If you’re not aware of the Motorola RAZR, you soon will be. This device is expected to be announced by Motorola and Optus this Thursday (we’ll be there to cover it!), however, MobiCity already have it up for preorder at a price of $699 — far less than the $829 for the Galaxy Nexus.

The RAZR is only 7.1mm thin at the thinnest point making it the thinnest Android device to date (I think). There’s also a 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960×540) Display, 16GB in-built storage, 8MP Camera w/ 1080p Video Recording and HDMI-out. Pretty impressive I must say.

It’s unclear whether the RAZR MobiCity are selling is the Verizon branded version (pictured above) that will have the locked bootloader. As Irwin pointed out in his exclusive, only carrier unbranded devices will have Motorola’s new unlocked bootloader.

Motorola have confirmed that the RAZR will receive Ice Cream Sandwich — Android 4.0 — in the early part of 2012, so that’s always a bonus. So I my question to you, dear readers, is would you rather this device or the Galaxy Nexus?

Source: MobiCity.
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Price is great for what you get. There’s the a advantage with having a larger battery and smaller screen.
Bootlocker solution available makes it very interesting.

But I have had a DEXT and got burnt and i have not liked Sammy droid phones to date (hate the look) but this Nexus might be interesting except the dumb name.


Motorola sure knows how to make ugly droids.


Whats the GPU in this thing???

Dylan Xavier

it looks like a Samsung phone upside down

Buzz Moody

That’ll be sure to stop any lawsuits from occurring 😛


Actually NFC doesnt bother me that much this is still very good alternative to nexus. However question stands still “what the hell they are going to the with that 4 button on ICS?”

Buzz Moody

If the device already has hardware buttons, the software buttons on ICS will be disabled.

Dennis Bareis

No NFC and a ICS promise, I’ll go with the bird in the hand.