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Droid RAZRMAX rumored - may bring larger battery

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Droid RAZRMAX rumored - may bring larger battery
One of the caveats of having LTE in such a thin phone is battery life. Motorola may have caught on to that fact and may possibly be working on a refresh for the Motorola Droid RAZR called the Droid RAZRMAX.

The folks over at PocketNow discovered some interesting EXIF data embedded into some, otherwise uninteresting, photos. The data labels the device model that took the pictures as “DROID RAZRMAX-.” That model has not been spotted previously in EXIF data.

While that may not be very much evidence on its own, it is worth noting that a user over at Razr Forums reported being informed of that model by a Verizon employee. They said they were at a store looking at the RAZR and expressed some concerns about the battery life and the fact that it was not user replaceable.  They said the Verizon Wireless associate then informed them that Verizon is coming out with a RAZRMAX that will be a little thicker, have a larger battery and longer battery life.

Obviously, this is all still speculation at this point, but there is some interesting information that points to a possible Droid RAZR refresh. What do you think? Would swapping some thinness for extra battery life be a worthy trade or is the Droid RAZR perfect just the way it is?

Droid RAZRMAX rumored - may bring larger battery


source: RAZR Forums & PocketNow via UnwiredView

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:38 2

1. networkdood (Posts: 6271; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The one I have is excellent on battery - full day on normal usage.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:55 4

6. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


hopefully this is the white one i've heard rumors about. If a white razr launches, and maybe even with ICS, it might sway me from Nexus.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:34 3

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5809; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Same with my RAZR. No battery life complaints from me.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:40 2

2. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I'd prefer it if it were 10mm thick but have a bigger and replaceable battery.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:48

21. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Agreed

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:25 1

35. issa8 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


but then why would it be a razr? thats the point--it's supposed to be the slimmest phone out there like the original razr was. if u want then try the bionic?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 20:39 1

42. cowidster (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Agreed. Also the design will look good if no protrusion in the top like current model. I hope they will make it flat thickness about 10 mm, so they can insert 5000mAh battery to fill the space.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:41 4

3. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Yet another Android. I really wish manufacturers could keep it to 1-2 phones PER YEAR.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:55 3

5. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


why? healthy competition means YOU get the best product. Would you be okay if LG was making most Androids?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:03 2

8. roldefol (Posts: 2879; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


He's got half a point. In 2011, Motorola alone released the Cliq 2, Atrix, Droid X2, Droid 3, Photon, Bionic, Atrix 2 and Razr, and may still release the Droid 4. It absolutely beats having only one phone release a year, but it makes for a jumble of choices.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 20:07

39. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


and the triumph.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:06 2

9. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


LG does make Androids. And if companies focused more on 1-2 products per year they could push out the best devices and put most of their efforts on a single device at a time. Why do you think Apple is doing so well. They spend all of their time on 1 phone per year, AND the software as well. Why do you think Nexus devices are always amazing? 1 phone per year. There's probably more than 200 Androids at this point. Another example, Samsung, the Galaxy S line. They push out a Galaxy S once a year and it ALWAYS is the highest selling Android. Why? 1 phone per year. Moto, HTC, LG, everyone else should follow suit.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:12 1

10. vzwesh (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


As a Verizon sales rep, I see both sides. I like that each phone brings another element of superiority than the last. However, there are so many glitches that arise with updates and we have to spend hours trouble shooting and replacing androids. In the case of the Razr, I would l have liked to see Motorola hold back a while on this one and fine tuned it instead of throwing loads of money into one almost exactly the same in just a weeks/months later. These very minute differences confuse our customers and cost the manufacturer loads of money.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:49 1

22. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sorry man, but androids don't have any bugs. I know this because I read PA and all the android users tell me they have zero problems and 2-3 days battery life on a single charge.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:04 1

25. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I don't think any Android user would ever state either of those things... Just throwing it out there...

