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DROID RAZR HD Appears in GLBenchmark – Snapdragon S4, HD Screen Confirmed Again

The DROID RAZR HD has been on our radar for a while now, but confirmations on specs are always welcomed as we approach a potential release. Today, the device many of you have been holding out for stopped by GLBenchmark, giving us another look at its insides. It doesn’t compare at all to the mind-blowing results we just saw in a similar benchmark for an HTC device that is headed to Verizon, but it’s not bad.

We get another confirmation on the codename “Vanquish,” the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (8960) processor, and HD display with on-screen navigation keys (1196×720). Now all we need is a release date.  

Is this your next phone or are you having trouble getting that new HTC device out of your head?

Via:  GLBenchmark

  • Websurfer53

    Have had two HTC phones, Incredible and Incredible 2. Love HTC Sense and like the phones a lot. However, until HTC improves their phone radios I will be looking at a Motorola as my next smartphone.

  • brandnew234

    I’m getting the motorola for a more stock android feel and a build quality and battery life which have no equal. Except in the RAZR MAXX, which lacks an HD screen and has an inferior chipset.


  • MotoRulz

    Perfectly fine with my Razr Maxx. All I want now is a Motorola built Nexus. If that ever happens the game will be over for all other manu’s.

  • bananatroll

    i would take this over the pastastic s3 any day. Cheap south korean crap vs ultra high quality, best radio-toting, super-reliable american engineering from one of the oldest communications companies in the world? I’ll take the moto any day. Hell I would take the bionic over a samsung of any form. When I think sammy, I think Kia. When I think motorola, I think toyota/lexus. No matter how high the specs, no matter how large the screen, and no matter how many cores they jam into their phones this one fact has always been true of samsung: they will bait and switch the masses with junk plastastic phones than can barely withstand a 2 foot drop, much less two years of heavy use.


  • Robert Jakiel

    LOL! So much for cutting down on the devices that they release. RAZR, RAZR Maxx, RAZR Developer Edition, RAZR HD, rumored mid range RAZR. All on VZW and all within a year. Yeah OK keep buying this crap. Moto died after the OG Droid and Droid X.

    • bananatroll

      moto may not have as much marketing suave as samsung, but their devices are of considerably high quality, with or without a locked bootloader.

  • I have 4 words 2 say, I LOVE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!

  • Knlegend1

    If HTC mucks up the design of their phone then Droid Razr HD all day. Assuming this comes with huge Maxx battery.

  • Akashshr

    THIS WILL BE the Device to get! Dont care for unlocked bootloaders!
    Motorola should really release phones not carrier specific, its killing their market!
    Make more generic phones, like the One series and Galaxy S series! Will have MUCH BETTER SALES!
    Cant wait to have a look at the RaZr HD!

  • Although I’ve been thinking about that new HTC device, I like Motorola’s new ICS interface more than what I’ve been seeing from HTC so far. Either way, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 should perform well for smooth transitions so the extra power in the HTC device is just overkill at this point. I’ll still take a look at both devices if they’re released around the same time, but for now the Razr HD is my choice.

  • James Jun

    It would be nice, but the Galaxy Nexus has spoiled me with its hackability. Nexus FTW!

  • Damn, vanquish is quite the nice name.

    • paul_cus

      I was thinking the same thing.

      • michael arazan

        astin martin vanquish, bad ass car

  • octopus_monocle

    I’ve been waiting for months, and seeing as no other phone looks like it’ll have close to the battery capacity of the Razr HD, I’ll continue to wait. Battery life is THE most important attribute of a phone for me.

    • Larry E

      I agree. I can’t believe other phone manufacturers haven’t caught on yet. They think the MAXX is selling because it’s a Razr. So clueless.

  • alex drum

    recovery mode text is going to be tiny!!! its already pretty small on 720p

  • RatGirl

    This phone is slim and sexy and the battery lasts all day. Verizon is still testing it as of last week. I got a peek at it last week and it’s nice! I am not giving up my Galaxy Nexus though!

