"Great phone. Can't wait to get one"4.5 starson by PritchardV
Pros: + Call quality is great, music sounds good, video playback is excellent
+ Very solid build
+ Display is fantastic, colors are vibrant
Cons: - Camera could be better
- Battery is not removable
Summary: I have read every review I can find and I have given it about a half hour of my time at the Verizon store, just playing with it. The phone is elegant and a joy to play with. I am new to Android, but my wife has an iPhone 4, so I have a frame of reference with the major competition.
There are a LOT of pluses with this device. 4G means this phone is fast. It is amazing how fast web pages load. I recently downloaded an album on my wife's iPhone, and it took almost 20 minutes. I fully expect to be able to download the same album on this device in under 5 minutes. I have watched the iPhone take minutes to do routine updates -- again, I expect more with the Razr, and feel confident it will be much faster.
The colors are vibrant -- and the pentile effect that some professional reviewers don't like is not all that visible to my amateur eye. If you like watching movies on your phone, the 4.3 inch screen will serve you well.
The phone is designed to be tough, even if you don't use screen guards and a case. Gorilla glass makes the glass difficult to scratch and almost impossible to break. Kevlar protects the back of the phone while still giving it a luxurious feel. I fully expect someone with more money than brains to buy one of these just to create a YouTube video testing if the Razr will stop a bullet. The design is aesthetically pleasing -- and it is a worthy successor to the Razr name.
There are some negatives about this phone. They aren't particularly important to me, but they might be to you.
First, the camera could be better. Though it doesn't have the horrible shutter lag of the Droid Bionic, it still takes a second or 2 to autofocus. Once it focuses, though, there is no shutter lag. Picture quality, however, is OK at best.
Second, it gets warm with heavy use -- though that seems to be a bug across the 4G platform. So if you want a 4G phone, expect it to get warm, at least at times.
Third, if you like using your phone with just one hand, this phone is not the one for you. While the Razr is the thinnest smartphone out there (7.1 mm for most of its body), it is most certainly not the narrowest. It is wider than both the iPhone and the Bionic, and if you have small hands it might feel awkward. Frankly, the Razr feels like a small tablet and less like a traditional phone.
Finally, and this is the biggie for a lot of people, the battery is not removable. When this is combined with the way 4G sucks down battery life, some potential owners will run away. However, if you are worried about battery life on the go, there are some wonderful external batteries available on Amazon, about the the size of a cellphone themselves, that should solve that problem before you get your phone into a charger.
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