My partner and I purchased Motorola Razr HDs last weekend. I opted for white, he for black. We also bought Otter Box cases to make sure our phones stay protected in the event of an accidental drop.
We went into the local Verizon store with the intentions of buying two Samsung Galaxy SIII’s, but quickly changed our minds after talking with a couple of salespersons. Both said the S3 gets returned frequently because of reception issues, and both recommended anything by Motorola. After comparing the phones, reading multiple online reviews (many mentioned reception issues), and realizing the phones had essentially the same specs on hardware and size (although the Motorola has a much higher build quality), we decided the Razr HD was the phone for us.
I love my phone so far. The battery life is crazy, and it isn’t unusual for me to have 50% battery life left at the end of the day. I also love the screen and the sturdy build. Most of the internal elements have a water-proof coating, the backing is Kevlar, it has solid aluminum edges, and the screen is made from scratch-resistant Gorilla glass. This phone also has the purest Android experience available outside of buying a Google Nexus.
The Razr HD features an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 16GB internal hard drive. It currently runs the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android’s operating system, but has been promised an upgrade to Jelly Bean before year end.
All in all, I am very happy we went with this phone over the Samsung Galaxy SIII. If you are considering an Android smartphone, this little gem deserves your consideration.