L.G., 20 Dec 2011Completely agreed with you,is about personal style of usage.NO PHONE IS PERFECT!like this phon... moreNo problem, glad you're back to Moto. I know I wanted for so long but they simply hadn't made a phone as good as this one!
AnonD-32495, 01 Dec 2011Fantastic phone but i would not ask people to buy it ! i got it 2 dayz back and the battery is... moreThose who complains about this smart phone battery has not really used this smart phone at all or did not know much about this phone. This phone has smart action technology that can control its function to save power. Also, you can use 2G instead of 3G. This is the beauty of the phone as it can save a lot of battery power over 3G connection. I guess people do not know this phone enough before they made up this comment here.
AnonD-30862, 05 Dec 2011Can anyone recommend me whether to buy the Motorola RAZR XT910 or the Samsung Galaxy 2?Buy the Motorola Razr becasue it has incoporated some advanced technology in the phone that even Samsung did not have. One is the smart action and the otehr one is Motocast. Smart action allows you to set different functions for the phones at different time frames under different trigger conditions. Second, the motocast allows you to access your home computer
from your cell phone from anywhere Over the air without physically connecting to your hoem computer. In my opinions, only these 2 advanced technologies is already enough to warrant a place on my buy list for this phone over the SGS2, not to mention others aspects which are better than the SGS2 like the resolution, Pixels, batetry life and in most cases, speeds, as well.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2011Razr is not as good as s2 on performance when you compare both side by side, even though on pa... moreI disagree with you. If you go to smartphoneenvy web site and look at teh face off comparision between the raza and the SGS2, you will find that teh razr is faster in every aspect except for teh quardrant benchmark test. I have also run Passmark performance and AnTuTu benchmark between these two device and the test all show Razr is faster than the SGSII
SamSam, 12 Dec 2011You all have described exactly what I am also experiencing with battery problem on XT910. The ... moreJust keeping the phone idle does not help the battery frain. You ahve to set teh smart actions to turn off all wifi, data transmission, background synconization, GPS etc and also utilise the task manager to auto end all teh talks two mins after the screen turn off. Also set teh phone to 2G while idling. I used these techniques and my razr only drains 10% of battery in 4 hours.
Spinme, 14 Dec 2011Maybe you could say difference between Motorola RAZR XT912 and RAZR XT910?The motorola XT910 is the US version calle dthe droid razr capable of $G LTE conenction. Whereas the XT910 is available in Canada and other parts of the world
as 2G/3G HSPA version. The XT910 has much better battery life because of the capability of being able to be set to 2G while using phone only. When ever downlaod is required, an easy switch back to 3G can do the job. This way will save batetry life a lot.
Traffic, 15 Dec 2011weak battery+ non replaceable is the main reasons why peoples don't prefer this fone.This is not a problem at all since iphone 4s also has non removable batetry and it sold so well world wide. In my opinion , it is just an excuse to step down thsi phone. Thsi phoen can last at least 15 hours if you use it under the 2G/3G network in conjuction with the built-in smart action application, if you know how to set them up.
tabron, 15 Dec 2011yes, i didn't buy this phone because of the non-repleacable battery though i like its quality ... moreWhy are people the so concern about removable battery?Look at the iphone 4S, the battery is also non- removable and over billion of units have been sold world wide, even more than Samsung GSII. So, s non-removable battery is not the determining factor for the razr. People just use thsi as an excute to step thsi phoen down in favour of GSII or other phones. I owned a new motorola razr and the battery can last from 7:00a.m to 11:00p.m and still have 20% left. So
Non removable batetry is definitely not a problem at all.
had this phone 4 1 day but kept locking up and rebooting, all phones sold at tesco mobile have been returned for this reason, nice looking phone but software needs sorting out
Mobilemaster, 21 Dec 2011Hi! The Razr is better than the SG2, I can see this as well. But you forget that the SG2 is mu... moreHello! Yes I've seen the drop test. Being made of plastic does not mean it should break in a simple fall test. First thing to break in todays touch screen phones are the displays, not the actual housing.
There are many types of plastic, and many ways to work with plastic. Some are more successful than others. The reason the SII is so slippery is it's very design, like a mousepad with pores for the mouse to slide over easily with the least amount of friction possible. Good for a mousepad, bad for something you need to hold in your hands. Hence the thickening back plate, making it about 10mm thick all over, not just the bottom.
