DROID RAZR M by Motorola: Razor-Thin & Packing A Powerful Punch

by Dawn Van Dyke on May 30, 2013
Device Name: DROID RAZR M by Motorola White for Verizon Wireless
Operating System: Android
Available Carrier(s): Verizon Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Available Color(s): Black, White, Pink, Blue

Tell Me About It

The DROID RAZR M by Motorola is a powerful Android smartphone running on the speedy and large Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen shows your streaming videos without buffering thanks to the lightning fast dual-core 1.5GHz snapdragon S4 processor. Photos snapped with the on-board 8 megapixel primary camera have enough clarity to be zoomed and cropped if needed. Videos on the DROID RAZR M are recorded in 1080p high-definition, which gives you the option to watch your new videos on an HD TV through the microUSB port with an optional adapter or by connecting to a compatible TV wirelessly via Digital Living Network Alliance, DLNA, technology. You'll be impressed with its super sleek and ultra-thin design and be thankful for its Corning Gorilla Glass display and KEVLAR strong backplate- making it impervious to splashes, scratches and scrapes.

This popular smartphone is now available in four great colors: blue, black, pink, and white

Who It's Good For

The DROID RAZR M smartphone family by Motorola is great for lots of people.

Its value-minded price makes it a good pick for the budget-conscience. 

The intuitive design makes it also a good first smartphone purchase for the novice, while the customization capabilities make it fun for the tech-savvy as well.

What Makes It Great

  • Thin, stylish design
  • Fun colors - blue, pink, white, and black 
  • Vivid, widescreen touchscreen display
  • Protective features like splash- and scratch-resistant coatings
  • Dual cameras
  • Mobile hotspot support for up to eight WiFi devices
  • Tons of apps, games, widgets, and more available to download 

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

Did you carry an original Moto Razr?  These brightly colored, razor-thin flip phones were all the rage in the early '00s. In fact, this family of fashionable cell phones is still considered the best selling clam-shell cellphone in the world to-date.

In 2012, Verizon Wireless resurrected the best parts of the Razr (super-thin design, fun colors) with the latest in Android and mobile technology to create the powerful DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA smartphone family.

Just because the sleek DROID RAZR M smartphone is thin, doesn't mean it's fragile. Both splash-resistant and scratch-resistant, the vivid 4.3-inch touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and the backplate is KEVLAR strong. Inside, a splash-guard protective coating helps to prevent water damage against internal electronic boards. The DROID RAZR M smartphone needs this extra-attention to safety, because you'll want to take this smartphone with you everywhere.  

This 2013 Consumer Reports Recommended Model, in the "Compact High Performers" category, is a real winner. Beginning with the vibrant, high resolution touchscreen that rivals the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD smartphones, but costs less. You'll love this widescreen display for streaming videos. Whether quick videos from YouTube or full-length movies from the Google Play store, the picture is rich and never lags or buffers on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network or your local WiFi connection. The 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM ensures smooth gaming and flawless multitasking. And, with MotoCast you can stream music, photos,videos, and even documents from your PC virtually anytime, anywhere.

Another thing to love about this affordable smartphone? The dual cameras. The primary, 8 megapixel camera snaps high-quality photos. I love that the camera can be launched right from the lock screen, so you don't miss the moment you want to capture because you were fumbling to open the camera app. This rear-facing camera can also record 1080p HD video, which is fun to playback on your HD TV (cord may be required). The front-facing 0.3 camera won't neccessarily snag print-worthy photos, but it works great for fun selfies and video chats. It can record 720p HD video too. 

One last thing I like about the DROID RAZR M is the ability to make a mobile hotspot. For no extra charge on a Share Everything plan, you can create a personal WiFi hotspot using the Verizon Wireless network and the DROID RAZR M smartphone. You can connect up to eight WiFi-capable devices - like laptops, gaming systems, and tablets - to the internet using your very own, password protected hotspot emanating from the smartphone. It is great when travelling for business or when you need to keep the family entertained on a long road-trip.  

Now available in four colors (pink, blue, white, and black), the DROID RAZR M smartphone is exclusively available for the Verizon Wireless network.

Here at Wirefly, we recently made a video comparison review of the DROID RAZR M versus the iPhone 5. Check out the Smartphone Schmackdown below to see who won:

 

Takeaway

If you are looking for a wallet-friendly smartphone that doesn't pull any punches, consider the DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless. The cool, slim design is complimented by fun colors, but don't be fooled. This is one serious smartphone that is ready to power through your day.