Droid RAZRMAX rumored - may bring larger battery

Droid RAZRMAX rumored - may bring larger battery
One of the caveats of having LTE in such a thin phone is battery life. Motorola may have caught on to that fact and may possibly be working on a refresh for the Motorola Droid RAZR called the Droid RAZRMAX.

The folks over at PocketNow discovered some interesting EXIF data embedded into some, otherwise uninteresting, photos. The data labels the device model that took the pictures as “DROID RAZRMAX-.” That model has not been spotted previously in EXIF data.

While that may not be very much evidence on its own, it is worth noting that a user over at Razr Forums reported being informed of that model by a Verizon employee. They said they were at a store looking at the RAZR and expressed some concerns about the battery life and the fact that it was not user replaceable.  They said the Verizon Wireless associate then informed them that Verizon is coming out with a RAZRMAX that will be a little thicker, have a larger battery and longer battery life.

Obviously, this is all still speculation at this point, but there is some interesting information that points to a possible Droid RAZR refresh. What do you think? Would swapping some thinness for extra battery life be a worthy trade or is the Droid RAZR perfect just the way it is?

source: RAZR Forums & PocketNow via UnwiredView

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1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The one I have is excellent on battery - full day on normal usage.

6. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

hopefully this is the white one i've heard rumors about. If a white razr launches, and maybe even with ICS, it might sway me from Nexus.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Same with my RAZR. No battery life complaints from me.

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I'd prefer it if it were 10mm thick but have a bigger and replaceable battery.

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011


35. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

but then why would it be a razr? thats the point--it's supposed to be the slimmest phone out there like the original razr was. if u want then try the bionic?

42. cowidster

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Agreed. Also the design will look good if no protrusion in the top like current model. I hope they will make it flat thickness about 10 mm, so they can insert 5000mAh battery to fill the space.

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Yet another Android. I really wish manufacturers could keep it to 1-2 phones PER YEAR.

5. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

why? healthy competition means YOU get the best product. Would you be okay if LG was making most Androids?

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He's got half a point. In 2011, Motorola alone released the Cliq 2, Atrix, Droid X2, Droid 3, Photon, Bionic, Atrix 2 and Razr, and may still release the Droid 4. It absolutely beats having only one phone release a year, but it makes for a jumble of choices.

39. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

and the triumph.

9. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

LG does make Androids. And if companies focused more on 1-2 products per year they could push out the best devices and put most of their efforts on a single device at a time. Why do you think Apple is doing so well. They spend all of their time on 1 phone per year, AND the software as well. Why do you think Nexus devices are always amazing? 1 phone per year. There's probably more than 200 Androids at this point. Another example, Samsung, the Galaxy S line. They push out a Galaxy S once a year and it ALWAYS is the highest selling Android. Why? 1 phone per year. Moto, HTC, LG, everyone else should follow suit.

10. vzwesh

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

As a Verizon sales rep, I see both sides. I like that each phone brings another element of superiority than the last. However, there are so many glitches that arise with updates and we have to spend hours trouble shooting and replacing androids. In the case of the Razr, I would l have liked to see Motorola hold back a while on this one and fine tuned it instead of throwing loads of money into one almost exactly the same in just a weeks/months later. These very minute differences confuse our customers and cost the manufacturer loads of money.

22. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Sorry man, but androids don't have any bugs. I know this because I read PA and all the android users tell me they have zero problems and 2-3 days battery life on a single charge.

25. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I don't think any Android user would ever state either of those things... Just throwing it out there... But i'm glad you're back taco :)

19. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I have a Droid X2 - released only 6 months ago and is not on the list to get ICS. Releasing too many phones spreads the manufacturers resources thin so you have less people/time to develop and test upgrades. This all leads to early obsolescence and phones not being supported for very long. Not to mention buggy releases of GB!! . It sucks paying $299 for a phone on a 2 year contract and not getting even the current Google OS for 6 months, let alone any future upgrades. Just ask the people that bought Charges and Thunderbolts.

24. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Agreed, now I'm just wondering why there are more thumbs downs on my post than thumbs ups.

26. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I didn't thumbs down or thumbs up but I would be unhappy if there were only 1-2 Android phones released per year. The whole point of Android is to have lots of options. It may not be the best strategy if your goal is to have all the devices on the latest software but Microsoft has proven that there are plenty of people willing to settle for that as long as they have options.

45. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Just because it isn't on the list doesn't mean it won't be. The G2x and the rest of the Optimus lineup weren't on the list either till a couple days ago. Moto's the most reliable OEM when it comes to timely software updates(even if they tend to be buggy when it involves a new android version), so I think it's a bit early for the gloom and doom thing.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

What are the chances this is that 4.5" HD SAMOLED, 13 MP Chinese beast we saw in headlines a couple weeks ago? You know, the one that got me in all sorts of trouble for hating on 13 MP? :)

11. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yea if they're going to do a refresh I would want to see an ICS version with HD screen and better camera, not neccisarily the MP but just something that takes better pictures.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No guarantee the 13 MP camera will be the answer though. It helps that it's a dual flash, but with the denser sensor it might still take mediocre pictures. Agreed that they should try to launch it with ICS though, especially if it's a 720p screen.

7. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Big screen -> Battery can go bigger -> Big battery put in -> Legendary battery life?

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Here is another rumor - RAZRMAX is the RAZR with a 4.5 inch 720p screen.... You heard it first on PA.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh no! it's happening again. new Razrs like every week. -.-

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So now all the people having second thoughts about waiting for the Nexus and settling for the Razr will have second thoughts and want to wait for the RazrMax, only to have second thoughts about waiting and settle for the Nexus. Well played, Samsung, well played.

18. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

yeah ill sack the thinness for battery life.. I rather have a device that lasts and has power.. and the features i need for work

20. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I've gotten 20hrs with my razr with moderate usage, but when I'm on it constently it last about 6hrs.

23. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

That's odd that Motorola would give it a bigger battery. According to network dude and other posters the battery life is already great.

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