Droid RAZR M Review

Droid RAZR M

Droid RAZR M Review of Reviews by Wireless and Mobile News 

  • Droid RAZR M Best-Reviewed Features: good edge-to-edge screen with many viewing angles, compact, long battery life, fast processor, good call quality and excellent value.
  • Droid RAZR M Least-Liked Features: non-removable battery, mediocre camera, lack of latest Android Jelly Bean.
  • Overall Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Network Ratings:  Verizon has the most 4G LTE markets and impressive data speeds.

 We've reviewed the latest best reviews to distill and average the best liked features of the Droid RAZR M.

The Droid RAZR M is a smaller version of the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR Maxx HD.  The 4.3" screen goes all the way to edge giving you more screen for a petite size and light weight that is larger than the iPhone 5's screen (read comparison).

Most reviewers praised the great value for the price of the Droid RAZR M, good voice/sound quality, great Verizon Wireless 4G LTE data speeds, great battery life, and bright screen suitable for video viewing at many angels.

Features of the Droid RAZR M include virtual Android keys, 4.3" (960x540-pixel) AMOLED screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, global roaming, microSD card slot, GPS and Wi-Fi.

Unfortunately, the onscreen buttons take up a lot of screen real estate in landscape mode. Benchmark tests were good but not as good as the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Motorola has added its circles widget for clocks and SmartActions for saving battery life. The added-on interface is simple, useful and liked by reviewers.

Most reviewers found the the camera and photo quality to be disappointing. The battery life was lauded, however the fact that you can't remove the battery is considered bad for people who like to charge one battery while the other is in the phone.

Although the DROID RAZR M is not as large as it's bigger siblings the Droid RAZR HD/Maxx and has almost the same features,  it has it's smaller size on its side. Like Goldilocks or maybe more appropriately Cinderella  you may have to try the Droid RAZR M out before you know it is the right size for you.

The Verizon Wireless price for the Droid RAZR M is $99.99 for new customer and upgrades to usage-based share everything plans. If you want the discounted upgrade price you will have to give up unlimited grandfathered data.

Amazon has discounted the Droid RAZR M to $79.99 for new Verizon Customers while renewing customers pay $99.

Right now, you probably won't find anything comparable on the Verizon network for the price until Black Friday or later.


  • PROS: good edge-to-edge screen with many viewing angles, compact, long battery life, fast processor, good call quality and excellent value.
  • CONS: non-removable battery, mediocre camera, lack of latest Android Jelly Bean,
  • Overall Rating: 4 out of 5.
4 / 5 stars     

13 thoughts on “Droid RAZR M Review”

  1. This is too small for me after the Droid RAZR MAXX. Once you get used to the big screen the other screens look too small.

  2. I like ths small size and price, I'm waiting to find out about the Nexus 4, first.

  3. I'm still mad at Moto for not updating the Moto Atrix 4G. I'm waiting for the JB update first.

      • It you look below the post. Here's a comment that is correct "

        4 days later, still nothing, thanks for posting a factual sounding article with absolutely no basis. Try phrases like "rumor has it..." or "sources say that possibly..." or you could edit the article to say "whoops, we were wrong, no one has Jelly Bean huh? Well then..."

        The Jelly Bean update is leaked and not official from Motorola and/or Verizon. If there was a Verizon update there would be a webpage with details about the update. I can call Albert Aydin at Verizon to find out what is going on, but I know he'll tell me there is not official word,yet.

  4. The iPhone 5 is more expensive, but people really like it. My boyfriend told me to get a RAZR, because he has one. Please let me know what you think.

  5. Wait for the Droid RAZR HD after Xmas it will cost about the same and you can watch HD videos. Screen size is better larger.

  6. What does the M stand for? Mid range? Mary? Motorola? Where do they get these letters from?

  7. This will fit in my pocket, but I'll be embarassed when I take it out and its so small.

  8. I got one based on my previous experience with my DroidX. The Droid Razr M is built like a brick sh_t house, is sharp looking, has a great screen, is very fast, gets great reception, goes almost two days of heavy use before needing a charge and I got it for $49 from Verizon. Not everyone wants to hold something the size of a laptop to their ear. This fills the bill perfectly for me. It would be nice to have a HDMI outlet on it, but honestly I used that function maybe 3 or 4 times with my Droid X over three years just for the novelty of it. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend this phone to anyone!

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