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DROID RAZR HD Stops by Nenamark for a Benchmark, Snapdragon S4 Processor on Board

The DROID RAZR HD appears to have stopped by Nenamark within the last few days to pop off a benchmark and give us a look at its specs. From this result, we can see that it indeed does have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. How can we tell? Because of the Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU listed here that accompanies this chipset. 

We can also see that the device is running the newest version of Android, 4.0.4, and that it has an HD 720p screen with a resolution of 1196×720. Normally when we see that 1196 instead of the full 1280, we assume that it has on-screen navigation keys that are taking up a few pixels. Other than that, we see “Verizon” as a brand and a score that matches up to other Snapdragon S4 phones.

If you want to see what the phone looks like, you are in luck because we posted the first pictures of it today. Our source confirms that the device has on-screen keys and a beautiful HD display.

No word of a release date has been mentioned, but I’d guess we are still at least 5-8 weeks away.

Via:  Nenamark | Blog of Mobile

  • Helen Z

    I’m SO confussed! I am thinking of maybe getting the Sammy S3! Wow! 4.8 screen! Then I always loved the Moto DROID MAXX! And now the DROID RAZR HD coming out….to replace the Droid MAXX! So ok 13 mp? How about the screen size? Or the battery? Gee is it going to be the same awesome 21 hrs or more maybe? How awesome would that be? But Im curious bout the screen size! It would be nice if they maybe made it oh 4.6 at least. I have the Droid X. Do love it, but I am torn between the S3 coming out and maybe now this Droid RAZR HD! I cant wait to see the SPECS on that phone. Help! I cant decide! lol

  • azndan4

    There are so many Motorola fan boys on this web site.

  • StephanC

    This is the phone I’ve been saving my upgrade for. I’ve been eligible since January 24th. I need this device!

  • chris125

    And a month after this launches they will have a ‘slighty upgraded” version that they will release like they did with the bionic, razr, maxx

    • BlueLetter

      The Bionic was delayed for months, so that doesn’t count. And the Maxx took more like 2 months to come out after the Razr not 1.

      • mcdonsco

        I would have preferred it much quicker (to be in the razr return window)…being two months was SUPER ANNOYING as it was WELL outside the return window.

        • BlueLetter

          Yup, unless you bought from costco or something. Gotta shop for those extended return policies

  • Bionic

    I can confirm the screen is amazing, ive seen it, wasnt allowed to touch it, but ive seen it. I was in a restaurant today and i noticed a guy sitting at the bar with an odd looking motorola phone. He had a dummy case around most of it but I could tell it was a new Razr. He showed me netflix which was playing the newest Star Trek movie, and yeah guys, its an amazing screen. The best screen ever on a motorola by far.

    I seriously wish my upgrade was sooner than may of 2013.

    • Bionic

      I can also confirm on screen ICS buttons, motorola’s first

    • stubbX

      Is it AMOLED?

      • Bionic

        i wasnt able to tell what type of screen it was, but owning a Bionic im pretty sure its not PENTILE.

  • Dan Churco

    ordered S3, but may return and go to this if the quality is there, and it comes soon enough. Like the 3300 Mah Battery, and teh screen. I loved my DX, but Bionic was Crap… GN has been ok, but is not very stable.. We will just have to see I guess….

  • sk3litor

    So this phone is just now matching up with the specs for the rezound (except of coarse for the battery)?

    • RadicalPie

      Lmao processor

    • stubbX

      Just because the processors are clocked the same doesn’t mean they’re the same. Trust me, I’m a doctor.

    • Diablo81588


      • sk3litor

        Yes I am a noob and thanks for pointing that out when I’m trying to ask a question. Meanie.

        • Diablo81588

          Fair enough. To keep it short, the Rezound has a Snapdragon S3 processor, which is based off ARM Cortex A8 architecture. This phone has a Snapdragon S4, which is based off Cortex A15. To put it in simple terms, the Rezound has a processor that is two full generations older than the processor in the RAZR HD, among other new phones. Clock speed doesn’t mean anything, unless the same architecture is used. For example, the processor in the RAZR/RAZR MAXX is clocked at 1.2Ghz, yet is faster than the Rezound that is clocked at 1.5Ghz. You can’t always go by the clock speed, nor by the amount of cores a processor has until you know other factors that are in play. Also, this will run cooler, and will be more power efficient because it has smaller transistors. To sum it all up, this processor is a beast, and sometimes faster than the older generation based tegra 3, which is quad core. Hope this clears things up 🙂

          • sk3litor

            Ok I gotcha. I always thought the better the processor is what slowed it to be clocked higher. So what’s the most important thing to consider when comparing processors, architecture?

