Pros Huge screen
Cool lock-button placement
Not an iPhone
lots of harddrive space
Cons weak battery
4G can be very spotty (Cali)
wifi airport is kind of sketchy sometimes (requires high strength)
Permanent stock apps that I never use, and some even require additional downloads and monthly payments to even use them..sling box? What...
Summary I got this phone with the mother's day discount, $100, so I wasn't expecting much. And it was my first smartphone. But overall I think it accomplishes what I want with it. I use the navigation ALL the time and its awesome. Its got plenty of space for downloading new apps (I have GO launcher and several different themes and widgets that take up lots of space, but I still have room). I also love the lock screen button placement, its on the top right side where your thumb would sit holding it in the right hand.
Some issues: sometimes the Music app crashes, and the 4G is hit or miss usually. But I do love the huge screen (I dont think the bezel is large at all, its less than 0.25"...and it seems like it adds protection to the screen if it were to fall).
Camera isn't as good as I thought it would be for 8MP. They say that megapixels alone are not representative of how good the camera is.
The number 1 problem I have with it is the batter dies extremely fast. Like if I use it frequently during the day for navigation or web browsing, it will be at 15% by dinner time at least. I have just learned to plug it in whenever I can.
Pro Tip: even though the battery is non-removable, you can do a hard-reset by pressing the lock button + the 2 volumes all at the same time. P.S. I've never had to do that.
Pros price, performance (not great but adequate), and screen (oddly large bezel that could've made phone smaller/lighter)
Cons battery, battery, and battery
Summary This phone is good when it has power.
Pros Interface, Design, Price
Cons Battery life could be better
Summary I'm still working out the best smart tool settings to get the most battery life out of it - with the right settings you can get the battery to last for ~ 2 days if you aren't using it to browse the web all the time. I know people have complained about battery life, and it isn't great, but it is enough to get through the day, which is about all you need as you can charge it while you're sleeping. The interface is good - I feel as though any smart phone is going to be similar to the iphone though. I'm looking into rooting the phone so I can take off some of the apps that come with it - the ability to get under the hood and work on the phone is largely why I chose it over the rival iphone. Also, it was $35 at amazon mobile, so it was a good $165 cheaper.
I don't really have a whole lot to complain about - it's a great phone for a great price that has okay battery life. If you want better battery life, shell out the extra $200 for the same phone with a larger battery. I do wish that you could replace the battery, but the design is so svelte I forgive it for that fault.
I like that you can expand the memory too - I put a $25 32gb sdhc card in there, and now I use it for my photos, music, and documents.
Pros Great display
Cons Short battery life -- definitely make sure you utilize the Smart Actions that are native in the phone!
Summary The first thing you notice about the Droid RAZR is that it's lightweight and portable. It's super thin and fits easily into my purse with other items. It also fits into my back pocket and fits easily into my hand. It's not bulky or uncomfortable.
But it's also very durable -- I have had it for two months without using a case and there's not a scratch on it. It is a little top heavy where the camera is located, but I've gotten used to that over time.
The screen is gorgeous. It's bigger than that of the iPhone and the display is crisp and bright. Streaming videos is fast and the high definition video camera is wonderful.
The battery life on the phone isn't that great, but there are Smart Actions built into the interface that help save battery. After installing the Smart Actions, my battery life doubled. Still, don't leave home without a charger. You might regret it.
I had never used the Android operating system before, and there was a definite learning curve from iOS. But I attended one of Verizon Wireless' workshops and it helped immensely. I would highly recommend that.
There are great features of this phone, including social media integration which adds your Twitter followers, Facebook friends and email contacts to your phone's contacts; customizable ringtones; widgets to keep track of your data usage; the ability to use the device as a mobile hotspot and a beautifully crisp camera.
This is a great phone!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors' Program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.
Pros The 8megapixel camera takes excellent picture quality especially when shown on its H.D. screen. Size is uncomfortable at first but after a few days, it feels normal. 4G is fast and quick with an ever-expanding Verizon network. Best smartphone of 2012
Cons The battery dies quickly! I will lose my phone for hours in the day and by 1 o'clock pm so, it needs a full recharge. (That is what I get for not splurging for the Razr Maxx)
Summary Beautiful phone with tons of memory, 4G is quick and lightning fast, best smartphone so far.