4G connectivity, no user-replaceable battery, very responsive
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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Jennifer Johnson from Hothardware (Feb 23, 2012) Helpful