With smartphone displays getting bigger and bigger, handset dimensions have to grow as well. And while big, beautiful displays are certainly nice, no one wants to carry a huge brick around in their pocket or purse. Motorola Mobility went to work solving this problem, and the result is the compact, slim and light Droid Razr M 4G. The handset offers 4G LTE connectivity on Verizon, the Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system, and a large 4.3 inch display in the smallest possible size.
The handset currently retails for $0.01 on contract during the Amazon Wireless year end sale, and delivers that large display with a nearly nonexistent bezel. This puts all the attention on the large high-resolution screen, which is protected by a layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. The familiar, rugged aircraft grade aluminum and Kevlar back plate return from previous Droid Razr models, as does a water repellent nanocoating and excellent battery performance numbers.
Verizon has quoted speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on your downloads, and 2 to 5 Mbps on your uploads while located in Verizon 4G LTE coverage areas, and the Droid Razr M 4G is offered in your choice of either black or white handset. Measuring 4.82 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm) and weighing 4.44 ounces (126 g), the handset is smaller, thinner and lighter than other 4G capable mobile handsets with the same size display.
Motorola designers stretched that 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display from edge to edge and corner to corner, allowing for the smaller form factor without downgrading the screen size. Resolution runs 540 x 960 pixels, delivering more than 16 million different colors at a rate of 256 pixels over every inch of display space. DLNA video out is on board, standard light and proximity sensors offer auto brightness adjustment and battery conservation, and the handset supports capacitive, multitouch gestures.
Talk time is excellent, delivering up to 20.0 hours from a single battery charge, and a dual core 1.5 GHz CPU is the cornerstone of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 microchip package that powers the handset. A microSD slot allows for storage expansion, enhancing the 8.0 GB of built-in data storage. The Droid Razr M 4G comes with 1.0 GB of RAM system memory pre-installed, and the handset’s rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution. Motorola has preloaded the Chrome for Android web browser for immediate internet access out-of-the-box, and the handset supports NFC (Near Field Communications) connectivity.