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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 11 Jan 2012, 18:55 2

37. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Upside is, if Moto did get the next Google Nexus device next year. At least, you know they have a nice battery option available to throw in it.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 22:58

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

I really hope the next nexus its a three way effort between samsung/moto/google. I would like a moto designed phone with kevlar and a moto battery. Along with a samsung processor and screen. On verizon to boot.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:30

62. sumdude (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Unfortunately, I think manufacturers are a little to lawsuit happy for something like that to happen anytime soon. I wouldn't mind sitting in on the brainstorming R&D sessions if those 3 hooked up for a superphone,though.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:57 3

9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I get THREE FULL DAYS with my RAZR w/ normal use. I like this new MAXX, but I like how slim my RAZR is more, and battery life is not an issue.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:53 2

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Me too, I'm happy with my RAZR™, Lapdock 100 and HD Dock; no need to return (even though I've got until January 15).

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 07:17

25. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

you know no one believes people that say this crap right?

you have a 4G android phone.....you do NOT get 3 days.....not even under light usage.

So yes I am calling you a flat out liar

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:16 1

29. JC557 (Posts: 1788; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Not really impossible.

I can get 2 days from my Thunderbolt on stock 2.3 with a Rezound battery with moderate usage.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:18 1

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

you are wrong. i had a razr and had 72 hours with moderate usage. the battery profiles work very well

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 09:42 1

34. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I get over two days with my razr but thats probally because Im in a 3g only area. IM sure these other people arent using 4g which is what drains the battery so quick. Otherwise this is the best battery Ive ever had in any android and it the regular razr.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:01 3

10. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

If only Moto would release the 4.5" display with 13MP shooter AND the 3,300 mAh battery Razr in the US. That would be a great phone!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 23:28 1

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

The camera would still suck. Increasing megapixels does not increase the quality of the pictures. The locked bootloader would still be a dealbreaker.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:06 2

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

The razr is the very first phone that Motorola has made an unlock bootloader. Only the verizon ahs chosen to lock the bootloader. All international version of Razr has the unlocked bootloader, so it is not a deal breaker in the worldwide scenerio.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 09:02 3

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

Actually my OG Droid was unlocked. But it still does not have the widespread support of custom ROMs. But you're correct, I forgot that Motorola unlocked it internationally. But for those of us on VZW, you're SOL.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:34

11. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

this or galaxy nexus hmmm

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:55 1

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

The razr is certainly better than the Galaxy Nexus because it does not offer constantly random reboot for no reason as reported by so many Nexus owners out there. If you want a phone that keep on rebooting many times every day, then get a Nexus. If you want a phone that runs stable with a lot of batteyr power, get this phone.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:56

71. ericsorensen (Posts: 53; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

My Gnex doesn't reboot like that. Plus it has a 720p screen, ICS, and an unlocked bootloader.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:57 2

14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

My guess is the MAXX will drop January 19th!!
In a way, I'm glad this iteration is being released; 3300 mAh should shut up all those Apple (krApple) fanboiS screaming about battery life on Android and 4G, especially all those morons over at iBGR.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:00

15. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Man Moto! Thats it, a BIGGER battery and thats all you have to offer at this years CES!!!!!!!! Fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:02

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

Besides battery life, no incentive for me to want this phone - I get 2 days worth of use as it is on my DROID RAZR...but more battery life is better....Galaxy Note is more appealing.
Agree with ardent1 - this phone offers minor upgrade - like iphone 4 then onto iphone 4s.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:42 1

17. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Yes, agreed (with you and Ardent1), although I really have no issue with the LCD (like some people who take a telescope to compare the difference in resolution between RAZR™'s LCD compared to Rezound or the Galaxy Necrosis) or the difference in screen size from 4.3 to 4.5. But, I disagree that this upgrade would be analogous to iPhone 4 to 4S as, unlike the iPhone 4/4S, this phone (as well as the MAXX) works on more than just a wi-fi connection.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 23:50

19. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

One sorry Droid Razr now another sorry Droid Razr . Thry should've left it alone and found a way to add ICS. Trust me that won't happen till April/June bank on that...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:30 1

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

There is already ICS rom out for and running on the razr and most international version of razr has the bootloader unlocked so getting ICS custom rom is not a problem at all. Do realise that once the Razr gets ICS later, it will be like a few months old phone but refreshed again with a brand new OS. This is going to give the already obsoleted Razr a brand new and fresh look and feel again with the just updated ICS OS, while the Nexus with a few months old ICS is also already felt obsolete with no fresh and new feel.

Also this new razrmaxx not only comes with a larger battery but also with a 16GB microSd card preinstalled, that will save the new razrmaxx buyer soem money for buying extra SD card for additional memory.

So which phone is better in a long run,? you people choose!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 23:52 3

21. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


posted on 11 Jan 2012, 04:03 2

22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Piss and moan much? Omg, it's like they are forcing you to go buy the damn phone. Such a bunch of whingers, like really...no seriously. The Maxx is for those power hungry users of the Razr. This is obviously a tech boost, since they fit such a big battery in such a thin phone, most phone makers can barely fit a 1,500mH battery in a phone without turning it into a giant brick. Galaxy nexus is only a showcase for ICS, but it's still like other samsung phones look and works great, but has poor ass battery life and iffy LTE connection right out of the box.

First time I ever head of complaints because you have options, just because you have an inability to curb your purchasing habits, don't complain about a new or updated phone coming out every few months. Find some self control, sound like alcoholics blaming the bar for selling alcohol...

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 04:43 1

23. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Hahahaha.......... So finally we have Moto Razr S and HTC Titan S........ Moto should have launched the Razr Maxx with HD screen and 12 mp camera, like they had launched in China........ I think, should wait for Moto Razr HD prime( with HD screen, quad core processor and 12mp camera)..........

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 05:34 2

24. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)

Who needs super thin phones... Well I think the razor maxx is much functional since it has a battery that i think no phone out there can match (currently) and who goes around comparing our phones thickness??? Apple fans?

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 07:26

26. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

I have the extended battery for the Bionic (2760ma) so reasonably close to battery being featured here

21 hours......BS!!!!!

I admit I am a more than an average user and I do travel in and out of 4G during the work day and I get about 10 hours out of a battery.....I keep bluetooth on but turn off GPS and WiFi

I buy a phone to use it....not sit on the seat next to me......and I wont turn everything off, darken the screen to the point I cant see it and not use widgets because I want the longest life possible.

but them saying you get 21 hours is ludicrous.....with this phone you MAY get away with charging every other day if you dont use your phone that much

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:51

30. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

so let me get this right.... They took the Droid Bionic made it smaller and renamed it the Razr....then took the Razr and made it a Droid Bionic with a bigger battery? And people continue to wonder why there are so many Android phones on the shelves, Im going to love when I have customers come back and complain.

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 17:25

48. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

Motorola should team up with Verizon and issue trade in for the original droid RAZR for people to upgrade to the MAXX imo.

this almost seems like an "apple swap." Want the Iphone4? oh wait we'll just come out with 4s shortly after the cult following buys it.

it seems dishonest to release virtually the same phone within a short period of time without an ability to "upgrade" again for the customer .

hopefully moto will prove me wrong?

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:05 2

50. shamu11 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

at least motorola gets that battery life is a key factor in smartphones

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