The release date for the new Motorola Razr 4G Android smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is November 10, but pre-orders have already started on the much anticipated device that returns the razor-thin profile of the original Motorola Razr which ruled the wireless handset marketplace from 2004 to 2007. Far away one of the best selling Motorola handsets of all time, and that’s saying something, the original Motorola Razr set new standards for minimizing thickness while still delivering acceptable battery life. In that regard, the new Motorola Razr trumps its predecessor.
Rumored to be available for $299 with a new two-year activation, the Motorola Razr 4G employs a 1780 mAh low-draw battery that squeezes an amazing 12 1/2 hours out of the device. This is substantially better than the 8 hour 4G smartphone average. When you realize that the Motorola Razr 4G comes equipped with a software set comprising of a 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit, and a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip, supported by 1 GB of RAM memory, that top-flight battery charge is even more impressive.
The Motorola Razr 4G employs Super AMOLED display technology on the 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen that supports 16 million colors and multi-gesture navigation. Resolution is listed at 540 x 960 pixels, with a light sensor and a proximity sensor built in. That display is covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, which helps reduce glare while also offering scratch resistance.
A rear facing 8 megapixel camera has an image stabilizer, LED flash and autofocus features, and offers 1080P HD resolution at 30 frames per second, and a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam also allows for video call functionality, and records at 480P DVD quality resolution. A YouTube video player and full HTML web browser are preloaded, and the Motorola Razr 4G comes packed with 32 GB of storage in the form of 16 built-in gigabytes and a 16 GB microSD card. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity are present, a microUSB port is built-in, and video mirroring is available through DLNA and HDMI technology.