Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

7.9/10 AVG.
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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.



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)


Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


GSMArena

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

from GSMArena

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

Fone Arena

Monstrous battery and good build quality but a bit pricey

from Fone Arena
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... Full review
Mobile88

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

from Mobile88

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

Dial-a-Phone

A decent Android device with excellent features such as Smart Actions

from Dial-a-Phone

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

PC Advisor

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

from PC Advisor
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... Full review
Know Your Mobile

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

from Know Your Mobile
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... Full review
Pocket-lint

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

from Pocket-lint

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

The Inquirer

Amazing battery life but has outdated Android software and screen isn't great

from The Inquirer
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... Full review
Pocketables

Solid design, snappy performance, stellar battery

from Pocketables

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

Hothardware

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

from Hothardware

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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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 26, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
LTE
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean)

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Processor Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 1 GB
ROM 16 GB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.45 W/kg
Body: 0.71 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 857 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 443 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1290 minutes (2G)
1224 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 0.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.1 x 6.9 x 0.9 cm
(5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 145 grams
(5.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Push Email, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, AOL, Corporate Sync, Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Quickoffice, GoToMeeting, Youtube, Google Books, Google Latitude)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments 16 GB microSD card pre-installed
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