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