          • sk3litor

            That’s supposed to say “allowed” not “slowed”. (Damn fat thumbs) 😛

          • Diablo81588

            There’s so many different factors that go into processor design that it’s hard to look for any specific thing. Yes, in general, a CPU with a newer architecture will generally be faster than an older generation. All of the currect mobile processors are based off of ARM architecture. As technology advances and trasistor size shrinks, manufacturers can pack more components on the same die, which is one reason why two different processors of the same clock speed don’t have the same performance. More performance per clock cycle than older generations. Best thing to do when making a decision on what you want is read reviews. Should be easy to tell what’s good and bad.

          • sk3litor

            Alrity I think I got the gist of it. Thanks my good man

  • I really hope to see a time frame for this phone soon. I’m really excited about it, and i’m a year past my upgrade. I hope this is what i’ve been waiting for. 🙂

    • Bionic

      i can tell you that you will want this phone, i love my Bionic but i would throw it against a wall if I knew I could have this.

  • OhAaron

    I have a Droid Razr Maxx. I can honestly say that it’s the best phone I’ve ever owned (Including the GNex). While it may get updates slower, it has all of the things you expect out of Motorola: Ridiculously awesome radios for cell data/gps, great build quality, and a quick interface. This phone can’t be anything but awesome.

    • feztheforeigner

      It has a locked boot loader that keeps it stuck on Gingerbread. I can’t go back after ICS…

      • Alexander Garcia

        Umm… Troll harder, Troll. It’s getting ICS shortly. And roughly 90% of all smartphone owners do NOT give a flying f**k about locked bootloaders.

        • feztheforeigner

          I give a flying f*** about locked boot loaders because I’m a developer and hacker. And it’s not just Ics it will also be jelly bean and any other future updates.

          • Nklenchik

            Congrats bro

          • mcdonsco

            First off, Alexander is right, 90% (heck, I’d say probably closer to 99%) of smartphone owners could give a rip about the boot loader (including me)…Additionally, how does that keep it stuck on GB? I’m NOT a developer, couldn’t write a line of code to save my life, but I was able to put ICS on my Maxx with zero problem at all; so not sure what you are referring to about being stuck on GB?

        • grocka

          under bridge dweller calling the kettle a troll. listen here meow, have
          some tolerance for those who care about android, open source hardware,
          and the ability to run whatever SW we want. idont give a flying ef
          about what 90% of ppl want (ps nice citation on your figures, @sshat.)
          go back to your bridge and collect the toll for the boys soul.

  • Liderc

    Now we just need to make sure it has a quality camera and this will be a really nice phone.

    Couldn’t care less about 13MP, want to see them improve their lenses and sensors.

    • michael arazan

      i wish one of these big camera companies would get in on the cell phones and develop quality cameras for cell phones and market them to the phone makers.

      • [email protected]

        well in the short term… thats going to cripple their point and shoot sales. but i think long term it is just going there anyway… and they better get on board now

    • stubbX

      talkin’ bout 13mp of grain and noise.

    • Lenses aren’t the issue, sensor size is. They need to stick with lower megapixel sensors with more physical area; which would allow more light to enter the sensor. They also need to seriously tweak their software interface.

    • mcdonsco

      I still don’t buy phones with any consideration to their cameras, but I must admit, the cameras on moto phones to date just plain stink (including the one on my maxx)…My GF has a 4S and the camera on that is just as good as my 10mp canon point n’ shoot (quite good)…Would be nice to be able to ditch my point n shoot all together if my phone had a good camera but I’m still not going to base my smartphone choice on that in any way; just again, would be nice.

  • It’s Easy…

    “pop off a benchmark”? Benchmark: A standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed.
    So all future Razr HD’s should be compared to the score posted in this screenshot? That is the actual meaning of what was said. Think about it, this is like saying someone tested their download speed and set a benchmark. A football teams’ final score on their first game is a benchmark. No, the term benchmark doesn’t belong anywhere in this paragraph or site for that matter.
    The Razr simply created a SCORE. It popped of a SCORE. The benchmark should be defined in a controlled environment and used by everyone else (us) as a target for our scores.
    Please Kellex, right this wrong.

