Motorola's New Droid Razr M Is A Smaller Phone With a Giant Screen

By Leslie Horn on at

In addition to the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx, Motorola today at its New York event also introduced the line's little brother—the mid-range Droid Razr M.

It features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED, nearly edge-to-edge display, and is packed with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chip, 1GB of RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich. Although Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside claimed they'll be upgraded to Jelly Bean by the end of the year, which is a disappointing. There's an 8MP camera on the back with 1080p video capture and a 3MP lens on the front for the sake of taking better selfies. On top of that, it's going to last you a long time with it's 2,000 mAh battery. The phone is also pre-loaded with Chrome, equipped with NFC, 8GB internal storage, microSD support, a Gorilla Glass 2 screen. It isn't quite as powerful as its big brother the Razr HD, but of course this is more of a budget phone. However, the edge-to-edge screen definitely sets it apart form other comparable Android phones like the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. No bezel, no unused space—a smaller phone with as much display as it can handle.

With the same slick kevlar shell as the original Droid Razr, it's a handsome gadget. Motorola really packed a lot of phone into a petite package—4.3 inches is a really nice size. If you prefer smaller phones or you have little hands, you would like the feel of it. And the huge screen makes photos and videos look really wonderful. It's fast, too. As promised, the Chrome browser is super speedy, and runs much more quickly than it does on the iPhone 4S. The phone is sleek and the price is right, and we'll update when we've had more time with it.