Cons -battery Life
-can't move apps to sd card
Summary I have no idea what "heavy use" people are referring to, even with the OG droid razr maxx I never got more than a day and a half to two days. for ACTUAL "heavy use" with 4G LTE I'm lucky to get around 14 hours of up time. I find that taking a charger to work actually works out well enough so that if I can leave with a full charge, my phone should last another 8 hours or so (heavIER usage, screen on for longer).
I bought this phone off ebay so that i could keep my unlimited data. Why? because a) unlimited data is awesome and 2, the bugs on the razr maxx were just making it near inoperable. if they had rolled out the update months ago, then I probably wouldn't have switched, because the razr maxx was awesome otherwise.
ok, on for the rest of the summary.
The phone does not have the ability to transfer apps to the sd card, even though it supports up to 32Gb SD cards. it only comes with 8 gigs (4 useful) of memory.
The screen is the same size as the maxx, which is extraordinary, considering the phone feels like it is half the size! the edge-to-edge display is second to none, even if it's not "HD". HD just means that the phone has to waste even more battery and processing power to manage that many more pixels. I can't see any pixelation, so no complaints here.
The phone feels like it is finally one hand usable, which is great. with swype, I will never need to use the phone in landscape mode again to type (HUGE plus). The circles widget is amazing.
Camera- so-so, does what I need it to do, but if great cameras are your thing, then fuggedaboutit.
I have dropped this phone too many times to count, and I promise you that some of the drops would have destroyed an iphone or other plastic phones. this thing is a BEAST.
NFC is pretty cool as well, but you can't use google wallet, and verizon's locked equivalent is only available in two cities. the other features of NFC are still cool, provided you have people to share with. (think galaxy sIII commercials)
the phone is Lightening fast, almost to the point of absurdity. on that note, i have found that it is dropping from 4g to 3g more and more over the past few months, in areas where I used to get 3-4 bars of 4g, which is annoying. the 3G is either unbearably slow on this phone, or I have just been spoiled by 4g too much, hehe.
All in all, great phone. I wrote a review while i was at work today, but I don't htink it stuck, and I think I had more to say (positive things) about the phone.
but seriously, 4+ days on a single charge? please. doesn't happen, not even with an insane battery like in the razr maxx.
Pros I honestly can't think of any
Cons Can't use while charging, colours glitch every five minutes, screen is shaky, saves pictures to random dates, doesn't remember what you chose to view photos, battery life of about 2 hours, becomes extremely hot for no real reason, doesn't send texts.
Summary If you're looking for a reliable phone that can perform the most basic of tasks that any other phone could accomplish, keep looking. Droid Razr M has proven itself to be an outrageously overpriced paperweight. Wanna text your friends? Well, you'd better be ready to resend your message 3 times. Found a funny picture online? Hope you're an archaeologist because you're gonna have to dig for it. Playing a little game? Better wearing welder's gloves. Oh hey, your battery is almost dead an hour after you took it off the charger. Better plug it back in and get comfy, cause you're not gonna be able to do anything with it until it's charged. And not, it's not just my phone. I got a second one because I thought I might just have a faulty model, and it's the same exact thing. This is easily the worst phone I've ever owned. Do not buy under any circumstances ever.
Pros After you download the user's manual, you can DIY on most issues, otherwise, I get help online(lots of other users!)
Cons My only complaint thus far is the sound quality of the basic "phone call". Both of the "M"s I got sound "muddy"; sometimes difficult to understand what the other person said. Appears to be no adjustments for this; will try the Hearing Aid settings.
Summary As a total newbie, my opinion is of limited value. My initial thoughts are very positive and if I can get the sound issue improved, I'll be extremely happy. Can't wait to learn all the things this thing can do!
Pros - Great materials and design choices.
- 2 days battery with light to moderate use, and careful management of when wifi, gps, and mobile data are on.
- Voice quality is acceptable. Use a lot for work, had no problems with understanding customers.
Cons - Camera isn't as feature packed as some other phones and bit laggy on the response. But, I got this phone to be my personal assistant, not take high-res photos of my breakfast to instagram.
Summary Was down to this or the iPhone. For same physical size, razr has bigger screen, faster processor, android, and was half the price on contract for me.
Pros Size: Definitely a one handed phone.
Speed:If you need something faster get a PC or tablet!
Graphics: It has just over half the pixels to render as the NA GS3 with same GPU. Less GPU load means smoother transitions.
BATTERY LIFE: By far.
Cons Non removable battery(which is somewhat understandable given the solid build quality and isn't the hardest to open up and get to:just youtube it), Low light pictures(which are still OK just not excellent).
Summary Bought one for 150 off ebay. I work with phones(repairs, modifications, unlocking, jailbreaking, rooting and flashing) and by far from an IT viewpoint it's among the best devices I've owned and/or worked on. I'm not impressed with bigger phones or HD. Quite frankly it pwns higher priced handsets. I've dealt with htc,samsung,huawei and many others and this is one well made phone. And from root junkies perspective it's a beast rooted. Apps like webkey, drivedroid and work perfectly. With the same CPU+GPU as the GS3 and 960x540 res it offers much less lag than the GS3 on stock! You need a rom to get the gs3 as smooth as this phone is out of the box. It also games very well without lag. Just beware of the recent moto-verizon update thats been destroying the ability to unlock your bootloader. Also being able to flash splash screens without bricking it is AWESOME. My friend with his GS3 has a hell of a time getting roms that(according to claims: work smoothly) actually worked properly. I tested a few roms which worked great but overall I loved stock enough to tweak it and leave it like that despite the performance gains on some roms.