Few week back, Motorola announced its new flagship Razr I smartphone. The first Intel powered smartphone was Intel AZ210, so that makes Motorola Razr I is the second Intel powered smartphone. The Intel AZ210 is sold in various markets around the world and is called by different names. It is marketed as Orange San Diego in the United Kingdom, XOLO X900 in India and Megafon Mint in Russia. The Intel AZ210 is manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte on behalf of Intel, and the quality is pretty great, but the Razr I is built wholly by Motorola, which means the quality is in par with Motorola standards.
The Motorola RAZR i is back in news now, and the good news is that the device is now available in the U.K. A retailer named Phones 4u has apparently put up the phone for sale and is available for purchase from both, retail store and online website. In the U.S., there’s a phone called Motorola DROID RAZR M with an edge-to-edge display, and it looks exactly like the Motorola RAZR I we are talking about in this post, but apart from the looks, there’s a major difference between the two on the hardware front. The Motorola DROID RAZR M makes use of a dual core Qualcomm processor, whereas in the Motorola RAZR i, the ‘I’ stands for Intel and makes use of a single core Intel processor that is clocked to operate at 2 Ghz. Apart from that, the other specs which remain the same include the 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 256ppi. The processor is complemented with 1 gig of RAM and 8 gig of on board storage. There is a microSD slot which can be used to increase the storage capacity should the user run out of those 8 gigs. On the imaging department, there’s a rear facing 8 megapixel camera which is capable of capturing 1080p high definition videos at 30fps. According to Intel, a multicore processor isn’t required at all for a mobile device. The phone comes with a 2 GHz single-core processor, which makes Motorola RAZR i the first smartphone to be ever mass produced with such a powerful single-core chip. Also, it is the first Intel powered Motorola.
Imaging is one of the areas on which Intel has concentrated the most. It is quite evident from MultiShot mode where in which the device can click as many as 10 pictures in a second. There’s a front-facing VGA camera which is good for video chat and self portraits to some extent. A 2000 mAh battery takes care of the power department and the device boots Android 4.0.4 out of the box.
Motorola RAZR i also has a NFC chip inside which enables the usage of a notable Android feature called Android Beam. The Motorola RAZR i can be picked for free on a £21.50 a month plan. Also, Phones 4u have an offer running where in which the 500 buyers of this device will receive a MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth headphone for free.