The newly announced Motorola DROID RAZR M might not be their new flagship smartphone, but we could certainly see it steal some of the sales. The RAZR M is an impressive budget smartphone from the folks at Motorola and Verizon — only it isn’t a budget device. It offers near top of the line specs for a great price. Lets take a look.
Announced earlier today alongside the new RAZR HD the RAZR M is a unique smartphone. It isn’t quite as nice as the new devices while slightly outpacing the older original RAZR in most categories. The specs were all leaked weeks ago and confirmed today but one more time before our quick video here’s the rundown, plus what makes the M special.
The RAZR M you’ll get the same 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD (960 x 540) resolution display as the original RAZR only in a smaller package. Motorola managed to make this nearly an edge-to-edge display device as we speculated on earlier this week. Running with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean coming soon) you have the popular Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The screen and built-in storage are its only downfalls though.
Other specs include a 2,000 mAh battery which is quite impressive for such a small device, and will offer awesome battery life better than the leading budget phones available. We also have an 8 megapixel camera and VGA front for video chat. All this is quite nice considering the RAZR M will only be $99 dollars. As far as hands-on and our first impressions — this device is rather nice. The design is a bit industrial with marks on the sides, but the display is awesome. Sadly it’s only qHD but having nearly no bezel around the device really makes it stand out during usage.
The device is one of the first to come with Google Chrome browser pre-installed out of the box and offers an exceptional browsing experience with the speed of Chrome and Verizon 4G LTE. The hardware has always been great from Motorola and this was no exception. The DROID RAZR M feels durable, well built, but has a slight industrial look to it. It should make tons of people proud especially for only $99 and a new 2-year contract. It’s available for pre-order starting today and will hit Verizon stores early next week. Who’s excited?