for having very buggy phones. I know all phones have bugs but moto is prone to more and issuing updates that actually make the phone worse. Yes they may have great radios but that doesn’t do much for all the other issues they have. Believe me I want devices from all manufacturers to keep improving so it is better for us the consumer. I mean look how far ahead they have gotten just from last year at this time to now. Competition is a good thing.

          • Anonymous

            After they send the new software for the Droid x2 and Droid x, those devices are working good. Moto’s software was bad when the Droid x came out and it was running froyo 2. 2.2. The new blur is awesome.

          • Anonymous

            the gingerbread update for the droid 2 made the phone worse then ever. can you imagine how frustrating it is when half the time you tried to unlock your phone it has to force reboot itself? because of that i now hold a grudge against motorola and vowed to never buy another phone from them.

          • Anonymous

            They fixed all their problems with the new gb build. I want you to find a problem with the new moto ui.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!

          • Guest

            he’s a loser.  he can’t help it.  maybe he was raped by that guy at penn state.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!

          • Anonymous

            Another hurt soul what a kid.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!

          • Guest

            are you one of the guys that got raped by the guy at penn state?

          • Anonymous

            That’s what happened to you when you were alone with your father, and you felt asleep 🙂

          • Anonymous

            the Rezound is so much better than that Razor.    You have to admit.

            it’s not as bad as everyone thought.

          • Anonymous

            I have to agree. The RAZR just seems awkward to hold. If I had to choose between the two I’d go with the Rezound. 

          • Anonymous

            Rezound is getting good reviews, will have to see how battery holds up. It is already rooted, rom’d and bootloader unlocked.

          • Anonymous

            I never said the rezound is bad. I feel htc is playing games by putting 1620 battery in the device. I feel the razor is the best then it is a battle between Sammy and htc to be second place.

          • Guest

            he’s a loser.  he can’t help it. he was probably an abused child.  maybe he was raped by that guy at penn state.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        If anyone frequents other android sites such as “android & me” or “android central”, you can’t tell me this clown AngelFace doesn’t remind you of the commenting douchebag/HTC Evo fanboy that is “Richard/Dick Yarrell” except with even less intelligence(which I thought wasn’t possible, but obviously is)…..Just substitute HTC with MOTO & ding-ding-ding we have a match. What’s horrible is that Yarrell is actually more informed regarding devices than this AngelFace clown.

        • Guest

          he’s a loser.  he can’t help it. he was probably an abused child.  maybe he was raped by that guy at penn state.

        • Anonymous

          You most be another hurt soul, I understand lol. You don’t want to face that moto is the best. You will hold a grudge on moto forever, because they lock their devices lol. You are a fat tool.

      • Guest

        GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        id say if you combine the fighter jet style of the original droid with the sleekness of the droid x thats what this looks like  😀  guys stop fighting over which device is better looking and whatnot, its plain stupid

        • Anonymous

          Did you get your razor today? I am playing with it right now. This device is awesome.

  • Turbine Tech

    Is it just me or is that Rezound sexy as hell? I really want the Nexus for all great things it brings to the table, but after playing with my fiance’s HTC phone, I really like the build quality… I guess we will wait and see…

    • KSDroid01

      Love the front, hate the back…looks cheep, cheep, cheep.

    • Anonymous

      And is already rooted, bootloader unlocked, and has a few roms.

  • Motorcyclemike

    Is the Rezound a Global phone?

  • Anonymous

    Curious to hear more about that camera. I am still on the fence with this guy and the next. I like the RAZR and hope it is a great update from my DROID X. Before you Gnex trolls start hitting, I just prefer the Moto build and the radios. Nothing against the nex just personal preference. .

    • Peesa

      ikr The only thing making me hesitate about deciding on the SGN is its inferior antennae, gps, and build quality

      • Anonymous

        My sentiments exactly. Maybe someday Moto will optimize a developer phone built to their standards. Now that would be hot!
        Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

        —–Original message—–

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure you’ll love the Razr, I can’t wait for mine.

  • shdowman

    Yes,

    Since you mentioned “Test” and “Drop” in the same sentence….consider my curiosity piqued. 🙂

  • Cameraman7

    Just played with the razr at Verizon. Its the same buggy phone as the bionic, but thinner. Nothing special really.

    • What phone were you playing with? Troll much?

      • Cameraman7

        Just giving my unbiased opinion. I forgot you all aren’t used to that here.

        • No I get you have an opinion, just I haven’t seen anyone other than you say the RAZR was buggy. The Bionic isn’t buggy either. 

          • Guest345

            Michael Forte much?

          • Anonymous

            I found the Bionic to be a little buggy. But that’s just my opinion.

