MOTOROLA DROID RAZR M

Motorola had unveiled three new smartphones last week: DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD and DROID RAZR M. The DROID RAZR M is the first of the three to be available to consumers. It could also be the most affordable among the lot.

Size wise the RAZR M is 122.4X60.7X8.3mm. Under the hood it has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 with 1GB of RAM. Coming to the display, which according to us is a real let down compared with the other RAZRs, it has a 4.3Inch super AMOLED display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution and has a PenTile subpixel layout. This is the same as the previous DROID RAZR.  Whereas the other two RAZRs, the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD have both been given a 720p display.

On to connectivity, the RAZR M has 802.11 a,b,g, n (dual band) Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, micro-USB slot, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS(assisted), AGPS (autonomous), GLONASS, 8MP cam and 0.3MP secondary cam . The device runs on Android ICS with a Jelly-Been update promised by Motorola. The stock browser has been replaced by Google chrome for Android, which is better than the old stock browser.

On the design front, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass, but it does not cover the whole face like on RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD. The bezel has been reduced in size, making it almost non-existent. This makes display look like it extends from edge to edge. Hence Motorola termed it “Edge-to-Edge display”! Like the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, Motorola have done away with the physical button on the front, instead uses the virtual softkeys. On to the back panel, here too we see the similar Kevlar fibre used in the RAZR series. Unlike the RAZR HD and the MAXX HD, Motorola have decided to use the Kevlar fibre on a small area. The camera part has been covered over by a mirrored panel. There are six screws drilled into the side of the device which is in keeping with the design of the RAZR series. The volume rocker and the power button are located on the right side of the device, and are the only button on the device. On the left side are the micro-USB cum charging port. Toward the bottom of the left side is a flap which opens to revile the micro-SIM and Micro-SD card slot.

The device has an 8GB internal memory, which can be expanded by another 32GB.

The device is available in the US for $99 with contact from Verizon.