Switched from iphone: Great decision. September 22, 2012
I bought this one week ago. I am not impressed with the new iphone specs (the hype was a turn off). Wanted a change. This is the first Android phone I have owned. I chose it for several reasons:
1. Better voice reception in my area (carrier issue). 2. Longer battery life than my previous iphone 3. Better connectivity with my office software.
I really like this phone. It took a little extra time to set it up fully - two days. Once I had it set up, it is works like a charm. For functionality, this phone is great. For the basis needs: phone, email, tasks lists, maps, google search, voice to text, etc... it is easy and user friendly. It is also fun to use. Lot of ways to customize the functions. I do not play a lot of games, no comment there.
1. Looks well made and durable. Gorilla glass with Kevlar Back.
2. Size is comparable to iphone 4. Not too big, not too small. Good for the pocket.
3. Screen size is great. Bigger than iphone 4 or 5.
4. All my favorite iphone apps are on Google Play - Pulse, Zite, Evernote, Onenote. You Version.
5. The widgets are extremely functional.
6. Voicemail is better than iphone. More intuitive.
7. Audio is good. More than adequate.
8. The Motorola software add-ons seem to be useful. I don't have any experience with other handsets.
9. I like having a standard micro USB connection. The iphone cord issue is a significant bummer.
My only concerns:
1. the screen is not as clear as the iphone. Not a big issue for me... I don't like reading on a small devise.
2. will I have enough memory? Probably. I don't have a ton of extraneous apps. Added a micro SD for media.
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. Great price. All the reviews that I have read are accurate and reliable. You can trust their advise.
Good luck. Lots of excellent choices out there.
Perfect Phone September 17, 2012
I purchased one of these last Friday and have had a few days to get a feel for it. I love it. It is not a monstrosity of a phone that you almost need a laptop case to carry but still has all the bells and whistles of some of the bigger phones. I really like the fact the phone is smaller but still has a nice size screen and the phone seems solid in my hands but light. I even dropped it on the cement once already, by accident, without any type of case, and I couldn't even see where it hit the cement.
The battery life so far has been good. It doesn't hold a charge like the RAZR MAXX but it will keep a charge all day if you aren't watching videos with it. I took it out for a run with me on Saturday morning, a long 2 hour run, and it was running a gps tracking app as well as playing music for two hours straight and it barely put a dent in the battery. Never had to put it on the charger to get through the day.
As far as pictures, in my opinion, if you want perfection then go buy a camera. This is a smart phone.
so far, so completely awesome September 15, 2012
Reviewer: gillian pilgrim "Roberta Jean" (the dusty central valley) -
I just got this yesterday, so it obviously won't be a really in-depth review. I switched from a Droid Charge to this, and the difference is unbelievable. This little phone blazes - it's so fast it's kind of ridiculous - the dual-core processor makes a MASSIVE difference. It is smaller than the Charge, but the screen is exactly the same size. It's a wonderfully solid-feeling device, and the kevlar on the back is a brilliant idea - it feels very secure in your hand. The camera has gotten some bad press, but I've taken several photos, inside and out, dark and bright, flash and no, and I'm quite pleased with the quality.
Will come back and update once I've had it a couple of months, but so far I LOVE IT.
RAZR M vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 October 17, 2012
Reviewer: Budster (Oregon & New Mexico) -
I first bought the Samsung Galaxy S3, while my wife got an Iphone 5. I found the size of the Samsung unwieldy, and the battery life atrocious. I couldn't get through the day without plugging it in, and I'm not a heavy telephone user. I also couldn't work it well with just a thumb while driving...the Sammy is a 2-handed phone. Finally, the Samsung had trouble connecting to wifi in some areas where the Iphone 5 had no problem. For these reasons, I returned it.
