A few weeks ago, it came. The device I’d be using over the next three months from Verizon Wireless. I let you guys know what you can expect from me when I announced I was an Official Verizon Wireless Ambassador.
You can expect me to be honest, forthright, and completely well.. myself. The first device landed on my door step in the form of the NEW Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid RAZR. While I absolutely loved the phone, from the beginning, I was completely lost on how to use it. I mentioned before, that I’m an iPhone user. The interface and device was completely different than what I was used to, but alas. I’m getting the hang of it. So, the question remains… Can this iPhone addict be converted to the Droid RAZR?
Almost a month ago, when I first got the phone, I polled the Momma Findings Fans on Facebook on what kind of smartphone they, currently, have. I was REALLY surprised that Android phones are more popular than iPhones. What kind of phone do YOU have?
So, as an avid iPhone user, I need to say that I’m STILL learning how to use the Droid RAZR. There are SO many features and functions the phone has that the learning curve, for me at least, is taking longer than I, initially, expected. With that said, here’s what I love off the bat:
- Graphics: Oh my goodness. Playing games and watching movies on the Droid RAZR is awesome. The graphics seem crystal clear and well.. better than my iPhone4.
- WiFi Mobile Hotspot: My iPhone does NOT do this, so I was ecstatic to hear that I had the ability to create a WiFi hotspot FROM my phone. With two weeks of traveling in March, this will come in handy as I’m always scrambling for an internet connection at the airport. The only bad thing about it, is you’ll have to use it with the phone plugged in an outlet. It drains the battery pretty fast, but it’s expected.
- Variety of Android Apps: Apps, Apps, and more Apps. I love the variety of Android apps available for my family. While my iPhone never has a shortage, we can apps that we’ve never seen before using the Android Market which gives the device a whole new experience for us.
- Automatically Updates Apps: You can adjust this in the settings to either manually or automatically update apps. I LOVE the fact it’ll do it automatically because I, often, forget to update the apps. You should see my iPhone. I have 32 apps that need to be updated. Gah.
- Google Plus Hangouts: More and more companies and brands are holding “conference calls” using Google Plus Hangouts. Skype is being phased out, as is the classic “on-the-phone” call. With the Droid RAZR, it makes it REALLY easy to join a Google+ Hangout, as opposed to the iPhone where it’s almost impossible.
- Ultra Strong Shell: When I FIRST got the device out of the box, I thought to myself Ummm….. this thing is so thin, I BET it’ll crack or break if I drop it. Why didn’t they send me a case for protection? Then I learned that it’s anything BUT fragile. It may be thin, but it will deflect damage from dents, scratches, and scrapes with a KEVLAR strong backplate and a Corning Gorilla glass face. That means, this sucker is totally kid proof.
- 4G Network: I’m still on a 3G network with my iPhone4. I had NO idea the difference it makes to be on a 4G wireless network. The Droid RAZR is super fast.
- Size: Check out the difference in size compared to my iPhone. Some people like small phones, but I, myself, am loving the bigger size. I can hold on to it easier and see my screen easier.
While, I’m still discovering the new and amazing features of the Droid RAZR, there is ONE tiny thing that bugged the crap out of me when I, first, got the phone. For some reason, during set-up, it asked me for my Facebook and Twitter information. After I typed it in, it then synced ALL my thousands of contacts into my “contact list” on the phone. I only need the contacts I’m ACTUALLY going to call on my “contact list.” So, that was pretty frustrating. I’m STILL having issues with having social media contacts thrown in there, but the support at Verizon Wireless has given me troubleshooting help on how to fix this issue. I’ll update you in my next post when it’s resolved.
What kind of smartphone do you, currently, use? The verdict is still out on whether not I can be converted to the Droid RAZR from my iPhone, but I can say this, for fact, this phone does things I can NOT do with my iPhone4. Oh and next week, I’m taking you inside the Verizon Wireless XYBoard 8.2 Motorola Tablet. Through March 11th, Verizon Wireless is giving TWO away EVERY day! Enter the Share the Power Sweepstakes for your chance.
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