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Motorola Droid Razr Is World's Thinnest Phone [Updated]

David Gilbert


Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola has launched its latest assault on the smartphone market with the world’s thinnest handset, the Droid Razr.

At just 7.1mm thin and weighing just 127g, the Droid Razr, as it will be known in the US, certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to narrowness and portability, but at what cost? Well, not much it seems.

Despite its svelte figure, the Droid Razr packs in a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB or RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and a 4.3in super AMOLED advanced QHD display (960x540). It also has an eight megapixel camera on the rear, capable of capturing 1080p video, as well as a front facing camera.

Motorola Droid Razr

According to Motorola, the phone has been built on top of a stainless steel core and will easily “withstand the famous back pocket test.” It also has scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass and a Kelvar coating on the back to help protect it from accidental drops and a spill resistant coating has also been applied.

Most impressive of all however could be the 1800mAh battery which promises 12.5 hours of talktime and nine hours of video playback which, if true, would be a huge selling point for this phone considering all the negative press the iPhone 4S battery is getting at the moment.

Motorola Droid Razr

The Droid Razr will run Android 2.3.5 when it is launched next month though an upgrade to the newly announced Android 4.0 may not be too far off considering Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility.

At the launch, CEO of Motorola Mobility, Sanday Jha, said: “We wanted to create a true object of desire. Not only is it a marvel of modern engineering, it is beautiful.”

Adding further functionality will be the inclusion of WebTop, which will allow you to slide the phone into the docks already available for the Atrix.

Motorola Droid Razr

The original Razr phone was launched back in the pre-smartphone days of 2004 and at the time was a radical new design which put Motorola on the mobile phone map. It went on to sell 130 million units and a repeat of that feat would certainly be welcome by Motorola.

The Droid Razr will go on pre-order on 27 October in the US costing $250 (8GB) or $300 (16GB) with a November release date. There has been no word from Motorola yet regarding a UK release or even availability.

Motorola Droid Razr

If the handset does cross the Atlantic (and we certainly hope it does) then we would expect a name change to possibility the Motorola Razr or the Motorola Spyder.

Does the Droid Razr get you all excited or do you think it’s just too thin? Let us know in the comments.

Update: Online retailer Clove has publishing UK pricing for the phone it's calling the Motorola Razr (Spyder) and it ain't cheap. The phone will cost £454.80 including VAT with the handset due to be available on 1 November.

Source: Motorola

Glenn Gore

October 19, 2011, 3:24 pm

At what cost? $299US as opposed to $199 for the baseline iPhone 4S, one third more. Pretty significant I think.


October 19, 2011, 4:42 pm

I will be shocked if they really manage to cram a 1800mAh battery in there. Definitely one to keep an eye on


October 19, 2011, 5:19 pm

Well the Atrix has a 1930mAh battery so it certainly seems possible.


October 19, 2011, 6:44 pm

Considering the track record of Motorola outside of the US, I would not believe the hype, nor buy the product.

The battery on the atrix may be 1900mAh, but trust me, the battery life sucks.

As for being released on 2.3.x with a view to it being upgraded, again based on the Atrix fiasco it may happen inside the US - but outside the US don't hold your breath. The Atrix has yet to see its upgrade in the UK, despite it being released in lots of other territories (US was first with the rest lagging well behind).

Motorola products may be good in some peoples opinions, but the support is shocking, and to be honest I would not recommend them to anyone who does not live in the USA.

Tariq Pugh

October 20, 2011, 3:58 pm

Ummm, so yeah, i kinda NEED this phone!

I've never considered buying a smartphone outright, until now. If it doesn't get released over here soon, £450 contract-free seems like a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

I had the RAZR V3i when it came out all those many years ago. Don't get me wrong, it had it's faults, and I've had much "better" phones since. But the RAZR is the phone I've enjoyed owning the most (especially once I mastered the nonchalant-one-handed-flick-to-open move, I was SO cool back then).

But yeah, on a more techy note, am I right in thinking this is the only phone out now with a qHD sAMOLED screen? It's definately the only one with a KEVLAR back! My only reservation is the non-removable battery (I'm currently have 3 batteries for my Desire)...anyway, back to the drooling.


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