razr m vs s3

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    Why did you choose the M over the s3? The main advantage I see is size but besides that, I don't see many advantages. The price on an s3 is now $150 at best buy and it's tempting, but I've also been looking heavily at the razr m.
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    The s3 is a decent phone. But the RAZR m will give you a better battery life, more speed, and i think it has a better look, feel, and overall smooth ness to it. I used the s3 for a week setting it up for a family member. She liked my phone better. But everyone is different. If your looking for a phone you can root, go with the s3. This phone will be a while before someone gets it. But happy shopping bud!
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    A bunch of reasons.

    1) S3 ICS looks very much like gingerbread.
    2) The icons are iphone ripoff.
    3) Hardware button is an iphone ripoff and the other two buttons are Android 2.x legacy that should've stayed there.
    4) The battery life sucks compared to the M or upcoming razr hd.
    5) It's $100 more than razr M which is $50 on Amazon.

    The only thing on S3 that I wish was on the M is the screen. That's why I was first holding out for Razr HD. I'm getting my M today so I'll play with it for two weeks and make my decision whether to keep it or return it and wait for HD.
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    Why even compare? The S3 is a high end phone and the M is a mid range phone.

    I don't even understand why they would release it other than a lower cost new model.

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    The RAZR M is a good release because it pushes the quality of budget phones. I hope it does well that it presses other carriers to release high quality budget phones and higher still premium phones.
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    Far from the truth. The S3 will give you all day battery life. Razr M more speed? No way. In a benchmark test the S3 would beat the Razr M in all categories.
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    The S3 uses more power because of its screen. In similar usage the M will last longer. The S3 has a stronger graphics component because it needs to push almost 2 times as many pixels, the US S3 and the M have the same exact processor and the same exact clock rate. In anandtech performance preview, the M beat the S3 in Vellamo and on-screen GL benchmark. Tied with it off screen and was slower in browsermark and sunspider which could be due to the fact that it's running chrome and not the ICS browser.
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    I had them both for a time and found battery life very similar in both.

    As for that last statement, that's not altogether true. Most benchmarks they come out pretty even (unless I'm remembering wrong).

    Found this before I hit "post" :) : AnandTech - Motorola Droid RAZR M Performance Preview

    Edit: dan ninja'd me! ;)
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    The anandtech performance review is flawed. There is no S3 tested against it.

    AnandTech - Motorola Droid RAZR M Performance Preview
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    What are you talking about? Scroll down.
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    You just proved my point and called it a budget phone. Why would you even compare a budget phone to a high end phone? All I see this doing is pushing up the price of higher end phones.

    Unless you have midget hands, why would you not pick the phone with the bigger screen and better, with double the ram and more innovation for about the same price?
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    Because I don't wanna carry a tablet in my pocket.
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    good answer... and the only correct one

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    This.
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    Is the Maxx considered a budget phone? Because the ONLY thing about this phone that makes it "budget" is the screen, which is identical to the Max, though tweaked to be a bit brighter/warmer.

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    The M is considered budget because of its initial price point and less than best hardware.

    And in response to the post about comparing a budget phone to a high end one. You can very well compare the two when the specs and performances are so similar.

    The Nexus 7 is compared to the iPad quite frequently. And the Nexus 7 is definitely toward the budget price point. But they made it so well it can be compared to higher end devices.
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    Okay, so I've never had a smartphone before. Am I going to notice a huge difference between the two? The size of the s3 is the main thing scaring me away from it. Fears over battery life are concerning me with the razr m, and also that motorola may just ignore the phone if it doesn't sell well.
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    So far, for being a budget phone, the only thing that seems budget about it is the price. Comparing it to my Maxx, it performs as well and in most cases better than my Maxx...still have great reception/signal, battery life is great, display is so much nicer to look at, the UI is smooth & so much more convenient. I never thought I was going to forfeit my Maxx because it has worked flawlessly for me, but this M might do it.

    Like I said in a previous post, Motorola cut corners on this phone by eliminating the hdmi and only including a substandard front facing camera. I have never used either of those things on my Maxx so no loss here but for someone who does, they would not want to get the M.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
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    Battery life on the Razr M has been excellent. Some people have reported 30 hours. I have gotten over 13 hours with constant use and 24 hours the first cycle (I've only had it for 2 days, so can't provide any thing more from my own experience).

    The size of the display/screen on the M is close to the same size as the Maxx and SG3... they just stretched the screen to the very edge of the phone on the M (edge to edge) so they could make the phone smaller.

    Reception on my M has been excellent... so far as good as my Maxx.

    I don't think the M is going to be ignored. I think because of its price and the phone is amazing, they will sell tons so they will stay on top of it...imho!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
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    Well at least you finally got it. :) :thumbup:
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