We’ve had a Motorola RAZR demo handset in over the last few days and hopefully you’ve been following the content we’ve been putting up. When the handset first arrived we put up a post to ask you what questions you’d like answered – we had a fantastic response and we are now in a position whereby we can answer the majority of those questions for you:
Is the Kevlar back rigid or very flimsy when off the body of the phone?
The back cover is not removable, therefore nor is the battery. The microSD and micro SIM slots are therefore positioned on the bottom left hand side of the handset.
What is the retail box contents?
Motorola RAZR handset, UK Plug, USB cable, quick start guide
Will the handset be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
Yes, the update is due early 2012.
What 3G frequencies does the device support?
Quad GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and Quad band UMTS/3G (2100/1900/900/850 MHz)
Does the device have a locked bootloader?
No, the bootloader is unlocked.
How do you reset the device if it freezes?
6 second press of power and volume down will power cycle the phone.
What is the processor, OMAP 4460 or OMAP 4430?
It is the OMAP 4430 Dual-Core Processor.
Does the phone have a radio or FM transmitter?
What’s the capacity of the Micro SD card that comes with the device?
It’s unlikely that there will be a MicroSD card included as there is 16GB on board memory.
Is the SUPER AMOLED Advanced screen with Pentile matrix?
Yes Super AMOLED Advanced with qHD resolution
Does it come with Swype or t9 trace?
How does it handle multiple apps running concurrently – any noticeable lag?
There doesn’t seem to be. During testing I had MotoCast streaming music whilst streaming photos over WiFi as well as me browsing the web and checking out features of the phone. However this was just after receiving the phone with a fairly limited number of apps and data on.the device itself. I think any phone slows to a point after adding more content but the dual channel memory helps ensure there is less speed reduction and that multiple tasks are handled more efficiently.
Can you tell me what the sound is like when listening to music and/or music videos a la You Tube?
Is it clear? Tinny? Can you hear the bass? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Playback is reasonable, bass is as you would expect on a smartphone. The speaker is located on the back of the handset so sound is best if the RAZR is face down, which isn’t a problem thanks to the Gorilla Glass.
I would like to know about battery life as I imagine you are running it pretty hard to test it, how does the battery hold a charge with heavy use. Also, do the smart actions impact much on this. Moto said up to 30% saving through smart actions but that is massively subjective.
We haven’t had a chance to test the handset thoroughly enough to comment fairly on battery life and the impact that Smart Actions has. We will provide more information on this as soon as possible.