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A hands-on review of the Motorola Droid RAZR from Verizon Wireless

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Arguably the most popular cellphone of the last decade, the Motorola RAZR captivated tech geeks with its sleek design and slim profile. The Droid RAZR attempts to recapture the magic of the original by combining a high-end Android-powered smartphone with a slender form factor reminiscent of the clamshell RAZR.

Verizon Wireless is currently offering the Droid RAZR at a two-year contract price of $299. Of course, the contract also requires the purchase of a data plan. Columbus Android fans will be pleased to know the RAZR fully supports Verizon's 4G LTE network available locally.

Motorola Droid RAZR specifications

The Droid RAZR definitely feels like a sturdy smartphone. In fact, its slim design and solid KEVLAR backplate stand alone among higher-end Android handsets. At a 7.1mm thickness, the RAZR checks in as the thinnest of Verizon's 4G LTE phones.

The 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen sports a scratch-resistant Corning glass display with a special coating that repels water. The 1.2GHZ dual core processor features 1GB of RAM to go with the 16GB of internal memory and a 16GB microSD card.

HD video is fully supported on the RAZR with both video capture and HDMI-mirroring capabilities over the two on-board cameras. Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity add networking convenience.

The Android smartphone that can take a beating

Even with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus earning the status of Verizon's Android 4.0 launch device, the Motorola Droid RAZR remains highly recommended, especially for active users requiring a rugged smartphone.

The RAZR's KEVLAR backplate definitely is a unique feature, making the smartphone a savvy purchase for outdoor workers.

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