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Verizon Motorola Luge is nothing but a rebranded DROID RAZR M

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:24

Last night, we heard that Verizon was prepping the launch of the Motorola Luge, which would be an LTE-capable Android device targeted at Verizon's prepaid customers. Today, we received an image of a Verizon display card for the device, and it looks like Verizon's prepaid customers aren't getting anything new. In fact, they are just getting a rebranded DROID RAZR M...

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:26 7

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Umm, Seems like a hoodwinking of their customers.

Bad carrier, bad.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:31

2. Metropolis75 (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Is it really hoodwinking? Its a pay as you go phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:41

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Yeah, you got me there.
The price point I guess makes it a bit easier to digest I guess.

Still seems underhanded to me in a way.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 04:15

15. Humphrey.One (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)

$149 off-contract sounds great. I was considering buying a refurbished razr m from China for around $120. I like the compact size and screen to body ratio as well as design, only disadvantage was the outdated system.
Now just $29 for being new, gorilla glass 3, better selfie camera and KitKat sounds very fine.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:53

4. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Wah wah...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:54

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 529; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

It's so funny how the carrier which started this movement is now disliked by so many.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 15:48

6. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

I work at Verizon and it's pretty sad seeing them trying to sell the razr m again even if it is rebranded. That probably our most complained about phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:45

7. ptikjp (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)

What complaints did you get about the M? THis phone was one of the reasons Motorola was top in customer satsifaction two years ago ... Everyone i know that has it loves it (both Razr I form which is a little better; and Razr M). Compact; powerful; nice screen, reception; decent battery ... good sound. Form factor was killer. Its a great phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:22

12. JC557 (Posts: 1788; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

There are some signal strength and connectivity issues making their way around the various forums. After the KitKat update I did experience some data problems and a weaker signal overall. I'm hoping that a software fix is in the pipeline.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 12:30 1

16. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

Screen going out, horrible camera quality, etc.. I'm guessing you may have had 2 friends with this phone and they didn't have problems but last time I checked you don't have to hear about it from multiple people each day. Do research it has horrible reviews

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:49

8. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

I can't find any Motorola DROID RAZR phone in Canada at all! Only Moto X and Moto G is available for carriers, but my eyes are on DROID RAZR, because they look so sexy.... :(

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:20

11. JC557 (Posts: 1788; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

It is quite a nice looking small phone. I have the Droid Razr M as a... tertiary backup I guess (behind the Moto X with my One M8 being primary phone).

It would've been better if Motorola rehashed the Droid Mini instead of the Droid Razr M except give it a 720p AMOLED instead of the super bright LCD display (which tends to wash things out) and a matte plastic body instead of the glossy mess it originally came with. The camera and battery life is quite good for both phones though.

The $150 USD price tag off contract is pretty decent I guess but could be better.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 20:13

14. canucker78 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 May 2014)

We got the Motorola V which is the same phone but with with an Ti cpu and was locked to 4.0

Its a super nice phone in bulid quality but it needs the cpu and version bump.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:19

9. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)

As long as Motorola at some point releases that monster 6" plus phablet that they were talking about months back, that's all I care about. Nothing else.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:19

10. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Even if this is true, this phone is still one of the best phones at that price

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 19:10

13. jorbrandt (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

This sounds nice. Not sure if I should go towards this phone, or the next Moto G (hopefully Verizon releases).. or the iPhone (I have a 4s now).

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