On my 3rd phone January 2, 2013
This is my third droid razor I'm on. Need I say more, the first one froze, the second one would shut on and off and would hesitate. Not sure about the third one yet but we'll see.
Worst POS I've ever owned December 24, 2012
I'm on my 4th phone in less than 2 months. This piece of garbage keeps crashing and having issues and I'm stuck sending it back for a replacement. Do not get this phone.
Great phone December 8, 2012
Reviewer: shopper x
I have owned 3 motorola phones, and just switched from a droid pro that I loved, but the huge display, and speed of the network and the speed of the phone itself makes the razr my favorite.
I was a little nervous operating it with one hand before I put a case on it, but have gotten used to the larger size and love it.
The battery gives you around 8-9 hours of heavy use. My day and work start at 6am, and I have been able to count on it running until 2 before giving me a 20% warning. But I keep a charger in the car and on my desk, so not a huge worry for me.
Why pay 200 for an iphone 5 when you can get a year old phone for a penny that does everything it can and more.
From a college student September 6, 2012
I love my razr!
I bought it over 6 months ago for 300$, and have enjoyed it ever since.
-The Screen: It is well above average. It is very nice to watch movies and videos on.(More about the downside of it in the bad section)
-Durability: This is by far the most important thing to me. Most people on my campus have iphones, but this blows them out of the water. I have dropped my phone, had it stepped on, and gotten it wet multiple times, yet it always comes right back on.
-Performance: It used to be the best in its class when I ordered it in November. I would say for the average user who watches a few youtube videos, and only streams occasionally, then it will be fine. I have watched Espn Mobile on livestream, and it usually does quite well.
-The Screen: For all it's goodness, it does pixelate a bit.
-Buttons: They sometimes don't register, although it is second only to the iphone as far as controls go.
This is a sweet phone! The majority of people will consider it against an iphone, but for the price you really can't beat it nowadays. I paid 300$ for it, and do not regret it one bit! If you are a college student, the durability alone makes it worth the value.
love this phone August 27, 2012
Reviewer: Mike R
best smart phone i've owned never expected so much from a smart phone fast big screen and i love ICS.
Amazing Phone for and from the Future August 24, 2012
Reviewer: Mathew G.
Upon ordering this phone, I knew it would be great. Excellent customer service. I really enjoyed the phones features. I get excellent 4G coverage in my home town. Thanks VZW and Amazon!
Nice phone, but screen shatters easily August 13, 2012
I liked this phone: the display is nice, there is good voice clarity on the phone, and the camera is quality. But the so-called "gorilla glass" is more like a fragile piece of china! It's a mystery to me how the glass on mine shattered, but judging from a basic internet search, I am not alone. I wouldn't buy this phone again.
great design hampered by poor display and battery life June 30, 2012
Reviewer: D. Chandra "dcbooker" (boston) -
this phone is very well built, and feels great in the hand. The processor is snappy. It is immediately evident on turning on this phone that the display resolution is quite poor. I bought this phone after using the original Motorola's droid for almost 3 years, and text and icons appeared more pix elated on the razor than on my old droid. The battery capacity is just enough to get light to moderate users through the working day.
The design of this phone has great potential, and Motorola is doing exactly the right thing by releasing the droid razor Maxx hd with a high-resolution screen and extended battery life later this summer. this will fix both the major deficiencies of this phone. I decided to return this phone, and will wait for the droid razor Maxx hd to come out on Verizon. Don't like the poor build quality of the Samsung Galaxy S3, and do not want to switch to AT&T to get the HTC one X or the Nokia 900.
Good phone for a good price! June 28, 2012
I received my Droid Razr a few days and I have explored everything on this phone. Most complaints in other reviews are about the battery life. Well I want to know what the hell the are doing? I have little to no problems. Yes it can drain if you're playing a game or using gos and 4g twenty four seven. It has an awesome power control toggle that will allow you to help save energy as well as many other apps and ways to conserve energy. This phone most definitely is the fastest phone I have ever had taking little to no time at all to download any apps or connect to any of your searches. The other really good surprising thing is the phones music ability. I thrive off good music and I was originally going to get the 169.99 dollar HTC Rezound for its music ability but later changed my mind for the cheaper phone. Well I gave up on my music thinking this would have the same music capabilities as the first Droid. It is much better and deserves more credit than it gets.I would recommend the Droid Razr to anybody with it's price and all it's features. Plus it is getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update as well. What is not to love?
Well it does have a bit of a lag. Sometimes it will hesitate on it's movements. It is not too bad of a problem considering all the things it's having to do at once but it is most noticed when you are unlocking the phone. But if you don't multi task as majorly as I do it should run fine. Over all a good phone. If you want to make the expense you can always go with the Droid Razr Maxx. I believe in it's capabilities. But either phone is good.