        • Anonymous

          Of course, just ask the ZOMGGNEX! crowd

        • Anonymous

          You must have also forgot that every phone has bugs.  What are you expecting, a phone that does the dishes for you?

    • Anonymous

      Leave troll

  • Anonymous

    Do any of these new generation dual core phone have a way to throttle the processor or disable a core when not being used?

    • Nope, not that I know of. I know someone that has already underclocked his RAZR though. Not sure if it helped on battery or not, but would assume it could.

      • Guest

        the US version? custom kernel?

    • I’ll put something in perspective for you: on my Bionic it spends 8% of it’s time at 1 GHz, 2% at 800 MHz, 
      3% at 600 MHz, 39% at 300 MHz, and 45% of it’s time in deep sleep. Looks like pretty good throttling to me. The problem with battery is more the LTE radio, not the processors I think.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. It’s the LTE for sure, I’ve looked at the Battery saver or Mode and chose “custom battery saver” and set brightness level to 20% if battery reaches 30% charge. Also Peak hours to turn off data in 15 minutes and the off peak hours from 8pm to 5am. It seems to work good.

  • bigrob60

    “and then provide feedback to hopefully help you make your next 2-year decision.”
     Which is why I might wait ’till you guys get your hands on the Nexus before I order. I must emphasize, “MIGHT”. 

  • vernon

    deciding between these two and the nexus will be one of the toughest decisions of my life.

    • As the fanboys will tell you…nothing is better than the Nexus!! Just wait for all three to release, get some hands on time with all of them, and then make your decision.

      • Anonymous

        That’s the best comment of the day

      • Guest345

        Michael Forte, the Motorola troll.

        • Anonymous

          Guest 345, the Nexus troll

          • Guest345

            Guest345 never mentioned anything about a Nexus. Just merely pointing out that people like Forte here never let others express their own opinion. Then they just try to defend it by saying that others are being trolls. 

          • Negativerxn

            Got to pay the troll toll to get into this boy’s soul

        • Actually I said to try all three phones and make a decision. Not quite sure how that makes me a Motorola troll, but okay whatever. Yes, I like Motorola devices, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t give others a chance, and everyone should give all three of these great phones a chance. It’s a great time to be a Verizon customer, that’s for sure.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly.  Since when does giving advice to try a variety of options before making a decision make you a troll?

          • Guest345

            You must have selective memory and must take everyone for their word.

          • Anonymous

            ditto

          • Anonymous

            You must be brain dead.

          • Guest345

            Guest345 will not be giving the Rezound a chance. Guest345 sees you on every post whenever someone says something negative about a Motorola device. You should just let them have their opinions instead of trying to coerce them into thinking that they are incorrect and that you are correct. 

          • Anonymous

            Feel free and spread that suggestion to the fanboy Nexus crowd

          • Guest345

            The other two, yes, the Rezound, no. How do I even come off as a fanboy. Just staying that Forte here won’t let one negative thing be said about a Motorola device. That definitely is the definition of a fanboy. Also, your disdain for Nexus might also put you in a fanboy category. It seems that you may have pledged allegiance to one side. If he were doing the same thing for a Nexus device, I’d call him out on it too. Everyone knows he litters the comment section with Moto praises. Enough already, we get it. Let us formulate our own opinions without having to be bombarded with your fanaticism.

          • Anonymous

            Who said I had a disdain for the Nexus?  I was actually looking forward to the Nexus after the word that the GS2 wasn’t coming to Verizon.  Then guess what?  The Razr came along and I decided that the Razr best suited my needs.

            I can agree with you about the fanaticism though, it has gotten out of hand.  Mostly contributed to the young Nexus followers (not lumping all Nexus followers into a bunch) When I first came to DL it was a very informative blog with useful tidbits of information about Android.  And it still is thanks to Kellex, but lately it’s been mindless phone bashing by douches and trolls.  And forum hijacking where one can’t even have an informative conversation anymore on a topic which isn’t about the “GNex!”.  It’s a pity

          • Guest345

            Ladies and Gentleman, I introduce AnGeLFaCe77 to the party.

          • Anonymous

            You are an idiot.

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            hm…but where would the fun be in no debate whatsoever…and debate is trying to sway the other party to see things your way

          • Anonymous

            3rd person communicators are creepy…  just sayin

          • Zee

            I agree  with you dude.  I’m a Motorola fan and I have an HTC TB on my hip now.  Ya just have to try them all out.  I just hope they all drop within a 14 day window. Test all and see which oneto keep.

          • Anonymous

            don’t you have to pay a pretty steep restocking fee for the two you return?