The RAZR M is just the opposite. Yesterday, I unplugged the phone at 9am. I had Bluetooth and Wifi on all day. I live in a bad service area, with 2 bars of 3G or 1 bar of 4G, and it seems to oscillate between the two, and this is exactly what is supposed to be a major battery drain. I made a couple calls over BT and downloaded and listened to several podcasts via wifi. Also installed a couple apps. When I went to plug it in at 9pm, the battery was still at 75%. That is simply amazing.
In addition, the phone is much easier to carry in a pocket and hold in the hand than the Samsung...basically the same size as the Iphone 5. Working it one-handed is no problem...seems to be the perfect size. The case also seems much better-built and stronger than on the Sammy or the Iphone (the Iphone is known to scratch).
The RAZR M has the same 1.5 GHz processor as the Sammy, but only 1GB of RAM instead of the Sammy's 2GB. I run a lot of apps and didn't notice any difference in performance. Tests show the Iphone 5 to be the fastest on the market right now, but I honestly don't see any difference in performance between my wife's Iphone 5 and either the Sammy or the RAZR M.
At 960x540, the screen resolution on the RAZR M isn't as good as the Sammy's 1280 x 720 or the Iphone's 1136 x 640, but I don't watch videos on my phone and didn't really notice the difference. If you really need a big screen, go for the new RAZR HD and HD MAXX. These have the Sammy's big screen, but with the rest of the features of the RAZR and RAZR M, including the outstanding battery life.
For you world travelers, the RAZR M is global-ready, like the Iphone5...buy a SIM card when you get to the new country and replace the Verizon one.
You might think the 8GB max. internal storage might be a problem...especially since, as with the Sammy, you can't offload apps to the microSD card. Surprise! I have a LOT of apps. I loaded them all and they only took less than 1GB of internal storage, so it wasn't really a limitation after all. In addition, you can still put all your photos, videos, etc. on the SD card.
About my only complaint is that the white RAZR M has a black foreground around the screen, inside the white case. Result: If you put a black case around it, you no longer have a white phone (unless the case is white, obviously). The Iphone and the Samsung white models look sharp with a different-color case against the white foreground...there is no such contrast with the white RAZR M.
Overall, this is easily the best phone I've owned, and I'm happy to recommend it to you. Best of all, it is AT LEAST $100 cheaper than the Iphone 5 or the Galaxy S3.
Exactly what you would expect and so much more from a great Motorola phone October 5, 2012
Reviewer: Ryan "Video Craz" (Arvada, Co) -
I just upgraded my Droid X two days ago to the Droid Razr M and couldn't be happier. All the good things I liked about the X are in the Razr M and all of the things that needed upgrading, improved immensely in the Razr M. The X had superior call quality and the M continues this trait with call quality you would think the person is in the room. The battery life was decent on the X but the Razr M's is amazing. Even in the first two days of owning the new phone (so I am playing with it constantly) I have only charged it at night when I go to bed still at around 20%.
But probably the most impressive thing about this phone is its durability. It just feels like I could throw it in a river from 50 yards and it would come out fine. I dropped it like a fool the first day I got it in a parking lot, and there is absolutely not visible damage.
Great phone and I cannot wait for Jelly Bean!
Now I have owned this phone for about 9 months and wanted to give a quick update now. The phone is still as durable as I mentioned above, still looks like the day I took it out of the box. I am noticing a few issues however. I enjoyed a long (about 15 hrs on normal use) battery life with ICS but now with the Jelly Bean update some days I am usually lucky to only get 8 hours of battery life on very gentle use. I have been told disabling Google Now can help this and will experiment. Other than battery life issues I still enjoy this powerful and simple phone.