My first smart phone June 28, 2012
Since this was my first step into the smart phone market, I did quite a bit of research on the net. My priorities were that the phone have a decent display and fast connection speeds. The RAZR has definitely fulfilled those requirements.
I was a bit concerned about the large size, but I am getting used to it. You'll know when this thing is in your pocket. There have been complaints about battery life, but since this is my first, I don't have anything to compare it to. If I don't spend too much time surfing, the battery will easily last for the day. The display is a very big battery eater.
Overall, I am way more than satisfied. The fact that I got it from Amazon in May for $.01 and free shipping was a bonus. The delivery and activation were quick and smooth. Connectivity is great and the speed from the Verizon network is very fast.
Now if I can just get ICS rolled out to me. Maybe it'll come today...
Amazing Phone ! June 10, 2012
I ordered this phone on Tuesday and got it on Thursday.. and I absolutely love it.There was nothing wrong with the phone as far as a cracked screen or improper packaging. I have a thing for big phones and this one is BIG :) Its very fast and easy to use. It is really thin but I can deal with that but I am going to purchase a case for it today. Verizon was really helpful with the setup and I've had no problems with the phone. I recommend it 100% !
Love My New Phone, but... April 5, 2012
Reviewer: Kelli Miller (Grand bay, AL United States) -
Personally, I am loving my razr. I have had it for close to three months now and can't imagine not having it. I can get so much work done and so quickly. For Easter, I am asking for a few accessories for it.
I love the super fast 4G LTE that I get with this phone and Verizon. I love the larger screen that helps me to see everything on my screen. I LOVE the Droid (now Google) Marketplace. I LOVE that it is totally integrated with Google so my emails, contacts, calendar, etc are all in sync.
However, the battery life is for the birds! If I don't really use my phone, it will last all day for a few calls and text messages. If I hop on the internet, I can watch the battery life being sucked right out of it. The plug for the charger is on the top of the phone, so I can't plug it in and use it. Maybe a longer cord or a faster battery, then I am ion Heaven! I have been told that should switch to the razr Maxx because it is just as fast, but the battery is better.
**Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors' Program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.**
Better than iphone September 22, 2012
Reviewer: Western Mass.
Upgraded through AmazonWireless for $49.99 w/ free 2 day shipping. Activated through Verizon Wireless online took about 5 min. Phone is great with no issues. 4.3" Screen has great clarity. Google Play Store has a ton of apps, alot are free. The operating system can be tailored to your liking with alot of features. 3/4G is fast as is the wireless. Like most smartphones the battery life is not great but I can get through the day just fine. Navigation is spot on. Phone is thin, I have an OtterBox and fits in my pockets. I have had a few Android operating system/Motorola phones and so far this is the best. I cannot comment on any poor reviews because I do not have any problems.
better than I had hoped for September 21, 2012
Reviewer: Tim (Spokane, Wa, US) -
After reading several reviews I was considering on waiting for the newer Razor Max to come out, but when my old phone kicked the bucket I went ahead and ordered this one. Other than the 1st day the battery has had plenty of juice. The screen resolution is phenominal (much better and larger than a coworkers Iphone4). Several reviews complained about the photo quality but it is as good as my digital camera and a lot easier to carry around. It is so light and thin that you forget it is in your pocket. It is easy to set preferences so it screen locks when placed in your pocket thus no more butt dialing. While the description says it runs ice cream sandwich it comes loaded with jelly bean. The upgrade was done easily by downloading it in the evening and ready to go the next morning. I would recommend it to all but the heavy 4g user since it does drain down the battery faster if you do a lot of downloads.
Verizon is fantastic, the Razr is loaded! April 4, 2012
Reviewer: Jade Morey (Kennesaw, Georgia) -
First let me start by saying that I've never encountered a "perfect" cell phone. We aren't there yet and everyone has different needs. I for one am an intense wireless user. I using calling, texts, email, social media, camera, news and music extensively. I'll touch on my thoughts regarding those uses with this phone, as well as a few other features.
For social media, I use Uber Social, Facebook, Yelp, Instagram, Youtube and Foursquare the most. All of these programs work wonderfully most of the time. I wish all youtube clips were default set to allow viewing on mobile. Uber Social occassionaly lags with updating. Facebook is probably the most trouble-some with refreshing for some reason. Even when I'm using a wireless network. But, that's probably an FB issue. Yelp works perfect almost always, with the exception of when I'm traveling, it sometimes lags to catch up to my location when browsing what's near or needing to check-in. The photos I take with the Razr look great when uploaded to Yelp. They just introduced Instagram for android and thus far I've been VERY happy. Foursquare usually works pretty well but I use Yelp and Facebook more for checking in these days.
