Motorola Unveils RAZR V XT889 For China – Shows Off Handsome Good Looks


Motorola just announced a pair of devices now available for China, the higher-end of which was a Razr variant unlike what we have stateside. Say hello to the Motorola Razr V XT889. While there wasn’t too much revealed as far as detailed specs of the device (only 4.3-inch display, 8MP shooter), what I found most interesting was its unique design.

A clear departure from the corner-less design we’re seeing from Motorola here in the US. While not everyone will appreciate this style, I have to say I’m quite fond of this industrial, sharp edged, block-like body. You’ll notice the glass abruptly stops before reaching the top and bottom of the device, exposing a grill for the earpiece. The phone comes out of the box with Android 4.0 and other than that, it looks like it’s pretty much your average spec’d Razr. Just thought I’d share a little phone pr0n with y’all. Full press release below.

BEIJING – June 15, 2012 – It just got easier to breeze through life with two new smartphones from Motorola Mobility and China Telecom: Motorola RAZR™ V XT889 and MOTOSMART™ MIX XT553. Revealed at the 2012 Tianyi (E-Surfing) 3G Handset Trade Fair & Mobile Internet Forum, these devices bring Motorola’s great design and China Telecom’s 3G network together with styling and prices that will grab your attention. The Motorola RAZR V XT889 is the Android™ 4.0-powered smartphone built for all situations, with a 4.3-inch screen wrapped in tough KEVLAR fiber and a splash-guard nano-coating. Rock your favorite hits with the MOTOSMART MIX XT553, a CDMA/GSM dual-mode/dual-standby music smartphone. With the e-Surfing iMusic and Sina Micro Music applications, you can easily enjoy and share the hottest music.

On in Guangzhou through June 17th, China Telecom’s 2012 Tianyi (E-Surfing) 3G Handset Trade Fair & Mobile Internet Forum is one of the most important annual mobile telecommunications industry events in China and the world. Come and check out Motorola’s latest and coolest CDMA devices at booth A03, hall 10.2, area B of Pazhou International Exhibition Center.

“It’s great to be collaborating with China Telecom once again to launch these two amazing smartphones,” said Frank Meng, Senior Vice President and President of Greater China, Motorola Mobility. “Motorola RAZR V XT889 is a sleek sidekick that delivers great value for money. It’s tough and smart, and has software tools that will make your life simpler from morning to night. MOTOSMART MIX XT553 is the perfect phone for young people; giving you all the features you want without having to switch numbers.”

Like any good assistant, Motorola RAZR V XT889 fits effortlessly into your professional and personal life. With Motorola’s exclusive Smart Actions software, your Motorola RAZR V XT889 learns your behavior and automatically adjusts settings to suit your preferences and extend your battery life. So relax, don’t worry about your phone ringing during a meeting. Smart Actions will silence your phone as soon as you reach the office. Plugging in your headphones will trigger Motorola RAZR V XT889 to start your latest playlist, without pushing extra buttons. And when Smart Actions turns off the programs your phone isn’t using, your battery life is extended so you can surf, chat, shop, and share for hours and hours on a single charge.

Motorola RAZR V XT889 has an arsenal of other tools to keep you focused and one step ahead. Accomplish your to-do list and more without breaking a sweat. Take great photographs no matter where you are with an impressive rear-facing 8-megapixel camera that shoots amazing HD video you’ll definitely want to share. You can even use the front-facing camera to video chat or host video conference calls. Motorola RAZR V XT889 easily bounces back from the abuse a phone takes daily. With its KEVLAR shell, you’ll be hard-pressed to do any damage. Its scratch-resistant screen will keep it looking sharp day after day. And, with its invisible nano-coating, water poses no threat to the exterior or the electrical board inside.

MOTOSMART MIX XT553 is packed with the features you love (and need) to attack the day. It is a dual-mode/dual-standby phone with both EVDO and GSM network support, so you don’t have to change your number. Equipped with a long-lasting 1735mAh battery and a 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, you can listen to your favorite tracks for hours without having to re-charge. It also comes with dedicated music keys so you can control your music without unlocking the screen. Share your current music mood in real-time with your Weibo followers with the exclusive Sina Micro Music application, and use China Telecom’s iMusic application to find and download the hottest hits around. With rounded edges, a sleek design and poppy-red accents on your choice of white or black, MOTOSMART MIX XT553 looks cool, no matter where you are.

Motorola RAZR V XT889 and MOTOSMART MIX XT553 are coming to you on June 15th. For more information visit

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. that’s pretty hot design

    1. Glad someone else thinks so! :D

    2. Except the back.

  2. Now slim down that bezel a bit and we have Moto hardware that doesn’t hurt my eyes to look at.

    1. I have nothing agains big bezel. Actually it is very annoying when the bezel is to small and you click something by mistake while holding the device.

      1. Could not agree more about the bezel. It is so frustrating to have to turn off something you didn’t mean to click on in the first place.

  3. If that has ICS out of the box where is our ICS here in the states?

    1. One word: Verizon

  4. So, not only has Motorola failed to update to 4.7+ screens, they’ve reduced their 4.3 screens by using software buttons /facepalm. Also, maybe it’s just me, but I really wish they’d overlay the software buttons and let the background bleed thru’ the keys instead of that ugly black bar.

    1. Software buttons are specified by Google.

      1. That’s a bunch of crap. No one is forcing oems to use onscreen over capacitive or physical. Look at the s3

      2. That’s not correct. Software buttons are optional. You remember when the Nexus S had no mucroSD card? It was the first android phone to do that, and google said it was so developers could learn to code on only internal memory. The soft buttons are the same. They will be on every nexus from now on, but it’s purely optional on other phones.

    2. /facepalm right back at ya
      They haven’t “failed” they’ve just chosen not to go with a screen that size in this instance. The whole world doesn’t want or need a 4.7in screen…

    3. I love the huge screens. Not everyone does. I recently had to recommend my mom a windows phone or iPhone, since the smallest android phone screen on AT&T was 4.3″. Some people want the smaller range of things, and I think a failing of android is simply leaving that zone to it’s competitors.

  5. looks like a Motorola Triumph from the front.

  6. Hmmm…power/unlock button the top? How do you guys feel about that?

    1. I hate it. I was just scrolling down here to post that. Not a fan at all

    2. Doesn’t matter to me..

    3. Think it’s fine when it’s only a 4.3″ screen. Any bigger and it probably needs to be on the side.

  7. Best looking Moto phone in a while. I enjoy it more the the US version.

  8. Looks very similar to the Droid X, which I currently own, just a little more sleeker.. I approve.

  9. Even the people of China gets the RAZR. unlike some of those on AT&T T-Mobile or Sprint won’t be getting any RAZR PHONES

    1. I don’t know about that. The Razr may be thier line going forward. AT&T and others may not call them Razr’s, but they may still be the same phone line.

  10. Thanks for sharing your pr0n with us, Chris.

  11. Seems like the headphone jack is gonna be on the top left, which I don’t like. It’s gonna make playing some games with wired headphones impossible to do comfortably.

  12. the razr has to be the ugliest phone out there. such a waste of good specs

  13. Geek Porn!!! Me likey!!! Thanks Chris! =)

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