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Motorola’s DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR M event is over, but that doesn’t mean we are done talking about them for the day. In fact, since there are two variations to the RAZR HD (MAXX HD), plus the RAZR M as its own little beast, we thought a gallery would be the best way to show them to you. We also have some hands-on footage from the event along with some in-person photos. The designs look like most of Motorola’s work from the last year, but in opinion, with a bit of extra polish. The 4.7″ HD display on the RAZR HD also looks fantastic in the short clip below. Enjoy. 

Quick First Look:


Hands-on Gallery:

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  • Nick da dawg

    After being loyal to droid and waiting for the razr hd after getting hosed by Samsung`s Nexus last December..I am going to try the I phone as too many Droid phones are hit or miss..tired of playing games and broken promises.

  • jay

    Does anyone know if these have the webtop feature

  • Silver

    Am I the only one impressed with the homescreen creation that moto built in? Is that just me?

  • MrEnglish

    I’ll wait for the next one, which should launch just a nanosecond after these get purchased. Feeling the jaded dragon firing up.

  • tomn1ce

    How can they say edge to edge display?….(first phone, bottom row) just look at the white phone look at the size of those bezels……

  • Jeremiah Taylor

    only 1gb of ram. why? The S3 that’s been out now has 2gb. Bad decisions. I really wanted to like these phones. Oh Well

  • jsf6262

    Any word on global radios in these phones?

  • Diablo81588

    I like how there’s no Verizon logo on some of these pics. Looks so clean!

  • Steven Cornea

    “20% faster web browsing”…… I wouldn’t go that far.

  • JoshHenry

    I feel bad to say it, But I’m not impressed. Maybe the products will grow on me. I wasn’t impressed with the og Razr either, and now I own one. But I get the feeling these phones will get left in the dust spec wise. I think ill wait around to see if a moto nexus is coming.

  • Trevor

    Those are some fugly phone backs in the picture in this article. Hopefully they look better in person.

  • Detonation

    They better watch out with that silver, squared off rim… that’s got iphone lawsuit written all over it.

    • Steven Cornea

      and you can talk on it? I can hear the pen of the lawsuit starting

  • rodney11ride

    I will say this… regardless of what we are all complaining about. I guess im a “power” user. just because of the maxx’s battery and the hd’s for that matter i will pick up which ever phone is out there with the biggest battery… be it a new nexus, an hd or hd maxx… or what ever because that basically is the only thing that matters to me right now. im so tired of plugging in after 6-8 hours. that is bullsh!t. i need a phone that lasts me 6am to 6pm and with alot of use.

    • cleetose

      I’m with you, I go through two batteries a day with my Nexus and I am sick of it. Definitely considering getting a Maxx HD just for the battery life.

      • HTC1

        Same here. Gave up my Nex for S3. it’s much better but still not good enough. I don’t even like Moto phones but i will have to do the same thing I guess. Except I want my phone to last from 7am to 11pm Rodney. I can get till 6:00pm with the S3. But you still have to charge again to get through the night. I think this MAXXHD will do this. But i’m so sick of skins!!!!

  • bobukcat

    The fact the battery life on these will stomp anything else out there (except the Razr Maxx) and have HD Screens with purportedly stellar display technology make these very desirable IMO. My biggest problem is that they don’t provide actual release dates at these things. If they don’t know when it’s going to be available then hold off on the introduction!

  • Standard has 2500mah battery and Maxx has 3300mah not much of a jump considering it’ll probably be 100 bucks more

    • a 33% increase is a pretty big jump by most standards. Not the same jump as the Razr -> Razr MAXX, but still large enough for some people to make the extra investment. I personally think the Razr HD will sell better than the Maxx this time around, since its battery life will be plenty for the average user to easily get through a day.

      • Jim McClain

        And the knew processor will help it even more

  • MikeCiggy

    Lol this guy sounded like he was reading his answers to your questions directly out of the marketing material. Wonder how much he got paid for the day to memorize exactly what to say and where to plug “this is a Motorola exclusive option”

  • James

    That white RAZR HD looks like an iPhone wanna-be, seriously Motorola? This is all you could come up with?

    Sammy or iPhone >

    • MikeCiggy

      The corners are angled in and curved very different from an iphone
      The speaker is 100% different
      The sensors are given a shape instead of circles to add some styling
      theres no buttons on the entire front of the phone

      It looks nothing like an iphone…

    • Diablo81588

      Why? Because it has a metal band around the edge? Sorry, Apple doesn’t have silver edge patent.

    • rodney11ride

      these devices are far from the iphone, which is a perfect rectangle. the bexels are different, the materials are different, no home button… what the heck are people talking about when it reminded them of an iphone… geeesh

      • When it comes to Motorola people on this site will complain regardless of how nice their devices may be.

