DROID RAZR unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

The DROID RAZR is probably the sexiest phone I have ever held. From the kevlar back coating to the thin form factor, its such a treat to hold. A few weeks ago when Motorola announced the RAZR, my jaw dropped when Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said it was going to be 7.1mm. Talk about exceeding expectations. In the picture below (after the break) you can see the DROID RAZR as compared to the DROID X (left) and DROID Bionic (middle).

As you can see, it’s much thinner than the previous DROIDS, but until you hold it in your hand, it’s hard to really appreciate it.

This is probably the best device Motorola has ever released. Unfortunately, Motorola had some bad luck this year with the delay of the DROID Bionic and announcing this beast on the same day that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich were announced. The RAZR is cutting edge on every level, but it’s been overshadowed for obvious reasons.

Motorola has promised Ice Cream Sandwich on the RAZR by early 2012, so if you don’t mind waiting a couple of months for it, then this is the phone for you. I’ve only spent a short time with it, but from what I have seen, it’s unlikely I will change my mind during the full review. Of course, I haven’t touched the Galaxy Nexus yet, but I have always been fond of Motorola’s hardware. I remember the excitement the original DROID gave me, and up to this point, there hasn’t been a phone that matched that. The DROID RAZR has brought that excitement back. Look for my full review in a few days, but for now, checkout the unboxing video:

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.