Motorola RAZR

· · · Event, Mobile Phone

The Motorola RAZR will be available on sale in Singapore from tomorrow, 11th November 2011 onwards for a recommended retail price of S$888 (without contract). It also will be available at all three local telcos, SingTel, StarHub and M1.


Motorola RAZR

I have a chance to played with the Motorola RAZR at the media event last week. My first impression on it was it is indeed thin (69mm wide x 131mm long x 7.1mm thin) and light (127g). The materials used to make it is interesting, Kevlar fibre coating for the body and Corning Gorilla Glass screen for the touchscreen.

The build of the phone is so good that the product manager challenge me to drop my iPhone 4S without casing from the same height together with the Motorola RAZR. Obviously, I dare not take up the challenge, point taken that the Motorola RAZR is indeed tough.

Even the advertisement (below) uses the phone to pry open the lift doors! Now, if only Motorola did an advertisement of the Kevlar material used being bullet proof. It might just go viral!

The phone packs a 4.3″ Super AMOLED display of qHD resolution (960×540), 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor running on Android 2.3.5. It has 16GB of storage on board and supports up to an additional 32GB via microSD card. The camera is pretty impressive too, the rear camera is a 8MP Camera with LED flash capable of recording 1080p videos and the front-facing camera is a 1.3MP HD Web Cam capable of recording 720p videos.

Technical Specifications

  • Form Factor: Full Touch Screen
  • Dimensions:69mm wide x 131mm long x 7.1mm thin
  • Weight: 127g
  • Battery: 1,750/1,780mAh (non-removable)
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM / 16GB on board (16GB eMMC NAND Flash), supports up to 32GB microSD
  • OS: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
  • Display: 4.3″ qHD (960×540) Super AMOLED Advanced
  • Bands/Modes: WCDMA 2100/850/900/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps (Cat.10), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (Cat.6), GPRS Class12
  • Messaging/Web/Apps: MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, Gmail, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email)
  • Camera: (rear) 8MP Camera w/ LED flash, (front) 1.3MP HD Web Cam
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm, micro USB 2.0 HS, Corporate Sync, BOTA, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n, Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 4.0 LE + EDR , DLNA, HDMI port
  • Sensor: 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor
  • Browser: Android Web Kit with Adobe Flash Player
  • Video:
    Playback

    • MPEG4 ASP/SP up to 20Mbps, 1080p at 30fps
    • H.263 BP up to 4Mbps, 4CIF at 30fps
    • H.264 BP/MP/HP up to 20Mbps, 1080p at 30fps
    • VC-1 Advanced MP up to 20Mbps, 1080p at 30fps
    • Xvid MPEG-4 ASP up to 4Mbps D1 at 30fps
    • VP8/WebM

    Capture

    • Video H.264 up to 16Mbps, 1080p @30fps
    • Audio AAC up to 64kbps, 44.1kHz, Stereo

    Streaming

    • VGA in MPEG4, H.264, H.263 @30 fps
    • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Audio: AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9
  • Location Service: Tmapor OllehNavi, eCompass, aGPS with Google Maps, Google Latitude

MotoCast
At the event, they also showcased MotoCast. It is something like Dropbox, except that instead of uploading files to the cloud, you are actually accessing files in your computer.

In another words, MotoCast streams documents, videos and music to your Motorola Razr phone from anywhere in the world via 3G or Wi-Fi. The only thing you need to do is to leave your computer switched on and install the MotoCast software on your computer (works on PC & Mac).

You have the option to download the file if you do not want to stream it. But you can’t actually upload files from your phone to your PC. I wish they have this feature sometime in the future. You also can access your files in your PC on your desktop browser via MyMotoCast.com if you do not have your Motorola phone with you.

I kinda like this service because afterall, storage on your local PC’s HDD is still cheaper than any cloud storage out there.

Official Site: Motorola RAZR
Official Site: MotoCast
Official Site: Mototola Singapore

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