Maximum battery! DROID RAZR MAXX coming on January 26

Maximum battery! DROID RAZR MAXX coming on January 26
What was rumored has finally become official - Motorola is launching the DROID RAZR MAXX on January 26, stuffed with that gigantic battery of its, which should vastly improve battery life with the handset. Not only that, but with all of those 3300 mAh, the RAZR MAXX will easily beat almost any other Android handset in terms of battery life, as it will hold enough juice to deliver the exceptional 21.5 hours of talk-time and 15.8 days of stand-by.

Well, there's been a slight trade-off, of course, and it's found with the handset's slightly increased thickness, which is now 8.99mm, instead of 7.1mm. But hey, who cares, as long as the phone it still markedly slim (which it is)? The handset will retail for $299.99 with a two-year contract, and will be equipped with 16GB internal memory as well as a 16GB microSD card - same as the current DROID RAZR 32GB variant. However, keep in mind that you can also get the DROID RAZR 16GB for the more affordable price of $199.99, and then buy a 32GB microSD card for around $30 more, if you need the space. It's your call.

So, who's getting it?

source: VerizonWireless

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(21.50h talk time)



1. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'll probly get it. I've heard too many bad things about the nexus

5. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Don't listen to nexus naysayers. give it try and decide for yourself. Moto is just king of releasing incrementally updated phones every two months. I bet that soon after you get Maxx, they will come out with Razr HD with ICS to upset many.

8. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

keep in mind the issues are OS related. This happens on a new version. Go look at and see all the complaints about iOS5 and what it does to the 4S. Based on that everyone should stopping buying it.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Not true; I have the RAZR™ (which I could have returned for the RAZR™ MAXX™ - but, my battery is fine) and I haven't had any of the issues that have plagued the Nexus. Therefore, OS is not the culprit; if you were talking iOS that would have been a true statement.

12. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

My Nexus has lasted me through 3 nights and 2 workdays. With extended battery, which makes the phone look better.

13. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

what about weak reception (signal strenght), and loss of connection during calls or web use? also, does the earpeice sound bad?

15. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

All of those are unfounded. It has awesome reception, check out the many technical articles about it. I've never had a loss of connection, though that might depend on your location. I'm in NYC and Verizon has the best connectivity here. Listen to the phone for yourself, it's better than my previous Motorola Droid.

16. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

how can they be unfounded when 3 outa 5 people say the same things?


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's nice to know because that is one unattractive phone.

2. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

The onlt redeeming feature of the Razr was the thinness. Now what? It still has a pixelated low rez display, an old OS (GB), poor camera, Motoblur, and its too large to hold comfortably. Good job Moto, making your Maxx obsolete in a month.

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

who said its shipping with 2.3.x? you are probably right. but i havent heard anything official.

10. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

in a blind test, you wouldnt be able to tell the difference between the razr screen and anything else. agreed on it being slightly too large to hold though

11. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I would and I have. A great example is using Pure Calendar widget. Now set the text color to either green or red, normal size and try to read it. I used the Widget on a Droid X with no problem for almost a year. Then, Moto came out with the pentile displays and fine text in red or green looked terrible. Its not obvious to a casual observer in a store, but to someone who has gotten used to a Droid and then a Droid X with their RGB LCD screens the pixelation is very noticeable.

18. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a blind test... I wouldn't even be able to tell there was a phone in the room.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Dude, how many times must you be told that ICS has been out for too short a time to reasonably expect anyone to release a new phone with it? ESPECIALLY since Motorola will probably want to customize it? For the record, the Razr is fine to hold in the hand. Sure, you may have to hold it differently from a Droid X, but then again, the X had a beast of a screen itself, and people back then complained it was too big. The display is also fine. I can deal with my Atrix's display, which isn't even as good as the Razr's, without an issue. And Motoblur? What the hell is your complaint about that? I can understand if you don't like how it looks, but its functionality is really unmatched by the other Android skins. I would understand more if you bitched about Old Blur on the Droid X/2/Atrix, but New Blur is way better. Also, the Maxx is, except for the camera hump, still thinner than the iPhone, with a battery holding over twice the MaH (3300 vs about 1500). I really wouldn't be surprised if Apple spoke to Motorola about perhaps licensing their battery technology...or does what they did before, by ripping off Motorola's designs and patents and flipping them off as they introduce the new, slimmer iPhone with a bigger battery capacity.

19. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I hope they license it lol.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

First off, you must have a small pen¡s since you're used to holding "smaller things". Secondly, and just as importantly, there is no way you have a RAZR™ because my display is not pixelated; my camera is better than the Nexus' (that's been a chief complaint of Nexus owners. i even spoke to the Verizon employee who sold me my phone and subsequently bought the Nexus, he said he was 'disappointed with the camera on the Nexus'); Motoblur (or Motocrap) is not present on this phone the way it was on my CRAAAPPPPY DROID X. What are you smokin'?

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Another real selling point reason Which is trully worth!

4. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

I assume the bootloader will be locked like the droid razr? If so, forget it.

7. bluejanuary14

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

is the droid razr maxx only for US verizon or can buy unlocked for other parts of the world?

9. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I think US only for now. You could get one and send it over seasons, however, will need it unlocked first. VZW will not unlock it if its not on a line.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Verizon's RAZR™ and RAZR™ MAXX™ are only CDMA/LTE. If Motorola decides to release a GSM version, it would be totally up to Motorola; don't try calling their customer support as, they're based in India and those idiots at their call centers do not speak or understand English very well; they answer your question by repeating your question to you. Just keep checking Phone Arena, I'm sure if at some point a GSM version of the MAXX™ is released it will be posted on Phone Arena.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

ONE SWEET ASS PHONE one bad price tag


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well worth the price tag considering that a 32GB iDud 4S has the same price tag but lacking 4G/LTE; lacking a MicroSD slot and expandable/interchangeable memory functionality; has a much larger and gorgeous screen (you can put away the iMagnifying glass); there is no "buffering" on 4G/LTE; HDMI out mirrors phone flawlessly and completely ; you don't need iTooonz to add media; etc, etc, etcetera.....

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