Be careful not to cut yourself – the new Motorola RAZR XT910 droid is 7.1mm sharp. We got it out of its box gently to rummage around and then played with the RAZR itself. The Kevlar coating on the turned out to be much more pleasant than we thought and the high-res SuperAMOLED screen does look impressive.
But first things first – the box contents are what you would expect (charger, USB cable, etc.). The interesting accessories, like the Lapdock 500 that turns the RAZR into a 14″ Android netbook, are sold separately. Even without those, however, the Motorola RAZR is an impressive piece of kit.
It’s thin – very thin – for the most part. Things get thicker at the top part of the back where the camera and loudspeaker live, but even there the RAZR is quite thin. Anyway, the back is made of Kevlar, which had a surprisingly nice rubbery feel to it.
The Motorola RAZR XT910 at ours
The front is tough too with it’s Gorilla Glass coated screen. It’s a SuperAMOLED screen too, 4.3″ big and with qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution. It does use a PenTile matrix, but with its 256ppi pixel density, we had to stare at the screen very closely to see the matrix. Though the screen is visibly not as sharp as other screens with a regular matrix.
The Motorola RAZR XT910 sized up against the original RAZR and the HTC Sensation XL
The Motorola RAZR is also supposed to be splash-resistant but we won’t dare test it – we’re not willing to risk breaking the cool gadget. The phone is solidly built almost all over, but the three connectivity ports on top – 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB and microHDMI – are left uncovered and unprotected.
Anyway, the phone may not be thick but its front is quite expansive. The RAZR weighs 127g but since it’s fairly tall with the thick part on top, making the whole phone top heavy. It’s still comfortable to hold, it just takes some getting used to. As a matter of fact, the RAZR is the same size as the Sensation XL and that one has a bigger, 4.7″, screen.
Here’s the video of the unboxing and quick tour of the software, as promised:
Nice, eh? A cool feature we saw was the phone would automatically lock itself as soon as you drop it in your pocket or in a case. The feature called InPocket detection obviously has the RAZR sensors on all the time.
This post is just scratching the surface of the capabilities of the Motorola RAZR. There’s a dual-core CPU and 8MP camera with 1080p video recording capabilities to test. Well, back to our digital type writers, you can expect the review soon.