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    The razr hd maxx that i saw does have a pretty convincing screen. hard to say if it's better than the s3. the blacks were notably very good..
     

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    I booted it up from being totally off and it took 35 seconds. Not that great. There is a big intro sequence though that is a "droid" video like you see in some of the commercials. probably unnecessary, but it looks cool. and then once it's powered on and you can unlock it, it still seems to take about another 20 seconds for it to find a 4g signal.
     
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    Boot to lockscreen.

    M about 40 seconds.

    My razr maxx 58 seconds. (just tested)

    Doesn't seem like much, but if you ever reboot your phone it seems like it takes forever on a current razr Of course the radios aren't active on the lock screen, but the M seems like a speedy phone!
     
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    yeah i guess it's pretty speedy. i havent tested my iphone boot time yet for comparison.
     
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    The iPhone 4 is about 32 seconds and 4s is about 24 seconds.
     
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    Wow, that is one potent little package right there. Haha, for the first time in my marriage my wife will have a better phone than me. Wait, what am I saying haha for? Thats not funny! ;)
     
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    Nice, I don't even see the current iphone ranking in a lot of those results. And this is a $99 phone on contract?

    Looks really small in the pic in the hand, we expected smaller than razr dimensions, I think that Moto nailed it here!:D:D
     
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    Like/Thanks/Tip, WTF? LOL Just click them all! Number of views into this forum area are impressive and these are people actively looking for good on this phone, probably not your typical isheep persona.
     
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    definately think moto got this underdog right, first device that has made me look at my gnex in a different way
     
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    It's funny how a 4.3" screen is now consider a "little" phone. Apple better step up their game. 3.5" is micro now by comparison.

    The M is pretty much the same form factor as the Droid X. It's a very good size...one my wife prefers. The droid x was missing LTE and a front facing camera.

    The RAZR M *is* what the DX3 should have been.

    The M has the same size screen as the RAZR and RAZR Maxx but doesn't have the stupid bezel all the way around the screen like the RAZR does. The RAZR reminds me of the early plasma TVs with the huge bezel. Same size screen as a Droid X in a useless much larger body.

    If they'd come out with the X after the RAZR, we'd all be saying "ooh, look how much smaller the droid X is than the RAZR". Yet when I was looking at a RAZR in a Verizon store and pointed out how much bigger it looks and feels than the DX I was holding in my other hand, the sales guys said, "ya, but look how thin it is". I'm not trying to cut bread with my phone. I need an efficient form factor for whatever screen it has, not some big 90s style fugly bezel.
     
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    DROID X is actually much bigger than razr m. X is 127.5mm tall and 65.5mm wide. Razr m is 122.5mm tall and 60.9mm wide. 5mm may not sound like a lot, but it makes a HUGE difference in your hand.
     
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    Sure, but my point is that that RAZR was just the opposite.

    Note, the only reason the M is shorter than X is becasue it doesn't have the physical keys any more. It uses part of the 4.3" screen instead leaving less real estate on the M than the X.

    Still the M is about as edge to edge as you get. It's faster, smaller, and lighter than the MAXX. It's also cheaper. I can't think of any reason why the RAZR or RAZR Maxx would sell a single phone after you can get the M. The M does everything better and faster with the same size screen but a smaller form factor.
     
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    I am looking at this phone for my daughter.
    what is the available amount of room for apps and such.
     
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    It has 8GB of built-in storage, so you'll probably see somewhere around 6GB that's available for you to use. Then there's a microSD card slot that you can use to add more space for media.
     
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    Dear OP, if you don't keep the phone I wouldn't mind giving it a go. Sincerely, Poor grad student :p
     
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    Pocket now review claims that the notification led only works for low battery. Can you confirm that it also works for email, messages, missed calls, etc., or is pocket now actually correct?
     
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    It is possible, but that goes against every Motorola phone I have ever seen.
     
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    Is anyone seeing accessories for the "M" yet? I'm not finding anything on Amazon and Ebay. I expected the third party phone accessories people to get out in front and be ready for the release. In particular I'm looking for a hard case, screen protector and car charger.

    I'm planning to lay hands on the "M" at the local Verizon store today. I'm currently using the Inc2 so the "M" looks like a strong upgrade in every respect. Still, you gotta see'm in person to really know :)
     
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    If you look in the video thread there are some of the desk and car docks. I've seen nothing about cases or screen protectors, but I'm sure Verizon will have some soon if they don't already.

    As far as the screen protector goes the phone does have Gorilla Glass. Everyone is different in how they treat their phone s I'm just throwing that out there.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm very kind to my phones so a screen protector is probably not necessary. A case seems prudent though. I expect the Verizon reps will have accessories to sell for $$$ (I'll confirm that later).

    By the way, interesting moniker and avatar. Are you into the Twilight series? :)
     
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    Oh, I'm sure they will have plenty of high dollar accessories for you. Since this phone looks like it was designed to go straight at the iPhone 5 I can imagine that accessories will be abundant at some point.

    As far as Twilight goes, no. Real vampires don't sparkle.;)
     
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    So I bought the phone today, I just picked up the Verizon screen protectors, because my favorite, Zagg, hasn't released one for the phone yet. I hate the VZW ones, but they will get the job done. Motorola has a decent accessory pack through Verizon, has that nice flip stand, plus a car dock and extra charger...
     
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    Care to quote what that accessory pack set you back?

    Edit: I was able to get the prices for various accessories at the VZW website so ignore above :)
     

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