The stand-out feature of the Motorola Razr i is its commitment to excellence in design and durability. It is exceptionally well-made of the highest quality materials on the market. This phone can take a beating! The screen front is made of splash-proof corning Gorilla Glass, the back is comprised of Kevlar, and it has an aluminum chassis. It is so well built that there is no need for a case.
Those who use their camera phone more often than they make phone calls will be pleased with the Razr i. The launch button is easy to use and photo quality is clean and crisp. It is simple and fast to capture great snapshots while out and about.
Motorola also ensured that battery life won’t be much of an issue. For an average user, the battery lasts for approximately two days before you’ll need to recharge. This is good news for people who are prone to leaving home without a charger.
Unfortunately, for all of the things Motorola got right with the Razr i, they also got quite a few wrong. For example, while the overall design of the phone is very sturdy and well made, its one downfall is the covering over the SD and SIM cards. They are small and can be quite difficult to maneuver for individuals with difficulties with autism who have trouble executing small motor tasks. They are also made of a flimsy plastic that is easy to break.
Apps are lacking, and you won’t find many fun or useful extras. Only the standard Google apps, such as Google Maps and YouTube are available. For autistic users who depend upon certain apps to improve quality of life and communication, this could be highly problematic.
The screen contains flipping coin icons that show different bits of information on each side of the coin, and while it sounds cool in theory, this can make it frustrating to find what you are looking for. It also gives the screen a cluttered appearance and can cause issues with lag time. All of these things can be very frustrating and confusing for those with autism who depend upon order and predictability. It can be turned off, and if you want the phone to function at its best, it may be best to do so.
Overall, the Motorola Razr i is not awful and not great. It is decent. While a rating average may not be the worst review among the smartphones on the market, it’s also nothing to get excited about. In such a highly competitive market, there is no reason to settle for an average phone. For a similar price you could purchase one that offers much more. Users with autism can find phones much better suited to needs that go beyond durability and reach into using the phone’s apps as a means of self-soothing when in need of sensory input, using certain apps to facilitate communication, and the need for features that are easy to use when small motor skills are underdeveloped.