Ausdroid attended the Motorola and Optus launch event for the ‘Impossibly Thin’ Motorola Razr in Sydney tonight and scored some hands-on time with the phone, as well as our very own Razr which Buzz will be reviewing shortly. Given Buzz’s well known opinions about Motorola’s last big release, the Atrix, it will be interesting to see what he thinks.
My first impression of the phone is that Motorola & Optus have a winner on their hands – in some ways the design reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy S II due to the large 4.3″ screen shared by the two, but that’s where the similarities end. The Razr is thinner at 7.1mm (vs SGS II at 8.5mm), a little wider and a little taller than the SGS II and also has a higher resolution qHD screen. Most importantly the phone performs well straight out of the box, which is more than can be said for the underwhelming performance of the Atrix at launch.
The Razr will be $0 on the $59 plan which is well priced for a phone of this quality, but the real value is at the $79 plan which includes the Work, Play and Drive Kit of a car dock, entertainment dock, and bluetooth keyboard and mouse. As we reported a few days ago, you can pre-order the Razr now with Optus for delivery by 3 November.