Motorola RAZR - Thin as a Blade

Launch SRP: S$888

Overview & Design

To RAZR or not to RAZR?

The newest Motorola RAZR in town holds some similarities with its past iteration; off the bat, there's a lot of effort placed into making the phone look good but otherwise, this new family member shares more similarities with its top-end Android Atrix siblings. Some of these high-end functions include: 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced touchscreen, and an 8-megapixel camera. Thin, high-functioning and attractive, what's there not to like in this svelte smartphone? Well, we take a quick look in this review:

During the official launch, Motorola waxed lyrical about "precision machine stainless steel core, laminated construction for enhanced rigidity, and laser-cut woven Kevlar fiber" and we must say, it shows magnificently on the smartphone. The back feels smooth and scratch-proof and best yet, does not attract fingerprints. Another thing to note about the construction of the phone is that it is slightly tapered at all four corners, making it easier to get a firm grip on it. All in all, the RAZR is a lean and mean phone that comes across as well-constructed, sturdy and comfortable to hold.


The Good
Sturdy and classy design
Thin 7.1mm profile
Useful software additions and accessories
Substantial battery life
The Bad
Finicky auto-focusing issues and poor low light performance
Confusing and clunky UI
Sluggish user experience with UI navigation
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