But i'm glad you're back taco :)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:08

19. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


I have a Droid X2 - released only 6 months ago and is not on the list to get ICS. Releasing too many phones spreads the manufacturers resources thin so you have less people/time to develop and test upgrades. This all leads to early obsolescence and phones not being supported for very long. Not to mention buggy releases of GB!!
.
It sucks paying $299 for a phone on a 2 year contract and not getting even the current Google OS for 6 months, let alone any future upgrades. Just ask the people that bought Charges and Thunderbolts.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 15:25

24. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Agreed, now I'm just wondering why there are more thumbs downs on my post than thumbs ups.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:06 1

26. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I didn't thumbs down or thumbs up but I would be unhappy if there were only 1-2 Android phones released per year.

The whole point of Android is to have lots of options. It may not be the best strategy if your goal is to have all the devices on the latest software but Microsoft has proven that there are plenty of people willing to settle for that as long as they have options.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:24

45. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Just because it isn't on the list doesn't mean it won't be. The G2x and the rest of the Optimus lineup weren't on the list either till a couple days ago.

Moto's the most reliable OEM when it comes to timely software updates(even if they tend to be buggy when it involves a new android version), so I think it's a bit early for the gloom and doom thing.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:45 5

4. roldefol (Posts: 2879; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


What are the chances this is that 4.5" HD SAMOLED, 13 MP Chinese beast we saw in headlines a couple weeks ago? You know, the one that got me in all sorts of trouble for hating on 13 MP? :)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:20 1

11. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yea if they're going to do a refresh I would want to see an ICS version with HD screen and better camera, not neccisarily the MP but just something that takes better pictures.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:39

14. roldefol (Posts: 2879; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No guarantee the 13 MP camera will be the answer though. It helps that it's a dual flash, but with the denser sensor it might still take mediocre pictures.

Agreed that they should try to launch it with ICS though, especially if it's a 720p screen.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:57

7. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Big screen -> Battery can go bigger -> Big battery put in -> Legendary battery life?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:37

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5809; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Here is another rumor - RAZRMAX is the RAZR with a 4.5 inch 720p screen.... You heard it first on PA.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:43 1

16. roldefol (Posts: 2879; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-MT917-is-a-RAZR-with-4.5-HD-Super-AMOLED-display-and-13MP-camera-for-China-Mobile_id24129

Not much of a leap of logic there. :) After all, why should China keep the goods?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:41

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh no! it's happening again. new Razrs like every week. -.-

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:47 2

17. roldefol (Posts: 2879; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


So now all the people having second thoughts about waiting for the Nexus and settling for the Razr will have second thoughts and want to wait for the RazrMax, only to have second thoughts about waiting and settle for the Nexus. Well played, Samsung, well played.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:07 2

18. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


yeah ill sack the thinness for battery life.. I rather have a device that lasts and has power.. and the features i need for work

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:13 2

20. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I've gotten 20hrs with my razr with moderate usage, but when I'm on it constently it last about 6hrs.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:50

23. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


That's odd that Motorola would give it a bigger battery. According to network dude and other posters the battery life is already great.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:07 2

27. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah, it's weird when companies give people options. I hate that s**t. Why can't they just keep it simple?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:05 1

33. networkdood (Posts: 6271; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Taco...er, geedup (are riding a horsie?), maybe it will come with a removable battery...IDK, I just know how my captivate and RAZR do, and they do just fine. I am even running ICS on my captivate.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:57

37. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Or maybe you don't have good battery life

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 20:30 2

40. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Or maybe you are just a complete idiot.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:13

28. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I hate when phone companies do this sh*t. It's not right, not fair to the early adopters, and shouldn't be allowed. First with the GS2 on AT&T.... the regular GS2, a month later the Skyrocket GS2 w/LTE and bigger screen, 3 weeks after that the Skyrocket WHITE version. Now you have the Razr and a few weeks later the Razr Max?!!! Next thing you know you'll have the GNxs and a month later the GNxs+ with removable storage and 2ghz processor. Either they're rushing these phones out before all the features are completed and put out an incremental upgrade every month, or it pleases them to piss off their customers. If they want to put out different models of a phone, put them out together at the same time so people can decide, and noone feels cheated, or they should be forced to wait 6 months before putting out the upgraded version. These phones aren't cheap and you're locked in for 2 years. So to put out an upgraded phone 6 weeks after the launch of the original is unacceptable imo.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 17:02

