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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:01

To put it lightly, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is the Motorola DROID RAZR, but it’s packing an insanely large 3,300 mAh battery – rated for over 21 hours of talk time! Even though it utilizes the same solid design of the DROID RAZR, the DROID RAZR...

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:05 23

1. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I like the design better because its the perfect thickness and has less of a hump. Not to mention the first lte phone with good battery life. Hats off to moto hopefully they could sell these batteries to other companies.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:14 6

28. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

The thiness is what made the Droid Razr a bit less comfortable to hold compared to the Galxy Nexus and Rezound, especially considering it's width.

A little thickness for a larger battery and no skimping on compnonents used is a good idea.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 19:22 4

45. tjmag88 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Exactly the thiness made the razr hideously uncomfortable and basically retained me from buying it. Instead i waited, so now come may ill deff get this

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 02:21 2

74. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

lol, that is funny to harp on the phone being thin - when you buy a case for the phone it adds enough thickness to it.
Wow, to not buy a phone because it is too thin? REdonkulous....

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:19 1

2. barenstam (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

If it has ICS available for it when it drops to my $199 price point I just might go for it.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:29 6

3. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Geez. Cramed a car battery in there, didn't we Moto?

Is it EVER safe to buy a phone these days? Bionic- nope, time for RAZR. Want a RAZR? PSYCH!!! You need the MAXX. Got the Titan? HA-HA!!! Titan 2 is in town.

Stupid, always improving phone jerks......

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:53 6

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Yeah i don't feel like a whole new phone was needed to just improve battery life...

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 01:53 2

46. AgnesDay (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

It's not a whole new phone. Same phone, larger battery, and thicker back to fit the battery. No other changes. Unfortunately there haven't been any breakthroughs in battery technology in the last two months to allow them to put double the charge in the same thin package as the RAZR.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:30 5

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

awesome battery life! I like this way better than the original razr. Good thinking Moto!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:39 4

7. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


posted on 10 Jan 2012, 23:51 3

20. venom84 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Sep 2010)

Couldn't have said it any better my condolences to people who bought the galaxy nexus.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 09:01 2

31. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

The GNex still offers things that the Razr will never offer like selection in custom ROMs, kernels, and themes...

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 21:41 1

40. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

and ICS

and an unlocked bootloader

and a better screen

and faster updates

and the knowledge that our phone won't be old news in 2 months


posted on 11 Jan 2012, 22:01 2

41. Dcfurious (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

Kinda the only thing I care about in your mentions is ICS. And they have already confirmed Razr will be getting ICS...

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 19:08

43. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

Yes, confirmed, but when?

Timeframe? 6 months

How many updates will it get after that?

Will it be slapped with nasty MotoBlur atop? Yes

Yeah no Razr for me thanks

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:33 1

55. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

One thing that nexus owner never realise or cannot convice themselves to realise is that by the time the Razr gets ICS, the Nexus already with ICS will be a few months old and become obsolete, while the razr runnng with Gingerbread will be "REFRESHED" with the new latest version of ICS they just received by that time . This will give the razr a whole brand new look and feel with the new UI experence come with latest ICS. This will make the razr feel new again because of this new OS updated.Also dont forget the New ICS will be incorporating the new "HOLLO" theme as requested by google in order to avoid any fragmentation and maintain consistency UI experience across all smart manufaturer. So the motoblur atop will not exist at all.

it will get as many subsequent updates as it will get because of the advantage of being a google subsidary and the unloacked bootloader worldwide.

Dwelling only on the point of ICS and subsequent updated itself is NOT going to give the Nexus any real merits or advantages over the Razr in the real worldwide scenerio because a smart phone itself is more than just the OS. There are many other aspects to be considered as a whole.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:46 1

53. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Razr will get ICS soon being a Google company, it will get it and all subsequeent update at least faster than the other manufacturer, if not as fast as the Nexus.

Razr also coems with unlocked bootloader in the inetrnational version, only your Verizon has locked it. So people can flash custom rom into the razr as well

Nexus will be old after 2 months with the ICs with its plastic feel but the Razr will feel new even after 6 months when it has fresh ICS because of its premium built.

Nexus?? No thanks. What a waste.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 07:32 2

42. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

The Razr also offers some functions like Motocast, smart actions, laddock, etc. that the Nexus will never offer. Also, the internatinal vrsion of motorola razr has un unlocked bootloader ( not the VZW version) thjat can get custom ICS rom as soon a sthey become available. So with such a big battery capacity, motorola has said new battery standard in the smart phone history even Galaxy Nexus cannot match.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 19:08

44. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

Not for the original Droid Razr buyers...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:48 1

56. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

So what, this new razr Maxx will attract many brand new buyers who are really concerned with battery life of a smart phone. Adding to it the original quality and features came with the original razr and the unlocked booloader, the custom ICS is already out for and running in the Razr. This new battery standard will only add one more merit to the original razr that the new Nexus is not able to match. Let alone other aspects like the premium built and call quality and other practical functions that made the razr remains a top notch phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 01:59 1

47. AgnesDay (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

The international version of the RAZR also has a locked bootloader. But there are already custom ROMs available for the RAZR - fast and debloated - and CM9 (custom ICS) will be out soon enough I'm sure. ICS is running on RAZR already. It remains a top notch phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:50 1

54. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

The Razr also offers things that the nexus never offers such as 3300MAH battery, metal built quality and supererb call quality, practical funstions like motocast, smart actions, etc. Also dont forget the international version of Razr has unlocked bootloader so loading custom rom is not any problem. Only those customers with VZW has to suffer.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 18:26 1

60. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Also, the Galaxy Nexus offers so many reported regularly random reboot on their ICS OS which the Razr will never offer.

Good luck GNexus. I am glad that I got the Razr
that did not give me that much of a headage.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:17

35. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

didnt mention if the us version of the maxx has a 720 screen either

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 21:40

39. asmallchild (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

lol my condolences to people who bought the droid razr

just got screwed

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 14:35

49. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

I have no problem buying and extended battery for my nexus.....26.00 if you broke go to cheaper phone services like sprint ,tmobile,and metro pcs

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:32 2

5. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I don't understand how people can be happy with this. If you make a phone with an irreplaceable battery perhaps you should nail it on the first try in terms of life. Seriously, if they're going to release a suped up version overseas I don't see why we have to wait for an incremental update. I smell the RAZR Refresh right around the corner with 720p and 12mp camera which they should have just tacked on this especially with the bigger battery. It's plain to see these companies just want to jerk us for our money. And yes I probably will swap out my less than 30day old RAZR for the MAXX...still annoyed and it's probably gonna kill my sperm count or just give me cancer.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 09:04

33. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Clearly Moto released the original Razr as a marketing campaign.. here's what we can do to make a thin phone!

Then.. the MAXX..

I just wish these manufacturers would do something like introduce BOTH at the same time and give us a choice.. thicker with better battery life, or super thin.

If this phone had a different screen, I'd consider returning my Nexus for it, for the battery life alone. I'm really disapointed with the battery life on my Nexus so far.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:35 4

6. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

now this is probably the phone for ppl that complain about battery life so much! lol well this is gonna fix their problems

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:42 5

8. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Wish i had an upgrade because this would be my choice. O well my iphone 4 is still great and when my upgrade comes along i am sure moto will have a superphone by then

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