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Motorola Droid Razr M review

Bigger screen, better specs – it's all here at the mid range

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Our Verdict

For

  • Great performance for the money
  • Verizon's 4G network is fast
  • Display makes colors gorgeous
  • Slim, compact design
  • Lovely and functional interface

Against

  • Non-removable battery
  • Waiting for Jelly Bean update
  • Low resolution screen sullies HD video
  • Miserly Verizon data plans

Media

The Droid Razr M is supported the Google Play Store, which has enough music, games, books and apps to rival the iTunes store. Browsing the store is simple, and the phone can easily sync any of your past media and app purchases if you're upgrading from another Android phone.

Droid Razr M review

Video and music playback quality is good, just what a media savvy customer should expect from a smartphone. We particularly liked Play Books. Perusing a sample of J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy," the page turns were fast and animated, like on an iPad or Kindle Fire.

Through the Play Store, there's support for Amazon's Kindle ecosystem, as well as a Widget for streaming from your Amazon MP3 collection. You can also download albums you own when you don't feel like streaming them.

Overall, it's a diverse, reliable set of media features. Also, since Google Play recently hit 25 billion downloads, its confirmed its place as a serious player in the smartphone app and media game.

Maps

Like any good Android phone, the Droid Razr M uses Google Maps to help get you around town. It provides accurate data, and combined with Verizon's 4G service, we never lost our way when using it.

It's buoyed by Google Navigation, which provides turn by turn voice direction to to guide you around town and keep your eyes on the road.