Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD beats out top names in battery life test
posted by Alan F. / Nov 22, 2012, 11:37 PM
All Things D put the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD through some fairly heavy duty testing. A continuous phone call with Wi-Fi on, the screen timed out at 30 seconds, resulted in 22 hours of talk time, just one hour shy of Motorola's claims. Apple's estimate for talk time is 8 hours with the Samsung Galaxy S III weighing in at 17 hours.
9 to 12 hours out of the battery with "mixed use".
Adding GPS use, game playing and streaming longer videos took the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD down to 24 hours of battery life. You would think that this would make the device a power user's dream. but many automatically drop the model from contention because of the sealed battery. One interesting stat is that when it comes to standby times, the Samsung Galaxy S III actually bests both the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the Apple iPhone 5. Those hours, respectively, are 770, 372 and 225.
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I am in utter shock that the Razr Maxx HD lasted more than 5 minutes with that tiny battery. Thank you, Alan F., for reassuring us.
posted on Nov 22, 2012, 11:59 PM 5
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i heard in china, there's a phone with 4160mAh battery life...and its now rebranded here in the Philippnes called CloudFone Thrill 430x.... http://www.techpinas.com/2012/
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 12:11 AM 4
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why not put Razr maxx HD against the note 2. yes it's been observed that Exynos processors have the best standby times.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 12:35 AM 2
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Isn't the HTC one x's Standby time like one of the best
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 1:08 AM 0
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I heard that too. Except it was with the Evo LTE, but it's the same thing just +200 mAh difference in battery. PhoneDog said it easily went through a day and about half way through the second day; and with standby time, he (Aaron) said he left it on his desk for the entire weekend unplugged came back and used it for part of the day Monday before it needed a charge. So apparently, either HTC is wonderful with standby times or the S4 is wonderful with power management, either way it's nice.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:03 AM 0
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"One interesting stat is that when it comes to standby times, the Samsung Galaxy S III actually bests both the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the Apple iPhone 5. Those hours, respectively, are 770, 372 and 225." oh really? have you measured that or just read in specs? I dont think SGS3 would stay for 32 days anyway, even a half of it.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 1:23 AM 0
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Well I can confirm that my s3 just dropped 1% during an 8 hour standby. The number seems to be spot on
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:52 AM 0
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I see, I ask that because i had the US version with the Snapdragon, and it drain my battery like a vampire sucking the blood out of a human on standby!!! :'( thats why i don't have it and more! And thats why im planning to Get the Note 2.
posted on Nov 24, 2012, 7:17 AM 0
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Would love to have that battery in my GS3, Motorola seem to be the only ones in the industry who are truly focus on battery tech, although Samsung have done some great work in the GS3 and GNote2, they have implemented so incredible power saving optimizations in both phones, it seems they did some tweaking to the Exynos and Qualcomm chips they use to ensure that the phones dont consume much power under moderate use and in stand by. I wish Motorola would focus on performance of their UI to though, would make their phones even more attractive.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 1:54 AM 2
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It's not battery thechive.com they are focusing on, they simply crammed a massive lithium-polymer battery pack in there, sealed it up and called it a day. You can do that kind of thing when you make the battery non user serviceable. Same thinking with the Note II. The phone itself is huge so they have more space to fit a larger battery. In reality, LG is the only one who has made useful advances in battery tech. The Optimus G and Nexus 4 batteries can accept 800 charge cycles instead of the usual 500.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 9:48 AM 0
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I'm wondering what we may see next year from Motorola. Since most of this year was spent by Google acquiring and restructuring Motorola, I can see minimal updates to the phones over Motorola. They took what was available, concentrated on these three models, and cleaned them up. The real test to see if Google made a good investment is going to come next year after they've had a year to do research, test, and make some real improvements over Motorola's original Android phones.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 1:49 PM 0
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Too bad they put such a horrid camera in the Maxx. That's the deal breaker for me, not the sealed battery. Not too mention the encrypted boot loader.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 6:35 AM 0
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i can atest to this. the battery life is ridic, i couldn't run it down in a day if i wanted to. it came in real handy last night Black Friday shopping. i stood in line at Best Buy with my friend for 5 hours and in that time i played games, streamed music, used the hotspot the whole time for my friend's Lumia 710 and we watched an episode of The Walking Dead and that along with the entire day before that only brought it down to 74% by the time i got to my friend's house at like 4AM it was down to 51%. i also got a 35mbps download speed result yesterday. ;]
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:18 PM 1
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