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Exclusive: First Pictures of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD

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Sorry, folks. Motorola has requested that we remove pictures of the DROID RAZR HD and any info that came with them.

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  • MattH818

    Must have been legit photos for sure if Moto wanted them down. Yay!

  • Justin Cox

    This is just too little too late. I was waiting for this phone, but preordered the S3 to keep my data.

  • GapUp

    In my Option at the moment the Razr Hd will be a Half Baked phone which will have a 4 month life span before it’s history. The reason why you may ask? Well Texas Instruments is Motorola’s best buddy, and Google endorsed TI’s chips for the Android platform.

    Motorola basically had limited choices at the moment and decided to use Qualcomm’s S4 SOC. If you look at just the back plate you can tell they put no design effort into it!

    Come 3rd Quarter TI will release there OMAP 5 which Motorola/Google should and better put 100% effort in making it a True next generation Sexy, High End Smart Phone!

  • Guest

    Why would someone that had excess to such an amazing device… only take a useless picture of the plastic back????

    If I owned a 2014 Corvette, do you think I would only show you a closeup of the carpeting???

    • GapUp

      If you saw the front, you might think it was a Samsung S3 … Hint …. Hint ….Even more Ugly than the Rear!

  • JulianZHuang

    same phone, same os, same hareware, but different name…..

  • Akashshr

    Wow! My next wallpaper! and phone!!

  • jawtab

    never buying a samsung again after the Nexus. Crap antennas & battery life. I upgraded to a Razr Maxx and now actually get 4G at my house. Nexus in comparison to the Moto Razr Maxx had overall slower 4G speeds, when the Nexus actually got a 4G connection. Battery life that lasts a day and up to 2 depending on usage. I leave 4G on all the time. non of this manual toggle on/off to save battery. With a bigger screen I’d like to see how battery life is with this new upcoming phone and what battery is actually included.

    • GapUp

      If you read between the lines the HD is basically a Samsung!

  • hectar613

    Its funny how all anybody did was gripe about how Moto was making different phones too fast. Now it seems as if some people are complaining about waiting a couple of months.

  • Joe

    I’m sorry but I have to comment on the whole “port on the bottom side of the phone” thing. I travel. A LOT. I rent hundreds of cars every year as I’m sure some of you do as well. Let me make something clear.. the ports on the TOP of the phone is half the reason why I chose this phone along with the big battery. When you constantly have to keep the phone plugged in while driving it’s VERY NICE to have the audio and usb cables coming out of the top of the phone together. Try holding a device and navigating through a busy city with a stupid power cable coming out the bottom left side and another cable out of the top. It’s like trying to tie your shoes while driving to keep the cables from tangling on crap in the rental car.

    WHY ON EARTH would you put it on the lower side?? If anything put them on the bottom along with the audio jack!!!



    No quad-core? Pass on old tech… HTC Note w/Krait CPU FTW.

  • Dennis Grey

    I am interested to see how this will run webtop 2.0. Really interested in the one device model.

  • stubbX

    comparing this to the One X and even the iPhone in terms of design and it looks a little toyish in comparison.

  • stubbX

    Is this a Super AMOLED HD or a 720p Pentile LCD? anything but RGBW!

  • Craig

    What’s the word on NFC with this? Any clues?

  • Wow this really pisses me off. I just got the RAZR MAXX like 2 weeks ago and now they are already showing the next version. All these companies should focus on creating one great product annually rather than every couple months

    • Azn_Android

      The razr maxx came out in January. Your damn fault for getting a nearly 5 month old phone.

  • donnydon

    Ok if this has the a S4 Processor with 1 GB ram im gonna have to pass. The Performance wont be noticeable coming from a MAXX. HD screen means nothing to me but worse battery life. I like samsung s3 specs but…..well its a samsung and they suck.

  • GapUp

    Looking at the Motorola rear component positions, its the same as the Samsung Galaxy S3.

    Could it be Google/Motorola is using same board as Samsung?

    Because of the similarity one must ask the question will it also have the same radio as Samsung?

    Is the Motorola phone basically a slightly modified Samsung Galaxy S3?

    If this is true, theirs going to be one heck of a Backlash!

    • BlueLetter

      Well it’s definitely gonna have the same radio, because it’s using the same S4 chip which has that integrated radio set, but other than that there probably won’t be any similarities.

      • GapUp

        If the hardware is very much the same…the choice would be just a matter of appearance.

        Based on your statement TI SOC is higher quality than. From what I just read the OMAP 5 will definitely be a Kick Butt Chip!

      • GapUp

        Hey BlueLetter …… If you where going for Quality… would you buy the Motorola Razr or Samsung S3?

        One thing that bothers me about the Razr is the upgrade to ICS and requiring more resources which might translate into some LAG and if having 4 hard keys at the bottom of the screen would cause some issues. Whats your option?

