Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

8/10 AVG.
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The hardware and industrial design are all great, and I prefer Motorola's solid designs even to Samsung's best offerings. - Aaron Orquia, Pocketables  
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8/10 AVG.
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Based on 32 reviews

The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is a much needed update to the original Droid RAZR, and it offers most of the same features as its predecessor with one great addition: much longer battery life. Battery life was always the weak point of the RAZR. Thanks to the release of the Maxx, though, users will no longer have to worry about walking around with a dead phone in their pockets before the day is even halfway through.

Every single hardware feature seems to have been lifted from the original for the Maxx. There’s a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM under the hood, as well as 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded further with the use of a microSD card. The touchscreen display measures 4.3-inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 540x960 pixels. The same is covered by a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which should virtually guarantee that you won’t ever see scratches appear on the face.

Wireless features are plenty, and these include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, and GPS with A-GPS. There’s also a built-in HDMI port for external monitors as well as a microUSB port for data and charging needs. Rounding out the list of main hardware features is a built-in 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 8x digital zoom.

The default operating system on the phone is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Not to worry, though, for Motorola is giving users free updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If a long-lasting, high capacity battery is an absolute necessity for you in a smartphone, then the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is the model that you need.

Need To Know: Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

1. Motorola provides users with updates from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for free. (The Good)

2. Included high-capacity battery is capable of providing over 20 hours of talk time according to Motorola, which is well over double the battery life that appears to be the industry standard. (The Good)

3. 4.3-inch touchscreen display does not feature HD native resolution. (The Bad)

4. Plain boring to look at, could have been better designed. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX's screen is 4.3 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a 3300 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are: 0.5 day standby time, 1290 minutes talk time, 443 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

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Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX 16GB XT912M - Black (Verizon) CLEAR/CLEAN ESN - NEW

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New Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Maxx XT912M 4G LTE 16GB Black 8MP NO Contract

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 32GB XT912M Black (Verizon) Smartphone

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Latest Model) - 16GB - Black (Verizon) Smartphone

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New Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Maxx XT912M 4G LTE 16GB Black 8MP NO Contract

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 32 reviews

The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is a much needed update to the original Droid RAZR, and it offers most of the same features as its predecessor with one great addition: much longer battery life. Battery life was always the weak point of the RAZR. Thanks to the release of the Maxx, though, users will no longer have to worry about walking around with a dead phone in their pockets before the day is even halfway through.

Every single hardware feature seems to have been lifted from the original for the Maxx. There’s a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM under the hood, as well as 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded further with the use of a microSD card. The touchscreen display measures 4.3-inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 540x960 pixels. The same is covered by a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which should virtually guarantee that you won’t ever see scratches appear on the face.

Wireless features are plenty, and these include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, and GPS with A-GPS. There’s also a built-in HDMI port for external monitors as well as a microUSB port for data and charging needs. Rounding out the list of main hardware features is a built-in 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 8x digital zoom.

The default operating system on the phone is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Not to worry, though, for Motorola is giving users free updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If a long-lasting, high capacity battery is an absolute necessity for you in a smartphone, then the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is the model that you need.

Need To Know: Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

1. Motorola provides users with updates from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for free. (The Good)

2. Included high-capacity battery is capable of providing over 20 hours of talk time according to Motorola, which is well over double the battery life that appears to be the industry standard. (The Good)

3. 4.3-inch touchscreen display does not feature HD native resolution. (The Bad)

4. Plain boring to look at, could have been better designed. (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

The Motorola RAZR MAXX is and will be the battery life king for at least a while

from GSMArena (about 1 year ago)

The build quality of the phone is top notch, with distinctive design and cool materials (kudos to Moto for using Kevlar on more and more phones recently). The screen holds up very well (it's the same unit to find on a modern upper-midrange phone like the HTC One S) and the camera is one of the better... More

Monstrous battery and good build quality but a bit pricey

from Fone Arena (over 2 years ago)

The main reason for you choose this device over the other Android devices, is the monstrous battery. With the Android 4.0 update now available, it makes it better. It pack in lot of features such as HDMI out, 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording and is also sleek. If you want an Android, and the... More

The RAZR MAXX carries a big battery pack and focuses on endurance rather than cutting edge

from Mobile88 (over 2 years ago)

The Razr Maxx is mid-end device with an above average display, and an uprated battery pack for endurance. The Razr Maxx carries the same rugged design as its predecessor – the Razr, except the added pounds and extra inches. Don’t expect the phone to wow you on the hardware front, especially... More

A decent Android device with excellent features such as Smart Actions

from Dial-a-Phone (over 2 years ago)

What Motorola has done with the Razr Maxx is take an earlier, good quality handset and make some small changes that greatly enhance the device. Much talk about last year’s Razr model focussed on how slim the handset was, with much of the phone’s body being only 7.1mm thick. The manufacturer... More

  8/10

Aims to offer the rare combination of high-end specifications and great battery life

from PC Advisor (over 2 years ago)

Provided you like the slightly quirky design, the Razr Maxx is an excellent choice for a high performing smartphone. The decent specifications combined with exceptional battery life let it stand it out from the crowd. Software is dated but this situation may improve if Android 4.0 becomes available.

  8/10

If battery life is important to you this is the phone for you, nothing else out there even comes close

from Know Your Mobile (over 2 years ago)

The Motorola Razr Maxx is still a viable option as an alternative to many current offerings in the mid-range bracket. It has decent performance and an unrivalled battery life, and while you take a hit in some other departments the overall usability of the phone has stood the test of time - it is a w... More

  8/10

Epic battery life, speedy for day-to-day use, and but has slight lack of beauty

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

In terms of the phone hardware, not much has changed here since the last Razr. The Maxx isn't as striking to look at, and its name is twice as stupid as the already absurd Razr, but it's still a great phone. The extra battery is fabulous, the phone remains a good media player with decent audio quality... More

  8/10

Amazing battery life but has outdated Android software and screen isn't great

from The Inquirer (over 2 years ago)

Though we were impressed by the Maxx's battery and storage, its shortcomings and relatively high price make it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend, especially when for an extra £100 you can get a cutting edge, quad-core handset like the HTC One X or Samsung's soon to be released Galaxy S III... More

  6/10

Solid design, snappy performance, stellar battery

from Pocketables (over 2 years ago)

I feel like I have been much harder on the RAZR than I was on the Bionic. My overall feelings about this device are good, but something still seems to be lacking. The hardware and industrial design are all great, and I prefer Motorola's solid designs even to Samsung's best offerings. Performance was... More

4G connectivity, no user-replaceable battery, very responsive

from Hothardware (over 2 years ago)

In many ways, the Droid Razr Maxx is the same phone as the Droid Razr but with an extended battery. The phones have a similar look and feel as well as a similar user interface. In many cases, the two Droid Razr phones were also neck-and-neck in the benchmark tests. Although the Droid Razr Maxx isn't... More

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