Phone Review: Motorola RAZR HD

So not too long ago I was very generously given the Motorola Razr HD to use and enjoy. Now I was making the big switch from iPhone to Andriod, something that is never easy as I’m sure many of you may know. However, this was a challenge I was definitely up for, and you might even say I was excited for the change.

As soon as I got the phone I noticed the most obviously thing, the Razr is a much larger phone than what I’m used too. Interestingly, this is something that works to the phones advantage as it sits quite nicely in your hand, and doesn’t seem to be too heavy or too light. Personally, I enjoy the size of the screen as I think it suits the display and really just looks badass. Although I can see how some people might think the phone itself is too large to sleekly fit into their pocket.

Moving away from the physicality of it and heading towards the fun parts. I seriously enjoy the way the page display is set up and works; it looks neat and tidy, and I particularly enjoy the level of precision overall. I have certainly spent many a minute moving around my apps and making each page look just right, so thankfully that Razr was easy to figure out exactly how to personalize .

One snag I ran into when playing around with the phone was with the wallpaper settings. Everytime I tried to change the wallpaper I was forced to choose to crop the image in some way and no matter what the image I chose, I always lost a portion of it. Luckily, I found an app to easily rectify the problem, although I do feel you should be able to choose a whole image in the initial wallpaper settings.

Now, one thing I find about touch screen smartphones, I will either love or hate the keyboard. However, I can honestly say I absolutely love the Razr’s keyboard. As soon as I became relatively used to the set-up I found myself typing faster and with much more ease than I was used too. I wasn’t misspelling things nearly as often. Even when I was botching the English language, I found the autocorrect to be quite forgiving, even going so far as to change the word back to your original spelling if you should attempt to delete it, and offering up multiple suggestions to a misspelled word.

Overall I genuinely enjoy using the Razr and I can easily get lost, whether I’m using my phone as a Game Boy or meticulously rearranging my apps and pages.


Take a look at the official Motorola RAZR HD LTE specifications:

  • 4.7” HD Super AMOLED screen
  • LTE download speeds up to 75 Mbps
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 8.0 MP camera with 1080p video capture
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Kevlar backing with Gorilla Glass screen for extra durability