Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID RAZR M XT907
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Motorola Droid RAZR M Review
12 August 2013
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.
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).
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 . All in all, the Motorola Droid RAZR M for Verizon Wireless is hardly the most exciting smartphone out there, but it offers a great value, and it also...
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: It seems like ages ago that the world first heard the now-unmistakable "DROID" sound-byte. DROID was originally billed as the anti-iPhone, pointing things out that Apple's iOS platform couldn't do, but proclaiming proudly that "DROID does". The campaign seems to have worked. To date, the brand has taken off, proving to be a rousing success for Verizon and Motorola.
Pros: Nice display, Fantastic fit and finish, Fast overall performance, Inbuilt NFC, LTE support in a $99 phone
Cons: MicroUSB port is positioned oddly, Only 8GB of inbuilt storage, Ships with dated Android 4.0 build
Summary: The Motorola Droid RAZR M is a nice "compromise" device: something well suited to people who want the best parts of a high-end smartphone, but don't need all the bells and whistles. Some corners have definitely been cut to achieve its price, but not many; the majority of what's been left out is features that most users can live without, like HDMI, a full HD display, etcetera.
What's left is a great screen, solid performance, comfortable memory, and robust battery life.
Pros: Compact design, Good specs, Great price
Cons: Erratic signal strength, Non-removable battery
Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR M Written Review by Taylor
4 October 2012
Summary: Overall, the DROID RAZR M for Verizon is a great entry from Motorola, particularly for a new style of device where display takes precedence over bezel. It is built quite well and the chassis is as solid as you could possibly want. That said, it isn't a knockout device. The camera is a bit disappointing and the display – at 256ppi – isn't of the same caliber of many other hero devices, which tout 300ppi and beyond.
Pros: Small frame with a relatively large display; decent battery life; affordable subsidized pricing; solid design and build quality; fast wireless speeds; near stock Android experience.
Cons: Display is visibly pixelated; poor camera; paint on the outer rim quickly shows signs of wear.
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
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.