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A Closer Look at the Motorola Droid Razr – The Geek Girl Report

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Last week, Motorola released its new Droid Razr smart phone to the public. It’s being billed at the “thinnest 4G LTE smart phone” on the market, and admittedly, it looks pretty cool. But does it live up to all the hype?

Visually, the phone is pretty amazing. Like I said, it’s been advertised as the thinnest smart phone on the market, and at only a third of an inch thick and weighing in at just under 0.3 pounds, it makes the iPhone looks clunky by comparison. But just because it’s thin doesn’t mean it’s not tough. The phone is actually made with super-strong Gorilla Glass and Kevlar fibers, the same material used to make bulletproof vests. (I wonder if this means the phone can protect you if you get shot at?)

And while we’re on the subject of visuals, the phone boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, which means that, despite it’s small screen, you can view your pictures, videos and everything else with  vibrant colors and crisp resolution.

As I mentioned before, the phone runs on the 4G network, which means you can stream and download content faster than ever. But, all that speed can take a toll on the phone’s battery life, which only allows about 12.5 hours worth of talk time. Fortunately, the Droid Razr offers a handy “Smart Actions” app, which allows you to automate certain tasks on your phone so you can save battery life. For example, you can set your phone to automatically go into silent mode when you’re at work, or go straight into the music player whenever you plug in headphones. It’s a very clever app that really allows you to customize your phone to your needs.

Overall, the Droid Razr has a sleek design and solid specs, and is an all-around good smart phone. But the big question is, can it compete with the iPhone? Well…probably not. It’s good, but it just doesn’t have the same name-brand appeal of the iPhone. However, for those anti-Apple people out there, the Droid Razr is a solid choice for your next smart phone.

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