Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on
0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2012, 20:01 posted on
To put it lightly, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is the Motorola DROID RAZR, but it’s packing an insanely large 3,300 mAh battery – rated for over 21 hours of talk time! Even though it utilizes the same solid design of the DROID RAZR, the DROID RAZR...
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51. RodThaBod (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)
WOW! So it has taken cell phone makers this long to finally get it right? Now , you don't have to wait to buy an extended battery , you don't have to look all over the place for a cover to fit it? Moto finally got it right! You get the phone , then you can get a nice case ( Otterbox ) and you are all set. Great going Moto. Maybe the other companys will follow Moto's lead?
52. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Would be nice if Verizon would offer everyone who bought the original razr a upgrade option to the maxx for like 50-100 bucks
57. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I think people may not know that this new razr Maxx not just comes with a new 3300AMH battery, as far as I know it also comes with a 16GB microSD card preinstalled on top of the 16GB internal memory,which will give a 32GB free memory altogether. This will save the new Razrmaxx buyer some money to buy an extra 16GB of external memory, this translate to a cost saving credit given to those new razrmaxx buyer who want to buy this phone.
67. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
that is just fantastic!
makes the buyer of a droid razr feel much better about buying a device 2 months earlier only to be rewarded as an early adopter by seeing a device with identical hardware released with superior battery life
59. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I am sure this new razrmaxx will gain its popularity very soon once again as more and more people start to realise about the reported annoying rebooting issue coming from the new Galaxy Nexus on the new ICS OS that google has not been able to fix . New buyers will switch their choice towards this razrmaxx very soon and nobody will ever complain about the battery life anymore.
66. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
ha still at it huh?
how does it feel to purchase a droid razr only to have it be outclassed just 2 months in?
while galaxy nexus owners still own the flagship device of google and verizon?
oh it burns
68. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Yes, i am still happy even with the original razr for 2 months as the battery is also very good, I dont even feel being outclassed by this Maxx as it is still a motorola Razr. it is just the same to me.
But the fact that the google flagship Nexus has reported randomly rebooting issue cannot be denied. I am also glad my razr did not do endless random reboot like your galaxy Nexus flagship device does. I am free from that huzzle where you have to face with this headage all the time
69. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
You can spin it any way you want. But if you were an early adopter of the Droid Razr, you were robbed of getting a device that would offer significantly more battery life.
I find it hard to believe anyone who would tell me if offered at the same time, they would've opted for the Droid Razr instead of the Maxx over a couple mms of thickness.
A slap in the face that hurts even more when you realize that your battery cannot be changed and you were so big on talking up the Droid Razr's "shininess" and ability to last you 2 years.
You would have been better with a larger battery that will degrade over time and cannot be exchanged as compared to your current device with a significantly smaller battery that will degrade over time and cannot be exchanged.
But yeah, harp on a few scattered reports of reboots to make yourself feel better. My flagship device suffers no such issues.
I am delicious.
64. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)
So, let me get this straight. Another phone wherein you *cannot* replace the battery yourself ? Am I missing something ?
65. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Yes, but with such a big battery installed, there should be more than enough capacity for everyday use so normal battery replacement is not required. There have already been web site showing how to dismantle the razr and take out the battery if it is really needed. Should the phone ever freeze up, by pressing the power and the volume down button for 10 sec. will reboot the phone and bring it back up, there is no need to pull the battery out to reboot the phone.
72. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)
Umm .... batteries go bad and/or wear out. So, you're gonna give up your cell phone for a week or two to send in and get a replacement ? Not me.
And I suspect dismantling the phone voids the warranty.
73. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
Sucks even more for those unfortunate ones who went with the Droid Razr and not the MAXX
Smaller battery so when it degrades, the effects are felt that much more
And you can't replace it without voiding your warranty?
76. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)
Prediction: The non-replaceable battery paradigm is NOT going to fly with consumers!
This is no way I would EVER buy a phone wherein you cannot replace the battery. This is just plain stupid!
70. ericsorensen (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Should have put a 720p screen in there...
...and given us an unlocked bootloader. I'll stick with my Galaxy Nexus and a spare battery.
75. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, what was the point of releasing another RAZR phone that is not much better than the DROID RAZR. I get 1-2 days of usage from one battery charge. The MAXX has more battery life and not much else has changed from the original. If you skipped on the RAZR, then get the MAXX, and if you have the RAZR, wait for the RAZR 2.