The Motorola RAZR i's qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display is a pretty familiar sight. Debuting on the Motorola RAZR XT910 last year, the 4.3" display uses a PenTile matrix, as opposed to the conventional RGB arrangement.
This means that even though its pixel density stands at the pleasing 256 ppi, the perceivable sharpness is far lower on many occasions. This leads to the familiar dottiness, which can be unpleasant when trying to read fine text.
Contrast on the other hand is perfect, as it has always been on AMOLED screens, while the viewing angles and sunlight legibility are pretty good too.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Sony Xperia S||-||-||-||0.48||495||1038|
|HTC One S||0||177||∞||0||386||∞|
|Motorola RAZR XT910||0||215||∞||0||361||∞|
|Motorola RAZR i||0||169||∞||0||370||∞|
|Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II||0||231||∞||0||362||∞|
|Nokia 808 PureView||-||-||-||0||455||∞|
You can find more information on our display test here.
Overall, the Motorola RAZR i screen is pretty good, but 720p screens flying left and right these days, put the smartphone squarely in the mid-range category. qHD might not be bad, but it's no longer associated with high-end devices.
Handling the Motorola RAZR i is a pleasure. The compact body allows for easy one-handed operation, while the grippy Kevlar-covered back makes accidental drops unlikely. You will find nothing to frown at here.
Overall, the Motorola RAZR i receives nothing but high marks for design and finish, and while its build quality could be better, the impressions it makes are extremely positive. It certainly feels more expensive than it actually is but that's not an end in itself - the RAZR i aslo very comfortable to handle.
Coming up next is a look at the software talents of the RAZR i.