Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD comes with "ridiculously long battery life" and extra memory

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD comes with
Just like last year, Motorola is making a souped-up version of its RAZR HD, the RAZR MAXX HD. This year it has the HD after its name, hinting that Moto is finally joining the high-res screen party, but will upgrade where it matters again - the battery.

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD will sport the same 4.7" Super AMOLED HD screen as its non-Maxx version (what, Samsung is lending those to others now?), and dual-core Snapdragon S4, but will sport a huge 3, 300mAh battery, just like last year. 

This will allow it the impressive 13 hours of video playback, 21 hours of talk time, 10 hours of streaming video and 27 hours of streaming music over Verizon's LTE network. Here is the full specs rundown from Motorola:

DROID RAZR MAXX HD Features and Specifications

Form Factor

Touch screen

Software Platform

Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean)


67.9mm(x) 131.9mm(y) 9.3mm(z)


4.7” 720p Super AMOLED HD Display




1.5 GHz dual-core



Mixed Use Time2

Up to 32 hours of mixed usage


CDMA 800 1900, LTE B13, WCDMA 850 900 1900 2100, GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 EVDO Rev. A, HSDPA 21.1 Mbps (Cat 14), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps


3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, HDMI, DLNA, NFC


Stereo Bluetooth Class 1, Version 4.0 LE+EDR


MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, Google Mail, Motorola-Proprietary, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email, Yahoo Mail), IM (GTalk), Chrome


8 MP, 1.3 MP P2P Video, 8x Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, LED Flash

Audio Playback

AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, WMA (v2, v7, v8, v9, v10, L1-L3), FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis

Audio Capture


Video Playback

1080p HD Video, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, VP8, Real Video

Video Capture

1080p HD Video, MPEG4, H.264

Storage & Memory

1GB RAM x 32GB ROM , 26GB user available memory, expandable with optional microSD card


802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), with Mobile Hotspot (up to 8 connections)

Location Services

aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), sGPS (simultaneous), Standalone GPS, eCompass, GLONASS

Pre-loaded Applications

SMARTACTIONS, Chrome for Android, YouTube, Google Talk, Maps, Quickoffice, NFL Mobile, Modern Combat 3 Demo, Real Racing 2 Demo


Flip Stand with Smart Charger

Vehicle Navigation Dock

Naturally, it is a bit thicker than the RAZR HD, but given that the latter is sub-9mm, it shouldn't be much of a tradeoff. It also packs 32GB of internal memory, making it a truly flagship Android device. We can't wait to handle the Maxx HD in a moment, as it sports the same great design features its predecessor had, like Kevlar chassis elements. The phone is arriving for Verizon's LTE network, with pricing and availability to be released at a later date.



1. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

So now do i sell my Maxx and wait for the Maxx HD??? Hmmmmm. The M is not too bad either and at a good price point.

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great package


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This definitely is a great device fro 2012 to have. I bet the radio, and battery in this is superior to anything on the market right now. Glad to see Moto back on its game.

4. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Love the clean looks of it!

25. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Not only that... This IS the phone to keep without cases... Love the sides and complete kevlar back

26. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Yeah but I don't think I'll be getting it now since int. version will come with no LTE which simply means NO S4,Moto just screwed my day:(

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait, 32 gigs WITH an SD card slot as WELL? AND insane battery life?!?! I'll take one now please.

7. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Come back to the dark side and you can.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Still on contract with AT&T, and AT&T has coverage where my friends need it. However, I have the option of opening an employee plan with Verizon. I may just do so. I WANT THIS PHONE.

27. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Sniggly I may be back as well,.. but not for me but for my girl

16. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

If only they made a international version.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

prayers answered. ;D

19. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

My thoughts exactly. I freaking love this phone.

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

So it has a metal and kevlar body, plus a huge 3300mAh batt, a big 4.7inch display, 8MP CAMERA, 32gb built-in mem PLUS a SD slot YET it manages to be BOTH thinner AND lighter than the brick Lumia920? Excellent job MOTO, THAT is innovation, value for money and a great mix of functionality in one, Nokia should take some pointers from Moto. :)

8. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

No Jelly Bean? That is disappointing.

32. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

At least it's promised by the end of this year or you get $100

9. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I wish it came with 2GB of RAM. Why they left it at 1GB is a mystery to me.

12. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I asked myself that too, but the fact that there is no custom skin on top (there is but extremely little) not much ram might be used except for all that vzw bloatware

13. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good point. Maybe i am just being greedy. :)

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the list of pre-loaded applications was actually quite tiny.

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I Agree that the custom skin is almost NIL... But just imagine about the dozens (out of 4 dozens that came with this phone) of BigRed's bloats running in background... Further the 1280x720 display RAM is shared with the 1GB DDR3 RAM only...

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the MAXX HD is the clear choice here and i see it does actually have a HDSA Display, that's a little surprising but it's good to keep the same display type going for the Razr Enthusiasts. now the only question for me is Black or White...

14. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I would sell my maxx right now if the Maxx HD had 2GB of Ram and JB out of the box.

18. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

RazrMAXX-HD is a good device without a doubt... But it is NOT a irresistible upgrade for we OG MAXX users.. And reg RAM and JB (NO chance for custom JB ROM due to Military-grade ENCRYPTED bootloader) out of box, I completely agree with you here...

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you can flash CM10 on it if you so desire you know... xD

30. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

The dealbreaker for this phone to me is the locked bootloader. Yes, there are some ROMs such as the UNofficial CM10, but it's a pain in the @ss to perform the installation and the amount of customization (not to mention modding community) is highly limited. That, the non-removable battery, and the delay for the Maxx HD version makes me glad I got the GN when it came out. With custom ROMs and kernels, my power consumption is even better than the Razr (divide the total battery life by the mAh value). Besides, I have a secondary battery that gives me more overall battery life if I need it.

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I don't see how. I have a Razr and a GN and the process for flashing ROM's is really not so different. I know how far flashing new kernels can go but you can have a fully functional Jelly Bean ROM, it's not impossible. there's a lot of exaggerating that goes on when it comes to locked bootloaders.

20. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

..all this and 2GB RAM,name it NEXXXUS and it's a unicorn among phones :)

22. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012 i wait for those hands on videos and reviews to start rolling in.

23. mike91t

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Any word if razr maxx hd or razr hd will come with webtop?

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