As most probably everybody knows, Motorola’s Droid RAZR was just recently officially announced and to be honest i can’t wait for this dual-core beast to hit the market as there are plenty of elements that look and sound really appealing. The Droid RAZR popped up quite a while back in the form of a leaked benchmark result, so in that old tradition, let’s see what the first leak benchmark results were and how we can relate the performance of a pre-production model to some of the smartphones already out on the market.
The first one to go is the NenaMark 1 as this was the first benchmark we’ve seen the Motorola Droid RAZR prance around in. This is where the Droid RAZR benchmark result told the first part of the story, as the device managed to reach 48.2 points, compared to the Motorola Atrix 2 which managed to grab 53.10 points or the Samsung Galaxy S2 which averaged 59 points in NenaMark1. Not really impressing isn’t it ? Well, wait a minute before jumping to conclusions and keep on reading.
The second Motorola Droid RAZR benchmark we know of has recently been released by the fine folks at Clove, as the UK retailer is getting ready for the Motorola Droid RAZR release. As such, they’ve run good old Quadrant on the Motorola Droid RAZR and the device did rather well here, managing to score 2,772 points. To put things in perspective the Droid Bionic managed to score a little over 2,000 while the Samsung Galaxy S2 scores over 3,000 (3,300 depending on carrier and bloat ware) constantly. This puts the new Motorola Droid RAZR really up there in terms of performance. Browser performance (Java performance to be more precise) puts the Motorola Droid RAZR even better up front.
The guys at Anandtech have also benchmarked the RAZR when the device was just shown at the recent press conference. Here they ran the SunSpider Javascrip Benchmark 0.9.1 on the stock browser with the lower result being the better, the Motorola Droid RAZR scoring 2,067ms points compared to the 2,250ms of the iPhone 4S, the 3,727ms of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the 4,200ms of the LG Optimus 3D.
Rightware BrowserMark was the other Motorola Droid RAZR benchmark (the higher score here is better). The Droid RAZR was 3rd only to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (88,526 points) and the iPhone 4S (87,841 points) with its 85,271 points. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a distant 4th place here with only 55,144 points.
I can only hope that these Motorola Droid RAZR benchmark results have helped you in getting a better idea of what the device is actually capable of achieving, so if you were second doubting your decision to buy it – DON’T! Note that you can preorder the RAZR with Verizon since the 27th of October with pricing being set at $300 on-contract, while in the UK the Motorola Droid RAZR is available with Clove for 454.80 GBP off-contract with VAT.
Motorola Droid RAZR Release Date
According to a leaked Verizon memo, the Motorola Droid RAZR release date is scheduled for November 10th. Even more, Verizon has announced that those of you that have pre-ordered the smartphone will receive the device no later than 11/10. All we need now is an official announcement (regarding the in-store availability).