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Motorola Razr HD review

Motorola's flagship handset comes with underwhelming specs

Our Verdict

Battery life is great, but the Razr HD really does seem underpowered for what you're paying, and while the specs might not seem terrible now, the relative weakness of them is going to make it become a lot more dated a lot faster than most similarly priced phones.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 16 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 8 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 22 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 720
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Good battery life
  • Simple OS
  • MicroSD slot


  • Low specs for price
  • Uncomfortable build
  • Poor video camera

The Motorola Razr HD has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel main camera with flash and autofocus, which was to be expected really, since although a few phones such as the Sony Xperia Z are upping the megapixel count, 8 is still the go-to number for most high-end handsets.

At least there's a bunch of options to play with, from being able to tap to autofocus on certain things to being able to adjust the exposure, add location information and choose from a few different scene modes or effects.

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It's very easy to use too, with a drop-down menu containing clearly labelled options.

While an 8 megapixel snapper might not be very exciting, it did manage some fairly decent pictures. It's also pretty speedy, meaning you can take a lot of pictures in a short space of time.

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Landscape mode manages a reasonable amount of detail in both the foreground and background.

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HDR mode can really make images pop out of the screen - though it takes several seconds to take each photo in this mode.

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Close-ups can be quite striking, with the camera doing a great job of focusing on the right area.

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Indoor shots without flash tend to be quite grainy.

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Turning the flash on doesn't make the image much brighter but it does remove a lot of the noise.

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The Motorola Razr HD doesn't have any sort of action mode, and it really shows when trying to take pictures of fast moving objects, with the results looking very blurred.

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There are a few effects that you can add to images, none of which serve much practical purpose other than being a bit of fun. This one is called Aqua.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
Call FeaturesCall Log, Caller ID, Call Waiting
Pixel Density312 ppi
Height131.9 mm
Width67.9 mm
Depth8.4 mm
Radio TunerNo
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 Address
Marketing Information


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.


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.