Performance:

After placing a few calls, we barely find any issues using either device to chitchat with people, as we’re able to comprehend voices relatively well on both ends of the line. However, the only difference we notice is that voices have a subtle amount of choppiness through the DROID RAZR MAXX’s earpiece, while the DROID 4’s speakerphone volume is stronger.

From the looks of it, they’re able to retain 4G LTE connectivity in pretty much all the same places – without finding one dropping it more than the other.

Hands down, the DROID RAZR MAXX kills it in the battery life department, and in fact, it’s the benchmark for all devices going forward. Generously giving up close to three days of normal usage, it obliterates the 10 hours of usage we get out of the DROID 4, which so happens to be the typical amount we find with most 4G LTE devices on Big Red’s lineup. So yeah, there’s no arguing this one!

Conclusion:

Strolling down memory lane, it’s amazing to know that the DROID 4 is a descendant of the granddaddy Android device of them all, the original Motorola DROID, but in this day and age, the latest DROID-only branded device has seemingly passed on the flag to a newcomer. Sure, it’s $100 more in pricing than the DROID 4, but the $300 you’ll be shelling out on the DROID RAZR MAXX is undeniably worth every penny. Still, the DROID 4 is device to stick with if messaging so happens to be on the top of your list – though, its cousin isn’t too shabby as well in that area. In the end, the WOW factor accompanying the DROID RAZR MAXX is simply too much to contain, and that’s exactly why it’s going to be the dominant device for the foreseeable future.



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