Having owned the RAZR for a few months, I largely concur with the review. The 3.5mm output is pretty average, which is disappointing considering its media playing facilities are pretty comprehensive. Similary, the screen is good, but could be better.
However, according to CSR (see press release), the RAZR supports the aptX codec, which should give it superior audio quality when streaming to a compatible receiver (e.g. the QED U-play, or Sennheiser PXC360BT). The RAZR is the only smartphone currently available which supports aptX (although curiously Motorola makes no metion of it on its website).
Ultimately, your decision to buy this phone will hinge on whether or not you fall in love with its ultraslim gorilla glass/kevlar design. If you don't, it will be too flawed (and too expensive) to consider. However, if you do, then every other handset on the market will appear too flabby and dowdy to compete.
I, for one, couldn't own anything else!
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