Motorola Droid RAZR gets reviewed, or the big Verizon iPhone 4S competitor for today!

Phil Nickinson from Android Central has put together a complete Motorola Droid RAZR for your reading -- and viewing -- pleasure. How does it stack up against the Verizon iPhone 4S, not to mention the 300 million other Android phones released this week?

It's fast, it's thin, it's got a gorgeous high-resolution display, and it's running the most recent version of Android available (at least for a few more weeks). Motorola has already promised an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. Good camera, and has Verizon 4G LTE data.

May be too large for some; is about the widest phone we've used. Battery can't be removed. Full of preloaded apps that you might or might not actually want.

What's interesting is that not 12 hours after Motorola announced this bad boy, Google and Samsung obsoleted it with the Galaxy Nexus, so you've got to really love Moto's fine Corellian design aesthetic and Blur UI, or want a new LTE device on Verizon now, now, now, not to wait.

If you do need a new Verizon phone now, and you're trying to decide between the RAZR and the iPhone 4S, your choice comes down to whether you need LTE or EV-DO rev A (cough!) is good enough, whether you like 4.3-inch screens or 3.5 inch Retina displays are more your thing, and whether you prefer iOS 5, Siri voice control, and the App Store and iTunes ecosystems to Android and the Market?

If you're having trouble making up your mind, we'll be putting the RAZR and the iPhone 4S head to head ASAP, so stay tuned!

Motorola Droid RAZR gets reviewed

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"... you’ve got to really love Moto’s fine Corellian design aesthetic..."

You're joking, right? If there were touchscreen phones in the 1970s, they would've looked just like this.

"... you’ve got to really love Moto’s fine Corellian design aesthetic..."

You're joking, right? If there were touchscreen phones in the 1970s, they would've looked just like this.

It looks goofy. The Samsung Infuse that made a quick appearance looks like a nicer phone, even if it is typical Samsung plastic. I'd rather have the larger screen in the slightly smaller Samsung. The quality on their screens is also much nicer than the last few Motorolas I've had.

It looks goofy. The Samsung Infuse that made a quick appearance looks like a nicer phone, even if it is typical Samsung plastic. I'd rather have the larger screen in the slightly smaller Samsung. The quality on their screens is also much nicer than the last few Motorolas I've had.

Well... I was an avid android user until October 14th, 2011, and let me just say this...
They come out back to back, too fast. This will be obsolete by Jan. 14th 2012

I'll just quote from the article:
What’s interesting is that not 12 hours after Motorola announced this bad boy, Google and Samsung obsoleted it with the Galaxy Nexus...
As best I can tell no one is saying that even the 3gs is obsolete (the 3 arguably has been for a while now).

I agree with Lloyd. Just because a phone isn't the best in the market doesn't make it obsolete. Is the 3GS obsolete because it doesn't have a retina display etc?

What a complete and total disappointment. The first RAZR was truly unique and game changing. This is the equivalent of 2011 Napster vs. 2000 Napster. Cool in name only. Everything else about it is horrid. What a waste of an iconic brand.

I went through 4 razrs amd 2 v3m's. In an office setting. Not very good phones. If you actually went and felt this in your hand, experienced the screen and power of it, then you might not be so quick to say these things. I have a droid x and a droid x2 and the RAZR makes them feel like they are made of lead. It is super sleek and light, and doesn't feel giant. I was an iphone guy. Until something better came along. If you want to change the look of an Iphone you can change the wallpaper and rearrange icons. woohoo. Or you have to jailbreak and use cydia to do anything half cool. The original RAZR SUCKED. Why would you even compare it to a flip-phone from 6 years ago, and then get your opinion completely backwards. Moto have really stepped up their game and are getting better and better all the time. This is a prime example. Why do you think Google(r) purchased Motorola Mobility? Because they are a disappointment? No. Because they are consistantly thinking ahead. Someone said it well. An iphone is good for people who are slow to adapt to technology and aren't comfortable having something unique. If Apple were smart, they'd release ios on more than one device so that more features become available, and so that their experience can evolve more rapidly. To me, ios is only tweaked since 2006 and nothing "revolutionary" has happened since it was released. I am so sick of the girly gray look. Perhaps if apple would make a few options to change the way the device looks, enable wireless tethering, and loosen up on the lockdown of the ecosystem, I might consider buying another one (if I were in the middle of nowhere and that was all they had).

Do you know of an app or something for the new RAZR for music? My friend has the RAZR but no computer access for music. Can she get an itunes app or something? Just curious & you seem like you know this phone pretty well! Anyone who knows anything please email me: matrixfreak11bf@yahoo.com
Thanks guys :)

This phone kicks ass. The tiny 3.5" display on my iPhone 4 pisses me off everytime I use for anything other than calling somebody. I had a 4" super AMOLED screen on a Samsung Galaxy S android before work made me carry an iPhone and I miss it a lot. Anybody that has used a high end Android and iPhone knows that the interopibility and possibilities of the android has is superior. iPhone is better for those that arent very smart and have a hard time adapting to new technology. What little the iphone does, it does well. The gmail app on iphone is a joke compared to android. Google is taking over the world and apple better learn to play nice with it. Go play with the Razr in store next to your iphone 4s and you will see it is superior. Your iphone 3, 3gs, 4, 4s all look identical to the millions of other iphone users. The UI of the android and how custom u can make it is far superior.

Go to Verizon now, and play with one. The screen is amazing, I have a Droid X2 and the screen is very pixelated. The RAZR is GORGEOUS. And I am picky. Anyone who says anything without experiencing one in their hand is ignorant. <--Not you c_hack, but whoever said it is bad.