In addition to today’s launch of the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, Motorola has also introduced the mid-range Droid RAZR M 4G LTE. Most notably, it features a 4.3-inch nearly edge-to-edge qHD display with a TKTK resolution.
It’s also packed with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chip, 1GB of RAM and Ice Cream Sandwich, although Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said the Droid RAZR M will be upgraded to Jelly Bean by the end of the year. The phone has an eight-megapixel camera on the back with 1080p video capture and a three-megapixel lens on the front for the sake of taking better self-portraits.
The Droid RAZR M has plenty of power with a 2000mAh battery. It comes pre-loaded with Chrome, supports NFC, includes 8GB internal storage, microSD support and a Gorilla Glass 2 screen. It’s more of a budget phone compared to the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, although it doesn’t really look like one. The ginormous screen definitely sets it apart form other comparable Android phones. Even though there’s a slight plastic edge on the bottom, most of the real estate on the front is occupied by the display.
With the same slick kevlar back as the original Droid RAZR, it’s a handsome gadget. For now, it comes in white and dark grey, although we’re told there are more colours planned for later this year. Motorola really made a good-looking device. Most importantly, it packed a lot of phone into a petite package. If you prefer smaller phones or you have little hands, you would like the feel of this 4.3-inch device. And the impressively large screen makes photos and videos look really beautiful.
It’s fast too. As promised, the Chrome browser is speedy and runs much more quickly than it does on the iPhone 4S. Brand new widgets on the home screen called circles give you easy access to weather, settings and battery life. We’ll have a full review once we’ve had more time to play with it.
So you have an idea of how the the Droid RAZR M is being marketed, it’s being sold exclusively by Verizon for $US99 on a 24-month contract. Whether Motorola plans to brings this phone — and its two big brothers — to Australia remains to be seen. We’ll keep you posted.