    • Liderc

      Apparently you aren’t familiar with computer hardware benchmarks.

      It’s a commonly used term, that doesn’t necessarily mean “a standard”, simply a number received in a benchmark program.

    • Aryeh Hersh

      here come the grammar trolls!
      If youd read more tech sites you’d realize that benchmark has come to mean a score, not an actual benchmark. Do you put something in the fridge? No you don’t, at least not unless you actually have a frigidaire.

    • It’s Easy

      Not being a grammar troll. Just trying to get news from a good, credible site. I just wish that a term used often in the business world in reference to myriad metrics was used correctly.

      I actually read a lot of tech sites, CNET for example. It is not likely that you’ll go there and find the term benchmark used loosely. The Android community caught on to the word probably because it sounds “cool” or different. Look around, the android “techies” misuse the term far more than in any other tech segment.

      Also, a crescent wrench is an adjustable wrench. A phillips screwdriver is a 4-way screwdriver, a weed-eater is actually a weed trimmer. I get it, but none of this is applicable to the difference between a benchmark and a simple performance score.

      Google “Define Benchmark”. That’s all.

  • Tony Allen

    I like this.

  • Aryeh Hersh

    I want one for the battery life, however I’m not really sure what e/one sees in this that is so much better than the sgs3. 13 mp camera? eh…never need photos that big, image sensor is more important.
    They have the same processor, same 2 gb of memory, so what else besides battery is better?

    • r

      Radios/build quality

      • mustbepbs

        Granted they don’t pull a Droid X2 on it. I bought into the whole Moto quality when I got that phone. BIG. MISTAKE.

      • Aryeh Hersh

        so the h/w specs are expected to be essentially the same? hmmm…all other things being equal the battery would do it for me, and im not hearing amazing things about the new touchwiz but i am hearing gr8 things bout the new blur.

    • Yea but the s3 is Samsung and you know how bad their insides are

      • chris125

        their insides are some of the best in the business. Their radios not so much lol. Kellex do you know if all the phones that are using this s4 chip will be using the same radios since they are integrated on 1 chip?

    • MikeG

      The time it takes to get Samsung to release an update compared to everyone else.

    • mcdonsco

      Ditto what others have said – BUILD QUALITY (and radios)…I’ve been through a ton of Android phones (I have a number of VZW lines of service, so I can change every few months) and absolutely NONE come even remotely close to the build quality of Motorola devices; they’re just EXTREMELY well built…Other phones just seem like plastic kids toys next to a motorola (only exception to that I see are the iPhone 4’s; but I hate iOS/Apple)…Every non-moto phone I’ve tried went back within a few days (a few within a few hours) and I’ve tried a lot of them.

  • Darn, just looked at Verizon and my nexus on trade in is only worth 135 bucks

    • mcdonsco

      Why would you “trade it” for their crap prices…i always ebay my old phones and get top dollar that way.

      • even on ebay a used one is going for around 200

    • jak_341

      Why would you trade your nexus at all? This motorola phone is worse than the nexus.

      • Diablo81588

        Troll. The nexus is garbage compared to this phone.

  • Meh, waiting until November for some S4 pro action with adreno 330.

  • john

    The local Verizon store has about 7 smartphones to choose from, 4 of those are Razrs and Moto is still in the gutter. At some point, somebody has to get the hint.

    • Silver

      Still in the gutter? Says who?

  • Plus it’ll no doubt have a locked bootloader making it a biatch to dev for. Not that that’s impossible: I’m still sporting my Droid X and am looking at either this or the SGS3 to replace it in about a month.

    • Doron Zehavi

      Droid X as well, not going to deal with this lock bootloader bullshit again. SGS3 all the way.

      • grocka

        also have a DX, dev for it has been great, but not perfect. everything was always buggy. i dont want to deal with locked bootloaders anymore either, but i doubt big red will allow the sgs3 to unlock…

  • This will be a super phone compared to all other phones.gsIII, iPhone 5 etc etc will all look old , it will send everyone back to the drawing board

    • unaffected

      To bad it is not getting the press it deserves.

    • chris125

      How so? Maybe over the i5 yes but it has the same processor as the sgs3. Larger battery but it is still to be seen how the sgs3 battery and radios are since they are using the integrated radio that is also used in this so may be closer than when Samsung used their own radios.

