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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX battery is put through a real-word GPS test

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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX battery is put through a real-word GPS test
Come on people, by now we think it’s safe to say that most people are totally enchanted by the battery life of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. Seriously, just using it on a normal everyday basis, shows exactly why it’s the king in terms of longevity – whereas others simply flail as they run out of juice.

Well, to further make the point as to why their product is superior over other smartphones for Verizon, Motorola decided to run a test where they pit the DROID RAZR MAXX against the iPhone 4S and LG Spectrum. In fact, they juiced every one of them to 100%, strapped them to the top of a car, and drove around while running the VZ Navigator app on all three.

If you’re one who happens to be a constant user of turn-by-turn navigation apps, you’re more than aware about its stress on a handset’s battery life. As the video shows, the first victim to go is the LG Spectrum, which lasted a paltry 2 hours and 27 minutes. Next up, the Verizon iPhone 4S taps out completely at the 3 hour and 45 minute mark – though, it’s worth noting that it was running off of 3G, as opposed to LTE like the other two. Finally, the car reaches its destination at the 4 hour and 12 minute mark, and interestingly enough, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is still chugging along at 40% capacity.

So there you have it folks, if you weren’t convince before or otherwise, the video again shows the battery longevity of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX over its rivals.

source: Motorola

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:16 11

1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1075; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Crazy!

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:29 17

2. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


RAZR MAXX!! RAZR MAXX!! RAZR MAXX!! RAZR MAXX!! lol

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:38 2

3. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


To bad it has that absolutely awful screen.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:50 6

8. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Absoulutly awful?
It isn't the greatest, but it does the job.
The blacks are pure and color accuracy is fine for me. A bump in resolution wouldn't hurt, but the "if it's pentile then it's terrible" idea needs to go.
The only things that bother me with mine is the brightness (extremely bright at 0%, and not bright enough at 100%) and the resoultuion when reading.
The specs aren't the things you should base your thoughts on. For example, look at the HTC Rezound. 720p HD 4.3 in display. 344ppi. Seems great, right? Not quite so. The color reproduction on the on-par RAZR beats it.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 16:05

11. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I have the bionic, and my wife says its like looking though "mesh" to look at the screen. I'll take the tradeoff of color repro to have the seamless display that is on my rezound. Just my .02 though.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:15 2

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I always hear the Bionic looks worse than the RAZR tho. I have a RAZR and used a Bionic once. BOTH look fine to me.

Holding them closer than I normally would....I would agree. But I dont hold my phones close to my face.

I have a Rezound too. And I like the RAZR screen better. The pros os the Rezound screen doesnt out weight the pros of the RAZR screen for my use.

Its all preference.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:26 3

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree 100%.

Colors I prefer on my RAZR over the Rezounds screen. I know the Rezound is supposed to have more accurate colors, but I dont care. My eyes like what they like, specs be damned.

Black are just better on my RAZR. Thats probably part of the color problem. No preference about that. Actually look at Netflix on a RAZR and Rezound and anyone will see. The Rezound just looks washed out.

Viewing angles arent that good on my Rezound vs. my RAZR

The Rezound screen is too much kije a mirror. That also probably pays a part in what I mentioned above and outdoor viewing. Its useless to really use on a sunny day. Tilt the Rezound outdoors to avoid sun and you might as well just put the phone in your pocket.

My Rezound is whiter and brighter. Kudos to the Rezound, but those pros dont matter to me.

Pentile is a non issue for me.I dont hold my phones close enought for it to make a difference...unless using the phone in bed. In closer than normal viewing...the Rezound wins.

The is from someone using a G Nex for 2 weeks, having a RAZR and Rezound now.

I learned a long time ago to not go too much by specs with these phones. I used to hate Amoled and Pentile...until I actually used a phone with it...lol. Now Amoled is all I want and Pentile is a non issue for me. Also spec wise the Galaxy S1 was supposed to be the performance king. Out the box...the Droid X1 was better. Samsung and file system dumbness hurt the GS 1 out the box. They have learned since then...lol.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 16:19 5

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Dude you clearly havent used old school flip phones if you think that display is awful. It's high res enough and thanks to it being amoled, it's very beautiful. Yea boo hoo it's pentile, get over it. It's much improved over the nasty washed out normal LCD displays of the old.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:12 3

13. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


You are full of it. The screen isn't enchanting, but it isn't by any means even close to anything resembling an awful display.

The Droid 4? Now there's a bad display for the contemporary market, but I wouldn't even call that awful- it gets the job done and doesn't even look bad when you're being objective and not comparative.

The RAZR MAXX display is good. Not great, not brag worthy, but bright and vivid.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 11:04

19. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


I would like to clarify a few things, first I don't care about pentile or no pentile, the screen seriously lacks resolution compared to other handsets, especially for a 300 dollars phone. You don't need to be super close to see the lack of detail. Second the color of the screen is exaggerated and not true to life, if that you prefernce then fine but other "dull" screens are more true to life. All of Motorola’s current phones are behind in the screen department, hopefully they can fix this with their new phones.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:41 2

4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


RAZR I does great, also...

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:45 5

5. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Although this is most likely biased, (due to the fact that it was conducted by no other than Motorola themselves) it proves that battery is no longer a feature to be forgotten.

Hopefully this will create competition for phones that are not only the fastest, but also last the longest.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:49 2

7. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I wish HTC would figure this out before they bankrupt themselves.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:53 3

9. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I think HTC makes great phones.
The design of their phones are solid.
With the new ONE series, the design, speed, cameras, and displays are great.

But yes, HTC (along with all other Android manufactures) need to bump up the battery life. It's gross when new phones come out with less than 2000 (whatever the units are) batteries.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 16:02 1

10. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


mAh. (milli Amp/Hours)

But yes, I agree that HTC makes good looking, good hardware phones. That's the reason I have owned the xv6800, TP2, Thunderbolt, and now the rezound. But I, for the life of me, can't understand what HTC is thinking by saying that people don't want long lasting batteries. That was the number one complaint about the Tbolt when it came out. I would buy whatever they come out will tomorrow if they include a 28-2900 mAh battery in a rezound like phone with removable memory and NFC. (I'm even flexible on the NFC part) But I don't like the added bulk of the extended battery on the rezound. They could have spread the cells flatter, like moto, and increased the capacity without adding near as much bulk.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:13

20. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Biased in the sense that Moto did the testing, yes, but given the video proof that there was no fooling with the phones is a good. Along with all the other reviews from other websites and other companies, it just goes to show that the RAZR MAXX is truly a beast.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:47 1

6. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Too bad it has moto's horrible BL policy, and it is as wide as it is. If not for those two things I might have considered it. If moto would quit bowing to VZW and UNLOCK THE STUPID BL, add an actual HD screen that isn't pentile, and make it a bit thicker vs. wider, I would buy it.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:28 2

16. jroc74 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Great thing about choice...and preferences....

Also..those things you mentioned didnt stop those that got it and like it.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 19:03 2

17. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Anyone else notice that it says a "real-word GPS test"? I'm only sayin'...
Great phone with an awesome battery, I still don't see why somebody would choose a thin phone over a phone with an awesome battery, that isn't humongous, its still thinner than the iPhone.... But preferences are preferences, I guess

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 09:02

18. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


that is incredible!

i do feel that they could have evened the odds by putting the spectrum in 3g mode to show the strength of the razr maxx all the more!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:15

21. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


You could have put the MAXX and the Spectrum in CDMA only mode, to turn off the 4GLTE, but that would only make the MAXX last that much longer. The Spectrum might have another hour or so with that change.

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