  • jnt

    I’d be lying if I said the black Maxx HD reminds me of an iPhone at first glance (from an angled front view – not from the back obviously). Patent infringement!

    • jnt

      I’d also be lying if I said it *didn’t* remind me of an iPhone… goodness my grammar is struggling today.

  • I feel like all these phones being released/announced recently are just previews for the main event this fall…..the next Nexus.

  • Is the back of the white one still black if so that’s kind of a cop out.

  • fauxshizzl

    Man the phones in lead picture without a big Verizon logo on the back look so much better. That is one of few things I envy about the iPhone, no carrier (or any other) branding, just the company logo.

  • david

    Daaaaaayum! I was looking to purchase 3 new phones soon and I think I just found the three. I’ve never seen a phone with such a beautiful design and amazing screen. Job well done Motorola!

    • Not sure if being sarcastic…

      • Diablo81588

        You’ve gotta admit.. this looks WAY more polished than the gnex.. The HDs anyway, the M looks cheap as hell lol

        • rodney11ride

          polished? you turn off the screen on the gnex and its just beautiful.. no verizon name or anything. just sleek. these are par for motorola and sleeping with verizon to put ot on the front of the phone. lame. the gnex is still (9 months later) the most polished phone out there. no ugly names and buttons on the front or wierd bezel.

          • Diablo81588

            It’s just an all glass front with a cheap plastic back. It has no asthetics whatsoever and is extremely boring. The S3 is by far a better looking device from Samsung. The only downside to these phones are the huge Verizon logo, which I’ll admit, look pretty cheesy.

          • rodney11ride

            oh and i forgot to mention the curved glass… just a thing of beauty. lol

          • Diablo81588

            Meh.. everyone has their own opinions 😛

          • rodney11ride

            i know. trust me been a motorola buyer for ever. if (and i think they are coming out with one) the gs3 comes in black im on it. cant stand my wifes blue one or the look of white. so i like motos blacks. but that damn verizon logo is ugly on the front. they have it on the back why must they put it on the front.

          • I agree with ya. The Gnex is still the nicest looking phone available. Very simple and so elegant on the front….all glass. I don’t appreciate the cheap plastic back, but the front is beautiful.

          • thebruce44

            Yup. Waiting for my next phone and I still haven’t seen it. Hopefully something comes out before the end of the year that makes me want to upgrade from the GNex.

        • I won’t admit that they look MORE polished than the Gnex. But other than the logos on the front and the obvious use of Motoblur, they look very good. I really hope Motorola makes a Nexus now, but I don’t see it happening.

      • david

        I was being sarcastic

    • They tweaked the designs of these devices. They look square and candy bar as well. I hope the white is completely white on the back not black.

  • radiohead14

    Hi Kellex.. could you please tell me if the Maxx’s back is completely flat? I couldn’t tell from the photos. I don’t like how the regular Razr HD has that hump on the upper back by the camera. Thanks!

    • It’s definitely not much of a hump. It’s basically flat.

      • radiohead14

        Thanks! So no release date yet huh? I feel like Motorola needs to release this ASAP to even compete now. This should’ve been released shortly before the S3.. Now they’ll be competing with the new iPhone for sales.. a more difficult challenge.

      • Kellex could you please tell me what happened to the color boost technology on these devices?

  • MichaelFranz

    im not gonna lie, the white razr is sexy. A white razr maxx hd dev edition might sell me

    • Razr Maxx HD is only in black

      • MichaelFranz

        give it time, im sure there will be more colors, lol

  • Who would have thought. Motorola making the HD and the MAXX HD to suck a few extra bucks out of you instead of just dropping the MAXX and making it their standard.

    • Diablo81588

      Price points. Not everyone wants to spend 300 bucks on a phone.

      • Price is set by Verizon not Motorola. I think they would lose few buyers if they just had the MAXX and marketed the battery life more than they do. A $100 difference because of just a battery upgrade will lose them more buyers in my opinion.

    • Because of the thickness, I feel they did a great job by letting us know that the hd max will be out too instead of keeping it a secret for later on.

    • LiterofCola

      Nobody is putting a gun to your head and telling you to buy all three. Options are good.

  • Lucky Armpit

    I thought the presentation was great. Three most awesome new phones, a $100 credit for those not getting JB, and the news that JB is definitely coming to my Razr Maxx. What’s not to like? What I didn’t understand was the utter lack of enthusiasm by the people at the event. They didn’t even applaud at the end. WTF guys, you got free phones for crying out loud? If you want Moto and/or Google to stop playing second fiddle to Apple and it’s army of sheep, you need to get excited at these things. C’mon man, you know the folks at the Apple event are going to be you-know-what-ing (family-friendly site 🙂 )all over themselves… where’s the love for Motorola?

