Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX official, coming in the following weeks
Coming out of the blue, Verizon has just introduced us to the sweet, sweet Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX - a version of the DROID RAZR, featuring a very powerful battery, at the cost of a slightly thicker profile. Damn, it does seem like one can never have it all.

Anyways, let's get right to the point and see what the fuss is all about - the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will be capable of delivering the spectacular 21 hours of talk-time! Wohoo, that's certainly a lot more than what we're used to nowadays, although we're almost sure this is the maximum talk-time when connected to a 2G network. However, we'll have to wait for the detailed specs to come out in order to be sure.

And yeah, we mention there will be a catch to all this. Unfortunately, Motorola couldn't keep the phenomenal 7.1mm thickness of the DROID RAZR, and so the RAZR MAXX has a profile which is slightly thicker, at 8.99mm. Well, that didn't hurt - it's still one very thin phone, that's for sure!

The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX release on Verizon should happen sometime in the following weeks, bundled with a 32GB microSD card, and all of that will be yours for $299.99 with two-year contract. Congratulations!



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

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28 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I believe 8.99 is still thinner than the iPhone, though just barely. I would probably get the original Razr over this. Still, it's a nice option for those who need the better battery.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd have to handle one first because the possibilities are enticing and this is still thinner than the iPhone 4.

31. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I get solid two days with average usage on my galaxy note and i am very happy about that.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have the RAZR, it doesn't bug me at all that this was released, I am curious however, I get THREE FULL days (72 hours) out of my RAZR on normal use, I wonder what kind of battery life a RAZR MAXX would get..

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's BS, nobody would get three days not even using the phone...

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I don't know, with my Nexus and normal use I can easily get 12-15 hours out of the standard battery and on standby I lose maybe 1% an hour... Also, that's with LTE and GPS on.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my Droid 3 can eek through a day and a half on normal usage, possibly two if i hardly use it. i'm usually out or at home awake real late though so that could be another factor.

24. Dijin

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

But seriously, how.

4. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

just about double. LOL

5. Jarahawk

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

This is great! The more "flagship" phones Verizon releases, the sooner the Rezound will be lowered to a decent price.

23. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Lol, good plan. But I'd rather be on AT&T becasue thei lineup is just awsome at this point. But If I were on verizon, I'd buy the rezound.

6. islanderbaw

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

BattleBrat; you get Three Days? 72 hours? Wow . . . I consistently get a day and a half and LOVE IT. I consider myself a pretty moderate user; I have many apps, three different e-mail accounts from different sources, calendar, Facebook, news, calls, etc. I think the RAZR is hands down the best phone available today . . . would better battery life be good, yes, but I love the thin-thin form as well. Barely feel it in my pocket.

20. dinzle

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Can either of you tell me how you get that. I get maybe a day (6am-11pm) if I am lucky and I only have lte when I am at my house and I leave background syncing and gps off all the time.

28. islanderbaw

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

The 3 tools I use on the RAZR to control and extend battery life are: 1) Moto Widget Toggle;Power Control - easy way to control the on/off of Wifi, Bludethooth, GPS, Sync, and Screen Brightness 2) Smart Actions; really great power saver and I'm only running 3 currently the Low Battery Saver, Battery Extender, and Nighttime Battery Saver (love it and it works) 3) Moto Task Manager which will automatically turn-off any app I designate after not running for 2 minutes. I run 4G all the time; I do have the 4G Toggle switch but find I only use it when I travel a bit, never in my home or work area (we have strong 4G here). One other thing, notifications drain battery life tremendously . . . I've had many smart phone and when I setup this one I decided I'm checking my phone so much daily anaayway that I will only setup notifications for those apps which are really important to me. I have about 4 app notifications turned on (e-mail accounts, calendar, etc.); down from 12-14. I manually push my news, Facebook, weather, and others.

8. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Ok...now here comes a 100 dollar price drop for the original Lte RAZR...

9. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Ok...now here comes a 100 dollar price drop for the original Lte RAZR...

13. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

@KingKurogiii where are you now??? BattleBrat SHUT your mouth with proof! jajajaja also I barely squeeze 2 days out of the RAZR twice.... how about that? Bam!

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

where am i? i'm at Great Clips waiting for a hair cut? xD

30. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

LMAO !

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

ohhhhhhhh! you meant in my battery life! i get it now! uhduh! xD let's see 2 hours ago i was at around 40% but i had let it charge a bit earlier today.

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

DROID RAZR™ to MAXX or not to MAXX, that is the question! Quite frankly, I knew about the DROID RAZR™ MAXX when I purchased my RAZR™ on December 5, 2011. I was even able to test out that ICS Galaxy Necrosis on December 4th; the day before buying my RAZR™. Even as I noticed on my receipt that, 'Purchases made between November 15 and December 28 may returned by January 15, 2012' (and, I fall within that window), I wouldn't trade my RAZR™ for a RAZR™ MAXX if you gave me 34 hours of battery life. I have no issues with my battery, I have no issues with 4G LTE in NYC, I love my Lapdock 100 and I love the HD Dock (which, incidentally, will not work with a thicker phone. I know this because the "Officially Compatible" RAZR™ cases do not work with the HD Dock, how the hell will a thicker phone work??). LOVE MY RAZR™ don't care to MAXX out.

15. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

So basically this is the same phone, but with a better battery.? Why didn't they just release this phone from the beginning.? Can't wait until I take marketing classes because I need to learn fast.

19. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Lol no marketing class can explain Moto's methods as of late. At least the Hardware and software is up to snuff, if it's only a Razr with a bigger battery that is.

21. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I was looking at the press release of the MAXX... Purple is one of the choice colors??? Not sure how that would look.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

purple is one of the choices for the original Droid Razr and the purple looks fine. it's all in the bezel.

26. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Still the same crap display?

27. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I think with the extra thickness, it would be double the battery, so im guessing around 3000-3500 mAh, which is just great!!!, even at that thickness its still the thinnest LTE phone on verizon, thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

29. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

why not! original droid razr isnt the thinest phone in the world anymore anyways, might as well be double battery! if anyone has ever seen a teardown of the droid razr, you see the battery is so thin, so naturally u start thinking, who cares, if its thin, gimme double battery! the camera hump in my opinion ruins it anyways!!!!

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