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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks

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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks
Coming out of the blue, Verizon has just introduced us to the sweet, sweet Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX - a version of the DROID RAZR, featuring a very powerful battery, at the cost of a slightly thicker profile. Damn, it does seem like one can never have it all.

Anyways, let's get right to the point and see what the fuss is all about - the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will be capable of delivering the spectacular 21 hours of talk-time! Wohoo, that's certainly a lot more than what we're used to nowadays, although we're almost sure this is the maximum talk-time when connected to a 2G network. However, we'll have to wait for the detailed specs to come out in order to be sure.

And yeah, we mention there will be a catch to all this. Unfortunately, Motorola couldn't keep the phenomenal 7.1mm thickness of the DROID RAZR, and so the RAZR MAXX has a profile which is slightly thicker, at 8.99mm. Well, that didn't hurt - it's still one very thin phone, that's for sure!

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX release on Verizon should happen sometime in the following weeks, bundled with a 32GB microSD card, and all of that will be yours for $299.99 with two-year contract. Congratulations!

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks


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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:23 3

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I believe 8.99 is still thinner than the iPhone, though just barely. I would probably get the original Razr over this. Still, it's a nice option for those who need the better battery.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:30

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd have to handle one first because the possibilities are enticing and this is still thinner than the iPhone 4.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 08:35

31. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I get solid two days with average usage on my galaxy note and i am very happy about that.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:51 2

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I have the RAZR, it doesn't bug me at all that this was released, I am curious however, I get THREE FULL days (72 hours) out of my RAZR on normal use, I wonder what kind of battery life a RAZR MAXX would get..

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:31 2

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's BS, nobody would get three days not even using the phone...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:55

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


I don't know, with my Nexus and normal use I can easily get 12-15 hours out of the standard battery and on standby I lose maybe 1% an hour...

Also, that's with LTE and GPS on.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 16:59

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


my Droid 3 can eek through a day and a half on normal usage, possibly two if i hardly use it. i'm usually out or at home awake real late though so that could be another factor.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:59

24. Dijin (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


But seriously, how.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:15

4. torr310 (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


just about double. LOL

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:29

5. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


This is great! The more "flagship" phones Verizon releases, the sooner the Rezound will be lowered to a decent price.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:35

23. Birds (Posts: 1029; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Lol, good plan. But I'd rather be on AT&T becasue thei lineup is just awsome at this point. But If I were on verizon, I'd buy the rezound.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:29 1

6. islanderbaw (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


BattleBrat; you get Three Days? 72 hours? Wow . . . I consistently get a day and a half and LOVE IT. I consider myself a pretty moderate user; I have many apps, three different e-mail accounts from different sources, calendar, Facebook, news, calls, etc.

I think the RAZR is hands down the best phone available today . . . would better battery life be good, yes, but I love the thin-thin form as well. Barely feel it in my pocket.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:08

20. dinzle (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Can either of you tell me how you get that. I get maybe a day (6am-11pm) if I am lucky and I only have lte when I am at my house and I leave background syncing and gps off all the time.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 07:39

28. islanderbaw (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


The 3 tools I use on the RAZR to control and extend battery life are:

1) Moto Widget Toggle;Power Control - easy way to control the on/off of Wifi, Bludethooth, GPS, Sync, and Screen Brightness
2) Smart Actions; really great power saver and I'm only running 3 currently the Low Battery Saver, Battery Extender, and Nighttime Battery Saver (love it and it works)
3) Moto Task Manager which will automatically turn-off any app I designate after not running for 2 minutes.

I run 4G all the time; I do have the 4G Toggle switch but find I only use it when I travel a bit, never in my home or work area (we have strong 4G here).

One other thing, notifications drain battery life tremendously . . . I've had many smart phone and when I setup this one I decided I'm checking my phone so much daily anaayway that I will only setup notifications for those apps which are really important to me. I have about 4 app notifications turned on (e-mail accounts, calendar, etc.); down from 12-14. I manually push my news, Facebook, weather, and others.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:37 1

8. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 412; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Ok...now here comes a 100 dollar price drop for the original Lte RAZR...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:42

9. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 412; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Ok...now here comes a 100 dollar price drop for the original Lte RAZR...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 16:09 1

13. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


@KingKurogiii where are you now??? BattleBrat SHUT your mouth with proof! jajajaja

also I barely squeeze 2 days out of the RAZR twice.... how about that? Bam!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:00 2

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


where am i? i'm at Great Clips waiting for a hair cut? xD

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:43

30. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


LMAO !

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:10 1

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


ohhhhhhhh! you meant in my battery life! i get it now! uhduh! xD let's see 2 hours ago i was at around 40% but i had let it charge a bit earlier today.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 16:10 2

14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


DROID RAZR™ to MAXX or not to MAXX, that is the question!

Quite frankly, I knew about the DROID RAZR™ MAXX when I purchased my RAZR™ on December 5, 2011. I was even able to test out that ICS Galaxy Necrosis on December 4th; the day before buying my RAZR™. Even as I noticed on my receipt that, 'Purchases made between November 15 and December 28 may returned by January 15, 2012' (and, I fall within that window), I wouldn't trade my RAZR™ for a RAZR™ MAXX if you gave me 34 hours of battery life. I have no issues with my battery, I have no issues with 4G LTE in NYC, I love my Lapdock 100 and I love the HD Dock (which, incidentally, will not work with a thicker phone. I know this because the "Officially Compatible" RAZR™ cases do not work with the HD Dock, how the hell will a thicker phone work??).

LOVE MY RAZR™ don't care to MAXX out.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 16:23

15. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


So basically this is the same phone, but with a better battery.? Why didn't they just release this phone from the beginning.? Can't wait until I take marketing classes because I need to learn fast.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:04

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


Lol no marketing class can explain Moto's methods as of late. At least the Hardware and software is up to snuff, if it's only a Razr with a bigger battery that is.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:44

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


I was looking at the press release of the MAXX...

Purple is one of the choice colors???

Not sure how that would look.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:57

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


purple is one of the choices for the original Droid Razr and the purple looks fine. it's all in the bezel.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:58 1

26. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Still the same crap display?

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 01:13

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


I think with the extra thickness, it would be double the battery, so im guessing around 3000-3500 mAh, which is just great!!!, even at that thickness its still the thinnest LTE phone on verizon, thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:04

29. ilani (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


why not! original droid razr isnt the thinest phone in the world anymore anyways, might as well be double battery! if anyone has ever seen a teardown of the droid razr, you see the battery is so thin, so naturally u start thinking, who cares, if its thin, gimme double battery!
the camera hump in my opinion ruins it anyways!!!!

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