- Easy to carry around
- Intense and clear display
- A bit of lag while running heavier applications
The Motorola Razr XT 910 features a rather impressive looking 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen that’s extremely clear and legible in all lighting conditions, irrespective of intensity. The colours are sharp and quite intense, but just a little on the darker side. A few diamond-cut aluminium accents add to the overall elegance of the design and thanks to its KEVLAR fiber and splash-guard coating that extends to the boards on the inside of the handset, it’s also quite a durable device. An 8MP AF camera with an LED flash is located at the rear near the built in speaker that is loud and quite clear for calls or other audio. A 1.3MP front facing camera is also on board for video calls via chat networks. Running on a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB of RAM, you’re quite assured of speedy handling and the RAZR delivers quite well on this promise. There is, however the tiniest hint of lag that’s only noticeable when you look for it, but other than that it’s every bit as good as the Galaxy S II with a slightly less cramped UI in our opinion. With Android Gingerbread, a swipe to the right from the lock screen will directly activate the camera that opens up within an instant.
A feature called Smart Actions is what makes the RAZR seriously stand out as a true ‘Smart’ phone. It takes into account a variety of factors, such as battery usage, location etc. and provides extremely helpful options on how to preserve power or get the best out of the handset. For instance, based on a location that you can pre-determine or the handset recognizes as one that you seem to be at most of the day, it offers choices of Work or At Home and allows you to define settings for a profile. The profile will automatically change the moment you arrive at the destination. The Smart Action app acts as a sort of AI for the handset and offers up some seriously handy tips to save on battery life as well.
The 8MP camera is capable enough to take fair images and HD video recording. However compared to other smartphones in its league, it just about manages to put up a decent performance and nothing spectacular.
All in all the Motorola Razr XT 910 is a heavy duty performer which comes with good looks. At its price range it is a competitive buy when compared with the Samsung Galaxy SII.