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.
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.
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...
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).
Excerpt: Last summer, Motorola slowed down and reevaluated its smartphone plans. It had been releasing smartphone after smartphone, never slowing down, and rarely satisfying. The company then narrowed it down to the Atrix and RAZR lines of devices.
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.
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,...
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.
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, Su...
Cons: The screen is letdown by its ageing PenTile matrix, No dedicated camera button, Battery is not user-replaceable, Absurd amount of preinstalled bloatware