    • chris125

      Because free phones or not by the time these are released s4 pro processors will be shipping and these aren’t by any means cutting edge specs wise

    • fauxshizzl

      That presentation was terrible. Almost everyone that took the stage was visibly nervous, or just boring. The products released and the details surrounding them were all awesome. But the presentation itself was bottom shelf. Way down there.

      • MichaelFranz

        except for Big E (Eric Schmidt)

        • fauxshizzl

          He was the only reason I said “almost everyone.” But man, whoever picked the music for that presentation needs to be taken out back old yeller style.

        • JoshHenry

          The verizon girl was good too! I liked her speaking style. She should have announced the phones.. lol and what Kinda presentation was that anyway. They barely provided specs for the phones.. they barely showed us what they look like. They really didnt even talk about the design.

      • Lucky Armpit

        Lol, how about the poor guy who had trouble with the Chrome browser. He should have flipped it over to 4G! Assuming it was a “live” device of course.

        • fauxshizzl

          It was funny the Verizon girl that went up after him barely even made it on stage before she was already talking about how it wasn’t running on their network when that happened. Damage control at its finest haha.

          • Lucky Armpit

            Yeah, she spun that whole issue very quickly. I also liked the fact they announced a product (Razr Mini) and stating that it will be available for purchase next week. That was very cool, no announcing something and waiting 6 months for it. They said the Razr HD/Maxx will be available in time “for the holidays” so at least that’s better than Moto’s past track record. Props to them for big taking steps in the right direction for more solid/tangible release dates.

    • People do not give Motorola their credit. I feel these devices are awesome and better looking than my square razr. I do want Motorola to put better cameras on their products.

    • Pegleg

      The presentation was amateurish at best! Incomplete information on all the phones. Bombed Chrome demo (where was Google with that one?). No definitive release date for two of the phones. They push 4G but didn’t even have 4G available in the hall (where was VZW with that one?).

      Seems like VZW/Google and MOTO all created their part of the presentation but never ran it all together before a “murder board” to see how it would come across!

      • Diablo81588

        I watched the event and can almost guarentee that the phone had a LTE signal. Even the phone in the video above has full bars of LTE.

      • I had one bar of 4G in the hall. but it was pretty spotty.

  • These Moto devices are nothing to be excited about……….. at all. Just another fail by Motorola once again. No wonder their company is going downhill.

    • I mostly agree, though I think with a few minor tweaks they’d be great. They need to remove all logos from the front and run pure stock Android.

    • Chris Pinola

      Completely agree. Especially given the release date, it’ll be old news by then. Oh, and that’s IF they actually launch ON TIME (Bionic anyone?). I think they should have given it more RAM instead of a faster processor. A dual-core 1.2GHz chip is plenty fast. Having an extra 300MHz isn’t going to make it any less annoying when your launcher gets killed and has to be loaded back into RAM because you run out. Also, don’t hold your breath on getting that JB upgrade in a timely fashion.

      • Diablo81588

        Although I agree with you that they should have added 2gigs of RAM, the processor argument is complete nonsense. The S4 is not only considerably faster, but also much more power efficient. Add to that the fact that it has integrated LTE in the SoC, and you have crazy battery life with much improved performance.

        • Chris Pinola

          Quite true! I apologize for not doing my homework on that, I completely missed the part about them choosing the S4. I don’t know why, but I had it in my head that they were staying with TI. I wonder which “tier” of the S4 they’re going with….

      • This reply is the kind of thing Motorola has to fight against. I think they pushed back the HD release to hopefully get approval for their JB build before it hit the streets. If they have a build stable enough to show off to the press, it must be in VZW’s hands by now, and it is in VZW’s own interest to have the phone release with a JB update ready when the device first powers on.

        • Chris Pinola

          You’re absolutely right; their reputation has become tarnished and they’ve lost a lot of people’s trust. I used to be a huge advocate of Motorola, but in recent years it feels like a completely different company. I still think that the physical quality of their products are leaps and bounds ahead of anyone else’s, but that’s their only redeeming quality in my eyes right now. But hey, times change. I remember promising myself that I’d never buy a Samsung device, but I’ve been thrilled with my GNex for almost 9 months now. They definitely won me over with that phone, and I hope that by next year I’ll be able to say the same about Motorola.

    • I do not agree with you. They just need better cameras and that’s it. Great designs, software and build quality. I was hoping for the 2 g of ram though.