Motorola Razr HD ScreenThe RAZR HD is beautiful, plain and simple. When the handset was announced back in early September, it was clear that Motorola’s focus was on completely refining the entire experience. The company said 78 percent more pixels were included over the previous RAZR or RAZR MAXX, with 85 percent more color saturation than what you’d find on an iPhone 4S.

After handling the device for just a few short minutes, we can safely admit that we like Motorola’s new vision.

Gone is the original RAZR’s unsightly hump, replaced by a gradual taper; it’s no longer cumbersome and awkward. Overall, the HD version sports an immaculate design that’s perfectly complimented by a full Kevlar back, along with a microUSB port, HDMI, microSD and metal band that surrounds the device.

It’s really impressive what Motorola has done, going from the RAZR, which was a nice device in its own right, to upping its game to the RAZR HD. But competing companies are upping their games as well, meaning the handset will be up against it during the holiday season. Not only that, but the RAZR MAXX HD is set to come out as well, which touts a longer battery than the plain old HD.

Check out the video for the full unboxing and hands-on, and stay tuned for a comprehensive review of the Motorola RAZR HD.

Motorola DROID RAZR HD Specs:

  • Release: Oct. 18
  • Price: $200 with two-year contract
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 (Jelly Bean coming soon)
  • Dimensions: 5.19×2.67×0.33-inches
  • Weight: 5.15 oz
  • Display: 4.7-inch (720×1280), 312 ppi, Super AMOLED
  • Battery: 2530mAh
  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Cameras: 8-megapixel; 1.3-megapixel front
  • Network: GSM, LTE
  • Bluetooth/NFC: Yes (4.0)/Yes
  • Notes: Kevlar back, Gorilla Glass, splash proof

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