Sunday, April 8, 2012


Motorola RAZR XT910 Pros and Cons

Armed to its newly sharpened teeth and carrying the legacy of a legend, the Motorola RAZR XT910 is one of the best Android phones on the market.

The 4.3" SuperAMOLED screen boasts higher resolution than, say, the Samsung Galaxy S II. It bumps up the pixel density to 256ppi (up from 217ppi). And with a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz and 1GB RAM, it's got enough processing power to challenge the other dual-cores. It has an 8MP camera with 1080p recording too.

The RAZR droid is only 7.1mm thick throughout and about 10.7mm at the bulge that holds the camera and loudspeaker.

Been using this phone for a week now and over all its a nice phone packed with features. Here is the list of Pros and Cons I would like to share…

Motorola RAZR XT910 Pros and Cons

Pros of Motorola RAZR XT910:

  • Very good visibility even under the sun.
  • Very good GPS as compared to others. Locks immediately.
  • Very responsive.
  • Plays HD videos very well.
  • Moto cast is brilliant.
  • Brilliant camera.
  • Very good call quality.
  • Powerful signal reception.

Cons of Motorola RAZR XT910:

  • The phone is thicker at the top
  • Motorola RAZR XT910 is bigger than the regular or other 4.3 smart phones.
  • Black splotches on black screen. Doesn't impact the display though.
  • Lose power Button.
  • Don't get full wifi signal even when the router is next to me.
  • Average battery life even with 1780 mAh battery.
  • Screen uses PenTile matrix (offset by high ppi); a little dim too
  • No FM radio
  • No dedicated shutter key
  • MicroSIM card support only
  • Non-user-replaceable battery
  • Here is a video demonstrating how to change the non replaceable battery on Motorola RAZR.

And by the way, the rest of the specs are pretty exciting too. Here's the best part of them - and the not so good.

Key features

  • Stunningly thin 7.1mm body, splash resistant
  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
  • 4.3" 16M-color capacitive SuperAMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels, 256ppi), scratch-resistant Gorilla glass
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP 4430 chipset; 1GB of RAM
  • Android OS v2.3.5 with customized UI
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection, geotagging; 1.3MP front-mounted secondary camera
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps; Slo-mo VGA@120 fps
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi ab/g/n; Wi-Fi hotspot functionality; DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS; Digital compass
  • 16GB storage; expandable via a microSD slot
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v4.0 with LE and A2DP
  • standard microHDMI port; Web Top compatible (docks sold separately)
  • Smart dial, voice dialing
  • Office document editor; MOTOPRINT app to print Office docs
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary mic
  • DivX/XviD/X264 video support
  • Web browser with Adobe Flash 11 support

The RAZR may be thin but it's hardly fragile - it uses Kevlar to cover its back and Gorilla Glass to secure the front. It's splash-resistant too.

The Motorola RAZR comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread out of the box and a completely new user interface. It's quite nice, with helpful tools to streamline your interaction with your phone but we missed some functionality in some places too.

In general, this has very good display - not overly saturated. The SMARTACTIONs is indeed smart automation. In general - very satisfied - very big though. Could be better if released in a bit smaller size (shorter width) by removing a bit of the bezel.


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