Motorola Introduces Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR HD MAXX, and Droid RAZR M

| September 5, 2012 | Reply

There were no surprises at today’s “Motorola. On display” event, but they did introduce a few seemingly solid devices in the Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and the mid-range Droid RAZR M.

The RAZR HD is essentially a refreshed Droid RAZR. It has an improved 4.7-inch 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, LTE, and a massive 2,500mAh battery. Other notable inclusions are Gorilla Glass, splash-guard coating, and the inclusion of Google Chrome as its stock browser. The device measures in at 131.9mm tall, 67.9mm wide and 8.4mm thick. They are touting awesome battery life, despite the huge display and LTE connectivity, with 16hrs of talk time (I know, I know, who talks on their phones anymore?!).

The most noticeable differences between the original RAZR and the HD? The back of the device is now completely wrapped in the Kevlar-coated material and there is now less bezel on either side of the screen.


Like the RAZR MAXX did the RAZR, the Droid RAZR MAXX HD will share most of the same core specs and features of the RAZR HD, with the main difference being battery size and thickness. The MAXX HD packs a 3,300mAh battery and is a little thicker than its brother overall due to the battery upgrade. Motorola is claiming 27hrs streaming music, 13hrs video, 8hrs of web surfing, and 21hrs talk time on this beast of a battery.

The Droid RAZR M is the “mid-range” little brother to the RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX, and I put mid-range in quotes because it’s spec’d unlike other mid-range phones currently on the market. The device has a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) Super AMOLED Advanced display covered with Gorilla Glass, the same dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor as its big brothers, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 2,000mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, 3MP front-facing camera, NFC, LTE, and global roaming capability. The big feature that they were touting with this one is the nearly edge-to-edge display with barely any bezel, allowing it to offer a generous amount of screen real estate in a relatively small frame. Despite the solid specs the RAZR M will sell at only $99, instantly making it a very attractive device for anyone shopping the mid-range price range.

Disappointingly, all three devices will ship with Android 4.0, but Motorola promised that they will see their 4.1 update before the end of the year. As a good-faith effort, they even had 4.1 loaded on all of the demo devices at their event. All three will come in two flavors, black and white. Also of note is that Motorola pledged to make Developer Editions (unlock-able bootloaders) of all of their devices available from here-on-out – that should make a lot of Android enthusiasts happy.

The RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD release dates are yet to be determined, but Motorola stated that they will both be available “before the holidays”. The RAZR M will be released next week, with pre-orders starting today. Want the RAZR M Developer Edition? Make sure you have a cool $549.99 available and head on over to the pre-order page.

So there you have it, the latest generation of the Droid RAZR family. What do you think?

Source: Motorola Mobility, Motorola. On Display. (unveiling video)

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