Maximum battery! DROID RAZR MAXX coming on January 26
$299.99 with a two-year contract, and will be equipped with 16GB internal memory as well as a 16GB microSD card - same as the current DROID RAZR 32GB variant. However, keep in mind that you can also get the DROID RAZR 16GB for the more affordable price of $199.99, and then buy a 32GB microSD card for around $30 more, if you need the space. It's your call.
So, who's getting it?
1. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I'll probly get it. I've heard too many bad things about the nexus
5. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Don't listen to nexus naysayers. give it try and decide for yourself.
Moto is just king of releasing incrementally updated phones every two months. I bet that soon after you get Maxx, they will come out with Razr HD with ICS to upset many.
8. bigdawg23 (Posts: 382; Member since: 25 May 2011)
keep in mind the issues are OS related. This happens on a new version. Go look at Macrumors.com and see all the complaints about iOS5 and what it does to the 4S. Based on that everyone should stopping buying it.
20. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Not true; I have the RAZR™ (which I could have returned for the RAZR™ MAXX™ - but, my battery is fine) and I haven't had any of the issues that have plagued the Nexus. Therefore, OS is not the culprit; if you were talking iOS that would have been a true statement.
12. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
My Nexus has lasted me through 3 nights and 2 workdays. With extended battery, which makes the phone look better.
13. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)
what about weak reception (signal strenght), and loss of connection during calls or web use? also, does the earpeice sound bad?
15. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
All of those are unfounded. It has awesome reception, check out the many technical articles about it. I've never had a loss of connection, though that might depend on your location. I'm in NYC and Verizon has the best connectivity here. Listen to the phone for yourself, it's better than my previous Motorola Droid.
16. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)
how can they be unfounded when 3 outa 5 people say the same things?
21. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
That's nice to know because that is one unattractive phone.
2. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
The onlt redeeming feature of the Razr was the thinness. Now what? It still has a pixelated low rez display, an old OS (GB), poor camera, Motoblur, and its too large to hold comfortably. Good job Moto, making your Maxx obsolete in a month.
6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
who said its shipping with 2.3.x? you are probably right. but i havent heard anything official.
10. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
in a blind test, you wouldnt be able to tell the difference between the razr screen and anything else.
agreed on it being slightly too large to hold though
11. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
I would and I have. A great example is using Pure Calendar widget. Now set the text color to either green or red, normal size and try to read it. I used the Widget on a Droid X with no problem for almost a year. Then, Moto came out with the pentile displays and fine text in red or green looked terrible. Its not obvious to a casual observer in a store, but to someone who has gotten used to a Droid and then a Droid X with their RGB LCD screens the pixelation is very noticeable.
18. Jango_Fred (Posts: 54; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a blind test... I wouldn't even be able to tell there was a phone in the room.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Dude, how many times must you be told that ICS has been out for too short a time to reasonably expect anyone to release a new phone with it? ESPECIALLY since Motorola will probably want to customize it?
For the record, the Razr is fine to hold in the hand. Sure, you may have to hold it differently from a Droid X, but then again, the X had a beast of a screen itself, and people back then complained it was too big.
The display is also fine. I can deal with my Atrix's display, which isn't even as good as the Razr's, without an issue.
And Motoblur? What the hell is your complaint about that? I can understand if you don't like how it looks, but its functionality is really unmatched by the other Android skins. I would understand more if you bitched about Old Blur on the Droid X/2/Atrix, but New Blur is way better.
Also, the Maxx is, except for the camera hump, still thinner than the iPhone, with a battery holding over twice the MaH (3300 vs about 1500). I really wouldn't be surprised if Apple spoke to Motorola about perhaps licensing their battery technology...or does what they did before, by ripping off Motorola's designs and patents and flipping them off as they introduce the new, slimmer iPhone with a bigger battery capacity.
22. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
First off, you must have a small pen¡s since you're used to holding "smaller things". Secondly, and just as importantly, there is no way you have a RAZR™ because my display is not pixelated; my camera is better than the Nexus' (that's been a chief complaint of Nexus owners. i even spoke to the Verizon employee who sold me my phone and subsequently bought the Nexus, he said he was 'disappointed with the camera on the Nexus'); Motoblur (or Motocrap) is not present on this phone the way it was on my CRAAAPPPPY DROID X. What are you smokin'?
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Another real selling point reason Which is trully worth!
4. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
I assume the bootloader will be locked like the droid razr? If so, forget it.
7. bluejanuary14 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
is the droid razr maxx only for US verizon or can buy unlocked for other parts of the world?
9. bigdawg23 (Posts: 382; Member since: 25 May 2011)
I think US only for now. You could get one and send it over seasons, however, will need it unlocked first. VZW will not unlock it if its not on a line.
23. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Verizon's RAZR™ and RAZR™ MAXX™ are only CDMA/LTE. If Motorola decides to release a GSM version, it would be totally up to Motorola; don't try calling their customer support as, they're based in India and those idiots at their call centers do not speak or understand English very well; they answer your question by repeating your question to you. Just keep checking Phone Arena, I'm sure if at some point a GSM version of the MAXX™ is released it will be posted on Phone Arena.
14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6577; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
ONE SWEET ASS PHONE one bad price tag
24. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Well worth the price tag considering that a 32GB iDud 4S has the same price tag but lacking 4G/LTE; lacking a MicroSD slot and expandable/interchangeable memory functionality; has a much larger and gorgeous screen (you can put away the iMagnifying glass); there is no "buffering" on 4G/LTE; HDMI out mirrors phone flawlessly and completely ; you don't need iTooonz to add media; etc, etc, etcetera.....