Looking for a cheap Android handset? Telstra is selling the white version of Motorola‘s year-old RAZR M at its online store for just $199.

While the HTC One, Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z1 have pushed baseline Android handset specifications forward this year, the RAZR M still stands as a real attempt by Motorola to bring some power to the smaller handset form factor — it’s just a shame that it’s now last year’s definition of “power”. I was quite fond of it when I reviewed it last year.

Telstra’s sale – exclusive to the carrier’s online store – follows Dick Smith Electronics‘ sale earlier this week, but beats the retailer’s price by $70. The phone also comes with a Micro SIM with $30 of “Get Started” credit.

Not convinced yet? A few days ago, we reported that the handset may see an official update to KitKat. If the official update fails to materialise, CyanogenMod may have your back.

Either way, the RAZR M is a neat little handset. I’m tempted to pick one up on that basis alone. Will you?

Update: As the phone is sold with a Telstra pre-paid service, it is network locked. We’ll find the unlocking fee and update shortly. Telstra confirms via Twitter that the device is not network-locked:

Have you owned a RAZR M, or might you buy one as a cheap backup device? Let us know in the comments!

Source(s): Telstra Online Store
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