Conclusion: Let’s face it, the Droid RAZR M isn’t a powerhouse, especially when compared to the DROID RAZR HD and HD MAXX. It’s camera isn’t the best and it might not compare to devices like the iPhone 5 when it comes to raw power. What you do get is a great everyday performer that feels great in your hands. There isn’t much bloatware and you get a near-stock version of Android 4.0. You also get microSD for expansion, features like NFC and a reasonably good battery life.
Summary: Normally we would lament the fact that the Droid RAZR M’s display is PenTile, but at this price point, it’s still quite a good display. As a matter of fact, for $99 on contract , the Motorola Droid RAZR M offers a lot more quality than your typical $99 on contract phone. And it can be found for as low as $79 on Amazon .
Pros: Nice compact form-factor, great performance, LTE support, NFC, now available in white too, good battery life, good pricing.
Cons: Camera performs poorly in lowlight and display is PenTile.
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid RAZR M is everything that the Motorola Droid RAZR was, but less. It's smaller and much less expensive than the RAZR was at launch. Despite the price, you get most everything that was captivating about the Droid RAZR: a slim design with a Kevlar back, Gorilla Glass and a water resistant nano-coating. It is as daring and sexy looking as the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX ? Not to our eyes.
Pros: Relatively clean Android OS, very hand and pocket friendly.
Cons: qHD display and plastics won't impress those looking for highest end stuff (we're not complaining for the price).
Conclusion: It’s sometimes hard to get excited about the mid-range smartphones, that legion of under-appreciated workhorses keeping the cost-conscious buyers afloat, one two-year contract at a time. Too often, the devices filling this segment of the landscape reek of compromise, with last year’s components stuffed inside an unremarkable casing bearing the unmistakable stench of mediocrity.
Pros: Durable, robust hardware, Very good battery life, Close-to-stock Android experience, Great data speeds and voice clarity, Improved camera over other Motorola offerings
Cons: It’s sometimes hard to get excited about the mid-range smartphones, that legion of under-appreciated workhorses keeping the cost-conscious buyers afloat, one two-year contract at a time. Too often, the devices filling this segment of the landscape reek of compromise, with last year’s components stuffed inside an unremarkable casing bearing the unmistakable stench of mediocrity.
Conclusion: The Razr M is one of the nicest handsets to hit Verizon in some time. It doesn’t have the flash of the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3, but at half the price — $100 on a two-year contract – it’s more than worth the savings. The only weak points here are the camera and the lower-resolution screen, but the great build quality and feel of the Razr M combined with its moderately-sized screen should make it a top pick for those who want a great phone at a good price – but also don’t...
Pros: Feels great to hold, Feisty Snapdragon S4 processor, Clean version of Android 4.0, Good battery life, microSD
Cons: Camera isn’t great, UI can get jittery at times, Screen isn’t quite HD
Review: Motorola Droid Razr M for Verizon Wireless
19 September 2012
Excerpt: Motorola caught more than a few people by surprise when they announced not one, but six Droid Razr phones are on their way to Verizon Wireless before Christmas. While we know the “Developer Edition” variants of these devices will come with an unlockable bootloader and several unfriendly warnings, and the Razr HD and Razr MAXX HD are on the way, the smallest of the Razr phones is now available from Verizon Wireless.
Conclusion: The Motorola DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless shows how blurred the lines between mid-range and top shelf smartphones have come to be. In terms of performance, the little Moto outdid all the current US heavyweights. Only its screen prevents it from being dubbed as a proper flagship. Like all recent Motorola smartphones, the DROID RAZR M is superbly put together and good looking.
Pros: CDMA/EVDO network support, Quad-band GSM and 3G support (available only outside of the United States with Verizon roaming), LTE network support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels); Gorilla Glass, Superb build materials; Kevlar coated, splash resistant body, Great ergonomics and measures due to frameless display design, Lightly customized Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich,...
Cons: The screen is letdown by its ageing PenTile matrix, No dedicated camera button, Battery is not user-replaceable, Absurd amount of preinstalled bloatware