One of my vital complaints when I’m reviewing only about any top-of-the-line Android smartphone on Verizon is a price.
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Motorola’s Droid Razr and Droid Bionic any launched during a cost of $299.99 and any phone packaged 32 gigabytes of storage. Verizon isn’t alone in this high-end, high-price approach; ATT and Sprint recover identical handsets during identical launch prices.
My beef isn’t so most that new smartphones with 32 gigabytes of storage entrance during a $300 cost indicate as most as it is that there is mostly no choice of removing a same phone with reduction storage for $200 during a same time.
This proceed to leave out a $200 choice during launch is, of course, by design. After a prohibited new handset is on a marketplace for a few weeks or months, a price, and mostly a storage capacity, goes down. It happened with Samsung’s Nexus S, that came out before a Galaxy Nexus, and a Droid Bionic. On Tuesday, Verizon announced that it is function with a Droid Razr too.
The Razr, a Verizon exclusive, is accessible with 16 gigabytes of storage during $199.99 on a two-year 4G contract. Gone is a some-more costly 32-gigabyte indication for $299.99. The disproportion between a phones, aside from price, is that a 16-gigabyte microSD label has been private in a lower-priced version.
If we wish a Razr with some-more than 16 gigabytes of storage, a newest chronicle still contains a microSD label slot, that can support adult to a 32-gigabyte microSD card.
In a $300 cost point, a arriving Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will reinstate a Droid Razr for Verizon. The Razr Maxx is radically a same phone as a Razr, though it adds a thicker battery that Motorola promises will offer all-day battery life and a ability to hoop a 21-hour phone call — something I’ve never seen before in a 4G phone.
Motorola Droid Razr, from Verizon, examination [Video]
Motorola Droid Bionic, a Verizon exclusive, examination [Video]
Galaxy Nexus, on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, examination [Video]
— Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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Photo: The Motorola Droid Razr. Credit: Armand Emamdjomeh/Los Angeles Times
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