Motorola Droid RAZR

Sanjay Jha just officailly breathed new life into an old brand with the Motorola Droid RAZR at its event in New York City. Thin. Light. Fast. It'll be available in early November for $299 on contract.

Let's just get to the specs.

  • 7.1 mm thin.
  • 127 grams
  • Kevlar
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Splash Guard
  • 1.2GHZ processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display
  • 8MP camrea with 1080p video
  • MotoCast
  • 12.5 hours talk time/8.9 hours video playback
  • Webtop
  • 1780 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0

New software called Smart Actions is supposed to take care of some certain tasks in the background, like turning off Bluetooth and GPS when you're at home. Or if you're at 20 percent battery, it'll dim the display automatically, or slow the processor. Moto claims you can get up to 30 percent more battery life because of this.

It's also got MotoCast, which gives you your own personal cloud -- aka one more place to sync your stuff.

Full presser's after the break.

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Verizon Wireless and Motorola Announce DROID RAZR™ by Motorola: DROID Strong. RAZR Sharp.

Impossibly thin with unstoppable power on America’s fastest and most reliable 4G network

Oct. 18, 2011 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements. Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

“DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network into one innovative device,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers.”

“DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.”

Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLED™ Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren’t a blur, whether customers stream from Netflix™ or rent from Android Market™. It’s the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.

If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains. Enter MotoCast™, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdock™ 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen – all while charging the device.

Additional features:

  •     Powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread
  •     1GB RAM for a fast user interface and multi-tasking
  •     8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
  •     Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
  •     4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable so customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
  •     Water repellent nanocoating protects the phone, and even the inside components, against everyday spills
  •     Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing
  •     Use Quickoffice® to view, create and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device from anywhere at anytime
  •     Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
  •     32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
  •     Powerful 1780 mAh battery

The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at: www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

 

Reader comments

Motorola Droid RAZR is officially official -- just 7.1mm thin!

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This is a pretty ballsy move by Motorola, only a month after their Bionic release. They're making all the people who spent $299 on a Bionic look like big suckers right now.

It's also an ignorant, greedy and inpatient move by consumers to keep buying devices that are underwhelming or noncompetitive and then to get jealous of the new stuff 5 minutes after they leave the store.

If consumers were more educated and self restrained the companies would learn (read: lose profits) very quickly to decrease the quantity and increase the quality of their devices. Companies are wrong to screw their customers this way, but it's equally wrong for customers to do nothing while they are getting screwed.

I've had the same phone for 2 years and except for a few device limitations I've never looked at another phone and felt bad about my decision.

First line of the press release "BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone."

I was announced in the very beginning it was the thinnest 4g lte phone before any other specs were brought up. Again please read first. Wow...

And I shocked at how much of a f*(k hole you are...

I am watching the event, and there was little to no reference to 4G until the end. They even referred to 3G speeds in the presentation.

This copied from another poster that was correcting someone else. First line of the press release "BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone."

Again, please read before commenting. If people like you would keep their mouth shut until they read we wouldn't have so many idiotic comments. I know they didn't show this in movie form so you may be confused with all the "words" you need to follow but don't be a dick and slam on a phone by saying "No 4G? Meh" without having any facts to back it up. You made that statement 30 sec into the keynote, but of course the rest of the educated world already knew it had 4g. Jackass

This copied from another poster that was correcting YOU. First line of the press release "BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone."

Again, please read before commenting. If people like you would keep their mouth shut until they read we wouldn't have so many idiotic comments. I know they didn't show this in movie form so you may be confused with all the "words" you need to follow but don't be a dick and slam on a phone by saying "No 4G? Meh" without having any facts to back it up. You made that statement 30 sec into the keynote, but of course the rest of the educated world already knew it had 4g. Jackass

I think the battery isn't removable. Looking at the leaked pics, all the fine print usually associated with batter is on the outside of the device.

How sad. In a few short hours, nobody will care about this device at all. Well, there is always next year Moto when you officially become apart of Google.

WAIT, THEY PUT IN A F****** 4G LTE RADIO IN IT?????!!!!! Nice! Only thing I'm waiting on are officially official specs of the Galaxy Nexus (Droid Prime) and the HTC Rezound. Damn it feels good to be on VZW right now!!! Lol

And with a grandfathered unlimited data plan too!!!!

I gotta say with these specs, this thing might be a direct competitor to the Galaxy Nexus!

The Galaxy Nexus does look better in my opinion though...

I know. I mean, it's like the newer Chevy Monte Carlo. Looks great on the front, but flip it around, and the back is hideous. Now don't bash me for stating an opinion as I won't do that to anybody here. Just saying. I really wish Moto would lose that clunky hump in the back. Smooth it out a little or something.

Someone needs to make a case for this that "Flips" up so it just looks like a HUGE Razr ... no they don't.

Looks pretty nice to me. I dunno I think I'd prefer it be a bit thicker with no hump. Should the thickness of a phone not be measured at it's thickest point? I mean you could add a little brittle .1mm chin to a phone does that mean it is .1mm thick? Do I care? no

Damn. Less than 12hours before the nexus is announced? Verizon is definitely moving on up. Wonder if this will delay launch for prime though

Not a chance, The prime brings with it the next generation of Android. This silly phone came too late in the game (or possibly too early?) to change anything.

