Motorola DROID RAZR, world’s thinnest smartphone – hands on video

Motorola announced today, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, the DROID RAZR. The DROID RAZR is the thinnest Android smartphone yet. In fact, it’s the thinnest smartphone ever at just 7.1mm thick, perfect for your skinniest of skinny jeans. When one thinks of a device so thin, the first thing that comes to mind is, “How on earth am I going to keep from cracking that thing in half?” Motorola assures us that the Gorilla glass, stainless steel core and carbon fiber structure can handle the back pocket test, which is good for keeping shards of glass and metal from piercing your rear if you were to ever sit on it.

The DROID RAZR runs Android 2.3.5, the latest version of Gingerbread, and utilizes Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Our primary concern with 4G LTE devices, especially one as thin as the DROID RAZR, is battery life. However, thanks to some software tweaks and the ability to accommodate a larger battery for its size, the DROID RAZR has 30% more battery life than its competitors. In fact, Motorola says that you can expect 12.5 hours of 3G talk time and 8.9 hours of video playback.

Inside the DROID RAZR, you’ll find a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, which is plenty for everyday use. Outside, it packs a 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display, which looks far less pixelated than most other Moto qHD devices we’ve played with.

In the hand, the DROID RAZR feels very light and incredibly thin, albeit a little long. The screen is responsive, at least in the few minutes we had our hands on it. And for those few minutes, the device felt snappy and smooth. From a software perspective, everything was as expected from an Android Gingerbread device. On the outside, however, it was a total fingerprint magnet – just something to consider if aesthetics is a buying decision for you.

The DROID RAZR will also be compatible with MotoACTV, Motorola’s new fitness accessory that helps you keep track of your runs, your daily caloric intake and it even takes your calls and shows your text messages while you’re running or on the go.

Another big feature compatible with the DROID RAZR is MotoCAST, a name you’ll remember from about four or five years ago. You’ll be able to connect your device to your PC or TV and stream content. You’ll be able to play music from iTunes, for example, right on your device as well. Basically, you can access content from your “personal cloud.”

See the gallery below for more images of the device, and stay tuned for a video demo and walk-through of the new DROID RAZR.

  • Diego!

    It looks fast, but I have two remarks.

    1st, the bezel is huuuge! I don┬┤t like it, because it makes the screen look smaller.
    2nd, the superAMOLED screen is it made by Samsung?

    Thanks! Great coverage! ­čÖé

  • Patrick Au-Yeung

    Is the Motorola dude retarded?

    • Anonymous

      he was shaking.  very nervous

  • I also feel the bezel is very big. Need to see one for real.

  • Anonymous

    i suspect plenty of dropped razrs on the horizon. ┬áthinner is not always better. ┬á just easier to drop, slip, fall in cracks of seat, slide out of pockets… not to mention trying to grip it while talking when edge width really matters. ┬á

  • Anonymous

    i like how snappy these phones are at their unveils before verizon loads them down with largely useless bloatware.

  • The RAZR has a reputation as being a tough and reliable phone with an excellent battery life.From what has been seen so far it looks like this phone will shape up to do the same thing.

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