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Motorola Razr i UK release date tipped for October 1st

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Following the handset’s recent unveiling, online retailers have hinted at the Motorola Razr i UK release date, with the 4.3-inch Intel powered smartphone tipped to go on sale tomorrow, October 1st.

Officially unveiled earlier this month with no word of an official release date, online retailers turn repeated release date tipsters Clove and Unlocked Mobiles have suggested that a Motorola Razr i UK release date could be held as early as tomorrow.

Elsewhere, fellow online outlet Expansys has suggested stock is “expected in 5 days” hinting at a October 5th launch for the revised offering of Motorola’s flagship Razr handset.

Whilst the online retailers have failed to agree on a precise Motorola Razr i release date, the handset’s pricing structure also seems to be a little bit murky with the trio of outlets all offering the new device at varying prices. Whilst Unlocked Mobiles, which claims to already have stocks of the smartphone, is offering the Motorola Razr i for just £334.98, rivals Clove and Expansys are proposing a slightly more expansive offering with £342 and £344.99 price tags respectively.

Motorola Razr i Specs

Motorola’s first Intel powered smartphone, the Motorola Razr i has shunned the trend of adopting a dual or quad-core processor in favour of a 2GHz single-core offering from the PC giant.

Launching with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in tow, a Motorola Razr i Jelly Bean update is confirmed with the near future whilst the handset’s Kevlar backed, water repellent, 8.9mm thick, 126g form factor also plays host to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

More prominently, the Motorola Razr i plays host to 4.3-inch edge-to-edge qHD AMOLED display that has been finished in toughened Gorilla Glass whilst an 8-megapixel camera lines up on the rear with an integrated flash and 1080p video recording capabilities in tow.

Has the Motorola Razr i piqued your smartphone shopping interests or are you intent on splashing out on new iPhone 5? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comments boxes below.

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September 30, 2012, 7:10 pm

I think I'm going to choose this phone. It has a MicroSD slot, its compact for such a large screen and the build quality looks to be pretty good. There is a nagging doubt about compatibility on Android but I'm sure a lot of the useful apps will be sorted in time. It's either this or the RAZR Maxx, although there's plenty on the net about that phone's problems with ICS update.

Why not Apple? Because I hate the Apple ecosystem - once you're in you are a prisoner and you become a cash cow. Plus, I really do despise iSheep.

Why not Samsung? Because build quality has always been flimsy and I have always been suspicious of their ethics. Look at the TV business...

Why not HTC? Well, actually they were on the radar until they removed useful features like the MicroSD slot.

What about Sony? Yes I did consider the Xperia but don't think Sony are quite there yet. Getting there though.

My only concern with Motorola is their historic lack of support when it comes to updates. Hopefully now they are owned by Google this might be a thing of the past.

One thing that does bother me is the increasing size of these devices. Am I the only one out there that thinks mobile phones are getting too large?

Martin Daler

October 1, 2012, 12:10 am

"Am I the only one out there that thinks mobile phones are getting too large?"

Maybe it is time we stopped calling them and thinking of them as "mobile phones". Because, for sure, simply a mobile phone needs be no bigger than a Nokia 1100. But once you start looking at what amounts to (in terms of functionality and purpose) a mobile computer/ web browser/ email device/ ebook reader/ sat nav etc, then is it any surprise that they have grown so much in size? Even if they could cram all that into the Nokia 1100 chassis, it would be too small to be useful.

For me the Samsung Note is the perfect sized device, no smaller than it needs to be to fit in my pocket (incidentally, I have found no defect at all in its build quality and robustness - I don't recognise a description of 'flimsy' at all).


October 1, 2012, 1:29 am

@RonRoyce I pretty much agree with all your points and I think i'll pick one of these up too, although I don't despise the iSheep brigade. The simple, locked down, expensive yet smooth & functional user experience suits some.

This phone seems to make a decent stab at function with a half decent form & specs at a competitive price (£299 probably doable if Clove & Expansys want £342).

As for size, I think 4.3" is the optimum physical screen size for a phone which also doubles as a mobile internet device. Any bigger and it becomes very awkward to hold and use with just one hand (the whole point of a phone) any smaller and it just too small no matter what resolution you cram into the screen real estate. Tablets fill the niche from 4.3" up to 10" then Laptops, Desktops & Projectors. Which reminds me, I own a few of each and it's time to slim down!

Mark Walton

October 1, 2012, 2:48 pm

Think I'll be going for one of those.
I think they've got a perfect balance of screen size and overall dimensions.
Apparently reviews on the San Diego didn't find any major apps that didn't work on the Intel platform. Odd that Chrome doesn't work on a Google owned company, but they say that will be fixed by release?

Bye bye to my 4S :-)


October 2, 2012, 2:06 am

Its horses for courses I guess. I just don't like the feel of Samsung devices. Always felt HTC did a better job generally and the RAZR Maxx is definitely a much more solid feeling phone. Will be interesting to see how the RAZR i compares.


October 20, 2012, 3:35 pm

I've had one of these for the past week now, absolutely love it.

Perfect size, weight & speed with excellent battery life & top notch construction. So much for quad core, 'retina' screens, 2 GB RAM and all the other over hyped features that are a waste of money.

I'm getting 48+ moderate use and 24 hours moderate to heavy use. With very heavy use it still easily lasts a 12 hour working day.

Well done Motorola. This is my first Moto phone since, well back when SIM cards were bigger than credit cards. Might not be my last.

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