I constantly check blogs and news sites. I don't utilize the apps for news sites mainly because they can be slow and I don't like them popping up as notifications on my phone. So, really no use for them. However, the CNN app has always been a favorite and works well on this Razr.
The internet radio stations that come on the Razr with ShoutCast Radio and AWESOME! Better than Pandora. I'll use this when cleaning house, taking a bubble bath, waiting somewhere...whatever! It really comes in handy.
I use GMail and it works really well. I prefer the GMail app and not utilizing the standard phone email app. It's much more precise.
Calling is fantastic on the Verizon network and I work and travel in rural areas of Georgia so that's saying a lot! I wish they would cut out of a few of the steps in order to call someone. Touch screen can be tricky when on the move and such so it's slightly annoying.
I use texting a lot and there eventually became two issues there. One, somehow my phone responds to first time texters to me with a "In a meeting" text and I've yet to resolve how to make it stop doing this. I've been able to apologize out of this but it's really very strange. Second, after I've read a text, it often still remains in the unread bold blue text. That's annoying having to go open it multiple times so it will show as being read. Not sure how to fix that either. I've had that issues on several droids.
The camera is awesome, especially with landscapes. I really wish I were able to take self portraits without using the crappy meg flip face cam. It's impossible to try and take a self portrait the normal way on this phone. I've tried, and failed, many times. Have to be careful not to move when taking a pic as it can easily be blurry. Which is difficult when getting others to take a pic when never having used your camera before. Instagram does some great things with pics! A must free app.
The sound is amazing, the screen looks great, wireless is super easy, tons of applications that run very well, albeit it lag in updating social media. This phone almost runs and maintains itself. Which is mostly good but bad when it changes settings on it's own and you don't know how to fix it! It's always constantly needed to update apps which is so very annoying!
Overall, this phone isn't perfect but it is certainly equipped with all that I could ask in a phone, and then some. I just simply wish the battery were stronger to support comfortable use, especially long lasting when using the camera. It's been a good phone. Cool appearance and big screen is great!
Bigger is Better, 4G Speed Makes a Difference & Gingerbread is faster! March 28, 2012
Reviewer: J. Burg (Florida) -
Having previously owned multiple Android phones, I have mixed opinions overall, and was excited to try the Motorola DROID RAZR. For a while the trend for cell phones was to become as small as possible, but recently phones such as the RAZR reversed this trend, this is made clear by its massive 4.3" display. My previous phones had smaller 3.5" screens, so the RAZR certainly has a much larger feel to it. But the amazing overall thinness makes it feel great in your hand and allows me to hold it hands-free between my shoulder and ear, which was not possible with my previous phone because it was too small. The phone also feels extremely solid and durable even as thin as it is thanks to is Kevlar backing and Gorilla Glass screen (a total plus for a mom who drops everything!).
One of the key features of the phone is its 4G LTE Verizon service, which absolutely lives up to its hype with one caveat - you have to be an area with strong 4G coverage to take advantage of it. Where I live Verizon service is not very good (4G or otherwise), and even though I see the RAZR show a 4G signal every once in a while, it's no faster for me at home than 3G (when it works at all). But when I'm out and about, the 4G LTE service is leaps and bounds faster than any of my older phones and lives up to the hype.
My gripe with previous Android phones was "laginess" and random crashing and freezing of apps. The newer Gingerbread version is certainly better overall, but I still encounter random bugs from time-to-time. The phone feels very faster overall and is very enjoyable to use. (Plus the display is just plain pretty!)
The cameras are also great on the phone with an 8 MP rear camera that can record 1080p video, and a front camera for video conferencing.
Battery-life has been pretty good for me as well getting me through most days, but I'm sure most "power users" would have issue getting through an entire day. Motorola certainly took notice of this and introduced the DROID RAZR MAXX not long after the DROID RAZR, which features double the battery life without sacrificing much in terms of overall thickness.
Overall, I really like the DROID RAZR. It is by far superior to my previous Android phones in every way. Between the thinness, 4G LTE (where available), great camera and device speed, it has not disappointed. Now, if I could just get a cell tower closer to my house...
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors' Program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.