    • Knlegend1

      Well there you go. It was Razr HD or the old Galaxy Nexus and you still choose Nexus. To me that says a lot thank you very much lady!

  • nightscout13

    3,300mAh battery or GTFO

    • Alexander Garcia

      RAZR HD Maxx !!! LOL

    • or you can buy an 5000mah external battery backup on Monoprice for $30 and get any phone you want.

      • nightscout13

        Carry extra luggage around? No thanks.

  • Looks good, but I just bought my DROID 4 back in March

  • 00111

    I was told from a good source that the phone does NOT have NFC 🙁 And, the one he had only had an 8mp camera.

    • I don’t want to flat out call this source wrong, but I know for a fact that the small XT907 has NFC and would be surprised if the HD didn’t.

      • Christian

        It won’t. They’ll release the Droid RAZR HD Tagg a month later with built in NFC chip.

      • 00111

        Well, According to the FCC filing it has an NFC antenna. This is looking good!

  • Danny Pearson

    I’ve been waiting for this phone for too long… they need to release it already.

    I don’t get the mass excitement over the HTC specs you just posted, yes it does sound like really amazing specs, but how is the battery life going to be on that. Plus, I don’t understand the appeal of that massive device, even the S3 is too big for me already. I like bigger screens (4.3- ~4.65) but you do reach a point of being just too big.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I’m waiting for the Moto Quad cores…..with 2Gig a RAM

    • Heartless12

      Yes that’s the future

    • Liderc

      For what reason? Just to say you have it? Barely anything I use on my computer uses my I7920 quad core OC’d to 4.2Ghz, maybe 2 games, same thing for my 16 gigs of ram, completely useless.

      So what would ever be the point of a phone having a quad core and 2gigs?

      • Aaa

        Why would you question his motives when you did the same thing? As you stated, you don’t need such a powerful computer, so why did you get it?

        • Liderc

          I did the same thing expecting to need it for the games I was playing at the time. I was building my own computer for gaming. The difference is we all know it’s not needed for a phone, so why wait?

    • brandnew234

      Motorola wont release a phone that out preforms the RAZR for a year, the RAZR Maxx is still motorola’s flagship, and it’s nearly a year old!

  • dcvolcom909

    Sounds like a solid choice for a new phone, but without being able to take advantage of upgrade pricing currently I have to be a little more picky. I’m waiting for them to re-release the GNex like they did with the Droid X, If they just add 2 GB of RAM, 1.5 GHZ Quad Core, HDMI port and SD card slot I will pay full retail for the “Galaxy Nexus 2”!!! lol one can dream right?

    • Beka27

      Lol… cause the DX2 was such a hit? Just kidding, I get what you’re saying. We’re all going to be splitting into two camps, locked and unlocked.

    • aaCharley

      Perhaps that updated GNex should also have radios that are reliable. Just that would make the GNex worthy of comparison.

  • Ubi2447

    I’ve been waiting for this phone for months and months. Another month goes by and I hope but nothing has come yet. I fear that by the time that this device appears it might be worth holding off for the (or possibly one of the?) new Nexus devices that is/are speculated to release in November for Android’s Birthday. If it had released month ago I would have picked this thing up with no question, but now after seeing all that the SGS3 can do with it’s hardware, coupled with what Jelly Bean has brought, I might be more inclined to wait for a new Nexus.
    It’s a shame really that Moto hasn’t done more to boost interest with more leaks, info, photos, Something! It’s scary to think that this device may seem the same low-level pre-release spot light that the Atrix HD received. I just hope my little Droid X can hold out for another 4 months or at least until I can compare the Razr HD to some speculations, leaks, ect of the new and up coming Nexus.

    • kixofmyg0t

      I felt exactly like you last year when it came to the Bionic. I was practically foaming at the mouth for it. I finally got mine after months and months of delays, or was it worth it? For me yes. Mine served me well. I expect the RAZR HD to appear within 6 weeks.

