Optus and Motorola have just announced the Motorola Razr V, which will be available from tomorrow at Optus stores and Optus resellers on a 24 month contract at $35 per month with a monthly handset repayment of $4 per month the total cost of the package is $936. The phone is being aimed as a stylish yet value packed handest and feature wise that’s exactly where it sits. The new phone packs a respectable amount of hardware into a Kevlar backed body that is only 8.4mm thin.

  • 4.3″ qHD screen
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM and 8GB storage
  • 8MP camera with LED Flash capable of recording 1080P HD Video and VGA Front facing camera for video conferencing
  • Running Android 4.0
  • 1780mAH Battery
  • Internaland External Splash Guard protection

This is the first phone we’ve seen from Motorola since the acquisition by Google was completed back in May, however this phone would probably have been in development long before Google would have had any chance to influence much in terms of design or price.

I personally like the design of the Razr series phones and would love to see a Nexus Razr but branding agreements with Verizon and the sense that Google will avoid using Motorola as a manufacturer for their Nexus line for a fair while means this probably won’t happen in the near future.

  • Thernus

    How is this different from the normal razr other than its thicker and wasting space with on screen buttons? Where is the AU razr maxx? (Preferably with LTE) This phone also wont see 4.1 till 5 is out as well. Motorola never support their phones out side of the US.

  • zacomaco

    i hate the icons that the manufacturers opt for over the stock google ones, (like the people and phone icons).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Martin/100003697994211 Susan Martin

    Biggest problem with this unit … IT’S A MOTOROLA … the company that offers absolutely no customer service what so ever, I could go on but anyone who buys a MotoFail will find out for themselves. Just don’t even though they are now associated with google, expect any timely updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Anderton/504726871 David Anderton

    hardware looks hopefully the software is good

    • Daniel Tyson

      Been Speaking with Geoff from our podcast about the software as he actually saw it in an Optus store today and it looks pretty good, still skinned lightly but looking very stock ICS