Useless brick March 18, 2012
Reviewer: ikica (Albuquerque, NM USA) -
This phone has awful reception on the Verizon network. I don't care how slim it is or how pretty it is, when it drops the data signal several times every hour. After many hours on the phone with Verizon customer service, and in the store, and a replacement phone, I still have the same problem in a location where my old e815 used to work flawlessly. It is almost certainly a software issue, since I have never actually had a dropped call. However, I have seen a signal loss upon hanging up many times - hardly a coincidence. Data loss happens frequently, sometimes even without registering. The only indication I have is the simple fact that no data is being loaded. Also, often all it takes to magically regain signal is a restart. Here it goes:
1. Frequent loss of data connection and talk signal. Sometimes it claims to have signal, but I can't make a call or connect to the internet.
2. Can't charge while USB tethered and using the internet. It simply discharges more slowly. The swindlers at Verizon were trying to convince me that this is perfectly OK. Naturally, they couldn't tell me anything about the phone specs when it comes to rated power. Basically they were talking out of their @$$e$.
3. Unintuitive and poorly designed user interface. Example: keep turning down the ringer volume and it will stop at 'vibrate'. If you want to go to full silent, you have to navigate a menu to disable vibration. Another example: taping on one of your favorite contacts DOES NOT make a phone call. It opens a popup menu asking you whether to call, IM on google talk, or view the contact info. Seriously?
4. No way to return the ringtone for a contact to 'default' after assigning a custom ringtone. The only option is to delete the contact and enter it again.
5. Verizon backup mixes with gmail and turns your backed up contacts into alphabet soup. Been calling the wrong people for weeks, and some contacts are simply gone.
6. Horrible battery life.
7. Packed full of bloatware that wants to charge you money for using it.
8. The ringer is also the main speaker, located at the back. This means that a phone left on a soft surface (e.g. pillow, mattress, carpet...) rings quietly, even on the loudest setting.
9. Responds slowly to a button press on a bluetooth earpiece. Voice recognition WORSE than on the e815 - a phone from 2005!
10. "Technical help" completely ignorant. Their solution to my problems: reset the phone to factory settings. About 6h after I got the phone.
I could go on, believe me, but I think you get the picture. Again, I had NONE of these problems, in the same location, with my old e815.
I can't tell you what to buy, but DO NOT get this piece of junk, if you actually need a functional phone. It serves well as a decoration.
Lost data signal 3 times (that I noticed) while writing this review.
It grows on you.... March 21, 2012
Reviewer: Latina333 "Latina333" (Atlanta, GA, USA) -
Being a total Mac head, switching from the iPhone to the Droid got some getting used to. Definitely the Droid is not as user-centric and it gives you so many choices (not just to you, to the app developers as well, and that ends up in menus that you have to look for as their placement is not consistent) but the quality of the Verizon network, the speed (incredible!), the phone's resistance to accidental damage (and I mean, a cold and sweaty soda placed by it inside of my bag does not create any issues). If you are like me, you might want to also take some of Verizon's workshops as they are free and help you get acquainted with the device. A couple of things I absolutely love about the smartphone itself: the GPS with Traffic for free and the camera that allows me to take panoramic and multishot pictures that are stunning!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors' Program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. All the opinions expressed and experiences shared on this post are personal and not Verizon's or anybody else's. [...]
Lightning fast, incredible Verizon data coverage April 5, 2012
Reviewer: Sarah Hubbell (Mont Clare, PA United States) -
Very impressed with the DROID Razr! The screen size is huge, even bigger than my iPhone4 and I think the graphics are better/sharper/brighter. It's super thin and slips easily into my purse pocket. The biggest thing I notice is how fast it runs on 4G LTE. It's amazing. I have frequently loaded up a Netflix movie and handed the phone to my preschooler to entertain him while waiting around somewhere...streaming video is great...it's like watching TV only smaller. He also loves to play Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja which were free apps. I like how my Google account has everything synced on the phone so I can easily work with my Gmail, Picasa photo galleries, etc.
My biggest complained is the battery...running it on 4G all day goes through battery power really fast. My iPhone battery usually lasts more than one day, but of course it's on 3G. As long as I remember to recharge it every night it's not a problem.
Disclosure: I'm participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and received the DROID Razr and a three month plan in order to facilitate this review.
Want a Really Bad Product? April 25, 2012
You want a smart phone that really doesn't work well? Then get this phone. Ridiculously bad battery life. Loses connectivity on the 4G network for days at a time. Many times the phone doesn't connect, or it connects but the other party cannot hear you. Don't like that and want to chnges phones? Verizon will only send you the same poor excuse for a phone but refurbished. Guess what -- same problems. Verizon's "excuse": "We don't make it." Of course Verizon doesn't make it BUT it sells it with its name on it. And proof that Verizon and Motorola know how bad this phone is? Just look how they rushed the Razr Maxx out to market!