Motorola's Droid Razr has been out for a couple weeks now, and if you're still on the fence, here are 10 things you need to know about the device before buying. First, it costs $300 with a new two year contract from Verizon. That makes it one of the most expensive devices out there, so make sure Verizon coverage is decent in your area. If it's not, then you'll need to buy something else, or buy an unlocked version that will be at least twice the price.
Droid Razr is being sold as the world's thinnest smartphone, so if you are accident prone, you might want to rethink this one. The Razr is reinforced with Kevlar in the back, and really any smartphone dropped from shoulder height may not do well, but it's good to know beforehand. Also, because it's so thin, it's also very light, so you should get your hands on it first to make sure you don't prefer something that feels a bit more hefty.
The third tip is that because of that thin frame, other sacrifices were made. While the spec sheet for Razr doesn't show a tiny battery, keep in mind it could be the type of device that needs lots of charging. Tip number four is that Droid Razr will be getting the new Android update, version 4.0 in early 2012. It might even come before the end of the year, but the timetable hasn't been set, so keep an eye out for that. Next, even though Android 4.0 is coming to the Razr, the device won't be able to perform the Android Beam because it lacks the near field communication chip. That's not a knock on the Razr, though, because most devices out there don't have NFC.
Number six; Droid Razr shoots really good video. The full HD 1080p images look good, and even when it's compressed down there is relatively little detail lost. Tip number seven is that Razr is a fast little guy with a 1.2 dual-core processor, so make sure you don't go having too much fun that you use up your data plan. The next thing you need to know is there is a front facing camera on this super thin device, and it sports 1.3 megapixels for your video chatting needs. The last two tips are that the battery is not removable, and thus not replaceable by you, and that Droid Razr includes HDMI and micro-USB jacks along the top. Tell us in the comments if you had one of the original Razr clamshell phones from the mid 00's.
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