Verizon Wireless Droid Razr M: Review

As part of the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Savers program, I have had the opportunity to test drive the Motorola Droid Razr M phone for a little more than a month.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have had an iPhone 4 (my first smartphone) for the last year and a half.  When I was making the purchase decision on my last phone upgrade, I fully intended to buy a Droid, but I couldn’t decide which model I wanted. Since I couldn’t decide, I went with the iPhone since I knew that it was a popular phone and everyone loved it.

I gave my husband my iPhone for the last month, and I’ve been using the Droid Razr M exclusively, and I can honestly say that I love it.  I already asked in the Verizon Store if I can switch out phones without changing my contract, and they said I could.  I’m having a hard time deciding which one to use full-time once my test drive is finished.

Reasons why I like the Droid Razr M:

  • If you stack it up next to my iPhone 4, they are both about the same size, but the Droid Razr M has a bigger screen, making it feel bigger
  • The Droid Razr M is lighter than my iPhone 4 also
  • I can get Verizon 4G LTE service on the Droid Razr M, which I only get 3G on my iPhone 4 (although I think that’s changed on the iPhone 5)
  • I can set up widgets on my Droid Razr M so that I can see the time, the weather, my calendar, and my e-mail with just a quick glance without opening any apps.
  • I can get almost all (if not all) of the same apps as on my iPhone, including my favorites such as the Kindle app, Google Reader, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, my bank, and many more
  • The Droid Razr M is $100 cheaper (with 2-year contract) than the iPhone 5.  It’s $99.95 vs. $199.95 for the iPhone 5.
  • As a Google PC user, I can access my calendar and e-mail on the iPhone, but it’s super easy on the Droid, since it runs with a Google account.

Honestly, I think that the Droid Razr M is a great smartphone, and with a pricetag of $100 less than the iPhone 5, I’m pretty sure I would go with the Droid if I were making my upgrade decision right now (although I do still love Apple products – especially my iPad).

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Savers program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

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