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Bionic is another example... -.-

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 19:50

38. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah. lucky for me, I get a WIDE range of choices when my upgrade comes. In March. Early enough. CES, MWC are 2 big tech shows that feature tons of innovations in mobile tech.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:27

29. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


Come man the razor is less than 4 weeks old . This sucks

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 17:06

31. shifu (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


relax i doubt it. You think the FCC will pass that mt917? eff that ish...........its gonna be a razr thats just not that razr thin, with a big back...........

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 17:43

32. monkeyfeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jan 2011)


Damn you Motorola!! I just got my Razr.....

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:06 1

34. networkdood (Posts: 6271; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


What you all should do is wait for that penny sale on AMAZON.com, like I did. For 1 cent, the RAZR is an awesome deal.
Everyone has to stop playing the 'Keeping up with the Joneses' game, and be happy with what you got.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:57

36. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


???? Isn't that why iPhone gets bashed?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 20:31 1

41. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Um, no. The iPhone gets bashed because dumb f**ks like you love it no matter what goes wrong with it. Just go away taco

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 01:08 2

43. amkang (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


What people need to realize is:

We have almost the power of a desktop in our hands with multicore processors, 1 gb ram, gpus, and etc.
We have bright screens and radios which allow us to use cell and wifi data.

We power ALL of this with pretty antiquated battery technology.
We've changed the alloys and whatever, but in reality it's the same crap since back in the day.

Unless we get some real innovations in battery technology soon, we all just need to get 2-3 extra chargers and put one in your car, office, bedroom, living room and deal with it.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 03:33 2

44. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Ya, who cares if they refresh it...it wont be that much better, and most likely not in a way that people really NEED. You are mad at manufactures for making new products constantly? Im mad you you for continuing to buy em! Its funny really. If they didnt think people would buy em, they mostly wouldnt make em...I love my RAZR. And a RAZR 1.1 isnt gonna change that. Now, if the battery life was double, the screen was double the size and res, but still somehow fit in my pocket, and it also wiped my a** for me...then ya, I'd be dissapointed I bought my RAZR...but otherwise...my RAZR is great. My battery life (not using 4G) is outstanding. I use it for tons of stuff, and quite a bit all day...and I never run outa juice until im home for the night...right next to my charger. I forget who posted it, but the comment about how much technology is packed into these amazing little devices...and people still bit** and moan about every little detail. Man, im surprised your heads didnt explode back when all you could do with a cellphone was call...and maybe text someone...

Rant: Done.
Flaming: Begin.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 01:39 1

46. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


they stayed in front of their desks.... on their computers or out and about with laptops they they lugged around..

I personally use my phone for work... and as a storage device.. i dont always have access to a charger or get to go home really.. now granted theirs car chargers and some planes and busses have outlets i can use, but over all i work with my phone a lot.. and if the battery doesnt last me 10 hours with usage then i will be in the same boat im in now.. however with 4g and all that extra power i wont spent that time waiting for loadings.

if it does have a bigger battery than i will hopefully if its significantly bigger or lasts longer i can go longer without worrying if i need to start charging.. which means more money in my pocket. I never find that the charging cords are long enough you know.

Anywho I might be getting my droid razr soon and if the refresh pops up i may or may not exchange sell the razr after i get the razr max or i MIGHT if it comes out any time uber soon get the droid 4.. the keyboard makes things much easier for me.

so many many many things to consider when buying a phone.
AAARRGGHHH but i am happy i dont have a laptop that gets a 3 hour charge unless plugged in with a power adapter brick and i have a flat surface to pull out notes and files to enter them in electronically.. the phones are awesome :D

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