Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
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Motorola RAZR MAXX Review: In Depth
28 March 2014
Conclusion: The Motorola RAZR MAXX is virtually the same phone as the Motorola RAZR released towards the end of last year, only now it has a fantastic battery and an even more out of date OS. The phone may not look amazing, however delivers solid performance across the board without too much girth. The battery life truly is worth shouting about, lasting at least two days, so if you can handle Gingerbread and excess fascia, we can confidently recommend you snap one up.
Pros: Best battery life on offer, Innovative pre-loaded apps, Great connectivity
Cons: Lacklustre design, Large surface area, Runs Gingerbread
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: 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.
Pros: Much better battery life than other phones, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (540 x 960) display, 4G connectivity
Cons: No user-replaceable battery, No Android 4.0—yet
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Review: Spectacular Battery Life
20 February 2012
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
is what the Droid RAZR should have been but wasn't -- a device that offers something more compelling to the user than an extra millimeter of thinness or an extra megapixel of camera resolution. Smartphone makers in general have been guilty of this, and Motorola has been one of the worst offenders, with a long string of new Droids that were at best minor upgrades of each other.
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.
Excerpt: Any lasting relationship isn’t reliant on looks alone. Sure, it starts with lust. But we get older, slower. We grow love handles and extra chins. But we stay together because, ultimately, the connection is based on something deeper than the superficial. It’s a dramatic conceit to apply to a smartphone, but an apt one — when Motorola rebooted its iconic Razr brand last November with the debut of the remarkably svelte Droid Razr , we fell in love with its looks.
Conclusion: It's sexy, it's unique and nearly bulletproof thanks to Gorilla Glass on the front and Kevlar on the back. Voice quality is excellent, download speeds on LTE rock and the phone has supreme battery life. The Super AMOLED display is very colorful with deep blacks, though it's not the highest resolution display on the block. The Droid RAZR MAXX works with Motorola's myriad accessories including the Lapdock, giving it an element of versatility.
Pros: All that Droid RAZR goodness, with nearly 2x battery life.
Conclusion: If you are a power user and are sick of continually charging your battery, you should take a look at the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. Its talk and standby times are the longest that we've seen on a smartphone, and the device has plenty of high-end features to quench an Android user’s thirst, with its only drawbacks being the non-HD screen and the mediocre camera quality.
Pros: Long lasting battery, Good design and materials used
Cons: Still waiting on Ice Cream Sandwich, Display is not HD quality, Camera and camcorder are not top-notch
Summary: The $299 Droid RAZR Maxx represents an impressive feat of engineering. Motorola managed to cram a high-capacity battery inside a design that's thinner than most 4G LTE phones, enabling it to last more than twice as long on a charge as competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (with its standard battery) and LG Spectrum . And although the Maxx is a little large, we appreciate its durability.
Pros: Industry-leading battery life, Slim and sturdy design, Good 4G LTE speeds, Handy MotoCast app, Snappy overall performance
Cons: Screen not as sharp as competition's, Runs older Android 2.3.5 software, Camera takes lackluster photos indoors, Battery is non-removable