To be honest, prior to this week I’d actually forgotten that Motorola was still a player in the mobile market here in the UK. Sure the Big M was massive back in the whole 2G and 2.5G days, but since the rise of the smartphone they just seemed to vanish into the background until, as I say, my fickle mind forgot them completely. Well, the lesson here is clearly: never count the Americans out.
Bursting back onto the UK radar (or maybe just mine) big time with a proper headline-pincher, say “Hello Moto” to the supermodel slim and sexy RAZR HD – a fresh phone option that offers both less and more…
Firstly, the more: Android 4.1 driven, the RAZR HD comes packing a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front, a 4.7-inch 1280x720p display, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, stereo Bluetooth and 4G LTE. All of which keeps things nicely specced-up, but it’s the battery that truly gives more than anything else – a 2530 mAh Li lon Polymer that delivers a full 24 hours of action without fail.
Then the less: At just 8.4mm thick and with a weight of 146g, there’s every possibility you’ll end up patting down your pockets every five minutes just to check you’ve still got it.
Finally, good looking to boot, finished as it in a splash-proof Kevlar shell, the RAZR HD is available now SIM-free from a range of online retailers (Clove being the cheapest at £400), however Motorola say there are plans afoot for network releases, so it may be worth waiting a little if the full RAZR whack seems a bit… cutting. Apologies for the low quality of that last pun.