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Motorola Razr HD 4G-ready smartphone now available from £383

At least three online retailers (BuyMobilePhones, Kikatek and Ballicom) have started to sell the Motorola Razr HD 4G compatible handset for less than £385. The smartphone was unveiled together with the Razr HD Maxx and the Razr M in New York September last year.

All three handsets have the same dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz (the same as the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920), 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and the use of Kevlar and Corning Gorilla glass. The Maxx has 16GB onboard storage and a 4.7in 1,280 x 720 pixel display. What’s more, the battery capacity increases to 2,530mAh, a 25 per cent bump compared to the Razr i.

Check the hands-on we did with the Motorola Razr HD and its two other siblings. Given that this is Motorola’s flagship handset at the moment, one has to wonder whether Google is not deliberately holding back the company to give its partners a fighting chance.

The phone itself unfortunately is not competitive with the rest of the market, especially the latest models launched in 2012. The HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z or the Google Nexus 4 cost either a little bit more (give or take £70) or much less and have much better hardware.

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