Jun 10 AT 9:17 AM Nick Gray 22 Comments

Motorola DROID RAZR HD pictures, benchmark score reveal handset details

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Fans of Motorola’s DROID RAZR lineup will be excited to hear that the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR HD is shaping up to be an impressive handset. Over the past few days new details have emerged, confirming that the DROID RAZR HD will feature an 1196 x 720 HD display, Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with an Adreno 225 GPU and a Kevlar back panel similar to its RAZR siblings.

According to DROID-Life, the thickness of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD will be somewhere between that of the original DROID RAZR and the RAZR MAXX, which features a 3,300 mAh battery. The assumption is that Motorola will equip the RAZR HD with a 2,200 – 2,500 mAh battery, giving users at least a full day’s worth of battery life under heavy use.

Those who passed on the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX due to performance concerns should be ecstatic to hear that the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor inside the upcoming DROID RAZR HD more than doubles the 28.1 FPS NenaMark2 scores produced by its predecessors. We may only have one NenaMark2 benchmark score to go on, but at 59.1 FPS the DROID RAZR HD stands in contention with the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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The launch date of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD might not be right around the corner, but speculation is that the phone should show up on Verizon’s 4G network in August.

What do you think of Motorola’s upcoming flagship phone? Are the Motorola DROID RAZR HD rumors and leaks enticing enough to pass on the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Via: The Verge

Source: DROID-Life

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    I will be interested to see this when it releases. Hopefully they do not wait to long to release it and end up being like the bionic. Maybe just maybe, Moto will embrace the dev community and allow the bootloader to be unlocked and then it could really be a step in the right direction for moto.

  • Meister_Li

    I will get excited when they announce that the bootloader will be unlockable. Before that, they can for all I care.

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      You and me both. You took the words right out of my mouth.

      +1 to you!

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        Matter of fact, +1 to everybody!

  • SanzaBlancoAkA2C

    Wish they launched this running stock Android & with the same battery as the Maxx.

    • thekaz

      I agree. This was definitely my wife’s new phone, as she needs a very good battery.. Now, with a rumored smaller battery, I’d really have to wait to hear how well it performs first.

      Which, of course, gives Verizon more time to force me into tiered data…

  • Magnus100

    Tell me the screen is not dull like other Motorola devices, tell me the camera actually matches that of the SGSIII in performance and quality, tell me the audio quality is stellar, tell me the freaking bootloader is unlocked, tell me motoblur has been eradicated, tell me the battery is removable and the phone has support for micro sd, then shut up and take my money, otherwise you can shove it and go f–k yourself!

  • CTown

    Wow, Qualcomm really is coming out strong over its competitors when it comes to the US market! First the entire American HTC One family (X, S, Evo LTE, and Incredible 3), then the Samsung Galaxy SIII and now next Razor refresh.

    • Adam

      In all fairness, the ONLY next gen chip that supports the LTE networks of all US carriers (except T-Mobile), is the S4. Samsung’s Exynos, & the Tegra 3 do not work with LTE in their current state. The Exynos 5, and Tegra 3+ will work with LTE, but they aren’t ready yet. I will personally wait till the holidays when all the A15 based SOC’s come out (and the quad core S4 with the Adreno 320). The S4 is nice, but not enough of a real next generation bump for me coming from the 4460 OMAP 4. I really want a quad core with a next gen GPU. Everything out now is still kind of lacking in the GPU dept, and I know this dual core is fast compared to last year’s chips, but a real A15 or quad S4 that will be out in only a few short months should REALLY improve scores. It’s a very small amount of time to wait for a very large increase in processing power.

  • Tarwin

    Looks good. Not really looking for an upgrade yet but it’s nice to see more and more manufacturers come out with devices that can hold their own in the new gen.

    Just one quick note Nick. I think you meant to say “predecessors” instead of “successors” when you said “the upcoming DROID RAZR HD more than doubles the 28.1 FPS NenaMark2 scores produced by its successors.” (either that or the more cumbersome “produced by the phones which it succeeds.”)

  • ThatGuy

    “the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor inside the upcoming DROID RAZR HD more than doubles the 28.1 FPS NenaMark2 scores produced by its successors.”

    I’m pretty sure you mean predecessors, not successors.

  • Harry

    Unless you can unlock the boatloader, this phone is about as useful as the balls on the Pope in my opinion.

  • Glen

    Why go backwards on battery life. What a waste if time to put a smaller battery in it. Every other manufacture should have a larger battery in there phone and I thought MOTO was going to be the first to step up and they blow it just so they van make theHD Maxx with a 3300 battery when this one should have the 3300 and the HD Maxx have a 4200 to make it more impressive. Please don’t go backwards. Move ahead and in lock the boot loader as well. Make a step foreward and leave the others stuck to there chargers in the middle of the day!!!!!!

  • Glen

    Auto spell mis spells sorry

  • KRS_Won

    Moto is heading in the right direction. But I don’t think the HD is enough to take me away from my MAXX. Second hand, maybe.

  • yankeesusa

    This is great news but if they wait till august to release it it will not sell as much as it would now.

  • ozzzy3z

    It looks like Moto might be pulling another “Maxx” release down the road. This could get ugly.

    • alexanderharri3

      Droid RAZR HD MAXX, coming August 2012…?

  • Dave4321

    If they had a brain, they would make the announcement before the release date of the Galaxy S3. That way people might choose to wait for it.

