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  1. nycdroid11

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    I was at the Moto event today in NYC. It's actually a nice little phone, but to most people's point, doesnt serve much purpose. Battery life is supposedly great though.

    They gave every person there a free one with free 4G service... Got one in white.
     

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    Nice! Is it as rugged as the other RAZR devices that are already out?
     
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    My wife is probably going to get this phone, as its smaller form factor is something she is looking for. Other than the qHD screen, the rest of the specs are great.
     
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    Couple of quick questions:

    1) Does it have a notification LED? Is it as good as the one on the original Droid Razr?

    2) What's the deal with the quick settings screen that you get to by swiping left? Is it just where when you swipe all the way left it brings up a settings page?

    Thanks man. I'm really excited about this phone. Finally a phone with high end specs that is not freaking enormous. Might cause me to switch back to big red.
     
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    hey, so to answer your questions--
    1) yes, has a small blue/purple notification led in the upper left corner.
    2) just like in the iphone when you swipe left it comes up with the spotlight page. it's similar here and it works very well.

    honestly, I'm an iphone guy but I was very impressed with this phone. LTE speeds were blazing, typing was a breeze and while the screen wasn't quite as good as the iphone or galaxy s3 by any stretch, it was a good compact phone with a big screen. much better than the other droids out there. I got to play with the droid razr maxx hd too and that screen is great. cameras need some work though.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the reply. Is the notification LED about the same as the one shown in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2n1OdprxJI

    If you have the phone sitting flat on a desk, do you have to be staring directly down at the LED to be able to see it, or can you see it from an angle?
     
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    You can see the LED at an angle. Here's a pic of the phone..although the LED is not on. You can see the small LED circle in the 1st pic.

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    That is a good looking phone.
     
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    Cool thanks. Compared to the LED lights on the HTC One series, that LED is massive. Looks like it will serve its purpose well.
     
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    I am really loving this phone and I have a RAZR Maxx currently. While I would have loved to have seen an HD screen I don't mind what I'm dealing with now so I'm o.k. there. What is drawing me in is the size. I have never loved the size of the Maxx.

    So OP...can you comment on the battery life after you've had some time? Because now that I AM so spoiled by the Maxx battery, that is a deal breaker for me.

    I would seriously consider "downgrading" to the M if I thought I could still get a full day use out of the M like I do the Maxx. I don't need it to have 50% left at the end of the day, but I need to feel confident I CAN get through the day.

    Thanks.
     
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    You might be looking at the face sensor thing. I believe the LED is on the left.
     
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    I used it for a few hours almost straight through yesterday from 2pm-6pm and then a couple hours at night and it still had 85% battery. I downloaded a movie on LTE and used it as a hotspot too for the evening while my fiancee was on her laptop, using the M as the wifi source. Overally I'm very impressed with the battery. Part of the presentation that the CEO of Moto did yesterday was to highlight the massive battery life that all three of the new devices will get.
     
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    Wow this sounds VERY promising. Please come back and post any updates/more detail as you can. I'd have probably stayed with my Maxx or even purchased a white maxx HD if it was available. A white M is looking pretty darn good to me right now.
     
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    yeah, the white maxx hd looked very very nice. got to play with it for a few minutes. here's a pic.

    http://i.imgur.com/FRiAr.jpg
     
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    Right. The thing on the left is massive compared to the LED light on the One series. The LED light on the one series is literally the size of a pin-head.
     
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    Wait...there's a white Maxx too? Everything I saw said a white RAZR but only black Maxx.
     
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    White and black for the M and Razr HD. Black only for the Maxx HD.
     
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    sorry youre right. meant to say razr hd, not maxx for the white pic i posted.
     
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    What size battery is in the M?
     
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    2000 mah battery
     
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    How do you feel about screen brightness/contrast compared to your other phone (I guess you have iPhone)?. And how close is white screen to real white?
     
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    Screen is pretty nice for a "lower end" phone and whites are not all the way there, but close. It does get a bit pixely when there is very tiny text that shows up... I can try to take a pic later of it. Obv not as good as the s3, iphone screen, but it's still bright, does the job.
     
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    Thanks. Some folks on Razr HD forum are hoping it will have better, brighter screen than S3. So that doesn't sound very convincing unless screen on HD is better than M not just in size.

    And how do you feel about its camera? Moto was quiet about it during Razr HD presentation unlike HTC, Samsung, Nokia bragging about it with One X, GS3, Lumia 920. I am not expecting its camera to outdo iPhone or GS3, but it shouldn't suck either. It would be nice if you can upload some samples.
     
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    Is the boot time incredibly fast like I saw in an "unboxing" video on another site?
     

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