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DROID RAZR M Available Today From Verizon for $99

Today is the day! The Motorola DROID RAZR M is available for $99 on new 2-year contract. I know I seem to be far too excited over a $99 mid-range smartphone, but this is easily Moto’s best work in years. It’s a small package with a big vibrant display, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. While I’m not necessarily a fan of the kevlar back or the below-average camera, everything else about this phone is top notch. The size, though small compared to the Galaxy S3, is a welcomed change since Motorola managed to keep the display at 4.3″, which they are claiming to be “edge-to-edge.”

If you missed my DROID RAZR M review that went live earlier this week, be sure to check it out. I can’t say enough good things about this phone. Full specs here.


  • Just got this phone yesterday. I love it! Highly recommended. Crisp display, nice compact size, and can do everything my friend’s huge Galaxy Nexus can do and more. Priced well too

  • C-Law

    I checked out this phone today and absolutely loved it. It looked so tiny next to my gnex but the screen looked better, brighter, and more vivid, and it was almost the same size. The screen really does look edge to edge in person and almost made me wanna give up my gnex for it. If only the screen was hd I probably would. It just looks awesome with that big screen on such a tiny body

  • OfTheDamned

    Insert repetitive locked bootloader, Motorola bad, Galaxy better, unlimited data, qhd screen, contract, camera, Jelly Bean, grumble, grumble post here.

    Yawn, some of you need a new shtick.

    • Guest

      Until such a time as bootloaders are unlocked, it will be a thing.

  • Has anyone received notification from Motorola regarding the rebate for turning in an older phone that’s not being upgraded to Jelly Bean? I filled out the form on their site but haven’t received anything, yet.

    • AFAIK they haven’t announced which phones are getting JB yet. Presumably they won’t offer rebates until the full list is confirmed.

  • Wong Guy

    Who makes bad camera anymore? those should have been corrected years ago!

    • michael arazan

      They must be left over from 2009 and they’re just trying to get rid of them anyway they can to save money

  • azndan4

    Yay giant chin

  • Daniel Maginnis

    i’m ordering mine today. hopefully i’ll have it by week’s end. i’m going to miss having a keyboard. but with absolutely no news of a droid 5, this is the phone for me. the nice thing is, i can upgrade every 12 months. so it’s no big deal. if we aren’t hearing about it by now, it probably isnt on the horizon until then. seems like verizon takes at least that long to get it approved to run on their network.

  • Butters619

    I would love an LTE/GSM version. (actually I can say that about every Razr)

  • jnt

    Got an upgrade to burn… tempting to do this. Or the S3. I know, opposite ends of the spectrum. I’m tempted by this b/c I have a Nexus 7, so a smaller *phone* is appealing. At the same time, the S3 is pretty awesome as well.

    • Guest

      S3 also has a completely unlocked bootloader thanks to a leak. There is constant dev for that phone and nightlies from AOKP and CM teams.

      • Go Hawkeyes

        I could be wrong but I was under the impression that Adam (I think that’s his name) at XDA cracked the bootloader; it wasn’t a leak.

        • Guest

          Not quite. Adam gave it to the masses, but this is the exact line from his OP: “We now have access to an unsecure bootloader. This was leaked by an African-Canadian Sock Monkey.”

    • Go Hawkeyes

      Get the S3, in Pebble Blue of course, and you won’t be disappointed.

    • geedee82

      Definitely get the s3. Or try to hang on till the new nexus phones are released, Verizon should get at least one.

  • Guest

    Locked bootloader, boo! $550 for Dev Edition! BOO!

  • j_peter

    Oh look…it’s another Android phone that no one cares about.

    • Guest

      It’s actually a nice size. Now if only it didn’t have a locked Bootloader!

      • Go Hawkeyes

        “It’s actually a nice size.”

        Obligatory, “That’s what she said!” post.

        • Guest


    • Go Hawkeyes

      If you want to see people get excited over a new midrange and outdated device go find an Apple blog.

      • j_peter

        Yet, it will still be the fastest-selling phone in history.

        • Go Hawkeyes

          Says a lot about their intelligence doesn’t it?

  • schoat333

    ICS? Really? Come on Moto. Your new blur barely even changes anything. At least push the release back a week, and release with JB.

    • Butters619

      Yes because so many Verizon phones have Jellybean….

  • Ugh The line outside Verizon was crazy this morning ….

    • T4rd

      Wow, really? I would never expect to see anyone line up for anything besides the iPhone and maybe the Galaxy line. I haven’t even seen any commercials for this phone yet..

      • geedee82

        I’m pretty sure he was joking.

    • j_peter

      People actually line up for an Android phone? O.o

      • Go Hawkeyes

        No. Android buyers are smart enough to just pre-order it online and typically get it a day or two before it’s available in store.

        • Preordered from Motorola. It hasn’t even shipped yet

      • Joe

        No, that line is because they announced the iPhone 5 yesterday. Everyone probably thinks they can walk in and get one today. Hopefully they’ll say, “Sorry, you have to preorder the iPhone, but you can walk away with this shiny new Razr M today!”

      • Just a Joke …

  • I only care about off-contract prices, and this is priced too high.

    • Daniel Maginnis

      is it too high compared to other phones or too high because you dont want to pay off contract prices? $550 seems about right for a brand new phone with SOME brand new hardware.

      • Guest

        There are phones that are far superior that cost as much. $550 doesn’t make sense in context.

      • Went to a Verizon store today. They’re charging $600 plus tax plus activation fee in store. 🙁

    • Go Hawkeyes

      I agree. For a midrange device the off contract price is way too high. Only $50 less than the SGS3 which is one hell of an upgrade of only $50.

      Off contract pricing would ideally change with time like on contract pricing. Why the hell is the Rezound still $600 off contract? That thing should be like $400 tops by now. Of course price lowering like that never happens because Verizon wants you to sign a new two-year agreement with a high ETF as well as get you off of unlimited data and into a new rape-you-where-the-sun-don’t-shine shared data plan.

  • rodney11ride

    “edge-to-edge” to me means side to side and top to bottom with only enough room for the speaker at the top…

  • teknic

    Sounds like you prefer this over the Galaxy Nexus? Why?!?!?

    • Bewara2009

      No its just that kellex is excited for any new phone that comes out. Once the new iPhone 5 comes out he will be super excited for that phone as well.

      • EricRees

        That’s not true. Did you read our Spectrum or Incredible 4G reviews?

        • Bewara2009

          No I have not.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        Well, he does run a phone related web site…

  • PyroHoltz

    If only you didn’t need to give up unlimited data to jump on that $99 price.


  • Only available in white?

    • jnt

      black, too