DROID RAZR HD unboxing and initial hands on review

The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD are finally landing on Verizon Wireless tomorrow. It was exactly a year ago that Motorola brought back the RAZR form the dead in the form of the DROID RAZR. It was the thinnest smartphone at the time, and it quickly became one of the hottest phones on the Big Red network. It’s now one year later and time for an upgrade. This latest edition gets a bigger screen with 720p HD resolution, a faster processor, and a bigger battery.

The latest installment sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage, microSD for expanded storage, 2530mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, WiFi, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This HD version is slightly thicker than the original (8.4mm vs 7.1mm) in order to house the bigger battery. It’s probably a good thing because to me, the original DROID RAZR felt too thin plus a bigger battery never hurts.

Will the DROID RAZR HD enjoy the same success with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G, and HTC One X+? We will do a full review soon, but for now, check out our initial hands on video after the break.

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.

  • Darkcobalt

    With almost 20% more battery power than the others, I wonder if this will be the longest lasting of the current batch of flagship phones. I’m still trying to consider between the Optimus G vs One X+ vs RAZR HD vs Xperia T.