Motorla Droid Razr for Verizon initial impressions [Video]

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We’re just a few days away from the release of the Motorola Droid Razr and due to a little mixup with Moto, we are just getting this device now. A full review is coming shortly but check out some of the photos and videos below as well as our initial impressions.

Motorola likes to tout the Droid Razr as “impossibly thin” and well, that’s about right because this smartphone is a legitimate breakthrough in industrial design. At just 7.1 mm thick for most of its body, the Razr is able to be quite visually-pleasing while maintaining the look and feel of an ultra premium device. Sure, there’s a bit of a hump where the camera module is (much like on the Droid X lineup) but this really redefines how thin a powerful device can be.

The 4.3-inch screen has been fine in my brief time with the device but its a Pentile display, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see some graininess eventually. That camera hump does lead to the device being top heavy but it’s nothing that’s dramatically noticeable. Other reviews have stated that people with smaller hands may have trouble operating the device with one hand but I haven’t seen much of a problem so far and I have average-sized mitts (I can’t even palm a basketball).

Make no mistake, the Droid Razr isn’t sacrificing much for that anorexic form factor. Inside, you’ll find a dual-core processor, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G LTE support, a somewhat large battery and an 8-megapixel camera. There is no NFC chip inside this thing but Motorola threw in nearly anything else you’d want in a high-end smartphone.

The Droid Razr comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and rocks Motorola’s custom user interface tweaks. The Ice Cream Sandwich update should land in early 2012 and Motorola may actually be a part of Google then, so hopefully the update will be smooth. Check out the pictures and videos below and we’ll have the full review for you shortly.

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