The announcement of the new Droid Razr smartphone from Motorola Mobility signaled the market revival of a once-iconic line of mobile devices. Now that the device is hitting store shelves, Computerworld reports that it is subject to several notable pros and cons, but that overall it is a respectable entry into the high-end smartphone market.
The news source reports that the device's positive attributes are significant, particularly those related to its physical design. Despite its thin, slender dimensions – which the original Razr phones were equally praised and maligned for in the past – its front is made of strong glass, while its back is made of Kevlar, the material best-known for its presence in bulletproof vests. Splashguard surface material is said to greatly alleviate the potential for water damage.
Battery life appears to be the Droid Razr's primary drawback. Playing certain games or viewing video content were found to drain power fairly quickly, and the device takes long to recharge. According to the news source, other cons include a camera that takes blurry photos under certain situations. Other technical specifications like call quality, speed, 4G LTE internet performance and compatibility with smartphone accessories were positive.
MSNBC reports that the phone's display is not as bright as traditional LCD screens, and that it does not quickly switch between 3G and 4G networks.