      • well no one knows anything about the i5 yet

        • mcdonsco

          I do…It’s Apple and it’s iOS – that’s all I need to know to know I don’t want it.

      • mcdonsco

        Unless the build quality has been seriously stepped up a few notches with the S3 it’s not going to hold a candel to the HD Razr (unless moto somehow screws up the build quality of it which past experience shows is unlikely).

  • dx

    Can’t wait to get one!! Hope Verizon has plenty in stock when released and not on backorder after 2 days.

  • Me! Me! It’s all about Me!

    I’d rather have this over the S3, but with the end of Unlimited Data coming……. Ugh, F U Verizon.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Yep, I want this one also but I want to keep unlimited data so need to get on 4G ASAP and if this phone could be “2 months” out – that is to much risk.

      SGS3 for me now then hoping that in the VZW 14 day return period, the RAZR HD comes out.. yeah right

      • Aryeh Hersh

        why not just wait till the cut off date is anounced and then get a new phone at the last minute – the razr hd may come out before…nothing to lose by waiting

      • Stingray

        So if you have a 3G unlimited phone now, and the unlimited data ends, you wont be able to change to 4G, even if you pay full price for a phone?

    • unaffected

      I would pay full price for this in order to keep my unlimited data.

  • Mack

    WANT. I have an upgrade soon and unless Google’s rumored 5 Nexus phones show up with an option on Verizon, I will be grabbing this without a doubt. Really hoping it will have on-screen navigation keys as well.

  • Josh Glassman

    Did you mean “1196 instead of the full 1280”? Four pixels would be a very slim button row 🙂

    • Yeah, whoops. Fixed, thanks.

      • Bionic

        kellex, i can confrim the on screen buttons. i saw the phone today in person at a restaurant. The guy had a dummy case on it but it was easy to tell it was this phone. He showed me netflix playing the latest star trek movie and needless to say it looked amazing. He refused to answer any questions about the phone and said the only thing he will do is show me the great screen. oh well, i tried.

  • mustbepbs

    Some people are loyal to Moto and the DROID brand. For those who aren’t, it will probably come down to:

    1. Price
    2. Upgrade date/New customer date
    3. Features
    4. Looks/Color

    With those in mind, I see a lot of people going for the GS3. Moto will just release a whole slew of colors over the next few months like they did with the RAZR, further alienating their consumer base.

    • mcdonsco

      Count me in as loyal to moto…they have consistently had the best deployment of android and the best hardware quality…probably why google bought them

      • RoadsterHD1

        Me too. In fact I hope MOTO does the next Nexus phone.

        • mcdonsco

          Considering Google bought them I’d say that’s a pretty safe bet.

    • Wait, so, 3 color choices alienates their customer base so incredibly much more than 2? The odd colors (purple, now blue), are limited edition, similar to the Olympic edition Note. Color choice does not alienate anyone.

      • mustbepbs

        Of course initial color choice doesn’t, but the way Moto does it certainly does. They released the other colors a few months after launch in November. If they had them all at the time of launch it would’ve been fine.

  • Kellex, imma have a heart attack if you keep posting about the Razr HD…(keep the news coming)

  • soremekun

    Timing is everything. This could be a hot seller or a dud.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      No joke, hope they don’t drag this out like the Bionic.

      • chris125

        Agree if moto waits and tries to release it right around the next iphone I think it will get overshadowed again just like the bionic did.

      • Saying this for the millionth time – they did NOT drag out the Bionic release. The XT875 was not supposed to be the Bionic. The original Bionic design was scrapped, and the name reassigned to a newer device. The XT875 was supposed to be the Targa, and was supposed to come out exactly when it came out. Simply a case of reusing a device name, which I wish they hadn’t done because it leads to confusion.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          True, but what I meant was simply the long wait to the next phone even though we saw leaks. Say for example, they scrap this device and decide instead to launch a 3rd Gen 4g HD version of the Droid X instead. People may be confused about what’s what, but either way, don’t want to have to wait until November for some variant of what we are looking at to come out. You get my point.

        • r0lct

          That’s even more embarrassing they intentionally released that phone when they did. Under speced and so quickly replaced.

  • It all depends on what comes first it the gs3 or the ripping away of unlimited data

    • FortitudineVincimus