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DROID RAZR M Hangs Out on Video, Shows Off Its Giant Chin

The DROID RAZR M is sure getting its fair share of play these days, but that’s expected since it will likely be announced next week at Motorola’s NYC event. In today’s footage, we get actual video of the device, giving us a great view of that almost edge-to-edge display. For a smaller device, this thing doesn’t look half bad. Well, if you can get over the giant chin at the bottom of it. While I’m a big fan of thin phones, I’m not a big fan of squashing and flattening (which leads to giant chins) in order to achieve said thin status.

It’s tough to tell from such a short video, but it seems to be speedy while jumping through menus. With a Snapdragon S4 inside, that should be expected, however, if Motorola’s Blur hasn’t been fine tuned, you never know what the experience will be like. Just look at the Atrix HD.

Take a look at the boot animation below and the drop us some candid thoughts in the comments.

Via: Engadget

  • Theron

    What the hell Moto? Why are you removing webtop from all of your recent phones? It’s one of the few things that sets Motorola phones apart from the masses. And the experience has been improved even more since the update to webtop 3.0.0. I hope that MotoGoog pulls their head out soon, so they can continue to improve the webtop experience.

  • Chris

    To bad this guy lost his job. Forgot to cover the logo. Lol

  • Alexander Garcia

    Best boot animation out of all the line Droids thus far!

  • Alexander Garcia

    I like what I’m seeing here. This may just be my next phone. =)

  • Oh my God!…..

    Tats Cool!

  • C-Law

    Massive chin. They should have gone with capacitive buttons where the Verizon logo is so it doesn’t look so massively blank down there. Or with onscreen nav buttons, they shouldn’t have had that section below the Verizon strip. They’re just wasting space

  • Moto has (hands down) the best media team in the mobile biz

  • Cory

    After the ICS bug killed my battery life on my RAZR, I dont care how great a phone is, I wont ever buy another phone without a user accessible battery again.

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Absolutely understand and agree, I feel for you. This scenario is one of the reasons I went with the Rezound instead of the Razr Maxx or Galaxy Nexus, at the time I bought my most recent phone. I consider them all good and I was going to buy the Maxx or Nexus, but one didn’t have removable storage and the other didn’t have a removable battery, so that quickly made up my mind about going with the Rezound.

      I’ll never support any Android phone that I believe takes away user freedom and options. And, if the next time I’m in the market for a phone (which will be buying full price so I don’t lose my Verizon unlimited data package), well, if they do not offer a phone that has both removable storage and a removable battery, I guess I won’t be buying anymore new phones. Plus, I still have my Droid and my Droid X to fall back on, if all the manufacturers are using the Apple iPhone selling model. Makes sick to see that so many are doing this garbage.

      edit for: typo

  • Naga Appani

    Wow, that looks a lot better….

  • Lost the Razr angles, this looks more like a true X successor

  • watchthesky

    I wonder what this will be off contract. If they’re pricing it mid level maybe I can actually afford it.

  • omgitzjose

    i love motos droid hardware but im hoping google steps in soon concerning the UI and there update schedule.

  • Bruce Campbell

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      “First you wanna kill me, now you wanna kiss me – blow!”.

  • belsonc

    Out of curiosity, what’s pixellated out in the picture? Obviously it’s pixellated out for a reason – but my question is more what the general information is, not what the specific information is. (“They blurred out the serial number” not “They blurred out S/N 12345.”)

    • Daniel Maginnis

      I believe this is an internal (classified) document that is watermarked with employee information. So I assume they pixelated identifying information (employee number).

      • belsonc

        Works for me – thanks. 🙂

  • aantaya

    for a “mid level” phone I think it is pretty slick, honestly the chin does not bother me nearly as much as the damn camera hump on the last few motoDroid phone does.

    • gokusimpson

      I kinda like the camera hump on my DX. I use it as a little handle when I’m pulling it out of my pocket. I can’t think of any other reason that I like it though.

  • jak_341

    Locked bootloader, Blur, and qHD = D.O.A. Another fail phone by Motorola. How many is this in a row now? 8? 10?

    • droidSLC

      Yeah… the Razr Maxx was a total fail, even though it’s the highest volume phone on Verizon(aka, outsells the iPhone). But, again, total fail.

      • Diablo81588

        Just ignore his trolling dumbass.

