Verizon to launch Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD on October 18th
The latest DROIDs will be the first to have a HD screen, something that long time fans of the line have been waiting patiently for. The long battery life of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX should bring in some sales, but can either of these models compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung GALAXY Note II? Considering that Motorola is now a wholly owned Google subsidiary, these two might be considered late to the party and a tad underwhelming. That doesn't mean that there won't be some buyers running over to Big Red next Thursday.
1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I was in love with this phone at the annoucement, but it's died down alot. The only thing interesting to me is the battery life, but everything else pales in comparison to some of the competition. Including the GS3, which has been out for a while. Descisions, descisions.
9. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
I think Xperia T is better than galaxy S3..
47. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Nope, Note II is better than all of the above said.... why?
Thats the only phone shipping with jelly bean out of the box right now. with a beefed up 3100 battery. Oh, Did i just forget to mention the stylus?!?!
53. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Note 2 is a great smartphone but the exynos in it sucks to the core.. :-(
(I didn't meant performance wise, I hate it because of documentation issues).
Xp.T is better as it have a Snapdragon SoC..
Btw..I love omAp..!
2. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Oh yes, definitely getting the Razr Maxx HD, that battery life alone is worth the price of admission. Was going to go for the Galaxy Note II but it's 6.6 hour rating had me hurting in the stomach area as I didn't want to stomach such horrid battery life, the Galasy S3 is the same, battery life is terrible as well. Motorola also wised up and put in SD card slot, talk about storage on the go, oh yea. Not to happy about ICS launching on it, but it should get JB in a couple of months if not sooner, I hope. Wished Motorola would have went with 720p SLCD screen instead of the SAmoled, amoled is good and all but oversaturation of colors is not what I like to see and it's power savings are squandered because white is the one color that it uses the most power to display and all website tend to be more white than any other color. Best thing is the Qualcomm chip, it shows greater power consumption, especially considering this new more powerful Razr version gets 9+ hours of talk time on the same battery size...Go Motorola!!!
7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
"Was going to go for the Galaxy Note II but it's 6.6 hour rating had me hurting in the stomach area as I didn't want to stomach such horrid battery life, the Galasy S3 is the same, battery life is terrible as well."
Ummm isnt that why the GS3 and Note 2 HAVE REMOVABLE BATTERIES?? or did you forget that?
But besides that the comparison that Daniel P just did on the Note 2 and iphone 5 showed that the Note 2 had pretty good batter life so i dont know what you're talking about man.....
As for these Moto's? I agree with you on they should of put S LCD on there instead of garbage amoled.......Its like why worry about power consumption or battery life on A RAZR MAXX PHONE!?
but overall I too see no reason to get this phone other than huge stock battery alone.......the competition pretty much has been having these specs for quite some time now (One X, GS3, Evo 4g lte,Lg optimus 4x Hd)
So unless you're with verizon and dont really care too much about motos not so good cams then there are really better options out there to consider and also better options making there way out in the near future
16. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I don't like carrying extra anything on me, I'm a guy who travels light, whatever fits in my pockets goes with me, I'm not a shoulder bag wearing metro dressing socialite. I'm a guy who plays sports, and works out 5 days a week. I also find that extra batteries require more pieces that only work with said battery type.
The Note II battery life is listed as 6 hours on this site, that's pretty terrible for a phone of that size, the upcoming HTC 5 incher has an even smaller battery than the the Razr which is madness and I think it's running the Quad Core Snapdragon...plus the battery is non removable.
I like Motorola's phone builds, they're pretty tough I have a Droid X and I have dropped that quite a few times on concrete not even carpet and a few times on asphalt. I also want to test out my very first sealed battery phone and this is the one to get, it has upsides; 720p screen, 4.7" viewing space, comfortable shape(anything slightly less wide as the SGS3 body, not screen is good). I'm not a fan of UI overlays, and Motorola's is the closest to vanilla Android as any UI out of the big Android OEM's. Worry about battery consumption is always the case, no matter how big a battery is, you can run out of power and considering the length of time needed to charge a Maxx to full...half charging will damage your battery leading to the same old situation of needing to carry a charge cable or extra battery. Take nothing for granted is what I live by when it comes to battery life on portable devices.