      • Ubi2447

        I hear ya. and respect that for sure. I’m just one of those guys that wants the new thing when it’s new. And an S4 processor with 1 gig of ram combined with a 720p HD display isn’t a new combination. It’s just my pickyness I suppose.

    • Gil

      I was waiting for this phone for too long. My Droid X couldn’t handle it anymore, so I went and got the S3 last night. It’s a pretty nice phone, but if the HD release date is announced in the next 2 weeks, I may rethink my decision.

  • OMG tech boner

  • cloverz7

    Question is will the bootloader be unlocked. That would give them the edge over the S3

    • Trueblue711

      It’s Motorola we’re talking about so probably not.

      • cloverz7

        This is true, maybe Kexec, could at least put it in line with it. Though I don’t think it’ll draw quite the amount of dev’s the S3 has.

      • Motorola + Verizon = Zero chance

  • Soofdawg

    Everyone’s still gagging on the HTC.

  • fartbubbler

    I’m passing on the S3 for this one, maybe. Even for all the specs (and hopefully big battery) on this rig, I don’t know if I’ll want to give up JellyBean and go back to ICS

  • chris125

    HTC for me.

  • OhAaron

    I’m sticking with my Maxx, but I think this will be an awesome phone. It’s too bad that Moto didn’t get this baby out before unlimited plans were no longer renewable. I think they would have pulled a lot more sales.

    • Soofdawg

      I renewed in time, but refuse to take the sg3 out of the box until the razr hd shows up to the party. Then its sell or keep.

      • kraziekc

        14days is counting down.. lol

        • Soofdawg

          No shit…I renewed only to get subsidized price on phone…and sell if i want. I can always get any phone from the sg3 sale then.

      • kraziekc

        You might as well open the sg3 up and enjoy your unlimited for 2 years…your unlimited plan didnt follow you because of your choice in device.. it followed you due you pre-order’ing before the new plan changes went into effect.. no exceptions to letting you keep it IF you sent the sg3 back and got the rhd if and when it comes out..

        • Liderc

          An unopened SGS3 will get him more money on the market than an opened one, hence the reason he hasn’t opened it.

      • feztheforeigner

        You have two weeks regardless of if you open it. So have fun for two weeks…

        • Soofdawg

          Apparently some ppl dont understand….i bought sg3 to keep or sell at or near retail price…if i dont like motorola razr hd. 2 weeks is irrelevant to me…i might keep it or get something else aftermarket. Regardless i have unlimited on my current phone and dont need to use the new phone just yet.

          • TheDocMontalban

            Good thing you clarified that. I’ll sleep better tonight.

          • OfTheDamned

            So glad you said something. We’ve all been very worried about your ability to sleep.

          • TheDocMontalban

            You should be more worried about your lack of creativity.

      • Same here. I bought the 16GB SGS3 on contract and sold it when it arrived for $650 on Craigslist thinking I would hold the cash until the Razr HD or Note 2 came out. That was Tuesday and I am weak. Today I bought the 32GB version of the SGS3 on Swappa for $560. In a way, for $140 less.

        • Soofdawg

          Pretty good…youre still ahead.

        • So, you purchase a SG3 for $199 on contract from a provider, then you sell it for $650.00. That nets you $451.00 in profit (not counting any selling fees). Then you turn around and purchase another SG3 for $560.00; thus there is no profit; there is a loss of $109.00.
          So, can you explain why this is a good deal?

          • No disrespect, but your math is not right. Regardless of what it cost me, I sold 16GB for $650 and then took the $650 and bought the 32GB version for $560 which put $90 in my pocket. The 32GB version is $50 more on contract so if that is added to the $90, I received and effective discount of $140 from my purchase price. Looking at it in reverse, the 16GB version was $280 out pocket ($199+taxes+fees) and I ended up with a 32GB version for a total out of pocket of $190 ($280-$90).