Among the new smartphones announced by Dennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola, on Wednesday, at an event in New York, was the Motorola Droid RAZR M smartphone. The phone included practically no new features, other that the ingenious redesign and reuse of parts from other models to deliver a budget friendly entry price.
Motorola Droid RAZR M has a Super AMOLED Pen Tile display that has a resolution of 960 by 540 pixels on a 4.3-inch display. The continued reliance on the Pen Tile display may kill the success of Motorola, on this device as many users have expressed their dissatisfaction with it. The display is responsible for the jagged edges on between colors. While counterparts were announcing only full HD displays, Motorola chose to include the Droid RAZR M, which only spots qHD. For those already accustomed to full HD, the experience on the Droid RAZR M will appear cramped, especially when browsing the internet.
It is not all gloom as there is a 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor together with 1GB RAM, enough to power heavy multimedia apps. The experience of the RAZR M is quick and 8GB internal memory is enough for all the essential apps that you will need to start life on a new phone.
Expect to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS on the device before the end of the year; however, now it comes with Ice Cream Sandwich. Even then, the skinning done on the ICS is wonderful, and you may consider sticking to it, instead of going with un-skinned version of Jelly Bean that would likely appear before the official release.
If you like the iPhone 4S, then a good thing about the Droid RAZR M is that it’s thinner than the iPhone, and also has a non-removable 2000mAh battery concealed by the Kevlar back. The battery works for straight 10 hours when talking, and slightly less when talking while browsing on 3G and LTE network. You can also connect to WPA2- encrypted Wi-Fi networks with the device. Where the display killed its prospects, the design uplifts, and gives it a cool factor. The width is only 4.82 inches compared to 4.5 inches for the iPhone.
Another strong point of the device is the call quality on its speakers and microphone, and noise cancellation works magically. You are free to use the speakerphone in a fairly public area without worrying about how you sound to those you are calling. There is also an 8MP rear camera that shoots 1080p HD videos. Will you be snapping this one up, folks ?