The hardware and industrial design are all great, and I prefer Motorola's solid designs even to Samsung's best offerings.

- Aaron Orquia , Pocketables 

Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
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.

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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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 0.5 days standby time, 1290 minutes (2G), 1224 minutes (3G), 443 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.


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Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
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.

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

from GSMArena (3 years 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 bette... More

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 8MP shooters. If the phone was a little more compact (or packed a larger screen on the same body) it would have been great, but that's not by any means a deal breaker.

The software is where the phone stumbles a bit - Motorola has a few helpful contributions to Ice Cream Sandwich and there's a great business software package out of the box but we would've appreciated deeper SNS integration and the choppy gallery is a bit hard to swallow. Desktop software gets some deserved criticism too - it's slow, has annoying pushy dialogs and would often fail to detect the phone properly. It's best to go without it.

The Motorola RAZR MAXX is and will be the battery life king for at least a while. So, for people who absolutely must have a working phone on them, there aren't any real alternatives. At least, not unless they carry a spare battery or get one of those huge aftermarket packs.

The energy efficiency of various mobile phone components keeps improving, but there's just no substitute for a huge battery like we have here. And it's Motorola's greatest achievement that it managed to integrate such juice pack without compromising size or style.

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Monstrous battery and good build quality but a bit pricey

from Fone Arena (3 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 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 battery life is your main concern, this is the phone you need.

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

from Mobile88 (3 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, especia... More

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 if you are keen on the latest and greatest. With quad-core processors ruling the landscape, things feel a little dated. It also faces competition of other dual-core and arguably more powerful devices like HTC’s One S and Sony’s Xperia S. However, the Razr Maxx is the most affordable of the lot, and it also has a lot of juice in the tank as well. So if you are in for a decent smartphone with very long battery life and a mid-range price point, then Motorola's Razr Maxx will fit the bill.

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A decent Android device with excellent features such as Smart Actions

from Dial-a-Phone (3 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 manufact... More

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 has forfeited this slender form factor in order to pack an enormous power cell inside the more recent device and it is a sacrifice that was worth making, with the Razr Maxx’s battery longevity beating any other smartphone on the market.

Whilst the Razr Maxx performs well as a decent Android device and has some excellent features such as Smart Actions thrown in to the bargain, it’s the battery life which gives it a unique selling point. Whereas Samsung has been packing its latest handsets with high-tech, sophisticated functions such as S-Voice and such, Motorola has given the Razr Maxx a very simple, practical and incredibly useful feature for which the manufacturer should be commended.

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8/10

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

from PC Advisor (3 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.

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.

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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 (3 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

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 workhorse.

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8/10

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

from Pocket-lint (3 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 qual... More

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 via headphones, and that Motorola connected music player that we rather like.

All in all, this is THE Android phone to get if you need a lot of battery life. We've yet to encounter a phone with a bigger power source, and for many people, that's likely to be enough of a reason to get this phone over all the others.

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8/10

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

from The Inquirer (4 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

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.

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6/10

Solid design, snappy performance, stellar battery

from Pocketables (4 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

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 also quite snappy, and the phone's specifications should carry it through at least the rest of this year without any trouble. Not only that, the stellar battery performance outmatches any LTE and probably any other Android device as well. Really, the only reason that I would hesitate to recommend the Droid RAZR MAXX is the software. Even with the less impressive display, all the rest of the hardware can go head to head with other top tier devices. MotoBlur wrapped 2.3 really can't. I keep going back to this, but I really think it's the bottom line with the MAXX: some great hardware by Motorola is being kept down by sub par software. Stock Gingerbread would be better than what we have, but what would really make the RAZR MAXX great is the promised build of Ice Cream Sandwich. It may not make a difference to the average smartphone buyer, but if you want to have the latest and greatest in software the MAXX might not be a good choice. All this could change when it gets the promised update, but until then I have to review it how it is. Nevertheless, the Droid RAZR MAXX is still a great smartphone, with powerful, fast internals and what I think is a great design. If you are willing to wait for Android 4.0, or simply aren't worried about having it, the RAZR MAXX might belong higher on your wishlist than even the Galaxy Nexus.

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

from Hothardware (4 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

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 quite as thin as the Droid Razr, the extended battery life is a worthy tradeoff for a bit of extra bulk.

Even though the Droid Razr Maxx has a long battery life that will get most people through a work day and possibly even through the night depending on how demanding you are of the phone, we still wish the phone had a removable battery. Although its becoming increasingly less common, there are times when it's easier to reset an Android phone by removing the battery, and this is not an option with the Droid Razr Maxx.

Overall, there's a lot to like about the Droid Razr Maxx. This phone has a great 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass as well as a fast 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Smart Actions app is also a nice touch that adds some useful features to the phone.

We're still waiting on the Droid Razr Maxx (and most other phones) to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola has promised an upgrade will be made available, but we're still waiting to hear more about an actual release date for the update.

If you're looking for a 4G LTE phone from Verizon Wireless that offers great battery life on a single charge and don't mind the lack of a user replaceable battery, the Droid Razr Maxx is definitely a phone worthy of your consideration.

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