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Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review
7 January 2014
Summary: Reviewing the Droid RAZR Maxx presents an interesting challenge: in many ways it’s the exact same device as the Droid RAZR , which was introduced just a few short months ago. Actually, scratch that: it is the exact same device, but with a gigantic 3300mAh battery that fills out the original RAZR's distinctive scooped back. That’s a huge leap over the original RAZR, and over double the 1432mAh cell in the iPhone 4S .
Conclusion: We're at the end of this review and we're quite happy with how it all went. The Motorola RAZR MAXX may use older hardware, but we didn't find it lacking severely in any respect. 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).
Pros: Massive 3,300mAh battery in 9mm splash resistant body, Kevlar back, Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA, 4.3" 16M-color capacitive SuperAMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels, 256ppi), scratch-resistant Gorilla glass, Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP 4430 chipset; 1GB of RAM, Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with customized UI, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection, geotagging; 1.3M...
Cons: Bigger than other phones with the same screen size, Screen uses PenTile matrix (offset by high ppi); a little dim too, No FM radio, No dedicated shutter key, Non-user-replaceable battery
Conclusion: This is the first phone since I got my Droid X that has been hard to return. I like the looks, the use of Gorilla glass, and, oh yeah, the battery life. This is the first 4G phone I would consider owning. I don’t like that the battery is not user-replaceable, and many won’t consider it because of Motorola’s use of a boot-loader to prevent rooting, but I am OK with these compromises.
Pros: Long battery life, Large display, Gorilla Glass, Kevlar Case, Micro SD slot
Cons: Battery not user-replaceable, Boot Loader locked (not easily rooted)
Excerpt: Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX is Verizon's other premier LTE smartphone, and the evolution of the smaller Droid RAZR. Released just a few months after its predecessor, it brings just one key upgrade to the table: better battery life. Still, it packs all the same punch as the original RAZR, and currently holds the title of Motorola's flagship smartphone.
Conclusion: With double the battery life of the Razr and a much improved camera, the Maxx is one of the best smartphones on the market. It has a dual-core processor, 4G LTE connection, Super AMOLED screen, great battery life, and it’s still one of the thinnest phones on the market. Though we still prefer the Android 4.0 operating system on the Galaxy Nexus, Motorola promises that Maxx owners will get it by mid-2012. As they say, good things come to those who wait.