Sure there are lot of nicer looking phones, but they all still pale in comparison when it comes to having a phone that will last the day and still not be on it's last legs. Dual Core snapdragon LTE combo does bode well for power consumption, 720p screen just like the other top phones the 1GB of RAM is a bit paltry but ICS is a DUAL CORE OS at it's core so it should perform admirably. Main thing this phone is still a work of engineering marvel just the compact size for such massive battery and such long talk time 32 hours? Lol, I would seriously like to see if that is even possible.
It won't be my last phone, but it will be a start as after this I will definitely get a NEXUS.
18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I mean being that the GS3 and Note 2, once again, HAS REMOVABLE BATTERIES, you have options (with an "s") to carry two batteries (stock battery and a larger one), or carry ONE large battery (possibly the same size as a razr maxx one?), in the phone! Those options are YOUR choice!
Heres a link to the extended battery so you can see whats available....Now if this size battery doesnt fit your needs then i dont know what to tell you bro.. and also CHECK OUT THE PRICE ITS GOING FOR!!
21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
also sorry i didnt notice that you mentioned that you'd rather the Razr for toughness and build quality.....well I couldnt agree more in that area, but if thats one of your main priorities then yea moto would be a better option than samsung because their build qualities are no where near as good as Moto or HTC phones....
51. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
My lady has the GS3, very nice phone but don't like the build quality and the easily pop off rear upon impact with floors. Plus Samsung did something screwy with the OS so it's a pain to connect to certain versions of Windows PC. Windows 7 on the netbook has incredible problems with SGS3 in Mass Storage mode and all other modes that worked perfectly fine with the SGS1.
Scratching my head over some of the releases from Motorola, but lets hope in the next year they really put out some real cutting edge devices that match their progress in battery advancements.
20. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
The upcoming HTC 5" phone supposedly will rock a 2500 mah battery based on last spec leak on this site, so while it is smaller than the MAXX, it is larger than the RAZR. Those are two different phones so be specific.
If the new HTC phone winds up a Nexus device and has a microSD slot, it will be the best imo.
12. jan25 (Posts: 435; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
the Note 2 is among the performers when it comes to battery. talk time is 17 hours not 6. the S3 has a high endurance rate. what a troll.
42. BabyWade (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
6.6 hours? check this out:http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsu
3. MotorolaAndroidIndonesia (Posts: 24; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Shame on you, Phone Arena. Before Phone Arena says "Antenna issues delaying the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD?" (Link =http://www.phonearena.com/news
/Antenna-issues-delaying-the-Motorola-DROID-RAZR-HD-and-RAZR-MAXX-HD_id34999).Now in you face, Phone Arena. Motorola make Phone Arena shame on you because Motorola will launch Motorola Droid Razr HD and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD on October 18, 2012. Haha...
6. bubbadoes (Posts: 462; Member since: 03 May 2012)
This could still be the case. Motorola could just release the phone instead of fixing it and then the burden will be on you. Look back at the Thunderbolt by HTC. A half cooked phone with numerous issues causing a delay, but the phone was released and the customer was the one holding the bag and a crippled phone...so this could be the case, however, it would be a first from Motorola, since I know of no phone manufacturer that uses better radios than Motorola. They know radios at Motorola (now as for cameras they have a lot of work to do. Before I buy, I will definately look at the camera quality. My cell has replaced my digital camera and a ton of other things around the house to include internet and landline phone. So a good camera regardless of dual core, maxx battery, jellybean, all play in my decision making.
4. johnriii (Posts: 234; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I don't upgrade until next July, and the Razr HD is right in my financial wheelhouse. HTC has gotten my money for the last time, and I can't wait to see the prices on both handsets come mid-summer. hopefully, the reviews will hold up to the hype.
5. MotorolaAndroidIndonesia (Posts: 24; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Verizon announced moments ago that the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD are launching October 18 for $199 and $299, respectively. We first reported this date a few days ago, but now it’s officially official. For those of you waiting to get the latest and greatest from Motorola, you will have your opportunity in a week.
The regular RAZR HD will have 16GB of internal storage and come in both black and white color options. The RAZR MAXX HD will have 32GB of internal storage and is only available in black.
8. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Despite Motorola's issues, I'm willing to give them another shot with the Maxx HD. *evilly plotting to get the Maxx HD on an employee plan and giving my Note to my friend*
This especially comes in the face of my revised lifestyle. Due to the second job I've picked up, I'll be up and out for 12 hours two days a week and 15 hours on another. The Note is a nice phone, but I really would like that extra battery life (and durability). Plus, with Samsung still mum on whether the US Note will get JB at all, and with Motorola pinky swearing that they'll have JB on these phones in only two months, I think I'll take the phone more likely to allow me to showcase Google Now as soon as possible.
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
LOL moto is definitely "pinky" swearing! lmaoooo
11. marions (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Careful. Motorola does not support their phone with updates. Already been burned by this. Never again! Plus, getting tired of monster phones.
13. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
I'd blame Verizon more than I'd blame Motorola, the pattern is there regardless of which manufacturer you look at.
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
With the glaring exception of the Tegra 2 devices, that's mostly untrue. Only a few models have been left completely in the dust.
34. wendygarett (unregistered)
Tired of monster phones?? Lol why??
63. Randy (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
I agree completely. The ICS update to my RAZR MAZZ on June 30 broke several important functions for me, substantially reduced battery life and connectivity, and, nearly 4 months later they are saying "wait for Jelly Bean -- there will be no ICS bug fix." There was a leaked "215" update in mid-July, which addresses the battery life and connectivity, but it is not official, so warranty is void. And why can't Verizon/Moto give suffering users an update that "snuck out" over 3 months ago. My first Moto phone -- all I can say is HORRIBLE experience since June 30. Up until then (gingerbread) I was VERY happy. What a crappy way to treat customers.
15. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Anyone find it interesting that the new Razrs are significantly thicker than the old versions?
The regular HD version is almost as thick(/thin) as the current MAXX. The "razr" name doesn't seem to fit anymore.... or is it just me?
22. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Razr Maxx: 9mm.
Razr HD: 8.4mm.
Razr Maxx HD: 9.3mm.
The differences are miniscule. The Maxx HD is about as thick as the iPhone 4/s. The new phones look thicker because they don't really have the hump on top to contrast against.
31. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Yeah, I guess, but it still is thicker than the original. The Maxx version isn't significant, but the regular one is. I think that it should have been somwhere in the 7mm range, 7.8 or so would have been fine, but 8.4mm no longer fits the name, IMO.
23. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It also doesn't have as much camera hump, and the bezel is much thinner. No, the Razr HD isn't as thin as the Razr, but it has a stronger battery. It's just as thin as anything else out there with similar specs (SGS3, iPhone 5, One X). Razr is just a brand name for Moto's flagship, and an effective one at that.
That ridiculously thin 7 mm Razr last year also had a ridiculously wide bezel. They fit a 4.7" screen in the HD and didn't widen the phone at all.
33. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Yeah, overall it really isn't that much bigger.
I tend to use a little "bumper" case on my phones to protect them a little more, so I'm not sure how the limited bezel thing will go.
30. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
It's probably just to keep the body uniform instead of that hump like all the other Droid X like phones from Motorola. Still Razr is good enough for the name of the phone it's still Razr thin with such an immense battery. Wondering if Motorola should hit us with a Razr Nexus phone, boasting 720p SLCD Quad Core 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and all the usual 8-12mpx cam and front facing 2mpx. 5" screen maximum, with edge to edge design.
37. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I'm more believing that Motorola will be incorporated more into the following nexus device. I think that that's really when the partnership will go together.
an S4 Pro along with (high quality) 2GB of RAM will be great conbined with motorola's large batteries. I really prefer anything under 4.5 inches in screen size. I would (honestly) never expect Motorola to make a good camera. MP don't really matter, Moto's cameras suck.
17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this is great but i just got my Razr M today. i got it as a warranty exchange for my Razr (oops! i did it again!) so i'm in pretty good shape here with my completely free M. it's a very nice phone. it's gonna take some time getting used to the size but this is really just going to be an inbetween phone for me to use until something more interesting comes up but now that i have this M my bar is really set high. i doubt i'd put myself through any trouble to get a Razr HD now, the next phone i get has to have some serious power.
19. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
thats amazing man........hows the display on it? UI and Browser smoothness? gaming? etc....I checked it out but would like to hear from someone how good it performs
24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
But it's let down by Dual core and 1Gb Ram!