AMAZING!!! October 24, 2012
Traded my iPhone 4 for this even though I am an avid Apple fan. I didn't feel the iPhone 5 upgraded enough to warrant its price tag. Though reluctant at first after a week of using the Droid M I can say with 100% confidence that I made the right decision. Admittedly the phone does come with some annoyances, (ie. the insane amount of bloatware) but it does not effect performance in any capacity. This phone is lightning fast and I have had no problems with the 4G LTE signal and I live in a somewhat rural area. Internet is a vast upgrade from 3G and found its default browser (Google Chrome) to be a bit smoother and more reliable than iOS Safari. As with any android device transferring your music/pictures/movies to the device is seamless and without question easier than iPhone but that is not a surprise to anyone who's familiar with both devices. The Google Play store is easy to find apps/music/videos and really no different (other than more quantity) than apples itunes store. The camera is the only downside to me. Even though apple only had a 5mp camera in the iPhone 4 it took stunning pictures and it was hard for me to give that up. The Droid RAZR M has an 8mp camera but does not take pictures anywhere near the quality my iPhone did. Even though it has a really bright flash it still seems to struggle with depth and detail in low light situations. Phone is sleek, stylish, and very well constructed with strong wear resistant materials such as Gorilla Glass screen, Kevlar backing, and water resistant coating to both the body and electronics inside the phone. You can't dunk it in water but talking on it while in a rain storm will not hurt this device. Google maps and navigation is without question better and easier to use than Apples poor excuse for navigation. When it comes to music/video playback the Droid seemed to have a better picture and much brighter even though it has less resolution then its counterpart. In call sound quality is better on the iPhone but the external speaker/speaker phone is better on the Droid RAZR M. If you're currently an iOS user and are thinking about making the jump to android, don't hesitate. This device is much better and you will not regret it.
A Great Device! October 30, 2012
This is my first personal smartphone, but I've used all of my friends' phones (iPhone's, Android's, Windows Mobile's) and none of theirs can even come close to the speed or compactness of this phone. The 1.5 GHz dual core packs a serious punch in every application I've run (including open-world "The Amazing Spiderman" and the beautiful, intensive "Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation"; the latter could barely function on my friend's fourth generation iPod Touch, while my phone is able to run it at least 60 FPS and add some beauty [such as increased smoke, improved anti-aliasing, etc.]) and the gig of RAM lets me switch between the chaotic 12-man battles of Fallen Nation and text messaging my buddies without a single hiccup. Because of the limited storage on the phone (I was able to use something like 4 gigabytes for my own content)I also purchased a SanDisk MicroSD 10X Ultimate 64 gigabyte memory card, which has worked flawlessly with the phone (note: small apps and apps that are installers for large apps (e.g. Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation) will download the installer to the phone memory, and then all app content will be saved to the SD card, keeping only a couple of megabytes on the phone).
1. No storage switching
Unlike most Android phones, downloaded apps cannot be downloaded straight to the memory card. This excluded feature makes downloading large apps like "The Dark Knight Rises" nearly impossible as 1.35GB must be available on the internal memory (I have about 1 free)
2. Only "okay" battery life
The battery will get you through the day no problem if mobile data is disabled, but if it is enabled then you won't go very far. I have spent a four-hour roadtrip listening to a combination of Spotify, SoundCloud, and Google Play and lost half the battery life. During this trip, the screen was kept off most of the time, and the Spotify playlist was pre-downloaded and SoundCloud keeps a media cache on the SD card; no battery was used due to intensive streaming, just the mobile data. The screen alone is pretty draining, but nothing that can't be drastically improved by disabling automatic brightness and turning the brightness down to the lowest setting.
Overall, if you're looking for a powerful, lightweight phone with a large screen (however, one that can get your thumb from one corner to the other) and don't have to worry about the availability of charging time, then definitely pick one of these up!
