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Motorola DROID RAZR M Review

0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2012, 06:54 posted on

Although it might not have the commanding presence as its highly esteemed siblings, the Motorola DROID RAZR M is looking to be a relevant device thanks to its compact form factor and impressive, nearly bezel-less display – while still chiming in at the lovable price point of $99.99 with a 2-year contract. In all seriousness, this is one DROID RAZR that's ready to slice and dice the mid-range market...

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posted on 10 Sep 2012, 11:44 1

23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, that should really be Motorola's next focus but the Camera is good enough to not break it.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:23

32. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


That is my only complain about Motorola is their cameras. I am not really a camera person, but if other devices have good cameras why not Motorola?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:02 2

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


with JB and it's 9/10?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 08:46 1

13. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Something looks fishy on the 5ft vs 7ft darkness with flash photos.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:12 2

14. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


There was a mistake with the arrangement .... it is fixed now :)

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:21 3

15. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Also a mistake in the last lines- "Software version of the AT&T review unit". If this is coming to ATT I'm buying one.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:21 2

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Motorola should Motocamerize...lol. I mean enhance their picture taking capability...then it would be a super phone.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 09:24

17. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


What type of lighting is used in that room when a little LED Flash in the dark at 5ft looks better than "Strong" lighting???

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 10:04 4

18. frustyak (Posts: 210; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Am I the only one getting confused by Motorola's naming conventions? Maxx, Razr, Maxx Razr, Maxx HD, Maxx Razr HD, etc. It just seems like they've simply given up trying to come up with new names, and are just 'stacking' old names together when they come out with a new phone.
I predict that in a few months they're going to announce the 'Droid Atrix Rokr Maxx Razr HD M' at which point my head will expode.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 18:49 2

36. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


No you are just ignorant of other phones. The moto names are easy to understand in comparison.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 12:54 1

26. ecloguey (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


The best thing is th design. Minimal bezel, thats what makes it perfect.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 16:25 1

33. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


and the form factor it is not to square nor to candy bar. It still has the industrial great look. This one is a winner !

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:34

37. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


I can't believe anyone would still buy another phone from Motorola, unless you love having an obsolete OS with no hope for upgrades, or a hopelessly pixelated pentile display, or a low quality camera, or a locked bootloader and lots of crapware. How much is Motorola paying people to use this thing?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:44 2

38. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Well put it this way, Google owns Motorola so when you buy a Motorola you are effectively purchasing a phone from Google. They are separate entities but at the end of the day Motorola is still owned by Google.

Google aren't going to have the phones they release not receive updates as it will give them a really bad image.

I'm predicting that Motorola phones are going to be devices which see updates strait away and which represent more and more the experience which Google intends to provide with android. It's already apparent with its ICS skins. Even going as far as having chrome as the pre installed browser. Motorola are making Google phones now and I'm really impressed so far.

My only complaint would be the camera module. I'm just hoping the RAZR HD and MAXX have a different camera and lens combination as the RAZR M is clearly lacking.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 03:11

42. Rocksteady (unregistered)


Hi guys,
How can I get the circles widget on my droid razr?
Are they in the play store? and what's the name of the widget?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:58

44. naga.appani (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


You need to install the launcher that gets nodded to these new Motorola Widgets.... Follow this post, u get it...http://www.droid-life.com/2012/07/13/clock-widget-from-atrix-hd-pulled-installable-on-your-device/

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:56

43. naga.appani (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


I buy this one whatever.. It is damn good...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:43 1

47. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


wow its ugly

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 22:06

48. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


I think the interface part is wrong. Touchwiz is ugly in every aspect ruins ICS. The dots at the bottom, the icons even how they slowed the scrolling in the munue and recent apps. IDK if anyone noticed but the S3 takes like 2 to 3 seconds to go home when you press the home button and its extremly annoying. I unboxed out first razr m and it makes the razr look like crap! Thier interface offers just as much as the touchwiz and sense without ruining performance or the look of it. Build quality is better also. Ive owned the nexus and s3 andboth gave me internet and pic messeging problems. The only thing s3 has is the 2g of ram which is a unnoticable difference. The RAZR HD will be the best phone coming out by a long shot!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 05:44

50. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Moto was a nice brand, but that was when it still hadn't aquired Android. Now it makes nice pieces of hardware, but with this OS - no, thanks!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 06:59

51. oneeoe (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


"it might doesn’t seem like something earth shattering on paper" found on the 2nd line of the review above. A typing error? Que va!!! like the spaniards will say. Terrible

People, pls i wann ask, what type of english is this? And coming from a reputable reviewer possibly a senior manager or editor of a coy, what kind of employers does this coy hire. Don't tell methat is american styled-english because i know many americans who speak superb english albeit american way. That statment is confusing, structureless and meaningless. Is the guy still working for his coy? i think i stand a better replacement because i am 99.99% better. LOL

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 17:26 1

52. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Perhaps if you yourself had correct spelling and grammar someone might consider listening to you complaining about it. But you don't. So move along please. Congratulations though, you as well as the rest of us figured out the mistake and continued with our daily lives happy as can be.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 09:12

53. oneeoe (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


One thing in life is accept mistakes and make corrections so that you are better off next time. That is the essence of schooling or interacting with others. If yours is start an insult, i gonna give you right away. Why don't we write what humans can read but not monkeys?. of what use is it write down something that is absolutely incoherent and meaningless and you cover it up men The debate continues if you want.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 15:18

54. Cadillac20C (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


This is by far the best phone I have ever owned its cheap and fuccin awesome the only other one I would is probably a big boy RAZR or S3 but other than that this the best phone ever you couldn't pay me to get a iPhone

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