Motorola RAZR V Review

Motorola RAZR VMotorola RAZR V is a mid-range smartphone with unique chrome accents and sloped Kevlar backing. The phone is some 5mm narrower than the original RAZR and the 4.3” qHD display should satisfy users better. To make whites more accurate and text much sharper, Motorola opted for standard TFT LCD display, instead of Super-AMOLED. This would easily mean that we lose the attractive color saturation and deep blacks.

The RAZR V is powered by a somewhat aged 1.2GHz TI-OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, which is supported by 1GB of RAM. The 4GB of onboard storage offers limited space for users and they surely need to add up to 32GB of microSD card. The Android 4.0.4 build is minimally modified, which ensures better compatibility.

RAZR V’s 8Mp rear-facing camera does a good job capturing objects in good lighting, although it suffers from softness and distortion commonly found on Motorola’s devices.  The 1750mAh battery is sufficiently powerful to deliver enough juice for one busy day, as long as you don’t crank up the PowerVR SGX540 GPU too often by playing demanding games. Overall, the Motorola RAZR V is a decent smartphone for the price and at only $399.95, it a great deal if you are looking to go off-contract.