Awesome phone! December 28, 2012
Reviewer: D. Khomyak (New Jersey) -
I was holding on to my Droid 2 for a while, waiting on iPhone 5 to arrive so I can finally upgrade to the 'latest and greatest'. When the 5 was announced, I was displeased with the lack of Google Maps. I used my old D2 for navigation quite often, and I simply wasn't going to downgrade just to get an iPhone. Lucky me, the Razr M had just been released, at that point, still with v4.0. I can't say enough how much I love this phone. My wife got the iPhone 5, and I can't say I regret my decision one bit. Battery life is the same. Price point is cheaper. Hard drive is expandable. The Razr M can do anything an iPhone 5 can do, and Google Maps navigation is standard. iPhone's camera is slightly better, but not noticeable enough where it's a must have. You also get more apps with the iPhone, but Google Play Store has improved so much recently all the major apps are now shared. Now that the Razr M has been upgraded to v4.1 it's even better. I can listen to text messages over Bluetooth while driving, and voice commands are excellent... much MUCH better than iPhone's Siri. As far as the build, this thing is a tank. I dropped it on the kitchen tile the other day and it hit right on the corner. Small dent in the plastic, but that's it, everything else is till perfect. The iPhone would have ended up with a cracked screen, guaranteed.
Perfect size and very well made February 20, 2013
Reviewer: Eric Lobdell "Returning the favor"
I've become a Motorola fan by accident. My first Android phone was a Motorola Droid (original, with slide-out keyboard), then a Droid X, then a Droid X2. It was time for an upgrade and I was all but convinced that I wanted a Galaxy S3. Motorola had been great, but I'm sure the GS3 is a great phone too.
But when I went to look at them in person, I discovered just how huge the GS3 is. I'm a guy who likes to carry his phone in a front pants pocket most of the time. There were times when the Droid X2 felt huge in my pocket, so I was worried about having something even larger, but wanted the performance and quality. What's a guy to do?
The guy at the kiosk (in Costco) asked if I had heard of the Droid Razr M. "No," says I, "what's that?" The rest is history. A phone with the same size and quality screen as my Droid X2 that is overall somehow smaller in every dimension, lighter, and has way more battery life? Sold. I purchased it late December 2012.
Though I wanted black, only white was available so I got that. It has grown on me. The finish is actually a little opalescent and appears to be durable. I never use a case and two months in there are no signs of wear. People have said the back is ugly/busy but my phone isn't a fashion statement. Functionally of that grippy Kevlar back is awesome and it feels great in my hand. Another reviewer here made a good observation--there's a point at which a phone is simply too big to be a one-hander. If you don't want to use both hands, the RAZR M is perfectly sized and easy to hold onto.
It is the best Motorola phone I've had. That's partly due to the awesomeness of Android Jelly Bean, which really feels like what the OS has always aspired to be. But battery life is quite good, build quality excellent, no issues with call quality or reception, wifi is reliable, and I think I only shut down the phone once in the first two months I owned it. Prior Android phones required occasional reboots to keep them happy.
PROS - All that stuff above. I repeat: smaller, lighter, faster, significantly longer battery life, Jelly Bean. Plus expandable memory via micro-SD. Camera is quick to start and takes decent photos. NFC, although I haven't used it yet. Front-facing camera. Less bloatware than most Verizon phones. And it is "splash resistant" too - having lost my beloved first Droid in a tragic accident involving a really small water exposure (wet hands) I appreciate this phone being a little tighter in that regard.
CONS - Some have said that the inability to move apps to memory card is an issue. I didn't know about that until I read reviews here AFTER I purchased. For me, this has not been an issue. I have a fair number of apps and still plenty of room. Do your research though. No HDMI out, if that matters. I had that on my Droid X and X2 and used it about three times. I don't miss it. Some have said screen resolution is inferior on this phone. The screen quality is very good, but resolution isn't as good as the GS3 or an iPhone. I only think this would really be an issue if you were going *down* from something better (unlikely) or you frequently use another phone with better resolution. That said, the Costco kiosk guy has two personal phones, this one and a GS3, and he said he doesn't notice it much. But if you want the very best possible screen to compete with iPhone, take a close look before choosing this model.
Not a con per se, but the battery cannot be removed or accessed. I've had no reason to do that yet so hopefully it's not a concern, but I wanted to mention it.
My wife is due for an upgrade and she wants a Razr M too after seeing mine. I'd recommend this phone as a candidate for anyone looking for an Android, or an iPhone for that matter.
