I’m spending this NFL season with Verizon’s Droid RAZR M. Here’s My Initial Review:


Jan 27, 2012, Honolulu, HI, USA; 8 year old Pious Casiano (top) and 5 year old Jarus Casiano (bottom), from Kapolei, HI, play video games on Verizon wireless devices during the Sunset on the Beach event in celebration of the 2012 Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

I’m writing you all to let you know that Verizon was nice enough to grant Stripe Hype the opportunity to test its Droid RAZR M phone for free for the rest of the NFL season. I just got the phone in the mail Monday and have been very impressed from what I’ve seen from it.

To date, I have been using an iPhone 4, and have been using the iPhone series for the past 4 years. When I laid my hands on the RAZR, I was stunned by how small and compact it was, yet just how powerful this little fireball was.

The screen size is bigger than what I thought it would be, yet it is lighter than the iPhone, and the screen is crystal clear and has a perfect brightness and contrast level.

The biggest reason I was excited to use this phone was to watch NFL games using the Verizon NFL app. It also allows me to watch the NFL Network anytime, anywhere, so I’m never in the dark on the latest NFL news. This is especially beneficial for a college student and National Guard grunt like me who is constantly away from home, but have plenty of breaks to check my phone. Now I have the ability to watch the NFL Network if I’m at a place that does not have a TV.

One might think a phone wouldn’t be capable of allowing you to stream live TV with very good quality, as most phones struggle to play quality video. That’s not the case with the RAZR. IT streams the NFL Network very well, and it doesn’t get laggy or choppy like every other phone I’ve ever had does when streaming video. This is do inlarge part to the phone utilizing Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Using the internet on this phone is as fast as any computer internet I’ve ever used, and pages load almost instantly, and videos and podcasts download quickly and without a hitch.

As the season goes on and I’m able to use it more, I’ll post updates on how well it performs and if I’d recommend purchasing it. As of now though, I’d trade it for my iPhone if it were that easy 🙂

To participate in the promo,

simply dial **NFL from your device to receive free access to NFL Mobile Premium through October 1st.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Fans program and have been
provided with a wireless device and five months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the