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Hands-on with Motorola Electrify M Android Smartphone


Due to stiff market competition and influx of foreign manufacturers, Motorola has been struggling to keep pace with the likes of Samsung, Nokia and Apple. Known to be a pioneer of the mobile device space, Motorola off late has lost the gloss that once made it one of the top mobile brands in the world. The ailing brand received a face-lift when Google acquired the company in mid 2011. Since the acquisition, Motorola has been showing signs of improvement in terms of handset launches. Since then, there have been various successful handset launches, most notably the DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR Maxx HD and Atrix HD. Another handset in Electrify M joins the list of handsets that will bring back the glory days to the Motorola brand. 
The Electrify M smartphone was launched in November 2012 and came with a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge screen. The smartphone resembles the previous Droid Razr M, but comes with a lot of new features and upgraded functions. Powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) mobile OS, the Electrify M packs the punch in terms of overall features and usability scores. 

Design
With a height of 4.8 inches and a thickness of 0.34 inches, the Electrify M weighs about 130 grams. The screen size is 4.3 inches featuring a Super AMOLED qHD TFT LCD display that offers resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. The screen comes with scratch-resistant and splash-proof protection aided by the nano coating. The device is made using DuPont’s KEVLAR fiber, providing rigidness to the outer covering, while also safeguarding the inner components and circuit boards.

Processor & Components
The Electrify M is powered by a 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor and a 1780 mAh lithium-ion battery that provides dependable battery life. The battery life is varies depending on the network the device operates in. The maximum battery life can be enjoyed on the GSM and CDMA networks, both in terms of talk time and standby time. In terms of memory, there is a 1 gigabyte internal RAM and 8 gigabytes of internal memory, which can be further extended to 40 gigabyte with the help of SD card. The device also supports on HSPDA and EDGE networks. 

Other Features & Multimedia Options
Electrify M boasts an eight megapixel primary camera with VGA fixed focus secondary camera. The camera comes with LED flash, digital zoom and auto focus options. The camera can shoot videos at up to 30 frames per second and supports 1080 pixels high definition video capture. The handset provides various audio and video options supporting a number of popular file formats and media streaming functions. 
As the device is powered by Android, the functionalities of the phone can be upgraded by installing apps from the collection of over 700,000 apps stored in Google Play. In addition, the device comes with proprietary Google Mobile services such as Calendar, Maps, Latitude, and Street View, among others. In terms of security, the Electrify M comes with features such as PIN lock, data encryption and remote wipe. 

Verdict
Offering good performance, reliable 4G LTE support and superior call quality, the Electrify M is an aptly priced and features-rich smartphone that is worth it. 



About The Author:
Samantha Kirk, a writer for Centurylink Internet. Samantha provides up to date content and information for high-speed internet, phone services, bundles and other Centurylink offers.


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