Love the size November 27, 2012
Reviewer: Greg (Gilbert, AZ) -
I knew this phone was smaller, but when I saw it in a store for the first time, I really wanted it! And it didn't disapoint.
I also love that it already has Jelly Bean (android 4.1). My wife's S3 doesn't have it yet.
The battery life seems excellent. At the end of the day, it usually has 20-30% left (I've only had it for a few days, so I'll have a better idea in a few weeks).
My only complaint is the screen. It's a pentile, which makes edges between objects rough. It's kind of hard to explain. I think my old Droid X had a better screen in this regard. That said, the screen is pretty bright, and I think I'll get used to it.
I would give the phone 4.75, but I have to dock it something for the screen. I have no regrets purchasing this phone.
Pleased As Pie November 24, 2012
Reviewer: Clark D
Dont be such pansies an dstop complaining about the display quality!!! The resolution is breathtakingly sweet and the speed and battery life, oh my!!!!
This phone may be simple design however an ingenious idea to elongate it to make it comfortable in the hand!
Already got JElly Bean!!!!
You can ge the Maxx or HD but they are alot bigger and this one os made to fell comfortable and POWERUFLL!!!!
I got the phone 4 days ago.
Great phone, great price February 16, 2013
Reviewer: Mike Ventura
I bought this as part of a 2 year contract and got it for a very low price. What I like most about the phone is the size. It is not a giant phone, but rather, is sleek and light and fits well in the hand and pocket. A lot of the new phones are really big. The screen is super bright also and very clear. I think it looks nicer than the iPhone 5 (and so do my friends who own iPhones). All of it's functions are really fast and there are about 600,000 apps available.
1 Week so far so good December 27, 2012
Reviewer: thsp "thsp"
A week ago, I switched a white Samsung Galaxy III for the white Razr M when TMobile let us out of our contract. Don't get me wrong, the SIII is a great phone but it was just too big for me. The M is the perfect size for me.
The 1 thing I do not like about the M is the location of the power button....so far I haven't actually turned off the phone when I was on a call but what I usually do is turn up the volume when I mean to put the phone to sleep...just a bit of a pain but I am getting used to it and am sure the phone will have me trained within another week.
Whoops...I guess there is 1 more thing I don't like but it's a Verizon thing...the phone comes with a lot of bloatware...not the phone's fault but I wish Verizon would let me uninstall the ones that are useless to me and save memory.
What I like about this phone: the Circles Widget, love the look and the simple usefulness of it. It did not work the first day so I removed it from the home screen and installed other temp/time widgets but never found one I liked the look of...tried Circles again on the 2nd day and since then it has worked perfectly.
Voice Texting, so far works great! Way better than the SIII's.
Buttons, I like the location of the buttons and ease of use.
Smart Actions, love this app! I programmed it to only ring in the middle of the night if it's someone important. Text reminders from my calendar will not wake me up at 5am any more. Plus there are all sorts of cool things SmartActions can do.
WiFi, works great...that may be a Verizon thing too as wifi with Tmobile was within 20 feet of the router & was almost useless.
Camera, it works fine for me and for what I need...mostly take pics of my work schedule, my dog (video too) and the kids. I've watched a few training & YouTube videos and they look good. I have not watched a movie or tv episode yet.
Call quality has been fine...no dropped calls...give props to Verizon for that.
I haven't noticed any difference in the battery life between the SIII and the M but I have been playing a new game on the M that I didn't play on the SIII and maybe that is draining it more quickly than other reviewers have experienced.
I bought a red case for it and now have a red phone :o)
So far, I love the Razr M and am very glad I switched.
Great Phone for a Great Price December 26, 2012
I have had this phone for about a month now and I have been very happy with its performance. THis is my first smartphone purchase and it has meet every expectation. And the price for what you are getting can't be beat. I got it for $0.01 (yes they actually bill your credit card for the penny!) The phones battery life is great, I make it through about two days with light to moderate usage (a few calls checking email over wifi or 4G, listing to music over pandora for about an hour each day and then listening to about an hour of mp3's while at the gym) I turn of the GPS when I know where I am and have stuff set to update when I open the apps and not always have them running. Over all I am very happy, can't really thing of a con to go along with this, it just does everything I want it to do. Motorola phones will only get better the more integrated google becomes in the development of their phones.