  • ozzieguillen

    Anybody see the Atrix 3 leak? Yep, no thanks. Had an Atrix 2 and the second day my app page disappeared completely. This amongst other remaining faults Motorola has not fixed.

  • Jill

    This phone doesn’t impress me. Will only have 1 GB Ram Why in the world didn’t Motorolo add 2 instead ? I would love to have it , but not without more Ram

  • brandnew234

    I will be passing on the Galaxy S III for the RAZR HD, because the RAZR will be more durable, and have a better antenna. Plus I like Motorola’s UI better than Samsungs. The only thing the SIII could have over the RAZR HD is if the HD doesn’t get 2 gigs of RAM.

  1. I will be interested to see this when it releases. Hopefully they do not wait to long to release it and end up being like the bionic. Maybe just maybe, Moto will embrace the dev community and allow the bootloader to be unlocked and then it could really be a step in the right direction for moto.

  2. I will get excited when they announce that the bootloader will be unlockable. Before that, they can for all I care.

  3. Wish they launched this running stock Android & with the same battery as the Maxx.

    • I agree. This was definitely my wife’s new phone, as she needs a very good battery.. Now, with a rumored smaller battery, I’d really have to wait to hear how well it performs first.

      Which, of course, gives Verizon more time to force me into tiered data…

  4. Magnus100Guest 3 years ago

    Tell me the screen is not dull like other Motorola devices, tell me the camera actually matches that of the SGSIII in performance and quality, tell me the audio quality is stellar, tell me the freaking bootloader is unlocked, tell me motoblur has been eradicated, tell me the battery is removable and the phone has support for micro sd, then shut up and take my money, otherwise you can shove it and go f–k yourself!

  5. Wow, Qualcomm really is coming out strong over its competitors when it comes to the US market! First the entire American HTC One family (X, S, Evo LTE, and Incredible 3), then the Samsung Galaxy SIII and now next Razor refresh.

    • AdamGuest 3 years ago

      In all fairness, the ONLY next gen chip that supports the LTE networks of all US carriers (except T-Mobile), is the S4. Samsung’s Exynos, & the Tegra 3 do not work with LTE in their current state. The Exynos 5, and Tegra 3+ will work with LTE, but they aren’t ready yet. I will personally wait till the holidays when all the A15 based SOC’s come out (and the quad core S4 with the Adreno 320). The S4 is nice, but not enough of a real next generation bump for me coming from the 4460 OMAP 4. I really want a quad core with a next gen GPU. Everything out now is still kind of lacking in the GPU dept, and I know this dual core is fast compared to last year’s chips, but a real A15 or quad S4 that will be out in only a few short months should REALLY improve scores. It’s a very small amount of time to wait for a very large increase in processing power.

  6. Looks good. Not really looking for an upgrade yet but it’s nice to see more and more manufacturers come out with devices that can hold their own in the new gen.

    Just one quick note Nick. I think you meant to say “predecessors” instead of “successors” when you said “the upcoming DROID RAZR HD more than doubles the 28.1 FPS NenaMark2 scores produced by its successors.” (either that or the more cumbersome “produced by the phones which it succeeds.”)

  7. ThatGuyGuest 3 years ago

    “the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor inside the upcoming DROID RAZR HD more than doubles the 28.1 FPS NenaMark2 scores produced by its successors.”

    I’m pretty sure you mean predecessors, not successors.

  8. HarryGuest 3 years ago

    Unless you can unlock the boatloader, this phone is about as useful as the balls on the Pope in my opinion.

  9. GlenGuest 3 years ago

    Why go backwards on battery life. What a waste if time to put a smaller battery in it. Every other manufacture should have a larger battery in there phone and I thought MOTO was going to be the first to step up and they blow it just so they van make theHD Maxx with a 3300 battery when this one should have the 3300 and the HD Maxx have a 4200 to make it more impressive. Please don’t go backwards. Move ahead and in lock the boot loader as well. Make a step foreward and leave the others stuck to there chargers in the middle of the day!!!!!!

  10. GlenGuest 3 years ago

    Auto spell mis spells sorry

  11. Moto is heading in the right direction. But I don’t think the HD is enough to take me away from my MAXX. Second hand, maybe.

  12. This is great news but if they wait till august to release it it will not sell as much as it would now.

  13. ozzzy3zGuest 3 years ago

    It looks like Moto might be pulling another “Maxx” release down the road. This could get ugly.

  14. Dave4321Guest 3 years ago

    If they had a brain, they would make the announcement before the release date of the Galaxy S3. That way people might choose to wait for it.

  15. ozzieguillenGuest 3 years ago

    Anybody see the Atrix 3 leak? Yep, no thanks. Had an Atrix 2 and the second day my app page disappeared completely. This amongst other remaining faults Motorola has not fixed.

  16. JillGuest 3 years ago

    This phone doesn’t impress me. Will only have 1 GB Ram Why in the world didn’t Motorolo add 2 instead ? I would love to have it , but not without more Ram

  17. brandnew234Guest 3 years ago

    I will be passing on the Galaxy S III for the RAZR HD, because the RAZR will be more durable, and have a better antenna. Plus I like Motorola’s UI better than Samsungs. The only thing the SIII could have over the RAZR HD is if the HD doesn’t get 2 gigs of RAM.