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Motorola's Droid RAZR: 'The best Android' phone yet?
The original super-thin flip phone was one of the most popular handsets ever. Will the new Android version be worthy of the name?
 
Goodbye, clamshell: The RAZR is all grown up, with a sleek touchscreen frame crammed with 4G capabilities and powerful processors.
Goodbye, clamshell: The RAZR is all grown up, with a sleek touchscreen frame crammed with 4G capabilities and powerful processors.
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When the original Motorola RAZR flip phone was unveiled in 2004, it became an instant status symbol. And after selling more than 130 million units, the super-thin mobile is easily still one of the most iconic cell phones of all time. Now, the RAZR is back — and with a whole new look. The Droid RAZR, unveiled this week, is a lot thinner than the iPhone, boasts 4G speed, and features an impressive 4.3-inch touchscreen. Does it beat out other smartphones as the best Android on the market?

The new RAZR is worthy of the crown: "The Motorola Droid RAZR has replaced Samsung's Galaxy S II as the best Android device I've ever used," says Jonathan S. Geller at Boy Genius Report. And it runs on Verizon, "the fastest network in the country." While using it with one hand can be "tricky" if you're not used to devices with big screens, its "beautiful design, an amazing display and a thin profile" make it "worthy" of RAZR's proud heritage.
"Motorola DROID RAZR Review"

And it packs impressive computing power: Is Motorola's new offering worthy of the "prestige that once belonged to the RAZR brand?" asks Terrence O'Brien at Engadget. "Unequivocally, yes." This phone is "physically stunning," and the "RAZR's beauty is not only skin deep." With an LTE radio, 1.2 GHz dual-core processors, and 1GB of RAM packed into its svelt body, "this sleek number is ready to run with the big boys."
"Motorola Droid RAZR Review"

Come on. This phone isn't worth it: Hold your applause, says Nilay Patel at The Verge. While RAZR's thin design is "nothing short of amazing, the compromise on display quality needed to get there simply isn't worth it." Sure, the touchscreen display is plenty big. But the viewing quality is quite poor compared to less "sexy" phones, like the Droid Bionic. Plus, when you consider the specs of similarly priced devices due out soon, like Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, "the RAZR appears to be just one step behind." 
"Motorola Droid RAZR Review"

 

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