The complete package December 8, 2012
Reviewer: Tim F.
This phone has everything. It will actually fit in your pocket and you won't even notice it. It's got a nice size screen. It's 4G. It's got jelly bean. It comes in white. It costs under $100. And it survived a motorcycle accident with nothing more than a nick in the plastic. Enough said.
Speedy Little Phone May 13, 2013
Reviewer: Carl Schmidt (Glenolden, PA United States) -
I upgraded from a Droid Charge, so this phone is quite an advancement for me. I love running an updated version of Android for a change. I also love the dual core processor. It is smooth. I haven't encountered any lag as of yet running any app. The 8GB of internal RAM doesn't seem to be an issue for me. I don't have a ton of stuff to put on the phone, and even if I did I have a 32GB SD card for media, so 8GB is plenty of internal storage.
The battery life in this thing is phenomenal. I haven't felt a pressing need to charge the phone at all yet because it survives all day until bed time with ample power left every day. I plug my phone in every night as a matter of habit from my old phones. I don't think this phone needs it though. I leave 4G data on all day. I also have rules setup to enable WiFi when I'm home. The rules are especially nice and handy for controlling the phone without actively having to change settings, which is something I had to often on my Droid Charge.
I especially appreciate the smaller form factor of this phone. My Charge had a 4.3" screen, as does this phone, but the Charge feels like a brick now compared to the Razr M. I specifically didn't get the HD version because I don't want a ridiculously large screen. I don't need it. I don't plan on watching movies on my phone.
I've taken some pictures and am quite satisified with the camera for my average uses. The shutter is unbelievably quick compared to the Charge. I was especially surprised by the quality of an image taken under full zoom.
I love the aluminum frame and the kevlar back plate. The mirror on the back is a nice touch too so I can take vanity shots with a higher quality lens, though I don't really intend on doing so too often. I generally hate pictures of myself.
Overall I am very satisfied with this phone. I'm an average user, though I do want to root this phone. I don't see a need for a custom ROM though because the stock ROM has been quite nice so far.
Droid Razr M better than I expexted! April 19, 2013
Reviewer: Jo-Ann Nesiama
So to start off, this was the first smart phone ever, so my review might be a little biased. I have been available to upgrade for almost a year, but I had been skeptical about jumping into the smartphone band wagon mainly because of the extra fees for a data plan. Eventually I was tired of not having the convenience, so I closed my eyes and jumped in. Before I took off, however, I searched for the phone that I thought would be best for me. My first instinct was just to get an iPhone 4s, since it was cheap and almost everyone that had owned one loved it. But I really didn't want to conform to everyone's opinion, so I kept looking. I had heard quite a bit about android phones, so I took a peak. Personally, Motorola's Droid line stood out to me. Its rugged, industrial look and feel was exactly what I wanted in a phone. The next thing that was on my lost was screen size. I have HUGE hands' so getting anything smaller than a 4.3 inch display made me nervous. I was instantly attracted to the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR Max HD. Their HD displays and large screen size was a big turn on for me. However their prices weren't, so I turned to the Droid RAZR M. And you know what I don't regret it.
Look and Feel
It is a hell lot slim! Its very compact and basically has no bezel. It has the rugged, industrial, tough feel that I like. The only down side is the screen is a bit too small for my liking. But that's just for me. The kevlar backing is also pretty cool, but considering the fact that I just slapped a case on the phone, doesn't really have much of an impression on me. The gorilla glass is also pretty slick. Not that I don't trust it, but I still put a screen protector on it.
Obviously not as sick as its cousins, the RAZR HD and Max HD, the qHD screen isn't that bad. The video and picture quality is clean and its not difficult whatsoever to read, though its clothing compared to Apple's Retina Display.
