Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Review
0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2012, 07:08 posted on
Around this time last year, Motorola introduced the DROID RAZR. But little did we know that a few months later there was going to be the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, which had a higher capacity 3300mAh battery built in. Some customers that had purchased the DROID RAZR felt dismayed, wishing that both would have been released together. Thankfully, this time around Motorola has listened and released the new DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD simultaneously...
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1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Same reviewer, same ridiculous reasons to bash this phone. 2/3 of those cons are still unreasonable.
6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
I think it's reasonable. There's nothing much new brought to the table - unlike the 9s given to the S3 and the like - which brought tremendous amounts of 'new'.
i'm confused though. who is this FAUguy?
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The cons he gave to it were unreasonable, except for the camera. A lot of devices have that pin for removing the sim tray, but that wasn't a con for them. And it not being released with Jelly Bean isn't really a con either; the Optimus G wasn't released with Jelly Bean, but once again it wasn't a con.
50. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Or how about the iPhone not having copy and paste for so long. Don't think that was ever listed as a con. I have the RAZR MAXX and for someone with big hands, I need to use a paper clip or other small item to get the SD card out, so the inclusion of a pin is a positive. They are cramming a whole lot into the space. It's a matter of physics. Definitely not a con.
So what if Jelly Bean isn't on board, it'll be here soon enough. Just a few months ago everyone was singing the praise of ICS. At least on Android updates are frequent, whereas with the iPhone, you have to wait a year for an upgrade. If it isn't a con for an iPhone, it shouldn't be for this phone.
53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i actually have the JB Leak on my MAXX HD now. it's perfectly solid and i would imagine the OTA Soak test will start in about a week or two since the OTA is rolling out to the M now.
8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Also, FAUguy has been a part of PA for a while
10. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
We understand that some of you may not look at the push-pin door as a con. But when it makes it more difficult to get at the memory card slot, and the SIM tray has to come out first, then we wonder why did Motorola choose this method than what was on the original DROID RAZR or the DROID RAZR M, since both of though are easy access.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i like it. if that's what comes in exchange for having a full metal spine then i'm all for it and besides i hardly ever remove my SD Card. these phones have USB Mass Storage you know.
16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3867; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Haha...looks who's showing things here!! :D
But yes i agree...if i have a 32GB or a 64GB microSD card, i won't bother removing it. Unless it's not enough!
22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I'm pretty sure that the Razr didn't have expandable memory or did I mistake that for another phone?
28. SupermanayrB (Posts: 581; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
All RAZR's, even the original RAZR from 2004 have expandable memory.
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I understand where you're coming from, but this method can't be any harder than others when it comes to removing the sim tray. And most other devices with this push-pin door don't even have expandable memory, which matters to a lot of people.
Motorola couldn't have used any other method without complicating the build quality of the device, the fact that Motorola implemented it that way must be appreciated by many for the people who prefer their products.
27. SupermanayrB (Posts: 581; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I agree with you with wondering why Moto didn't stick to the same method on the original RAZR/Maxx & RAZR M, but unless your phone is unlocked or you travel abroad on a consistent regular basis, just get a 32GB or 64GB SD card that way you never have to open the SIM/SD tray. #problemsolved
51. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Maybe because the internal shape of the battery is different because the screen takes up more real estate?
They don't make unnecessary design changes. Unless it's originally a bad design or the entire phone is changing. Clearly this is some sort of compromise. How often to you take out your SIM or SD card anyway?
3. SetiroN (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Just a meager 3 more hours talk time? That doesn't sound right.
5. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Thats around 20 % more, not bad actually.
34. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
3 extra hours of talk time for 770 mAh more battery.....I'll kindly take it.
Although......$100 extra for 770 mAh more battery isnt worth it IMO. And I have a Maxx HD.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well you also get twice the storage. Samsung charges $50 extra for their 32GB variant of the SIII. pretty much you're paying another $50 for a huge, sealed battery too.
4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
If this phone, while it's GREAT, gets an 8.7 then yesterday's review of the Galaxy Note II should be upgraded to a 9.7...IMHO!
29. SupermanayrB (Posts: 581; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
For what? I saw the Note II a month ago & other than it being a big ass GSIII the only thing about it that impressed me was being able to put the keyboard in right & left hand mode to make one handed texting a lot easier. That's pretty much it.
43. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)
Motorola droid maxxx hd is the closest complete device. The only con it is the camera.
9. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Moto should buy their camera sensors from Sony. their camera sucks truly.
11. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)
This is amazing phone , hope Motorola sell a lot of this. This is better than SGIII
17. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Yeah totally agree especially since it has.......
Well no wait well I guess I don't agree lol definitely good phone though
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3867; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I wonder what the people in Motorola are thinking about the camera they employ on their phones. Every review i see about Moto, except for Atrix 2 and some 2-3 phones, no matter who reviews it, always say the camera could be better... Don't they listen? I mean, Phonearena mustn't be the only site reviewing the phones!!
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well Engadget actually seemed to like the Camera on the HD.
18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3867; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Wow...i didn't know. Now i'm confused...
I found "The camera has always been a strong suit of Motorola handsets." written there...
I don't know which to trust any longer!!! Sigh!!