Plastic also "gives after" easier then metal, hence dust can get inside it's cracks more easy when in your pocket.
Yes, the SII is older, and the Atrix even older then that one. Hardware wise, it's not much hich separates any of these. All dual-core with 1GB RAM and running Android.
Samsung disappointed me with the SII one some key points. Screen res (and also I find SAMOLED Plus to be highly overrated), much lower than on the Atrix which was already available, battery compared to the almost 2000 mAh of the Atrix, and no HDMI and neither any particular exiting docks nor bundled software thats actually useful. The insane color balance of Sammy's display also made gaming annoying. Especially classic SNES games.
I like trying new phones. I had Atrix, then SII, then back to Atrix and now RAZR. The new Lapdock for RAZR is also much more affordable than the one for Atrix, which I never bought the Lapdock for, but had the Multimedia HDMI-dock bundled.
I'm suprised Samsung have waited so long with the successor for the SII. When I had it, it's obvious weak points made it seem like a little milking cow with many weak points with a more complete model just around the bend. making you want to upgrade asap when that would come. Obviously, that hasn't happened this far. SII is a good phone with some set backs in other words. Higher res, more correct color balance, better backplate, HDMI and better battery on it and it would have been a wonderful phone. A phone that fits this description though, is actually both Atrix and RAZR.
That's why i went back to Atrix which, all in all, (despite no S-AMOLED [Plus]) was a better phone on a daily basis than the SII. Especially for surfing and the wonderful Tegra Zone for games. Also 4" phones fits my hands better then 4.3", but for the RAZR and no need for back plate thickening it up, it's OK. If a similar comes soon in 4", maybe I'll opt for that.
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2011I disagree completely an am very glad I'm rid of the SII and now use the RAZR. The SII is much... moreHi! The Razr is better than the SG2, I can see this as well. But you forget that the SG2 is much older than this phone. Wait for the GS3, which will be much better than the current SG. You say that the SG2 is made of plastic. Well yes, but did you saw the drop test of the SG2? When you drop the SG2, it will work well. There is something I don't really like on the SG2, and this is the battery. This one has a better battery. HTC is weaker than Samsung in this department. Their high-end devices has a weak battery.
I admit that Motorola is the leader in terms of battery. :)
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2011i definately agree its not about whose phone is better its the fact!!! yes i said its a fact!!... moreI disagree completely an am very glad I'm rid of the SII and now use the RAZR. The SII is much too low-res for it's screen size. Felt way to plasticky and I had to make it thicker all over with a rubber back panel, due to it being so slippery. Like most Samsung phones have been for ages.
The RAZR is not as slippery to hold, the screen res. is worthy of it's screen size and best of all is all the Moto features. You can probably see the SII score a higher benchmark in some tests due to it's much lower screen res., but in reality the RAZR is better all over.
Not to forget obvious benefits such as HDMI! No longer have to use both the annoying TV-out + minijack to RCA as with the SII.
Battery also lasts longer. No need to always use the car charger or charge it during work time.
You can not just say that the SII is better when they cost about the same, and the RAZR har better connection ports (HDMI), better screen res, higher battery capacity, better building material, is splash proof, has Webtop, MotoCast and Smart Actions, and a chipset of which the Android 4 ICS is based on (TI).
Sure, the SII is a good phone, but the RAZR is better. Same goes for the Atrix. In dail use, it's better than the SII.
AnonD-34833, 20 Dec 2011You totally missed the point. What difference does it make that I say my phone is better than ... moreCompletely agreed with you,is about personal style of usage.NO PHONE IS PERFECT!like this phone as well,will get it after reading your comment and review,i love motorola again after donkey years. thanks J.D.
tell me which is the best phone (1) motorola RAZR XT910 (2) samsung galaxy s2. plz tell me as soon as posible.
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2011First off thanks for the wall of text.
I can see you are very frustrated with people claim... moreYou totally missed the point. What difference does it make that I say my phone is better than Xperia Arc? It's useless, it's actually trolling, and it benefits no one. Unless of course you work for X company and they pay you to throw dirt over other phones.