One thing that's I cannot defend is the camera. Its really grainy when taking indoor pictures or videos and the flash rarely helps. Outside its pretty good. It can capture the colors and and shadows quite well, warrant that there is enough natural light. Still, i bought the phone for the phone, not the camera. Besides coming from the enV2, this camera was a huge upgrade.
Amazing! Simply amazing! When I speak to someone, he/she almost always comments on how clear my voice is. I can also hear from the other end quite well. There is minimum static and I have never had a dropped call as of yet.
Its pretty fast! Then again, of is my first smart phone.However, I have experienced some lag and on one event, o had to restart the phone because it froze. Otherwise its pretty fast. Android jelly bean 4.1 runs seamlessly on this device. 4g LTE with Verizon is a dream! This phone can have multiple apps open at once and still operate at blazing fast speeds. Download speeds are pretty fast and impressive as well.
So far I have had this phone for about two weeks and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. I know this is my first smartphone and honestly I would have been impressed with any phone I got, but this phone has yet to let me down.
4 months.... February 19, 2013
Reviewer: Cath "I'm just a little too old-fashioned for you." (Corpus Christi, TX) -
I have nothing negative to say about this phone. I have had it since October 2012 and the phone has functioned perfect for me. It is light, thin and just the right size for my female hands. The phone has never frozen on me and I have never had to restart the phone, in fact I had already forgotten about the "droid" robotic voice that you hear at the start-up of powering on the phone...lol. The battery life lasts a day and a half depending on my usage of the phone, that is with the 3G/4G data turned on with the wireless always turned off.
My clumsy self has dropped this phone several times and the phone works like nothing happened to it..no scratches and no damage to the screen, etc. I do have a protective cover but the cover is just some cheap $8 cover from Ebay.
Best Phone I've Ever Had & I've Had Them All...almost =) January 31, 2013
Reviewer: Iris Dunson "irisfromohio" (Ohio) -
I have lived through the evolution of mobile phones for the past 20 years and I have enjoyed almost all of them at their various stages of development. Now, I never did purchase an iPhone, because I refuse to spend that kind of money when I feel that Android phones are perfectly adequate, but my daughters and friends have them. They are nice. But, I do like the Motorola DROID RAZR M 4G better than anything I have experienced. That includes the Samsung Galazy SIII and Note2.
The processor is adequate, because I don't use my phone for business. The SMALLER size is perfect and the HD screen is good for videos, especially Netflix. My daughter is jealous at the airport as we wait & I finish my film or documentary while she is flat bored. The screen on her Blackberry is inadequate, but she refuses to venture outside of the RIM device world. I love the Android Jellybean, too. Then, the other day, my Google Search application updated. Now, all I have to do is ask for the weather and there it is! I know, iPhone people may yawn, but I usually don't think of using...perks. But best of all, the battery life is AMAZING! This is my first Android phone that doesn't need to be recharged twice a day. Sometimes, I will charge it every other day. I love it.
Finally, a phone that is a keeper for me and I won't feel the need to upgrade every 6 months! Hehe!
good phone overall, but battery worse than my 2 yr old tradein December 9, 2012
Reviewer: Dakar (Littleton, CO) -
most of the stuff on this phone works pretty well, but I have to leave wireless turned off most of the time because it takes so much out of the battery. Even w/o wireless turned on, I only get a few hours of actual use. If I don't do anything, the phone will last 1 day. If I actually do things on it like maps and web browsing, then only about 3 hours. I would not buy this phone again because of that. It is no better than the 2 yr old android phone I replaced.
The phone has only been out a few months and its already heavily discounted - that should tell you something. Not to mention - Verizon is quite overrated, not saying their worse than the others, but they are overrated. I get 4g about half the time, and outside of the city I can hardly make calls sometimes.
I originally had this at 2 stars because the battery seemed to drain out so easily. But with the recent update it works much better. Still not as good battery as I would like but this is a very good phone with a ton of features.