Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
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Juice For Days
5 March 2013
Excerpt: Motorola is keeping its iconic Razr brand name alive with two phones currently on shelves — the Droid Razr HD and the Droid Razr Maxx HD . Both have stunning looks, top-rate build quality and Motorola’s tastefully restrained take on Android. Both run on Verizon’s fast and wide-reaching 4G LTE network . But the big reason to buy the Razr Maxx HD — and of these two, it’s the Maxx I’d recommend — is its amazing battery life.
Summary: I’m a bit torn on what to say about the RAZR MAXX HD. On the one hand, it is a very good smartphone, with a nice display, decent processor, Android 4.0, and a massive battery. On the other hand, it is just another Android device that might even be considered high-mid range instead of top of the line. While it is good, there really isn’t anything too special about the RAZR MAXX HD.
Conclusion: Take a look at a smartphone from a few years ago compared to something available today and you'll find a number of major differences. Screens, processors, operating systems and more are advancing at a breakneck speed. However, battery tech has been stuck moving at a relatively glacial pace, as evidenced by even some of the highest spec'ced smartphones of today struggling to make it through a full day of use.
Conclusion: At $300 on contract, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD is on the expensive end of the smartphone spectrum. Is the extra battery life worth the extra $100? If you value battery life, the answer is yes. If you don’t mind tweaking some settings or using SmartActions to get the most out of your battery, then the Droid Razr HD is a more budget-friendly choice. Either way, you’re getting a good phone. Just remember that smartphone prices are bound to fluctuate.
Pros: Very long battery life, Solid, sleek and comfortable design, Beautiful display, Good performance, Semi-rugged and durable, Runs stock Android with only minor tweaks
Cons: Camera isn’t impressive, Doesn’t ship with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Requires special tool to access microSD slot
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD (Verizon Wireless) Review
24 October 2012
Summary: With snappy performance, blazing 4G speeds, a beautiful display and a battery guaranteed to last you throughout the day, the RAZR Maxx HD is a winner. But is a larger battery worth an extra $100? Yes.