- 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)
Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)
The Motorola RAZR MAXX is and will be the battery life king for at least a while
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 the... Full review
Monstrous battery and good build quality but a bit pricey
The RAZR MAXX carries a big battery pack and focuses on endurance rather than cutting edge
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 affordab... Full review
A decent Android device with excellent features such as Smart Actions
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... Full review
Aims to offer the rare combination of high-end specifications and great battery life
If battery life is important to you this is the phone for you, nothing else out there even comes close
Epic battery life, speedy for day-to-day use, and but has slight lack of beauty
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 t... Full review
Amazing battery life but has outdated Android software and screen isn't great
Solid design, snappy performance, stellar battery
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 recommen... Full review
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,... Full review
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