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RAZR sharp, Motorola RAZR

Motorola RAZR

Motorola to me has been one of those brands that I never really took to heart – whether it was the type of handsets or other products they manufactured – none of them really hit home. One could say, they were the underdogs. Notice I used ‘were’ instead of ‘are’ ? Yes, Motorola has officially ‘resurructed’ and is in full steam with its new releases. I recently had the pleasure of reviewing their latest offering, the RAZR.

Motorola RAZR

A statement maker.

It was hours before the launch of the Bloemfontein’s own Oscar nights, where the who’s who in the region’s entertainment industry would attend when the RAZR arrived at our offices – the perfect opportunity to show off this beauty. With nothing at hand besides my drink and the awesome super thin RAZR people couldn’t help but ask what I was holding. One simple touch and this beauty turned into a beast releasing its packed features that are assured to make any moment last a lifetime – I’m talking about its 8 mega pixel 1080p HD camera for crisp clear photo’s and 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM for uploading them fast – making it extra special. Its woven Kevlar fibre and scratch resistant surface gave me one less thing to worry about.

This impossibly thin RAZR is more than just a statement maker, it is a PC on the go, your personal assistant, cell phone and quickly it became my friend. A perfect fit in my jeans. I was genuinely surprised by what the RAZR could offer, and more! It being based on Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) gives you the widest range of apps you can chose from that’ll make you fall more in love with it.

Accessing files from our server on the go was a breeze, another amazing feature, its free app, MotoCast and Smart actions that lets access files from your computer (you obviously would have installed the software on your PC too) and stream music and video’s no matter how far apart you may be from your PC. Its safer if you use whilst connected to a wi-fi network.

That isn’t pleasant.

What I couldn’t figure out was why Motorola couldn’t add another side key for the camera, making the caption key appear on screen is a bummer for us with big fingers!

Battery life is a downer as it required a charge within 8 hours of use, that is for making calls, checking my social feeds, e-mails and games.

If your a trendsetter, this surely is the handset you must go for, it is beautifully sculptured and packed with features that assure to keep you connected. Motorola RAZR is available for the recommended retail price of R6999 or on a Vodacom x24 month Business Call contract for R229 per month. For more information visit

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.