        • BlueLetter

          Well the S3 if we’re comparing it to the current Razr/Maxx. It’s just much newer/better internals so it’s kind of a no-brainer.
          ICS on the Razr shouldn’t cause any issues, it should run AT LEAST as well as the Nexus does now, considering right now on 2.3 it’s already snappier than the Nexus.
          And hardware keys shouldn’t be an issue either, as some older phones with them already have ICS and I haven’t read about anything fishy going on.

  • LiterofCola

    There’s something about the rounded edges on the back view photo that is sort of a physical turn-off

    • GapUp

      Yes rather Ugly!

  • BenT

    Is the HD’s screen size same as original RAZR or by chance larger?

  • ManiDePRico

    Looks like a metal strip on the side… reminds me of the iPhone 4/4S, so Apple is gonna have a fit and file a suit. Calling it.

  • Its coming down to the wire with this phone and the S3..I really need a new phone but i wanted to wait for this one! I’m really unsure of this as the bootloader is gonna be locked. There are so many great devs for samsung phones its a tough choice. Moto always dominated with great radios and build quality compared to samsung…

  • Portsontopftw

    I own a Razr and I happen to like the ports on the top. This is much better for watching movies and other video. If the ports are placed on the left side of the device they get in the way and prevent you from setting the phone on a flat surface. Which makes no sence!

  • when my wife gets this bad boy i’ll be sooooo jealous

  • blarg

    I would get this if it launched around the same time as SGS3 but since Moto/Vzw don’t want to launch any other competing device i will be settling for an for the SGS3. I cant wait another few more months to get rid of my very buggy DX.

  • RussyJo

    Welp, I’M buyin’ it…
    Good timing on these pics and info, i was gonna probably get the RAZR MAXX this week. Would have regretted it.

    • Derek

      Agreed, my upgrade is in August and I was thinking about getting the Maxx, but this will be totally worth the wait. I’m on an OG Incredible haha. Despite the data plans getting changed, hopefully they won’t change before this phone comes out. Anything is possible.

  • This is beautiful. Forget the galaxy s3!

    • HalfwayCrook

      Seriously, the s3 is hideous!

  • BroRob

    What happened to focusing on better quality and less quantity of phones? I’m not saying there is anything wrong with the RazorHD, or the RazorMAXX, or the Razor or the Droid4 or…. see my point?

    • Indeed I do. Agreed 100%

    • MotoLuv

      More phones FTW.

    • paul_cus

      The RAZR has been out since November, the MAXX just had a bigger battery, and the Droid 4 was the slider. It’s alright for them to drop another phone now. They just better not release another one 2 months after this drops.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Definitely in on this. Great screen, removable memory, fast, ICS, awesome battery, best radios out there, docks and accessories at launch that aren’t rediculusly priced,a camera that isn’t a joke, and built like a brick shithouse. Yep, that’s for.me.

    • All Assumptions. minues the removeable storage… most others are assumptions or opinions…

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        How are even half of those assumptions and who peed in your Cheerios? Either you are a Gnex fan boy or someone locked into a Charge or Bionic to make that statement. Follow droid-life and you would know that everything I mentioned is true. Well, except the docks but Moto traditionally launches with all docks to maximize sales during release.

  • I was going to wait for a quad-core phone…but this’ll probably be what I buy to replace my Bionic. It looks to be an amazing phone and it will (hopefully) be out before Verizon switches to shared data plans!

  • Everyone just hold off on this device. The Razr HD2 in blue green purple and sunburt orange will be out in 3 months, followed by the Razr HD2 MAXX in 4 months.

    • it already has the maxx battery

  • Derek

    My upgrade is in August, if it was “2 months out” this would be perfect timing! Coming from a Droid Incredible user! Don’t get me wrong, my Incredible has served me well the past 2 years, but this will be a huge leap. So excited.

  • Please, Moto, please, don’t just toss in an S4 chip and call it a day. I want to see some OMAP5 action here. Or if it is S4, at least rock the quad-core version.
    Biggest problem with the S4 in a Moto device is that they would not control the LTE radio specs, since its baked into the SoC. We all know Moto loves using their own radios.

  • Syed

    Does anyone know how thin this one is going to be? It looks as if the hump is like the one on the bionic and starts half way up

  • paul_cus

    I like the all Kevlar backing.

  • This phone will make every phone out there seem ancient

    • radiohead14

      but by the time it might come out.. this will seem ancient

      • Its really upping the bar that’s for sure

  • Guest

    This will surely be my next phone from my Bionic IF it is AT LEAST BIGGER THAN 4.3″, works with my current Lapdock, and I would hope to see it have quad-core instead of the current/old technology of dual-core processing. If it meets these 3 requirements for me, I’m in and will buy it immediately (I would also have to be able to keep my unlimited data and 64GB microSD card too or no deal)!!

    • is anything even optimized for quad core? can you tell the difference between dual and quad? i believe it does support up to 64GB at least…

      • Its just like no one can see any difference between 720 and 1080 but they still want 1080

    • Alexander Garcia

      It is confirmed from my sources who work at Moto that the display will be 4.5 inches.