I'm just sick of this fanboy crap that shouldn't be allowed in the first place. My wall of text was just to inform how amazing this phone is, and maybe to express how happy I am that I got it. I consider it to be helpful/informative in case someone is considering to buy it. Maybe someone reads something I considered a selling point (i.e. phone is very big) but to them it's a deal breaker. See? No need to throw dirt over other phones.
Sales are a moot point, because unless you're working in a store that supplies all over the world, and have the total sales of both devices AND you know how to do a scale regarding the different sales span both phones have (SG2's been out for 7 months), THEN you can assure a phone is doing better than the other.
@Anonymus number 2.
It's true what you say that some benchmarks or whatever aspect you could name (camera, processing power, etcetera) are facts, and one score might be better than other, but that's never the way it's presented in most bashing, biased, mocking comments, and that's the kind of trolling I was complaining about, all along.
AnonD-34833, 19 Dec 2011I got this phone a couple of days ago and I'm truly delighted by it. It's powerful, beautiful ... morei definately agree its not about whose phone is better its the fact!!! yes i said its a fact!!! the s2 is better. its not ur FAULT OR NE1 ELSES that its better it just is. but there is nothing wrong with being different. it looks nice but day to day use the s2 is better. ive trialed both for a week and enjoyed using the s2 more. but dont get me wrong it is a good phone
AnonD-34833, 19 Dec 2011I got this phone a couple of days ago and I'm truly delighted by it. It's powerful, beautiful ... moreFirst off thanks for the wall of text.
I can see you are very frustrated with people claiming to have the better phone,when you sit there and have to admit it is better, it can hurt, I know.
Second, the Samsung galaxy s 2 does do all that better, and I dont even have one lol I work in a phone shop, and believe me it smashes razr sales, and when compared side by side, the s2 rinses the speed and camera quality.
I got this phone a couple of days ago and I'm truly delighted by it. It's powerful, beautiful and a real eye catcher.
Before my mini review, let me say that coming here and bragging about GalaxyS2 is the most insecure thing you can do, so please stop embarassing us all. What do you have to prove to yourself? Do you have to keep saying to yourself how good your phone is? Talking dirt about other phones makes your phone better? Please people, get some sense.
Now with that out of the way, I highly recommend this phone, just because it's amazing, not because of stupid fanaticism. The screen is absolutely gorgeous, you WON'T see a single pixel ever, unless you use a freaking spyglass, it's so, SO bright it will bother you, sure you can say X-phone's brightest, but who freaking cares when you're going to tone it down anyway. Yes, it's THAT bright. I got it less than halfway down and it's "bearable" at night time. You wanna go blind or something? Then by all means go get a *slightly* brighter display. This one's perfect as it is. Vivivd accourate colors, excellent resolution and overall feeling. What's best, the gorilla glass means ONE swipe with your sleeve will keep it crisp and clean. I love that.
Dual core is a delight too, you can do as many things as you want and it won't slow down, trust me. I was trying animated wallpapers with all animations to the max level, while listening to music through bluetooth headphones, with WiFi on, and constantly updating Twitter. Not. A. Sweat.
Another scenario: listening to music through the speaker, while videocalling (the music plays in the background) and texting/ updating Facebook, all at the same time. Not a sweat, and the phone didn't even got warm.
Lastly, body construction: flawless, the phone feels great in hand but keep in mind it's a big phone and you'll need either big hands (as me) or use the two to operate it. It always looks sharp because of the materials used, never smudgey and filled with fingerprints like other plastick-y phones, a true beauty. Oh, and the Kevlar is addicting to touch, trust me.
On a side note, as you might have figured out by now, I'm a very heavy features user, the battery hasn't failed me, actually yesterday I was willingfuly *draining* the battery (wich was at 20% at 11 pm) just so I could charge it at a low level. Got to see a full episode of Pushing Daisies before having to plug it in. Mind you I had 3G/HDSPA going through half the day for tweeting, and whatnot, and I took several pics. That gives you an idea ;-)
Suming it up, it's a really nice phone, and it's unique, the shape is very iconic, people will want to touch it, and it's got plenty of processing power to handle your every command.
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2011Hi does anybody know how much internal space the razr has for installing apps to the phone memoryI think it's 8GB of file storage, and 4GB of applications. At least that's how mine is detailed. And I guess that's the "16 GB" (although it sums up 12, maybe the other 4 are used by the system?)