"The underdog that won me over"5.0 starson by the_muna
Pros: Speedy performance. UI is clean with no unnecessary flesh (Touchwiz, Sense). Small profile w/ full size screen. Vibrant display despite qHD concerns. Great battery life so far (4.5 days). Smart Actions app, Premium build materials
Cons: Less battery life than a few competitors (supposedly).
Summary: I won't lie to you. I had the OG Droid (original Motorola Droid) when it first came out and loved it. The thing I loved most about it was the fact that it said "DROID" by default when it loaded up and when I got messages. But after switching to a Galaxy S phone I missed the consistency of the device and wanted a phone that performed equally well otherwise.
I went with the Razr M. Went into the store and became attached. Good size screen and though it isn't HD, it is "pixelly" enough. I don't take many pictures so the camera didn't matter for me. And the size in hand felt way more phone-like than the bigger rivals (Razr, Maxx, GS3). Pretty happy with my choice. User-interface is nice and the pre-loaded Smart-Actions app has its uses. The battery is also holding well for the first 4 days of use. I just charged it for the second time after charging it for the first time 2.5 days ago. I'm not a power user but I was playing around with it a fair amount and the battery was at 23% when I plugged it in.
Good buy overall. Comparatively: Same processor as Galaxy S3, bigger screen than iPhone 5 though the phones are almost the same size, better battery life than most smart phones, premium build materials (gorilla glass, aluminum, kevlar) compared to plastic of GS3