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The Motorola RAZR i is a multimedia-oriented Android smartphone with an 8-Megapixel camera, a burst mode function and 1080p resolution filming. It has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, 8 GB of internal memory (5 GB available for storage) plus a microSD slot for expanding the memory, a single-core 2 GHz Intel processor and 1 GB of RAM. So, is it worth your hard-earned cash? Answers and more in this week's smartphone review. Thicker on top than on bottom, the RAZR i cuts a classic, sober profile. The front is barren of any physical buttons, leaving the great majority of the space for the screen. In fact, you have to turn the phone around to see any of Motorola's personal touch, with a black and grey soft-touch material and motif covering the durable Kevlar back. Compact and not too wide considering the 4.3-inch display (it has similar dimensions to the iPhone 5), the RAZR i fits nicely in the palm of your hand and the level of finishing is entirely respectable. It feels like a solid device, which is a good sign for its longevity. One detail: the bottom of the screen sticks out by just a fraction of a millimetre, but it's enough to notice when you graze your fingers across it.
It seems like ages ago that the world first heard the now-unmistakable "DROID" sound-byte. DROID was originally billed as the anti-iPhone, pointing things out that Apple's iOS platform couldn't do, but proclaiming proudly that "DROID does". The campaign seems to have worked. To date, the brand has taken off, proving to be a rousing success for Verizon and Motorola. In fact, many people (incorrectly) refer to Android by just "DROID," similar to how many people refer to iOS as "iPhone." Over the years, Motorola has heavily leveraged the DROID brand. The relaunch of the RAZR was also a monumental decision. Just under a year ago, we reviewed the first DROID RAZR, which shipped with Android 2.3.5, a Kevlar back and pretty impressive specifications for the time. Since then, the DROID RAZR Maxx has launched (with the Maxx HD supplanting that earlier this year). Yet, it seems that there's room for a few more models in the RAZR family. Enter the RAZR M, which is billed as a mainstream variant that's aimed at those who walk into a Verizon Wireless store looking to spend less than $100 on a new phone. Here's a quick guided tour of the device in action, that we put together for you...
The Motorola RAZR i may not be the first Android smartphone worthy of bearing the "Intel inside" logo, but it is the first to come from one of the big boys on the smartphone market. Are you getting the feeling that you've seen this handset somewhere already? Don't be surprised as the RAZR i has adopted the visual features of its Snapdragon-powered cousin – the Motorola DROID RAZR M, which we recently reviewed, starting with the impressively slim bezel and going all the way down to the KEVLAR-made layer of armor on its back.But under the hood, it is a totally different story. The Motorola RAZR i is powered by a single-core Intel Atom chip ticking at the once-unthinkable 2GHz. But is the seemingly high figure something we should be impressed with? Would the performance of Intel's mobile chip be up to par with what multi-core ARM-based handsets are capable of delivering? These are the burning questions we are eager to find the answers to, so join us as we give the Motorola RAZR i a thorough review treatment. The box contains:Design:Just like us, you'll probably have a hard time believing that a smartphone so compact and easy to handle packs a screen of such size.
The RAZR line that Android helped revive is to be looked at with nothing but pride but Motorola should realize it had more luck than others. Giants like Siemens and Alcatel that used to shape the industry have been almost completely wiped from the map, while Moto stayed afloat and was acquired by no other than Google - the company behind the most popular smartphone platform in the world. Motorola is of course a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, and that was well before Google's fat check, but competing with white box manufacturers over $50 dual and triple-SIM handsets wasn't such a distant possibility. Instead, Motorola is now flirting with edge-to-edge displays, steel frames and Kevlar to produce another stunning-looking phone like the RAZR i. We really loved the Krait-powered sibling of the Motorola RAZR i - the Motorola DROID RAZR M - and we look to the Intel-driven version to deliver more of the same. Here's the quick rundown of what it has to offer. The new 32nm Medfield platform has finally seen smartphones break the 2GHz barrier and Intel claim this should be more beneficial to the user experience than multi-core architecture.
Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world todayEight years ago, when the Android 4.0, Intel inside-toting Razr i wasn't even a glint in Motorola's eye, something revolutionary happened in phone land. Motorola launched the Razr line. This was a time when Nokia ruled the phone world; an age where Ericsson and Motorola were the other big boys, Samsung was a bit of an also-ran trying to compete but struggling, and Apple... well, it had not long launched the iPod, which "put 1,000 songs in your pocket." Indeed, Apple teamed up with Motorola to launch the first iTunes enabled phone, the ROKR (which was a dismal failure) before deciding that it could do the whole thing better itself.Apple's iPhone line has now arguably become the most successful of all time - five million iPhone 5 handsets sold in the first three days. Which puts Motorola's 130m Razrs in four years into perspective.Motorola's Razr line never really died. It just fell into a coma, with the occasional slumber of consciousness across various iterations. And now, under the ownership (although, perhaps not the hands-on stewardship) of parent company Google, the Razr is being given another more high profile outing.
Motorola has just launched the RAZR I – dubbed its ‘edge-to-edge' smartphone. It boasts an Intel processor (there's only one other phone that does) and the snapper can take 10 shots a second. The screen isn't actually quite edge to edge, and there is some shutter lag on that super camera, but nevertheless, it looks like Motorola may have come up with a winner here for anyone who wants a fast.powerful handset just made for playing with apps and games on the move. Turn over the RZR i and you'll see a soft Kevlar back that is very soft to the touch. It's also scuff-resistant, and with the Gorilla Glass display, this proves a phone that can be flung in your bag or pocket without sustaining damage. The phone itself feels as if it is crafted from tough plastic – in fact the front is made from aircraft-grade aluminium, while the back, as we said, is made from tough Kevlar. Motorola has already proved it can create tough phones with its Defy series, and the RAZR i is maintaining the tradition. The memory card and SIM card slots are protected by a flap, while there is splashproofing to protect the fragile insides should water get in via the headphone and USB sockets.
They don't come much sharper than the Motorola Razr i. Not only does it have a nearly edge-to-edge screen, it also packs the first 2GHz processor in a mobile phone -- which means it's fast. Very fast. But do the impressive specs live up to their promise? The Razr i is available from the beginning of October on Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Tesco and Phones4u. You can get hold of the Razr i on a two-year contract from around £21 per month. If you want to secure the handset on pre-order, it's available from Expansys for £345. The pulsing brain inside the Razr i is an Intel Atom Medfield processor. Only the Orange San Diego and ZTE Grand X IN have Intel chips, so Medfield is new technology, with both strengths and weaknesses. The big strength is that it's the first processor clocked at 2GHz. As a result, the Razr i moves like a greased salmon. Scrolling is super-quick, browsing around web pages is ultra-smooth and the camera is very fast too. I really noticed the speed in apps such as Google+ when scrolling through the video app Packing a 2GHz chip, the Motorola Razr i will chomp through web pages without a pause for breath.
Earlier this month Motorola announced a trio of RAZR phones in New York, but we knew all along that wasn't the end of it - both Moto and Intel had sent out invites for a European event in London, promising to take us to the edge. Since the invite came before the announcement of the new RAZR phones, it wasn't clear what Motorola meant by "edge". But their new edge-to-edge screen design solved that mystery - the RAZR M, for example, is almost the size of an iPhone 5, while packing a bigger 4.3" screen. The big news from today's Motoedge event, however, isn't the compactness of the phone, it's the Intel-made chipset that powers it. Just as ARM chipset have moved into Windows 8, so has Intel's x86 Atoms charged into the smartphone field. Atom processors are already in several Android phones, but none of them comes from a player like Motorola. Moto is one of the biggest smartphone makers with a rich history of innovation, not to mention that they're owned by Google now. Andrew Morley came up on stage and promised the most important device since the original RAZR. Jim Wicks took over and explained that the new device is a product of deep collaboration between Motorola and Intel.
The Motorola Razr i is the latest smartphone from the now Google-owned firm, and this mid-range handset promises edge-to-edge action in the palm of your hand.While things have been pretty quite on the Motorola front since the launch of the Razr last year – with just a smattering of mediocre handsets since - the Razr i is the most important European phone of the year for the company, so expect to see it filling TV ad space and adorning the side of buses soon.The Motorola Razr i release date is currently pegged for October, but prices are yet to be confirmed, although as this is a mid-range handset we'd expect it to arrive at around the 300 mark SIM-free, comparable with the likes of the HTC One S and Sony Xperia S.As with the Droid Razr M which was announced earlier this month, the Razr i shares the same industrial design as its American twin, with the sturdy, wedge-shaped aluminium frame and Kevlar back providing a solid handset which feels like it can withstand multiple knocks and bumps.There are three rivets down each side of the Razr i, adding to that industrial feel, and while it may not be to everyone's taste, it isn't a bad looking phone and it sat nicely in our hand, with an even weight distribution welcome after the rather top-heavy Razr.
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