Motorola RAZR i – Initial Impressions

A few days ago Motorola announced the RAZR i, not long after that we benchmarked it to see how the Medfield CPU held up against some of the big players, and earlier today we announced the pricing for UK carriers.  This is what I thought after a little one on one time.

The RAZR i is a good phone with decent specs although some carriers, namely Orange seem to be aligning it alongside the HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy SII, I am not overly confident that it can compete even with the specs it has.


Hardware

the spec sheet is impressive considering the Sim-free cost of the phone

  • Weight: 120g
  • Dimensions: 122.5mm x 60.9mm x 8.3mm
  • Display: 960 x 540 pixel, 4.3 inch scratch and splash resistent Corning Gorilla glass
  • Memory: 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB with a micro sd)
  • WLAN:  802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 with EDR
  • Camera: Back 8MP Front 0.3MP
  • Video: 1080p HD recording
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • CPU: 2GHz Intel Atom single core Medfield CPU
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh

It’s a decent spec sheet  for a phone thats only £335 sim free and the DuPoint Kevlar fibre body with aircraft grade aluminium and splash resistant coating feels good in the hand and pocket.

Design

The phone is sleek and thin, the face is a similar size to the iPhone and the screen goes so close to the edge that it is basically bezel-less here are a few shots of the phone some of which are alongside the Lumia 800:

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Overall Impression

The RAZR i is a great phone that showcases Ice Cream Sandwich in a great light without any pesky MotoBlur to muddy the experience, the circles widget (much like the sense UI) is practical and nice to look at. Apart from the contract pricing this phone could be a success, I may even be dropping my Lumia in favour of this Android beauty.

 

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