29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
thats not a let down man.......a let down would be more like no sd slot, weak battery life, and me personally i dont like amoled screens which it has....but dual core 1gb ram is still very much sufficient bro lol
36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
lol, not really man. for what this is it's plenty powerful. remember all the SIII has over this is a larger display at a higher resolution but in the end it's 256ppi vs 306ppi so it's mostly a preference thing especially when you consider battery consumption and the SIII has the extra GB of RAM and a better camera but that's it. their batteries only have a 100mAh difference, they both have the exact same processor at the exact same clock frequency, they both have NFC, i really came out like a bandit getting this thing like i did.
32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well as far as quality is concerned it's exactly the same as the Razr but this edge to edge design is a total mind f**k! i love how compact this phone is and to know i'm not giving up any screen real estate over my Razr is such a great thing. after coming from a Razr and most recently a Galaxy Nexus running JB i'm really liking the UI. i've only had it for a few hours but so far it's been quite snappy. (i always go into the Developer options and turn the animation scales to .5x to give the snappiness a little boost with all my devices) i love the Circles Widget, it's very useful and using this thing in the car is so, so, so much easier thanks to Smart Actions and the phone's compact size. the Browser feels smooth but only expectingly so when you consider the S4 this thing has and being that Chrome is the default browser. i haven't tried any games yet but the Quadrant tests show good frame rates so i imagine gaming will be smooth.
39. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
sounds good man......and i guess the best part about it is you pretty much got it for FREE! lol
40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, didn't have to use an upgrade and i kept my unlimited data and everything. i didn't have to fork over a thing. ;D
41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I think im gonna go with the Evo 4g lte (white version)
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4154; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
ICS, but it promises a JB update before December or else you get $100 out of their pockets.
28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Not a big fan of their smartphones, but I have to give Motorola some credit here. For an extra $100, Apple gives you 16 extra GB of storage. For the same $100, Motorola gives you 16 extra GB of storage & 30% more battery life. I owned many Motorola feature phones back in the day...unfortunately, their smartphones just don't do it for me...however, I know better value when I see it.
35. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Apple needs to get an injunction immediately. The pirating must stop.
44. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yeah more like Apple copies SONY. I Samsung. I and LG! I Even Apple Steve Jobs and Tim Cook still "Respect" SONY......!
48. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Dude what the hell are you even talking about? Dammit I fed the troll...
45. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
$299.99 is way to much for that phone. Ugh!
49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
why is that? may i remind you that the MAXX outsold the 4S at this price point.
52. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
This for $300 or the GSIII for $199. I would buy an extended battery with the difference in money. Think about it
54. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, if you don't mind having a Brick. remember another way this Razr has been "Maxxed" is in it's internal storage. the HD MAXX has 32GB of internal storage so really you'd be comparing this to the 32GB SIII which is $250.
55. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Extended battery is $25+$250(32GB GSIII)=$275
56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh yeah? well i think i'd spring for the $25 to have a phone with a 3300mAh battery that keeps it's thickness down to 9.3mm and has much, much better build quality. where are you trying to take your argument now? $299 is way too much for a phone like this but $275 isn't? lol okay.
57. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
The GSIII is actually $199.99. Not everyone needs 16GB of memory or the extended battery. My first comment was only saying $299.99 is too much for a phone. Then you compared it to the 4S. I never said I wasn't getting the Maxx HD.
59. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well if that's the way you want to do it then a more accurate comparison would be to the $199 Razr HD which has 16GB of storage and a 2530mAh battery. the extra $100 for the MAXX is just $25 over what it would cost to "MAXX" out an SIII and for that extra $25 you get it all in a nicer, seamless package.
i never even brought up the 4S.
it's a lot of money sure but it adds up and besides we all know you can get it cheaper anywhere else but from the carrier.
60. McSteezy (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
read the first comment you put on this it says, "why is that? may i remind you that the MAXX outsold the 4S at this price point."
61. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5664; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only point i was making with that is that the MAXX was able to outsell a popular device like the 4S which started at $199 at the $299 price range. i could've said the same thing about the Galaxy Nexus or the Rezound and it wouldn't have mattered.