          • Anonymous

            $35 but only get one return. So can only try out two.

          • Anonymous

            We are on the same boat. I am the biggest Moto fanboy ever lol.

          • Guest

            YOU ARE THE BIGGEST F-A-G-G-I-T ON DL!!!  GO SUK SOME MORE DIC!!!

          • Anonymous

            Mctypething gets edited, this this is considered okay?

          • Anonymous

            Just flag him and move on.

          • Guest

            until they boot this guy…i’m going to keep doing it.  tired of this little trolls shit!  if he can do it so can i!

      • STiK

        Nexus is a Samsung… That should be enough to scare anyone away.

    • Anonymous

      simple…stock ICS vs overlaid GB. its a simple decision

      • KSDroid01

        On the fence, and not so simple: stock ICS (I really, really want) plus a 4460, and Sammy’s usual somewhat plasticky build and no SD card; vs. overlaid GB (not so much), non-replaceable battery, a 4430, and stunningly-crafted case (I really, really want) and better radio reputation from Moto.  Quite a complex decision based on a number of pros and cons on each side. I won’t decide until they have been out at least two weeks, and I can read real user experiences and play with them (and the Rezound) myself.

        • KSDroid01

          Woops meant “and the GNex” of course!

          • All I see are phones, I do not see a Nexus.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I hear it F’ing prints money!

        • plus the razr is set to get ics 6 weeks after source release.

          • Anonymous

            No its not. They said they would announce which devices would get it. that list would be out within 6 weeks after ics release.

    • Dan

      All are stellar devices, each person has a preference. Or just buy all three while giving the economy the finger. 😛 

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps the best advice ever given on Droid Life.  Throw in a tablet or two as well!

  • Ntbohl

    LMAO…. “2-year decision” yeah… right :p

    • Many of us are addicts, but you have to remember that many people buy a phone and actually do keep it for 2 years. 😛

      • Guesty

        Wait that’s not normal? lol

      • Anonymous

        No wonder the economy is tanking. 

        • Anonymous

          Actually buying more would help the economy. Smh

          • Anonymous

            That’s. The. Joke.

      • Jason

        I love new phones but there is no way to be able to afford to buy phone after phone because it’s new and cool. I have been sitting on my upgrade since august waiting for the right phone to settle in to for 2 years.

  • ROCKO

    can you see if they both come with an app that gives you the release date for the G-NEX??? K THX.

    • Anonymous

      ha! awesome.

      • Anonymous

        don’t encourage him

    • Kianjudah

      Encourage him!

    • shutup, u sound like an i-user waiting for the next i-device 

    • Anonymous

      The “smug G-Nex owners” app is not pre-installed. 

    • Anonymous

      love it

  • Ahh the RAZR is sooo sexy. Curse you Motorola for releasing it so close to the Bionic!!

    • Anonymous

      Curse you Motorola for releasing it so close to the Nexus and Rezound!

      FTFY

    • Anonymous

      There’s something about the look of the RAZR that makes me dislike it. I can’t really tell you why, but I think it’s the awkward looking bezel. The Rezound on the other hand I like. I know the style is a bit dated but I’ve kinda always liked that HTC look. 

      • I sort of agree on the bezel on the front. And that Verizon logo right above the capacitive buttons is ugly. Thank god I can get rid of that Verizon logo on the front of my Bionic.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah it was badly designed.  If the Razr didn’t have a camera hump and didnt have a gimmicky kevlar back and wasn’t such a weird angular shape, I’d probably take a good look at it.  I don’t see why they have to put their logos on the front like that, who sees the front of your phone except for you?  Put them all over the back, then you’ll get free advertising.

          The Verizon logo on the Razr is just laughable, it almost goes over the buttons. 

          • Anonymous

            I was wondering what happened to all of the bloatware?? It looks as if Verizon didn’t put it’s slathering of bloat on this device.

          • JMac726

             wait, it’s a gimmick?

          • Anonymous

            The hump is more likely due to the dual radios(CDMA/LTE).

      • John

        The bezel is large.. perhaps the height and width had to be increased to compensate for the ultra thin form factor.. gotta put the guts somewhere.  But then it would beg the question, why not go with a larger screen?

        • Probably to fit that Verizon logo there…seriously the screen probably could have been 4.5″ if not for the logo.

      • Anonymous

        For me its the barcodes and sn’s all over the back of it. Should have made the sticker at least black with white text, because it looks like a test phone or something.

    • Anonymous

      lol get it as well

      • Guest

        GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

    • dkbetts

      Do you mean… Curse you Motorola for locking this down so damn tight that those of us that WANT to like this phone cant.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t you take the Bionic back for a return and get the RAZR??