Review: Moto RAZR
Physically, the RAZR is both high quality and user friendly. Barring the screen's usability outdoors, the RAZR is an excellent piece of hardware. The antenna is great, the battery life and sound are good, the phone feels solid, and the camera is useful.
But for all that's positive about the phone's physical aspects, there is an equal amount of negatives when we look at the phone's software. Admittedly nothing about the software is so bad that it's a deal breaker, but the level of engineering and design that went into the hardware is clearly not matched by the software. It's awkward and inconsistent. It is not user friendly. Motorola has basically been using the same software since they launched T720, and it is desperate for an update... Which we now know that Motorola phones will receive, beginning with the E895.
For those who store most their contacts on the SIM card and stick to phone calls and a few simple other tasks, the RAZR is an acceptable phone. It would also make a nice second phone for slipping into a pair of tailored pants for a night out on the town. However due to the usability and other software quirks, it makes a very frustrating primary phone for heavy users.
Info and photos covering Motorola's new phones announced in late July 2004. Hot info direct from Motorola, and exclusive live photos and hands-on reports.
Jul 27, 2004
Motorola today announced a slew of new phones with advanced features. RAZR V3 : One of the world's thinnest clamshell phones. Using unique metal materials and extreme miniaturization, the V3 measures just 0.54" thin.
Jul 11, 2023
Nothing has unveiled its Phone (2), which will be Nothing's first phone officially available in the US. The phone has good support for most of the sub-6 5G and 4G bands used by T-Mobile and AT&T.
Jun 1, 2023
Motorola has launched two new foldable phones, creating a lineup of 2023 razr phones with flexible display technology. The higher-end razr+ has the largest outer display of a modern flip-style phone, and is the thinnest when closed.
May 30, 2023
Motorola has launched the 2023 edition of its moto g stylus 5G, a mid-range phone that offers a few extras for $400 (or less through some carriers). This year's model is more compact, with a 6.6 inch display instead of 6.8".