  • one thing 100% certain, my wife will have this beauty, a pluses no , minuses

    • La2da

      the minus is being married to you, Joe.

  • regkilla

    Looks cool

  • N8shon

    Looks like I’ll be selling my Maxx and buying this one full retail so I can keep my unlimited data plan

  • Dave

    From what we can see there, I think it looks great!

  • Cool… should be out in time for everyone who bought a Thunderbolt at launch to be free of the 2 year contract….. (Lord Knows that TB won’t have ICS by then….)

  • Let me trade in my Razr for this, please? I might even consider paying the difference!

  • hkklife

    Things I like on the RAZR HD:
    -Better build quality overall (full Kevlar back too)
    -Better battery life
    -Better radios
    -New BlurICS looks awesome
    -Standard microHDMI out instead of MHL
    -Revamped Webtop looks sweet

    Things I like on the GSIII:
    -Removable battery
    -16 or 32Gb storage options + microSDHC slot
    -Available SOON & choice of white or blue
    -Likely a better camera and smaller filesizes (8Mp vs 13Mp)
    -.2″ larger screen with no wasted space from a large bezel or onscreen buttons

    If they were both available right now, it’d be a HARD decision but I’d probably go with the RAZR HD due to my history with Moto. However, I ain’t waiting 2+ months for the Moto and misisng out on a final subsidized device to keep my unlimited data. Moto REALLY missed the boat on this one by not getting it out in the April/May/June timeframe.

    GSIII it is for me!

    • sgtguthrie

      You don’t know it’ll have better radios…remember the Bionic? LOL! I know it probably will, but just saying…you don’t know yet 🙂

      • Bionic radios are running extremely well now. Just had a few (admittedly serious) bugs at launch. It happens. New tech comes with growing pains.
        However, if you look back, Motorola is pretty much king when it comes to mobile radios, so the assumption the radios are better is a pretty safe one to make.

        • Just hold off… the Razr HD2 in blue purple and green will be out in 3 months…

    • You absolutely have no idea if teh build quality/Battery/Radios will be better. purely speculation.

      • HalfwayCrook

        Moto always has the best radios and better build quality. His assumption about cameras is pure speculation though

      • chris125

        well since Samsung is using the integrated s4 chip and this is rumored to have it would be funny if they both use similar radios. Nobody will know for sure until they are both out but that could very well be the case.

        • lol this kid thinks that the radio comes with the processor

          • chris125

            No actually if you could read you would see that I said maybe Samsung just went with QUALCOMM radios instead of their own. Reading comprehension for people on this site seems to be a lost skill.

          • so your saying motorola has had better radios in the past by making there own processors, kid your dumb, it is a separate chip and antenna

          • chris125

            Try to call someone dumb at least use proper grammar. Their not there, and you’re not your. Dumbass. Motorola didn’t make their own processor and also you clown moto has yet to use a snapdragon processor on any phone that has came to Verizon let alone one with everything integrated on chip. Same with Samsung. Idiot.

  • radiohead14

    hey Kellex, see if you can get a frontal pic please. =) – hoping it has much less bezel than the current Razrs and NO VZW branding

  • Motosurf

    The back looks a bit like the Note, and the sim tray pin hole thing looks like it’s from an iphone

  • Ubi2447

    I think I just peed a little. I’m very excited for this device.

  • radiohead14

    is that the volume rocker on the side photo? looks too low if it is.

    • NKTizzle

      No, the volume and power button are on the right side. The left has the micro-usb, micro-hdmi, and MicroSD/Micro-Sim slot.

      • radiohead14

        oh ok.. so that strip is the cover for the micro slots?

        • NKTizzle

          Yes, uses a tool like the iPhone uses to remove the tray.

    • Rob

      what ever happened to a camera button..?

      • radiohead14

        right? it seems like Sony is the only maker right now that knows how convenient and needed having that simple button there

        • Rob

          seriously. It’s probably one of the most useful, convenient feature in a phone. I’m not sure why modern tech isn’t using it…blows my mind

  • GapUp

    Google receiving special deals from Samsung for delaying a new product launch?

    Certainly looks like it!

    • Josh Nichols

      Wow how paranoid do you have to be? Motorola has been late to the game for the past YEAR. Get over yourself.

      • GapUp

        Summing up your lame comment ….. There not a Leader….A follower!

  • Sean

    This phone looks pretty sweet. The Kevlar back on the razor is unique but on this it kind of looks like you have an aftermarket case on it. Just sure if I am a big fan yet or not. I just know I want a new phone before unlimited data goes away. My razr battery life just does not cut it and I can not justifiy using my upgrade to get the maxx with all these new phones coming out. Its a race and right now the sg3 is in the lead…can the HD make s move?

  • Nucleartiger

    This is definitely my next phone!!