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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pros and Cons of this phone?

I'm in the market for an upgrade from my Droid Incredible 2 and have been eyeballing the Razr M. I know no phone is perfect though so I'm curious what the pros and cons are of this device. I'd be buying it off contract so I want to get all my ducks in a row before I pull the trigger.

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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought the phone was absolutely perfect accept for lower signal reception.
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Does it really have lower signal reception or does the phone just say so? Do you find you actually drop calls in places you didn't drop them before?
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Does it really have lower signal reception or does the phone just say so? Do you find you actually drop calls in places you didn't drop them before?
It has lower reception. At my house and using my MAXX, I never dropped a call or lost data. With the M I lost data about half the time and dropped one call.
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Does the phone have a removable battery? I can't seem to find an answer.
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Does the phone have a removable battery? I can't seem to find an answer.
Battery is not removable.
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Frak. Might be a game breaker for me.
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Frak. Might be a game breaker for me.
The battery has a great capacity, so if your worried about having to swap one, don't be.
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others have said the battery life on this thing is amazing, and there is a code to push on the device to act as a battery removal process
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Frak. Might be a game breaker for me.
It has amazing battery life. I easiliy make it through from 630am-11pm with moderate-heavy use and about 30% left. As a comparison, I charged my OG DINC 3 times per day.
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I just got a razr M, and I love it. I haven't noticed any trouble whatsoever with signal. I have yet to be dropped once.

As for the battery, I have become something of a phone addict (this is my first smartphone) and am on it constantly, and always make it through the day without needing a charge.

I initially bought a Samsung Galaxy Stellar, which I quickly realized was a piece of junk, so I swapped it for the M. I love this phone.

Again though, it is my first one, so I am probably not the best authority here.
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It has amazing battery life. I easiliy make it through from 630am-11pm with moderate-heavy use and about 30% left. As a comparison, I charged my OG DINC 3 times per day.
Yeah, the Dinc sucked on battery life. I've got the DInc2 though and battery life is awesome. It's not unusual at all for me to not charge the phone at all on the weekend.
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I previously had the DINC2 and thought the battery life on that phone was great. This one is even better! I actually like that the battery is not removable - no back cover to worry about.... It's a solid performer in every way for me. Switches between wi-fi, 3G, and 4G with no problem. Call quality is good and I haven't dropped any calls.
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I switched from the RAZR Maxx, which I got because of its awesome battery life, to the M. The battery in the M has not disappointed me. It's not like the Maxx, but it gets me through the day with plenty to spare. The size of the M is perfect and I don't miss those huge bezels around the Maxx's screen. IMO the only con that bugs me a little is the capacitive buttons now take up some screen space, but that's a matter of personal preference.
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IMO the only con that bugs me a little is the capacitive buttons now take up some screen space, but that's a matter of personal preference.
I like the capacitive buttons. They give a much cleaner look than the hard buttons.
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I like the capacitive buttons. They give a much cleaner look than the hard buttons.
I was refering to the placement of the capacitive buttons on the screen as opposed to below it like my previous RAZR Maxx....not physical buttons as on the DroidX.
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What is the code to push to simulate a battery pull?
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What is the code to push to simulate a battery pull?
Press and hold the power and volume down until the phone turns off.
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