Motorola DROID RAZR HD Review: Is It An S3 Killer?

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One of the many reasons why Android is so popular is the fact that it offers plenty of diversity. Along with lots of customisation choices, there are many handsets to choose from, and these all come in different types, shapes and sizes. This means there is a handset suitable for all.

Motorola DROID RAZR HD review

Motorola are continuing to bring some top choices onto the market, one of which is the Motorola Droid Razr HD, which is the flagship device, and it is outstanding. However the Razr HD is not for everyone despite packing a lot of bang for your buck.

The quality of the Motorola Droid Razr HD is outstanding, the back is made from Kevlar and has a rim of metal and it feels superb when holding it in the hand. It is also very durable and strong and has the high quality feel and looks, without any plastic materials in sight. The device could be described as being angular and rugged as opposed to curvy and sexy.

This is one device that Motorola have built to last and this is a good thing, when you take into account how easy it is to drop your device or get them scratched. Putting the build quality of the device aside, the Droid Razr HD happens to be one of the best handsets if you want the all essential long battery life. The handset is not pure Android, however the modifications Motorola have made are inoffensive and they are minor compared to how other companies butcher the user interface.

The Motorola Droid Razr HD does have some flaws though, but then they all do. Even with these flaws it deserves sitting up there with other flagship Androids like the Samsung Galaxy S3, LG Optimus G and HTC One X+a superb choice and it should be very popular.

Now the device has a bigger brother in the shape of the Droid Razr Maxx HD. This is virtually the same design as the Razr HD, with double internal storage and an even larger battery than the Razr HD. The device has a 3300Mah battery in comparison to the 2530mAh of the Razr HD.

Both devices support microSD, so the biggest difference between the two handsets is the larger battery. This larger battery is said to provide users with around another 8 hours of use. All in all the handset just keeps going, even if you are using LTE.

The Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD handset does come in heavier and thicker than its brother, as you would expect with the larger battery, with the difference being 0.04 inches and 0.39 ounce. However this is not a lot and it is hard to tell the difference when comparing the two side by side.

The Motorola Droid Razr HD comes with a price tag of $200 on Verizon on contract and the Max HD will set you back around $300. If money is no object to you, paying out the $100 extra is well worth it for the larger battery.

So is a Razr handset the right device for you? Only you can answer that. Both handsets come in the top tier bracket for their user experience and they are among the best devices that you can get on Verizon at the moment. What it comes down to is what you like in a phone and what you class as being important. When looking at specs, it is almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy S3 which is the current “must have” Android on Verizon. However there are enough differences to help you pick between the two:

Want a better design, less intrusive UI and longer battery life? Then it is the Motorola Droid Razr HD. Or do you want a slightly bigger display, removable battery and better camera. It’ s 3 for 3 so you will need to see which features matter most to you in order to make up your mind.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.