Performance Testing - Web Browsing
Since browsing the Web is a key feature of any smartphone, we also conducted some formal speed tests to see how well the Motorola Droid RAZR compares to some of today's hottest smartphones.
Of the Verizon Wireless phones in our test database, the Droid RAZR earned the last spot on the Xtremelabs 4G test. Even as the lowest of the Verizon Wireless 4G scores, the Droid RAZR still bested other networks' 4G offerings in this test.
In the Xtremelabs 3G test, the Droid RAZR again struggled to offer one of the best download speeds (it was in the lower third of scores), but it managed excellent upload speeds.
In the Speedtest.net 4G test, you'll see that the Droid RAZR had a hard time competing with all but one of the phones in our reference database. The 3G Speedtest.net test showed much of the same: the Droid RAZR came in near the bottom when compared to other phones we've tested.
Although these tests are designed to put a quantitative score on web browsing performance, it's important to keep in mind that network speeds can vary depending on many factors and the test results can also vary from one day to the next. Overall, we were satisfied with the real-world browsing speeds on the Droid RAZR and felt the speeds were in line with other phones we've seen recently.