When a handset hits the eight month mark of availability, it is virtually considered a grandfather in the smartphone marketplace. Most phones by that time have been lapped by technology, and are no longer the cream of the crop. One exception that proves the rule is the Motorola Droid Razr 4G Android smartphone, which debuted on November 11 of 2011. The handset was designed by Motorola to be the slimmest 4G smartphone ever made, and truly does earn its razor moniker with an ultra-slim 0.28 inch (7.1 mm) profile. The handset is also relatively light at only 4.48 ounces (127 g).
Buy the Motorola Droid Razr starting at $99.
But that does not mean that the Motorola Droid Razr 4G doesn’t have a lot of hardware and features which are relevant in today’s smartphone arena. The handset delivers a 4.30 inch display and 256 pixels per inch pixel density, rendering visuals in more than 16 million different colors. That Super AMOLED screen has an overall resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, and that display is protected by a layer of scratch resistant and glare reducing Corning Gorilla Glass. A light sensor is on board and automatically adjusts for the best possible brightness, and the proximity sensor on board conserves battery life.
The handset gets from 8.0 to 12.5 hours of talk time on a single charge of the 1,780 mA battery, and standby time runs approximately 8.5 days. The Motorola Droid Razr 4G uses a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 microchip package to power the handset, and it centers around a dual core Cortex A9 central processing unit that has been clocked at 1.2 GHz. A graphics specific PowerVR SGX540 GPU is on board, 16 GB of storage are built-in and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is present. The Droid Razr 4G recently received access to the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as well. The handset comes with a microSD slot which also provides microSDHC support for cards up to 32 GB.
Around the back of the skinny Droid Razr handset is an 8.0 megapixel camcorder which delivers white balance, a multishot mode, extra-wide panorama capture, special preloaded scenes, an image stabilizing feature, exposure control, autofocus and a special effects package. That rear facing camcorder delivers 1,080P HD video capture, and the front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam also provides video call support. The built-in music player supports all major file formats and has the ability to filter by album, artist, or play list, and is joined by a pre-installed YouTube video player in the multimedia package. The Motorola Droid Razr retails for around $99 on contract at select retailers, and is exclusive to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr starting at $99. You will receive a free Motorola HX550 Universal Bluethooth headset with the purchase of a black 16GB Motorola Droid Razr.