Google has clearly been keeping Motorola’s engineers busy since acquiring the handset maker last year. Proof: the company’s new RAZR HD LTE is a marvel of design and efficiency. Its beefy battery and power-saving features ensure this smartphone will keep pace with you from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night – at least. A Kevlar-encased, aluminum-framed body makes the new RAZR super strong, but doesn’t bulk it up; this device is the thinnest and most compact 4.7-inch smartphone on the planet, measuring just 8.4 millimetres at its portliest point. Oh, and it runs on the Rogers crazy-fast LTE network, too. Read on to find out more about why the new RAZR HD LTE just might be your next phone.
Big Screen, Huge Fun
Motorola adds its voice to the modern choir of oversized HD smartphone screens with a 4.7-inch stunner that delivers incredibly vibrant colours alongside cavernous blacks. True high-definition resolution – the RAZR HD LTE’s display has 20 percent more pixels per inch than its predecessor – creates a noticeable increase in clarity that enhances movies and streaming video and reduces eye strain while reading texts and web pages
Tiny Tower of Power
Nothing spoils fun times with your phone like a dead battery. Not a problem here – the RAZR’s 2530 mAh battery is a 40 percent increase in capacity over the original RAZR, delivering all-day performance. Enjoy up to 10 hours of video playback, six hours of streaming video or 17 hours of talk time on a single charge.
The Fastest Phone in the North
The RAZR HD LTE’s Chrome browser combines with Canada’s fastest network, 4G LTE, to let you surf the web on your phone as you would at home. Pages load within the space of a blink or two, and web video flows like water from a fountain. Add in Google’s voice-to-text, voice-to-search, voice dial and voice-guided navigation, and you have a phone that keeps perfect tempo with you.
Think of it as a second brain. The exclusive pre-installed Motorola Smart Actions app takes care of the little things, like auto-magically texting your friends when you’re too busy to take their calls and making sure energy-sucking apps and features are properly managed to save valuable juice. It even learns by identifying repeated tasks and making suggestions for new rules, settings and updates.
Craftsmanship Worth Coveting
Beauty and brawn are rare bedfellows, but Motorola’s engineers have successfully combined these seemingly disparate qualities. Corning Gorilla Glass (see Ask An Expert on p.17 for more) keeps the RAZR’s gorgeous 4.7-inch edge-to-edge screen scratch-free, and tough DuPont Kevlar fibre has been fashioned into a striking and robust shell. But the beauty isn’t just skin deep. Pry back the casing (well, don’t really!) and you’ll find water-repellent nano-coating on the circuit board.
The Motorola RAZR HD LTE at a glance
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
That means: Google’s critically acclaimed OS includes a killer camera app and improved multi-tasking.
4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD
That means: Pixels so tiny that your eyes can’t distinguish individual dots of light, making for ultra-clear pictures and videos.
That means: A high-capacity power pack keeps going a long as you do; expect all-day battery performance.
That means: Download speeds up to 75 Mbps* for web browsing, comparable to your at-home wired internet.
131.9 x 67.9 x 8.4 mm @ 146 grams
That means: It’s the slimmest 4.7-inch phone you can buy; a device as comfortable in your pocket as it is in your palm.