Addressing a review of a latest generation Smartphone is not always easy and immediate. Though give ratings and talk about the characteristics of both “easy”, it is said to be able to really express the quality of a product or defects it may have.
In particular, the Motorola Razr I is a Smartphone but extremely interesting for a number of reasons that still remains in a kind of limbo, which makes it difficult to have the judgment. While this device might be considered the best on the market at the moment, on the other hand has a number of “defects” are not necessarily hardware or software, that make it “less perfect” than it may initially appear.
At the hardware level we can hardly find deficiencies as it offers pretty much everything you could want in a phone of last generation. Comprehensive wireless connectivity, HDMI, and MicroSD, 8-megapixel camera with flash and 1080p recording, Super AMOLED Advanced display with a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, front-facing camera and high quality materials.
Reading the data sheet does not lack anything and indeed, comparing it with Galaxy S2, Nexus and iPhone 4s, Razr I is the most complete. Taking in hand then has a feeling of strength and quality really unique despite the thickness is truly content. So if iPhone 5 could boast far the best building among the top range Smartphone, Razr I past as it offers the same quality with the use of materials much less delicate. Compared to products by Samsung obviously the difference is important.
The downside resulting from the choice of materials for Motorola, is the built-in battery is not removable, hidden under the shell. Although it is a solution that allows to occasionally increase the solidity of the device (not having a flap has no points of opening / fragility) limits in some way the use. The example is easily done. Although the internal battery is just as good as capacity (1780mAh), cannot be replaced and the same to market Motorola is the Motorola Droid Maxx, identical characteristics but with well-3300mAh battery and a thickness slightly greater.
Pros & Cons Of Built-in Battery
So, although I cannot be at the moment (we will see later in the article the performance battery) fault with a capital D, it is equally true that a user open to innovation may not be happy to see an identical phone sold in America with the battery practically twice the Razr I and not be eligible for an upgrade fee as with a detachable battery pack.
Another important aspect, which binds indirectly to the choice of the integrated battery, is balancing the phone. Aside from the overall dimensions, which are absolutely matters of taste, Motorola has chosen a solution “special” for the balance of the phone…
If you have a Galaxy S2, or know the range Samsung Android in general, also know that many devices marketed have a greater thickness at the bottom of the device, where is the rear speaker and other hardware often dedicated to connectivity. On the Razr I thickest part is at the top, a solution that may not initially seem “negative” but in reality brings with it a “problem” balancing.
Being more often at the top, the weight of the phone is moved forward and it is not uncommon to have the feeling that the phone Runaway hand slipping forward when we keep it with one hand. Also being very wide (like all devices with screens over 4 inches) the feeling in your hand, if you do not have huge hands, rarely provides a sense of security.
Motorola Razr I, as now the entire non-Nexus device, offers a personalization system designed by the manufacturer. It is not the old MotoBlur, but it’s a complete customization of the Android UI. Leaving aside personal tastes. In addition to the many present Widgets with nice animations and excellent speed of the system, we find a very particular set of options that allow you to better manage your phone…
There are many options for the optimization of energy consumption and a really interesting functionality Smart Actions that lets you create and own real smart profiles that allow you to activate the phone’s features and functionality as needed. Excellent organization of the menu of the application and the presence of built-in data counter style Android 4.0.
For those who use a lot of these resources, especially related to social, Razr I allows you to have a centralized management of the address book, with status updates and information from Facebook and Twitter and messaging that becomes a real percent of chat conversations with Facebook, Twitter, Mail, SMS and more. From this point of view a very painstaking work.
In contrast with much good work but also some negative aspects of the system. While the internet browser is undoubtedly great, but it still has not arrived at maturity (as with all things some updating is necessary), there is a certain lack of continuity in the UI. Not there are very few sporadic jamming some applications, despite the fluidity of the system is really pleasant, sometimes something freezes and you have a few moments of uncertainty.
Screen & Autonomy
Razr I has a Super AMOLED Advanced display, a solution very similar to the Super AMOLED of the Samsung range but with a better management of the whites. In fact, the screen does not have the typical defect tend all in the display of the white pages, but it offers an excellent color balance. In contrast, the colors are saturated, perhaps even more of Samsung’s display with similar and often make the images too artificial. It is still very nice, large and with good resolution and with a multi-touch accurate.
Regarding the autonomy, as anticipated initially, Razr I does not stand out among the samples of the sector. Although the built-in battery has a capacity of 1780mAh, not always possible to conclude a day’s work. Fortunately, many energy-saving settings and Smart Actions present, allow us to manage the phone and connectivity in a complete manner guaranteeing a few more hours of standby time.
While Motorola is synonymous with excellent reception, sound quality and connectivity, on the other hand Razr I did not impress, especially in the way-Fi. The problem is common to many Smartphone Razr I and the WI-Fi signal is not stable, not particularly powerful and docking problems with the neighbor router…
At the hardware level, as anticipated, we pretty much all the connections can also accessories Motorola greatly increases the possible uses of the Smartphone. Remains at the bitterness of the Wi-Fi connectivity. Really good instead the department with 3G download speeds worthy of the name Motorola and with a good seal 3G signal.
One of the departments that unless we use every day but is still rich and unique. Camera side we have an 8-megapixel sensor that offers good shots with abundant light and curtains at night and do not express the maximum. Let’s say that we are obviously far as using digital camera as on any other Smartphone, and in principle the photos are nice as other products with some pros and cons depending on exposure, light and shutter speed.