Motorola has unveiled the second generation of its DROID RAZR family brand, and just announced not one but three brand new Motorola DROID RAZR devices : RAZR HD, RAZR M and RAZR Maxx HD.
The trademark slender body of the handset has been changed up a big, but it’s still more compact than a Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC One X.
First, the RAZR HD measures 131.9 x 67.9 x 8.4mm and weighs 146g, so it’s thicker than the previous one, but the thickness is more uniform.
As the name suggests, the DROID RAZR HD has a larger 4.7″ edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display of 720p resolution.
The back of the device is again made of Kevlar, but this time it wraps around the edges of the headset too. The camera here is an 8MP snapper with 1080p video recording and LED flash.
The RAZR HD is powered by a Qualcomm chipset with a dual-core Krait CPU, 1GB RAM and Adreno 225 GPU. It will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It will be upgraded to Jelly Bean later on – of course, Motorola is a Google company and we expected nothing less.
Chrome will come pre-installed on the new DROID RAZRs, and Motorola was keen to point out how fast it is.
The battery on the Motorola DROID RAZR HD is 2,530mAh, so battery life should still be good with the power-efficient 28nm Qualcomm cores. For example, it offers 16 hours of talk time.
Then comes, the RAZR M is Motorola’s answer to those asking for phones to remain as compact as possible. The RAZR M packs a smaller 4.3″ qHD 540×960 of resolution on a Super AMOLED Advanced screen and measures just 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3mm. It still manages to offer LTE connectivity, and feature a 8MP camera capable of doing 1080p video. The RAZR HD is powered by S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU, and 1GB of built-in RAM, a 8GB of internal storage, expandable with micro SD.
The Motorola DROID RAZR M will start shipping on September 13 with Verizon accepting pre-orders for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate starting today.
Finnaly, the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD, comes with the same 3,300mAh battery as the previous version. It measures 67.9mm wide, 131.9 mm long and a mere 9.3mm thin — less than 1mm thicker than the standard HD and weighs 157g. Battery life is listed as up to 21 hours of talk time, 27 hours of music streaming, and up to 13 hours of video playback or eight hours of web browsing on LTE. Impressive indeed.
The HD Maxx gathers an 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, and an 8-megapixel shooter.
Other interesting features on the RAZR MAXX HD include NFC connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI port. However the RAZR HD unpacks a 16GB of built-in memory, while the RAZR MAXX HD will have double that. Both have microSD card slots.
The LTE-touting Motorola RAZR MAXX HD will launch on Verizon before the holidays. There will be a GSM version of the RAZR HD too, but not the RAZR MAXX HD for the moment.