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Motorola Razr HD review

Motorola's flagship handset comes with underwhelming specs

Motorola Razr HD review

The Motorola Razr HD ships with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n internet, plus HSDPA at up to 21.1Mbps and HSUPA at up to 5.76Mbps. It can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

It comes with Google Chrome, which is certainly one of the best mobile browsers with all the options you really need.

Along the top of each page there's an address bar/search box, to the right of that there's a refresh button and to the right of that is a button that enables you to switch between different tabs.

And at the far right is a drop-down menu, which enables you to open new tabs, switch between desktop and mobile versions of sites and access your bookmarks and the browser settings screen.

Tapping the tabs icon will show zoomed out images of all your tabs, enabling you to tap one to switch to it or tap an 'x' in the corner to close it.

The bookmarks screen works similarly - simply enabling you to tap on a page to open it. You can also sync your bookmarks and tabs with the desktop version of Chrome if you sign in.

Motorola Razr HD review

The browser settings screen has options to change the default search engine, auto-fill forms, save passwords and a bunch of privacy and accessibility settings.

Overall the browser is very slick and speedy, with even full desktop pages loading in just a few seconds over Wi-Fi and not much slower when using 3G.

Flash isn't enabled sadly, which is still something of a bugbear. It's not as pivotal as it once was, but the functionality is still nice to have. At least there aren't a million browsers preloaded on here to make things confusing.

Scrolling around is mostly fairly seamless, and you can double-tap or pinch to zoom with almost no delay, though if you stick to mobile sites then the pages will be resized to fit the screen automatically.

The screen is also big enough to make web browsing a fairly pleasant experience, though while text is almost always readable - even when zoomed out - it isn't always quite as sharp as we'd like, and the colours in Chrome seem oddly washed out.

While Chrome is the only browser that comes pre-installed, there are plenty of other options available from Google Play if you'd rather use something else, and most of them are free.

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.