Motorola RAZR i unveiled in London, 2GHz Intel processor, Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola RAZR i unveiled in London, 2GHz Intel processor, Ice Cream SandwichMartin had intended to pop along to Motorola’s “Let us take you to the edge” event this morning. Alas, thanks to a problem with the trains, his plans went “off the rails” (his joke, I hasten to add).

Anyway, Motorola has just unveiled the Intel-fuelled RAZR i. It’s very much like the Motorola RAZR M (recently launched over in the US), ‘cept with an Intel processor.

Like the Snapdragon-powered RAZR M, the Motorola RAZR i has a 4.3in nearly “edge-to-edge” Super AMOLED display. There's Kevlar on the outside, and a splash-guard coating "even on the electrical boards inside."

Other Motorola RAZR i specs include a 2,000mAh battery offering 20 hours of use, and an 8MP camera capable of capturing a 10-photo burst in just one second.

The Motorola RAZR i’s Intel Atom processor, meanwhile, clocks in at 2GHz. There’s also NFC (Near Field Communication), Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and an unlocked bootloader.

“Together with Intel, we’re redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand,” said Motorola guy Jim Wicks.

“RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life.”

Orange, T-Mobile, Phones 4U, Virgin Media, and Tesco have committed to offering the Motorola RAZR i in the UK. It’ll be available early next month, though there doesn’t appear to be any word on pricing just yet.

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JayDubya  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:05

Gets interested... then looks at the carriers... :(

Petros  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:18

Like the Snapdragon-powered RAZR M
It's actually Krait-powered RAZR M and i wish it will be available to Europe too.

stub20000  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:20

i would have been interested if it was a bigger screen :-(

JayDubya  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:23

Don't they have other phones in the pipeline with bigger screens though? (I struggle to keep up). I'd love a large screened smartphone, but I think this size is more realistic for pocketability for me.

What (in people's opinions) is the best met for an Android smartphone around this size (either now or imminent)?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:24

Like the Snapdragon-powered RAZR M
It's actually Krait-powered RAZR M and i wish it will be available to Europe too.

Actually, that SoC is called the Snapdragon S4 and the chip has Krait cores. Therefore it seems perfectly reasonable to call the RAZR M "Snapdragon-powered" as it has a Snapdragon S4 SoC.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:27

Don't they have other phones in the pipeline with bigger screens though? (I struggle to keep up). I'd love a large screened smartphone, but I think this size is more realistic for pocketability for me.

What (in people's opinions) is the best met for an Android smartphone around this size (either now or imminent)?

IMO, the best 4.3" smartphone remains the SGS2.

Lovely display, nice camera, 1080p recording, expandable memory, decent battery life, great performance. If you're into such things, it has a large development community, too.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:39

Thanks Intel. Thanks, Elop.
This should've been the successor of the N9...

JayDubya  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:43

Don't they have other phones in the pipeline with bigger screens though? (I struggle to keep up). I'd love a large screened smartphone, but I think this size is more realistic for pocketability for me.

What (in people's opinions) is the best met for an Android smartphone around this size (either now or imminent)?

IMO, the best 4.3" smartphone remains the SGS2.

Lovely display, nice camera, 1080p recording, expandable memory, decent battery life, great performance. If you're into such things, it has a large development community, too.


Yes, I think you are probably right, but I was just wanting something new. May end up getting the S2 though.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 18, 2012 at 13:30

I would expect S3 to have bigger dev community due to higher selling numbers. If you can live with 4.7 size

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 13:36

I would expect S3 to have bigger dev community due to higher selling numbers. If you can live with 4.7 size
It does, you're right. The S3 has had the most activity on XDA each day, pretty much since it was launched.

The top three current order is:

1)i9300
2) Galaxy Nexus
3) i9100

Mike604  Sep. 18, 2012 at 14:14

looks like a pretty decent phone. What exactly does splash gaurd mean?

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 15:57

Clove @£340 odd is first pricing for it, so should be more interesting pricing in other shops in time.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 16:00

Don't they have other phones in the pipeline with bigger screens though? (I struggle to keep up). I'd love a large screened smartphone, but I think this size is more realistic for pocketability for me.

What (in people's opinions) is the best met for an Android smartphone around this size (either now or imminent)?


Yes the Razr HD and HD Maxx. Given the slightly smaller bezel they come out slightly smaller than other comparable screen sized phones. And with larger batteries.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 16:14

looks like a pretty decent phone. What exactly does splash gaurd mean?

I believe Motorola use p2i's Aridion technology to 'splash-guard' the phone. Essentially, it means the device is 'splash-proofed; inside and outside. Less damage from corrosion ...
More details here

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 17:05

I wouldn't rely on it though as I believe it was in the normal razr and still seen problems with water damage. It's certainly no defy, though the ear pierce probably works better.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 17:45

Seems a little less garish than the pictures of the M

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 17:49

Seems a little less garish than the pictures of the M
I was gonna say that :p
The M launch damaged my retina

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 17:52

I'm glad I wasn't imagining it.
Bit brave kind of calling it an motorola i phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 17:57

I'm glad I wasn't imagining it.
Bit brave kind of calling it an motorola i phone.

Last time I checked what was and wasn't patentable, the letter "i" contained within the name of a mobile phone came under the latter category.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 18:10

Well it's more out than contained.
Well not released over there anyway, but meant as much the response it could get from the ifans.
Wonder why we get the intel version, least it's not bootlocked

SpeedyG  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:20

Would love to see it here and see how it compares to the current Android crop.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:26

Would love to see it here and see how it compares to the current Android crop.
I actually like Moto's designs (the weird scary X wallpaper aside).
But I haven't used any Moto Android other than the Defy when it was new. Hated their WinMo phones, though. They used to skin winmo and managed to make it worse.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:27

The i or the m speedyG?
Read that Chrome can't run on Intel atm which is a tad irritating, and it's pentile iirc but it's otherwise encouraging

SpeedyG  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:36

Both tbh Pond. They have a poor rep outside the US and need to make a stronger presence here and elsewhere in the market to have more relevance.

Haven't owned any Moto since the old Razr.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:39

Both tbh Pond. They have a poor rep outside the US and need to make a stronger presence here and elsewhere in the market to have more relevance.

Haven't owned any Moto since the old Razr.

My last Moto was the Q9... I literally broke it in 2. It was one angering piece of cr*p!
But I liked the Defy...

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