As with most Motorola Android handsets cellular reception and call quality were admirable. The single speaker that sits next to the camera assembly is also very competent. Wi-Fi reception proved less impressive. My Razr never actually dropped its Wi-Fi connection but it often showed one bar where my Desire HD showed three. Perhaps it was a display rather than a reception issue. The Bluetooth radio is bang up to date though at v4.0.
Storage: where did the 16GB go? Flying high in the AnTutu rankings
All this technical magnificence doesn’t do much for the battery life. Despite Motorola squeezing a 1780mAh battery into the Razr, I still had to recharge it every 24 hours. That’s not unusually bad for a high-end smartphone but nor is it unusually good.
Some of you will no doubt be peeved to learn that the battery is fixed but that's the price you pay for a thin handset. I’m not convinced that the micro Sim card is necessary though, as there is clearly room for a full-sized one. Maybe it’s to lure iPhone users to the Dark Side.
With the Galaxy Nexus Prime just around the corner, the Razr’s reign may be short lived but the Prime is fatter and heavier and will probably be more expensive so it’s not a foregone conclusion.
At £450 the Razr isn’t a cheap phone but it is worth every penny of the asking price. If you were to put a gun to my head and ask me to find fault other than the seemingly wayward Wi-Fi reception, I’d be stuffed because I can’t think of anything. It’s thin, light, fast, handsome, solid, graced with one of the best screens on any phone and is built to a near weapons grade specification. ®
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Given who owns Motorola Mobile these days, I rather suspect they'll be one of the sharper OEMs at shipping the updates in future.
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Before anybody rushed to buy this phone with the "promise" of Ice Cream Sandwich can I remind you of the WAIT that UK ATRIX owners have had trying to get GINGERBREAD!!!
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I read that and wondered...
...why is Troy Queef writing for El Reg?
With apologies to my good friend Richard Porter:
"First impressions are as solid as a lead elephant. The motor feels as strong as an ant on amphetamines whilst the gearlever slips through the gate like an eager eel in a bucket of baby oil as the pliant ride mops up ruts and ridges like a steel sprung sponge. That’s the basics taken care of. It’s time to push some more searching questions down the helmpipe.
When the wheelmanship is notched up to gas mark 10, Toyota’s tiny tiddler responds in kind. Turn in is pointier than a nude Eskimo’s nipples as the steering telegraphs back fat slices of creamy information and the tortured tyres cling on like rubber raptor’s jaws.
Coming in hot to an especially nuggety switchback, I pile in under power and then slam shut the tide of gas. All at once the tail steps wide, I catch it with a dab of oppo and I’m away.
Toyota Yaris 1.33 TR is a bitch. And I spanked it."
Go, because there's no 'dab of oppo' icon