Motorola DROID RAZR M vs the competition: size comparison

Motorola DROID RAZR M vs the competition: size comparison
4.3 inches – for many a smartphone user, that seems to be the optimal touchscreen size. A display of such proportions is big enough for watching videos conveniently and for playing video games without much effort, yet small enough to allow the smartphone itself to be relatively pocket friendly. 4.3 inches is also how big the screen on the Motorola DROID RAZR M is, which in combination with its $99 price tag, makes the device a potential best-seller among those looking for a decent mid-range Android handset. Furthermore, the handset is amazingly compact, as we mentioned during our Motorola DROID RAZR M hands-on.

The impressive dimensions of the DROID RAZR M would have not been achievable if Motorola did not shave off those extra millimeters around the device's display. And as it becomes evident when we put the smartphone alongside several of its competitors, the handset is truly among the most compact 4.3-inchers of today. On the image below we have included the Sony Xperia S, HTC One S, LG Optimus L7, and the Nokia Lumia 820. All of them have 4.3-inch displays, yet the difference in size is easily noticeable. 

But in addition to being compact, the Motorola DROID RAZR M is relatively lightweight too. For a smartphone with a 2,000mAh battery, its weight of only 126 grams is commendable. Sure, the LG Optimus L7 and HTC One S are even lighter, but not by much – they tip the scales at 122 and 120 grams respectively. The Sony Xperia S and Nokia Lumia 820, weighing 144 and 160 grams respectively, are in a whole different category.

And that, at a glance, is the small big phone that Motorola has crafted. The DROID RAZR M will be hitting the shelves in just a week, so don't hesitate to stop by a Verizon store and check it out personally.


Related phones

  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.5h talk time)



3. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

LG Optimus L7 would've been the perfect size, if only it came with better specs. Gonna wait for the prices of the Lumia 820 and Razr M here in the Philippines.

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Where is the Xperia V?! The first true 2012 high end phone with 4.3 inch screen. Hd screen, s4 chip plus 13mp camera in 122mm tall body = better than RAZR M and iPhone5

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Xperia V is 129x65x10.7 mm so I don't like what you're talking about. still looks like a good phone

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Full credit to Motorola here,they have achieved in this design what slot of people really wanted.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

A lot of that screen wasted with those ugly on screen soft keys. I really can't stand those.

9. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Agreed. Look at the GNex vs the S3. Soft keys suck. ...and give me back my damn search button while you're at it. F*€kers.

10. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I agree. They actually burn into the AMOLED screens! I went to a Verizon store the other day, and when I turned the phone into landscape, I could still see the other shapes behind it! REALLY BAD! Then again... the verizon sample phones are left unlocked all day and night...

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is the Razr they should have made last fall (but couldn't fit all the 4G componentry in). Thin is great, but the old Razr had a ridiculously wide bezel that compromised comfort. This is what a real Razr should be.

12. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

It would be nice if they continue making their phones this way. Maybe they can fit a 5" screen on a phone with the dimension of the G-Nexus (135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm) with the OG Droid or Droid Razr Maxx HD build quality.....I guess I'll be in the lookout for their 2013 device line up...

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So, basically you want a Droid Razr HD.

14. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

Man. This is the perfect phone. Well, for me. The only problem I have is the camera, which has crappy quality.

15. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

the only thing that I can complain about on this phone is the hd connection.. there is non.. :( been playing with this phone since before it came out officially and I love it.

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