Motorola’s latest iteration of the RAZR smartphone family has resulted in the Motorola RAZR i that is slightly different from all of the other RAZR devices in the market, where apart from the beautiful edge-to-edge display, you also get the “Intel Inside” treatment with this full screen smartphone. The 4.3” Super AMOLED Advanced display would definitely be the star of the show here, where your eyes will virtually see no bezel at all, meaning more viewing area and less phone. Not only that, the Motorola RAZR i claims to be the first smartphone in the market which hits the 2.0GHz speed mark courtesy of a speedy Intel Atom processor underneath the hood (Intel already had the fastest single-core performance, besting even dual-core phones in some benchmarks). This is certainly the best Intel-powered smartphone to date.
Not only that, Motorola claims that the long-lasting battery that is 40% more “powerful” (we take it that this is capacity, in mAh) than the competition (Moto compared this to the iPhone 4S), although that is just in theory and deserves to be fully tried out in real world use, as always. Thanks to the Intel Atom processor, you are able to launch the 8-megapixel camera “instantly” – taking less than a second to do so. Multi-shot mode allows you to capture 10 pictures in under a second, and with its illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you are able to shoot beautiful images even under challenging lighting conditions.
Too bad there is no Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box, as the RAZR i will instead come with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Fret not though, it is fully upgradeable to Jelly Bean, where it will also be accompanied by Voice Actions for Android and near field communication (NFC) technology support amongst others.
Surely you would find folks gushing over the kind of material used to construct the Motorola RAZR i, where premium protective materials were used to make sure the RAZR i is a go-getter wherever it goes. Boasting a diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminum frame that is made of Corning Gorilla Glass, the back boasts of DuPont KEVLAR. Not only that, it is protected overall with a splash-guard coating, including the electrical boards within.
Do expect the Motorola RAZR i to be available in black just like the Ford Model T from October onwards in select European and Latin American markets including the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, although additional countries will be revealed later. Pricing depends on the launch country, so you might want to check with your local Motorola representatives beforehand. [Press Release]