Those of you who have been eyeing the Motorola DROID RAZR M for Verizon but for some reason did not get, now have an alternative. Today Motorola Electrify M, the DROID RAZR M’s distant cousin, appeared on US Cellular offer. The If you want to get your hands on the Electrify M, you will have to sign a 2-year contract and pay $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate if you are in the market where US Cellular offers 4G LTE service. Customers in other areas will have to pay $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. We are not sure why the carrier wants more for the phone in regions where LTE is not available, but that is the way things are.
Motorola Electrify M for US Cellular – Overview
Although the Motorola Electrify M was based on the Motorola DROID RAZR M, visual they are not alike. The Electrify M has much subtler design without heavy-looking Kevlar, but it is not a fragile device. Its 4.3-inch display is made of Corning Gorilla Glass so it is scratch-resistant, and the phone is protected by an invisible water-repellent splash guard.
Electrify M’s Super AMOLED Advanced display has a pixel resolution of 540 x 960 and is virtually borderless providing you with unique viewing experience. Under the hood you will find a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard storage expandable via microSD card slot compatible with up to 32 GB cards, so you can get as much as 40 GB total.
The smartphone is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash and 1080p video capture as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter for self-portraits and video chatting.
The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and as US Cellular promises Jelly Bean upgrade, though the date has not been specify yet. It comes with all the Google goodness you know and love, so you will get easy access to Gmail, Google Maps, Google+ Hangouts, Google Voice Actions, YouTube and Google Play store where you can find thousands of apps compatible with the device. The Electrify M comes with Google Chrome, which together with LTE speeds, makes browsing the web pure pleasure. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
The Motorola Electrify M packs quite powerful 2000 mAh battery, which guarantees up to 16 hours talk time and up to 18 days standby time. You can help your battery last even longer using SMARTACTIONS software, which among others, can easily be set up to save battery power when your phone is idle.