Late last year, Motorola released the amazingly slim Droid RAZR to praise from the community and reviewers alike. At the time, its TI OMAP dual-core processor and 4.3-inch screen were the markers of a flagship Android smartphone, and despite launching with an outdated operating system it sold well on carriers such as Verizon.

Now we're almost a year from the announcement of the original RAZR Android device, and Motorola has come out with a refresh of the smartphone known as the Motorola RAZR V. It's an interesting device that slots now into the mid-range of Motorola's line-up, and is curiously replacing the standard RAZR on Australian carrier Optus, despite having few major differences.

The RAZR V is sold at a reduced price compared to the RAZR - but are the few trade-offs and differences worth it?

Almost every aspect of the RAZR V remains identical to the RAZR: there's a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP chipset inside, an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video, a 4.3-inch qHD display, near identical weight and the same OS after updates are factored in.

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