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Motorola DROID RAZR M Review

Motorola DROID RAZR M

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Call quality:

Motorola DROID RAZR M Review
Calling quality with the DROID RAZR M is actually good, as we’re able to comfortably hear voices that are clear and in tone through the earpiece. On the other end of the line, however, our callers state that there’s a tiny bit of distortion – though, it’s not entirely present all the time. Switching to the speakerphone, voices have very little noise or distortion, but its output is simply too weak to use in noisy environments.

On one hand, we didn’t drop any phone calls during our time using the handset, as it manages to maintain a signal strength of -90dBm. However, we did experience some instances when its LTE connection would drop while indoors, and put us back to 3G EV-DO speeds.


Battery:

Still packing a respectable 2,000 mAh battery within its body, we’re easily able to get through a solid day while running on 3G connectivity. As expected, it’ll require constant charging if you’re consistently running off LTE – though, it should get you by through an 8-hour work shift.


Conclusion:

It’s not the fastest, the most chiseled, or most cutting-edge DROID we’ve seen to date. However, when you’re getting an equipped smartphone that’s packing the same processing power as some of its esteemed colleagues there’s plenty to like about the Motorola DROID RAZR M. Of all the lovely things attached with the handset, it’s the edge-to-edge display that’s most amazing, which is made more spectacular when it translates over to being the most compact smartphone on the market with a 4.3-inch display.

Add to the fact that it’s sporting one easy and affordable price point of $99.99 with a 2-year contract, it’s poised to make one successful run that’s sure to etch out a piece of the pie for itself. Even though there are still two other DROID RAZR’s on the horizon for Big Red, this one is undoubtedly a great way for Motorola to establish its presence in the crucial fall and holiday period. So people, the Motorola DROID RAZR M has all the ingredients and execution to be a respected contender – and that’s despite being regarded as a mid-range device. When all is said and done, this actually sets the standard in what it means to be a mid-range smartphone nowadays.

Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Build Number: 7.7.1Q-144_SMQ_S136-10
Kernel Version: 3.0.8-00050-g3146a4e


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Pros

  • Killer $99.99 price point
  • Remarkable compact size, thanks to the almost bezel-less display
  • Fast processing performance

Cons

  • Mediocre camera quality
  • Still short battery life with LTE
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Motorola DROID RAZR M

Motorola DROID RAZR M

OS: Android 4.4.2 4.1.1 4.0.4
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PhoneArena rating:
8.5Excellent
Display4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) Super AMOLED Advanced
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
Size4.82 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches
(122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm)
4.44 oz  (126 g)
Battery2000 mAh, 10.5 hours talk time

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