  • corymcnutt

    I thought Moto was only going to manufacture High-End phones from now on? I know I read that in the past couple of weeks. They need to be working on a SGIII or Note 2 killer

    • carlisimo

      They’d lose a lot of customers if they only started making huge phones (if that’s what you mean by high end).

      And the decision to only make high-end phones came too recently to affect everything they already had in the pipeline.

  • lgreg64

    this is a very nice looking phone for the price. moto is moving in the right direction lately

  • I’ve moved on to Nexus devices, but I am really really happy that they’ve kept the Droid Eye theme. Long live the OG.

  • 4.0.4 smh poor Motorola

  • ok

    What even — that’s so hot! Why is it on a mid-ranged device. Crying.

  • Dw_astor

    where’s the giant chin? i was expecting a HTC One V size chin, even though nobody complained about the size of that ginormous chin.

    • nwd1911

      Yea, I don’t see any chin hump in the side profile pictures. I get that it takes up some space at the bottom of the phone…Giant though?

    • La2da

      I think he’s talking about all the space on the bottom front. For example, the panel where the mic is located, the Verizon logo, and the on-screen buttons. Its looks like a solid 2½ inces before the dock even begins.

      • Dw_astor

        I suppose they could have made it like the One X and added capacitive buttons in the verizon logo strip and moved the verizon logo to the plastic area in the bottom. But then you’d get complaints about not following Android hardware guidelines for ICS / JB. Either way, people will complain if it’s a Moto.

        I don’t get the haterade directed towards Moto all the time though, guess ppl actually want Moto to do well but feel betrayed? I don’t see the same kind of love-to-hate criticism against the other Android OEMs.

  • Bewara2009

    Download link to the boot anamation Please..

  • Justin

    I want the boot animation for my bionic.

  • Buy This

    Okay, I know this phone got a lot of hate but it actually looks pretty slick to me. And if I were to upgrade, that price is appealing to me (underemployed college grad). I would be coming from a Bionic and seem to be one of the few people satisfied with it.

    • normmcgarry

      I love the Motorola devices, but I also love flashing roms. Unfortunately what the devs are able to do with these devices are pretty mediocre because of the locked bootloader.

      • Buy This

        Meh, I sort of agree. I have been on the last eclipse build for a couple months and it is about all I could ever ask for imo. Connection has only improved, esp with new market activation and its debloated, decent battery life, completely stable. I have held off on the ICS leaks but there is already plenty of action for .232 It would be nice to have the ease of my Xoom with the phone but the dev efforts are always better than expected with just about any Moto device. If they were to include this in the bootloader program game on.

        • normmcgarry

          Yeah, I couldn’t stand being on GB anymore. I have a Bionic and a Galaxy Nexus. I currently have the leaked 232 on my Bionic, which is great, but none of the ICS/JB roms function properly. There are a few based on 232, but even they have issues and lack a lot of the CM and AOSP extras. When you compare to the roms that exist for my Nexusor other phones and you compare them with the roms for the Bionic, it is just not even remotely the same. It just feels like the BIonic devs are so restricted with how far they can take these things. Maybe things will change with kexec, but who knows.

    • RoadsterHD1

      I love my Bionic and even more now as I have Leak 233 / 4.04 and it works the way it should have, ICS is awesome!!! This phone however looks real nice, I’m liking it, I wonder what the price is going to be as most of us are buying phone at full price now.


  • Monkey

    Its based on Jay Leno

    • streetlightman

      LOL, that was actually really funny

    • damn, beat me to “random obligatory Jay Leno comment”. oh well, good on ya.

      • Monkey

        I lurk the site waiting for Jay Leno related humor

        • nwd1911

          I live under a rock with limited internet connectivity….can someone fill me in on the Jay Leno reference?
          Cancel that request, just reread the title of the post…big chin. I was stuck on boot animation, very confused for a minute.

    • mustbepbs
      • loser^

        Get a life…

    • U_got_a_Clue

      Why is this guy in the video clue less about what to do on the phone???

  • Adam Cox

    boot animation is pretty sick. might have to put that on my phone

  • eagletrippin

    Damn, another ugly motorola phone. Well…at least they know to steer clear of apple…

  • Capt. Crunch

    Interesting, Moto always makes the coolest boot animations for its DROIDS

    • mustbepbs

      Yeah I really like that boot animation.

    • evltwn

      Kinda slick.

    • michael arazan

      I wonder how much faster a phone would boot up without the animations.

  • Look, its what the RAZR should’ve been

  • 3M4NU31

    First! With that being said, I do love the edge to edge display!