Preview: Motorola RAZR HD

The Motorola RAZR HD is a 4G-capable Android phone that will launch exclusively through Telstra in Australia.

The Motorola RAZR HD is a 4G-capable Android phone that will launch exclusively through Telstra in Australia.

The key feature of the RAZR HD is 4G connectivity. The RAZR HD will support the 1800MHz 4G network used here by both Telstra and Optus but the handset will exclusively be sold through Telstra.

Motorola claims the RAZR HD has "all day battery life". It is equipped with a large 2530mAh battery which the company claims it will last for up to seven hours of YouTube videos, up to six hours of mobile Web browsing and up to 16 minutes of talk time. If Motorola's battery life figures prove to be correct, the RAZR HD definitely has a huge ace up its sleeve.

The RAZR HD has a large 4.7in super AMOLED screen with a 720p HD resolution of 1280x720. It has a pixel density of 312ppi, meaning it should display super fine text with minimal visible aberrations. Motorola says it pushed the display as close as possible to the edge of the phone in order to maximise the screen size without compromising on physical size. The result is a phone with a strikingly thin bezel.

Motorola's engineers probably deserve a nice pat on the back for the RAZR HD's design. The company describes the handset as "the world’s most compact 4.7in smartphone." It measures just 8.4mm thin which is quite an achievement considering the screen size.

Motorola has retained many of the features that made the previous RAZR smartphone appealing. The RAZR HD's screen is coated in gorilla glass, the back has a Kevlar fibre backing and there's a splash-guard coating that makes the surface water repellant. The internal components of the phone have been coated with this splash-guard material, too, so the RAZR HD should hold up well if it accidentally gets splashed with water.

The Motorola RAZR HD is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, has 1GB of RAM and comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. There's also an 8-megapixel rear camera that doubles as a full HD video recorder, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls and a micro-HDMI port for connecting the phone to a TV.

The RAZR HD will initially ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software, but Motorola says an update to the latest 4.1 Jelly Bean version will arrive before the end of the year.

Neither Motorola or Telstra have announced specific local availability or pricing details, but the RAZR HD is expected to be released in Q3, exclusively through Telstra.

2 Comments

James

1

Up to 16 minutes of talk time!!

Boris

2

Same here.
16 whole mins. Yep, someone needs a proof check or fact, instead of just a "copy & paste".
Now were are those editors. Lolz.
Another great moto phone that will fail in sales due to "exclusivity rights".

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