Hands on: Motorola Razr i - a Razr M with Intel Inside

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The Motorola Razr i was launched earlier today in London and the big news is that it is powered by an Intel Atom processor clocked at up to 2GHz - more aggressively than other Intel smartphone on the market such as the Orange San Diego launched in May 2012.

The phone is essentially a Motorola Razr M without the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip inside (and without 4G functionality). As for the Motorola Razr i, the phone is solidly built with six clearly visible screws holding up the chassis and that “reassuringly heavy” feel we got with its US alter ego.

Have a look through our second slideshow where we compare it physically with the Orange San Diego, Motorola Razr Maxx and Apple iPhone 4s.

Undeniably, the Motorola Razr i exudes quality and the use of premium materials for the entire enclosure means that the phone will certainly cost more than the rest of the competition and, dare we say, become the most expensive single-core-based smartphone on the market.

The 4.3in Super AMOLED Advanced display has around 3mm worth of bezel on the top, left and right; surely, you can’t go thinner than that? The screen is bright and colours are certainly vibrant and very well-saturated - some might even find them a little too punchy.

Overall, the Motorola Razr i is extremely responsive and the web browsing experience is arguably one of the best we’ve witnessed on any recent smartphone. Intel has confirmed that its engineers have worked on optimising the Javascript engine and the results are telling.

Motorola has yet to announce the price of the Razr i but we suspect that you will be charged a premium compared to the Orange San Diego, which can be had for less than £200.