Has anyone heard anything about NFC on it for google wallet?
I wonder when it's going to get ICS and how that will extend the battery life. I like the watch, phone and headset combination. That sounds sweet.

I think that's true, but won't this phone get an upgrade to ICS? Also, what about the two NFC bluetooth headsets that motorola just announced? It was in the picture with the rest of the accessories.

The thickness/thinness needs to be measured at the thickest point not the thinnest. I personally hate the stupid piece that sticks out and it looks twice as thick as the rest of the phone. Major FAIL IMO. I'd take a SGSII over this phone any day, period! When is moto going to stop making phones with the stupid chin or what ever you want to call it. Not a good pocket phone!

I agree they need to measure it at the thickest point to be able to determine the thinness, otherwise the next phone will taper down to 1mm and someone will be able to claim they are the thinnest phone.

Thin is over rated.

Thinness has jumped the shark, and is at the point of being detrimental to daily use. Try holding that between head and shoulder while changing a baby or typing your password.

I get why moto is going for extra thin, playing on the iconic RAZR name, but seriously, when does it end?

I agree. And I'm not an iPhone fan by any means, but you can't say the Motorola is thinner if it has a thicker hump. That's a horrible design element that Motorola always uses. Other manufacturers have figured out how to make their phones without humps to make room for the camera, etc...why can't they do it?

OK now that the appetizer is out of the way time to wait for the main course. This would an absolute beast of a phone if it didn't come with Motorola's buggy extras

Why don't the specs mention the case size of it? I'm wondering how much smaller it is compared to the large Nexus. 4.3" seems large enough for the screen. Also, does it have a GSM antenna to make it a world phone?

Thanks! Sweet. Only downside to me is the non-removable battery part (no rebooting ability or dead battery swapping :-(

Does it really matter?
1) as long as there is a reliable reset capability its just like most tablets these days.
2) you will be onto your next phone before this battery suffers old age.

"8MP camrea with 1080p video"

Ok, so what's a camrea? New Motorola technology? *snickers*

Nice specs though.

phone looks really good...if this impresses people then am sure the galaxy nexus will amaze people

For perspective the V3 RAZR was 13.7mm thin. It's amazing how far mobile technology has come in such a short time.

...all of the sudden my DX started acting up?! hey Honey..I think my phone's dying. Can I get a new phone...please?! lol

Let's contemplate something...two phones have had the chin, X and X2. Both were a success and many people liked the chin because it made the thin phones easier to hold while talking. So as any INTELLIGENT person would conclude, they do it because it works retards. So many cry babies in here bitching about a 2mm hump as if its huge. If that's the case I feel sorry for your women after they found out what you meant by big.....

Well the chin is at least 3/4 of the rest of the phone so that is like an extra 4-5mm. I don't have any problem holding my SGSII and would gladly take a 7.1mm (at thickest point) phone. I keep my phone in my pocket and hate of the chin sticks out or you have to put the screen out which is risky. Maybe you keep your phone in the purse so it's not a big deal. lol! I guess it works for some and not for others. Either way the phone is not 7.1mm thick, it's more like 11-12mm thick as the chin is part of the phone like it or not... I would rather have a phone that is 11-12mm thick across the entire phone. My old EVO was like this and fit in my pocket very well. Didn't have any protrusions sticking out like this would...

What are the odds that root will be achieved on this device?? I know MOTO locks their bootloaders, but its been achieved in the past with other MOTO devices.

Ok. This question is asked everytime a new Motorola phone is released.

A locked bootloader doesn't mean that the phone can't be rooted, or even a ROM flashed to it. All it means is that you can't install a custom kernel which means some ROMs (CyanogenMod, MIUI) aren't going to be as easy to port over to this device. That's all.

It will be rooted. Great ROMs will be made for it.

It seems to be the going rate for powerhouse LTE phones though, based on the Thunderbolt, Charge, & Bionic. I'm sure if people weren't paying it, they wouldn't charge that.

Some of the specs on phones these days don't even seem possible! Freakin amoled/qhd! And then full hd on the nexus. My contract on the og droid ends in early Nov :)
razor or nexus, I feel like I can't lose! I would like nfc and ics, but they aren't deal breakers for me. And I know ics will make its way to this phone soon enough.
also, the moto-Hump is a plus in my experience! It anchors there phone to your index finger on top, and the balance of the phone puts the weight on your palm. It almost feels glued to your hand.

Haters, report in. I see a few comments talking about fail. I don't have an opinion on it because by the time I'm eligible for an upgrade, this thing will be old news, but I'm interested in why people see it as fail. So far what I'm seeing listed specifically is:

-Gingerbread instead of ICS
-unremovable battery
-too thin
-it and/or its corners are ugly
-camera hump

A few of those just seem like personal preference, whereas the first couple are probably more significant pending more info or upgrades. Anything else? Why is it fail to you?

Fail. I do not like the color. Fail. And it's not free. Fail again. And it's not running android jelly bean. Fail. And it's too light - I don't want a phone that may float away like a balloon. Fail. And what if the phone gets infected by skynet? Can't remove battery - phone kills you. Epic fail.