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Motorola Razr HD review

Motorola's flagship handset comes with underwhelming specs

Maps

Motorola Razr HD review

As you'd expect, the Motorola Razr HD comes with Google Maps out of the box.

It's a staple of every Android phone and with good reason, because aside from being created by the company that made Android it's also really rather handy and one of the best mobile mapping options available.

As well as giving you maps, routes and directions, there are a bunch of other options built in, such as Street View, traffic information, public transport lines and nearby shops and businesses.

We also found that it could lock onto our location very quickly on the Motorola Razr HD - almost instantly in fact.

Along with Google Maps, the handset also comes with Google Navigation, which is a solid free sat nav service that uses GPS and Google Maps data to navigate for you.

Apps

Motorola Razr HD review

Like most other Android phones, Google Play will be your main destination for apps.

There's almost a bewildering selection to choose from, both free and paid for, covering everything from games, to productivity apps, to cook books.

Thankfully it's all divided into categories so it's fairly easy to navigate.

Once you've downloaded an app it integrates itself into the phone as much as it needs to, with many supporting push notifications and widgets.

You'll find that the Motorola Razr HD also comes with a few apps pre-installed. Most of these fall into the category of calendars and calculators, which are useful but would only really be notable if they were absent.

However there are a few things that you don't see on every phone. There's a file browser that enables you to navigate the phones file system and create new folders.

Motorola Razr HD review

You also get some office software in the form of Quickoffice, which can open, edit and create text documents and spreadsheets.

It's not all that in-depth, but it's plenty good enough for a phone and it's got a few handy features such as the ability to create things in various Microsoft Word formats.

Most interestingly the Motorola Razr HD comes with SmartAction. This is a powerful tool enabling you to automate certain actions in certain situations.

For example you could set it to automatically turn GPS on and open your sat nav whenever you activate car mode, or launch a music player when you connect a pair of headphones.

If you take the time to set it up to your liking it can prove very useful, and while there are similar apps available on Google Play it's great to see one included from the start.

Finally there's also an app called Guide Me, which is basically just a manual/FAQ for the phone, with a handful of tutorials. There's not much to it but it could potentially come in handy if you can't work out how to do something, and if you're new to Android it's well worth a look.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyDroid RAZR HD
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, LTE 700, LTE 800, LTE 1700, LTE 1800, LTE 2600
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time22 Hour
Screen Size11.9 cm (4.7")
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)146 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density312 ppi
Front Camera Resolution1.3 Megapixel
Height131.9 mm
Width67.9 mm
Depth8.4 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time720 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameDroid RAZR HD Smartphone
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Product LineDroid RAZR HD
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberSM3716AE7A3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

BATTERY: ALL DAY PERFORMANCE

Your day didn't get longer, but the DROID RAZR HD battery sure did. A single charge powers you for an eye-opening 24 hours of performance. Take in up to 7 hours of your favorite YouTube HD shows, listen to 20 hours of streaming music, or surf the web on 4G LTE for 6 hours. DROID RAZR HD leaves other batteries in the dark.

PREMIUM MATERIALS: GO ANYWHERE, DO ANYTHING

DROID RAZR HD has durability down to a science with advanced composite materials such as KEVLAR® for a bump resisting, tough-as-nails finish. Meanwhile, Corning® Gorilla® Glass protects the display from scrapes and scratches. Even spills and splashes are child's play thanks to a water-repellent nanocoating inside and out.