Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX sweeps battery test

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX sweeps battery test
With all of the new flagship models with larger batteries, can any of them replace the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, with it's 3300mAh cell, at the top of battery tests? The new LG Optimus 4X HD offers up a 2140mAh battery while the similarly spec'd HTC One X has just an 1800mAh cell. Yet, talking over 3G, you can get 7 hours and 41 minutes out of the LG model but a whopping 10 hours from the quad-core version of the HTC One X. That proves that it is more than just the size of your, uh, battery that determines how long you can last. Leading the talk time tables though, is the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX with over 20 hours of 3G talk time.

How about web browsing? Getting back to the LG Optimus 4X HD, the 4.7 inch display has a huge backlight that requires energy from some source-like the battery, of course. While not shown on the chart, the HTC One X outlasted the LG model in the web browsing test, despite the larger battery on the LG phone. The international version lasted 4 hours and 18 minutes while the AT&T variant lasted for a bit over 5 hours vs. 3 hours and 59 minutes for the LG Optimus 4X HD. And what phone won the web browsing test? The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, with 7 hours and 23 minutes of surfing time, led the way.

That leaves video playback. Could the larger battery on the LG Optimus 4X HD beat out the smaller one on the HTC One X when it comes to watching video? Nope. While the latter came in with a video playback time of 4 hours and 14 minutes before the battery died, the HTC One X lasted an hour and a half longer despite the smaller battery. And it is the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX that scores the hat trick with a first place video playback time of 14 hours and 17 minutes. Battery performance like this is one of the reasons why the model has overtaken the Apple iPhone 4S to become the top selling smartphone at Verizon.

source: GSMArena



1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Damn! Idk why more manufacturer's don't put 3300 mAh batteries in their phones. The battery isn't even twice the size of the DROID RAZR's but probably lasts 3x longer for video playback. And this phone still manages to be thinner than the iPhone.

10. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah I think it is a move that everyone should make. I wonder what Motorola has planned for the future. I wouldn't be surprised if they launched an Ultra slim 4.6 inch HD device with a huge 4400 Miliamp hour battery. I'd say that's innovation.

15. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

yeah, i think that's a tad wishful. don't think that's happening anytime soon. But I'd still take that battery at twice that thickness! :)

2. CellieCell

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

i'm surprised the iphone's not on the other two list. since it's the world most popular phone!

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Id love a 3300mah or more battery in my Galaxy Note w/o the added bulk... Not that I mind the bulk.. but I have yet to find a good case to go with the extended battery... the Seidio Batt+Case combo is fugly (saw one locally) and honestly the case looks worse then my Otterbox Defender :( Oh and OT: my roommates MAXX is pretty slick, I have to do the hard reset+ ICS update for him this week (he fubared it prior with his inexperianced rooting...)

4. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Like a boss

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

People ask if us RAZR owners are angry that they released the MAXX, I can't speak for others, but I am not angry, I love my RAZR, I get two to two and a half days battery life, and I love the thin profile. but I do sometimes wonder..

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you could always convert your Razr using parts from the cellphone repair shop. o:

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i've been reading battery tests on GSMArena and your article is sooooo current.. thanks anyway..

7. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lg sucks at optimizing their software and i know this because i own an optimus black

8. AbhiD

Posts: 839; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Battery life test of gsmarena is much flawed at the moment..., check the comments at gsmarena and most of the peole(including regular readers) don't believe on the results attained !!!

18. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

do you have a better solution? :P

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET ON MOTO'S LEVEL! xD imagine when Moto releases their new Superphones... o:

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if we will see JB on the RAZR HD at release date?

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

eh, i doubt it. i'm sure it'll be damn fine with ICS and i'm sure an update would be pushed within a couple of months so it really just comes down to where it'll make the wait, in customers hands or in a lab.

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Doug, i'd just wait for the Motorola Nexus! With OMAP 5, JB, large HD screen and this kind of battery..likely the best phone to be released year!

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that would be ideal but as a rule of thumb i always try to do small upgrades throughout the year so i can always have something relevant to use to take the next step up with especially now that we unlimited customers have to go outright for phones and if it's the next Nexus wouldn't it be powered by Key Lime Pie? i have no honest idea what Google's Plans for the Fall are anymore.

17. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

"While the latter came in with a video playback time of 4 hours and 14 minutes before the battery died," Actually, GSMArena stops the battery test for video playback at 10% since some smartphones do not play videos below that level.

19. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

burn! lg battery is 2150, i corrected gsmarena and correct you :P check their site again if don't believe

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