Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD coming in October?
0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2012, 01:00 posted on
Speculation from a source characterized as being reliable has some great news for those waiting for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD; not only is the device expected to launch in October, but there will also be a version with a higher battery capacity called the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD...
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7. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Hit or miss. Well for me, launching with 4.0.4 is one of the biggest misses this device can make. The Razr Maxx did the same thing. The Maxx launched with GB right as everything was starting to come out with ICS, and it took the better part of 6 months before the Razr Maxx received the ICS update. It was a big shame. Granted the handheld sold like hot cakes but there is no excuse for not giving your customers the best attention and service you can offer.
I couldn't wait for this device any longer and I ended up buying the S3 today and I look forward to getting CM10 on it. Unfortunately I don't think I'll hold out and sell the S3 when the HD comes out. The specs that it's boasting right now does not offer much competition to devices that are out. Same S4 processor as everyone else, another 720p screen( granted you don't need more), 1 gb of ram less than the S3, and ICS isn't going to cut it with the current thigh tier devices already announcing that JB will be arriving soon. I just don't see what excuse they have for releasing the HD with ICS at this point. And I take what Moto and Verizon say about updates with a grain of salt (who doesn't), so even if it's released with a statement that it will receive the JB update "In the coming weeks" I won't be holding my breath.
I think that at this point I'm going to hold off and wait for the new Nexus devices and see how they compare. But after waiting since April for the HD and seeing this specs, the excitement has pretty much dissipated for me.
9. JC557 (Posts: 1421; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I hope that design isn't final... or at least the back of the phone isn't. The handbag look seems a bit tacky IMO. Maybe Moto could split the difference and shoehorn a 27-2800 mAH battery in there seeing as how the battery isn't user replaceable.
18. Joshua9007 (Posts: 90; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Moto is now owned by google, and although they said they are going to run it as a separate business, they need to get that place in order!
First, they need to focus on fewer models at a higher production rate. Offering a razor and a Maxx is redundant, and costs extra to machine extra parts. If they consolidated their product offerings to just a few types of phones with similar parts, they would gain value from economies of scale. I realize Verizon owns the rights to the 'Droid' name, but they should still be offering all variations of the phones to all carriers. I'm tired of sprint getting left out of the razor family! lol
19. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
man im tired of verizon having all the best phones! lol it would be nice to see these razr and incredible phones somewhere else!
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm actually pretty jelly of that Photon Q 4G LTE Sprint's getting tbh... xD
hopefully there will be a Droid 5 that is similar to it.
i get what you mean though, look at poor T-Mobile. they haven't gotten ANY Moto lovin'! ):
76. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
actually T-Mobile could really use some of those reliable Motorola radios. i've seen too many T-Mobile customers complain about their reception namely from their Samsungs.
81. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3723; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I have no problem with the reception I get from T-Mobile. I have an HTC, though. I just think Motorola makes very unappealing smartphones aesthetically. There's no denying their build quality, though.
85. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well then stick to your HTC. some of us will hold out hope for a Motorola Superphone endeavor on T-Mobile.
34. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
#1. It's Razr...not "Razor" or "Razer" why do people have such a problem with that?
#2. Economies of scale doesn't even figure in here in any meaningful way. For one thing they don't even make the kevlar from the battery door, DuPont does. And the only difference in parts is the plastic sides of the back panel have to be a few mm thicker so that's a drop in the bucket anyway you slice it.
Getting them out sooner I can get behind though
44. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Kind of agree. Moto is building a reputation with the MAXX battery. They should use their battery capacity as a marketing point across their entire line. They should play up this advantage for all it's worth.
With RIM about dead, they can combine the battery advantage, maybe settle with Microsoft and get an exclusive to deeply support MS Exchange, and eat up BBY's business share.
35. jove39 (Posts: 1838; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Compelling device...if moto could launch it on all carrier...Maxx hd might lead sales chart. I wont mind trading my one x.
37. Grishm (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 May 2012)
If only Motorola phones had the sexy look of Sony Xperia phones, I'd get one in an instant.
38. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Timing makes sense. Start of the last quarter of the year. Holiday season.
42. AppleRoyally (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
AppleRoyally agrees. Even the iPhone design was taken from
We salute you SONY when it comes to design.We like that®
45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3107; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Why would they pull this again? Just release one with the bigger battery and call it a day.
46. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Whats the point when this phone is only going to be available on Verizon while no one else is getting it
47. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
400mAh may make a big difference when the sizes are small. ie
100mAh vs 400mAh = 4x a difference in capacity.
400mAh vs 800mAh = 2x a difference in capacity.
2100mAh (GSIII) va 2500mAh (RAZR HD) = 1.19x a difference in capacity.
But if you put numbers really big there is hardly any difference...
1,000,000mAh vs 1,000,400mAh = 1.0004x a difference in capacity.
400mAh doesn't always make a difference like you said in your analogy. XD
51. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I don't get the idea behind it. Releasing one model with two different battery capacity...who would choose plain razr hd over it's buffier version with much better battery?
What the heck Moto?
52. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why release two phones that are a lot alike? Combine the best featured of the two and release one phone. Meanwhile, I am curious as to what the first Globalized MOTO phone will look like.
53. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
BTW...I love using this nexus 7 tablet.
78. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think even it is still in october, they need to go with jelly bean already... october is 2 months from now...
82. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if it is October then JB is a necessity...
87. ChafedBanana (Posts: 380; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
No Jelly Bean 4.1 on a phone supposedly coming out in October? Total pitiness.