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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Review

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Jan 2012, 04:08

When Verizon introduced the Motorola DROID RAZR last November, we were impressed with its design, build quality and features, including a 4.3” display and dual-core processor – all wrapped up in a body that is only 0.28” thick. The only caveat being the 1780 mAh non-removable battery, as it may not provide long enough power for heavy users. Motorola hopes to alleviate this with the new Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, as it comes with a higher capacity 3300 mAh battery...

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posted on 30 Jan 2012, 18:38 4

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

lol still at it

enjoy your outdated device

keep waiting for ics

the reboot issue is insignificant

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 19:02 4

30. gfresh404 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)

It's insignificant for those that don't suffer from it... But I'm sure it can be quite annoying for those that do

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:55 1

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

Well, it is significant. I am not talking about occasionally random reboot, I am refering to where numerous galaxy nexus owner have accountered rebooting loop where your phone will just keep turning on and off non stop. How can you use your phone if it does that. If this is the problem with the ICS itself, then every Galzxy Nexus wull get equal chance to have this issue.
The fact that you dont have this does not mean you will never have this issue at all, it may be just a matter of time before it will surface, becasue it is ICS run inside your galaxy Nexus.


posted on 30 Jan 2012, 12:46 3

12. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I don't know why "Still waiting on ICS" is a con. Reviewers should know by now that when a new Android OS version is out, many handsets take awhile to update to the latest version. And even still, a lot of low end and mid tier Android phones won't even see the latest version. I'm ashamed to be rocking a Froyo device. -_-

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 13:00 2

14. torr310 (Posts: 1085; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I wonder why Google wouldn't make its OS less bug before final release.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 14:36 7

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

No OS is free of bugs before its final release...

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 15:46 6

22. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

please tell me about a recent os that was bug free

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 18:13 1

26. torr310 (Posts: 1085; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

From which word did you see me say bug free?
It is ok to have little bugs but not something like rebooting.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 18:36 4

27. leftheodo (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Extremely high battery drainage is a little bug to you? *cough* iphone 4s *cough*

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 14:11 5

15. ajoshi06 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Next: RAZR 2 in one month with with hd display
RAZR 3 in another one month with ICS
RAZR 4 in another one month with 1.5 dual core processor
RAZR 5 in another one month with white cover
RAZR 6 in another one month with what?? 64 GB storage!!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 15:40 5

21. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)

sounds like the iPhone release schedule, except instead of one month put one year.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 15:49 1

23. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


posted on 30 Jan 2012, 17:59 1

25. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

my friend, this aint the iPhone

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 03:36

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

This isn't new for Motorola and choice is always a good thing as different people have different needs or expectations.

There were many iterations of the original Razr including the MAXX versions that boasted bigger screens or batteries.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 14:44 3

20. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

I for one welcome our Driod RAZR MAXX overlord.....

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 17:54 3

24. kindabring (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

moto is best

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:00

38. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)

Folks. Write this down:
Phones that do not have user replaceable batteries are going to be short lived on the market.

This HAS to be the dumbest concept since it all started. I'm still in shock. There is no way in hell I ever buy one of these phones no matter what the features.

Imagine ... *when* (not if) the battery does go bad for any number of reasons - especially since it appears to be a new, unproven technology (bigger, longer charge?) ... what, you are going to give it up for two weeks to send in for a battery replacement.
I don't think so !


posted on 01 Feb 2012, 16:08 1

40. gfresh404 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)

"Phones that do not have user replaceable batteries are going to be short lived on the market."

Have you heard of the iPhone?http://www.phonearena.com/news/Smartphone-makers-delaying-launches-to-Q2-because-of-staggering-iPhone-demand_id26444

Cell phone technology is changing so fast that most people are going to be buying a new one each time their contracts runs out, about 20 months. Which is also about the length of time it takes for a battery's charge to run out before you have to charge it two to three times a day, depending on usage.

This is not new technology, it's the same battery in a different size.

Also, the battery is covered under warranty (about 1 year for most phones). And I have not heard of too many cases where a person's battery goes "bad."

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 18:16 2

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

Why do you people like to criticize on the unremovable battery so much. Do u know that there are millions of iphone users world wide who still love their iphones over android smart phones and all iphones come with non removable battery as well? This proves that having a non removable battery is indeed not an issue for smart phone or iphone users. Unless we, as android smart phone users, admit that android operating system (Gingerbread or ICS) are not as good as IOS in the iphone so we need battery pull very often to free up our phones whereas IPhone will never freeze up or hang up in any case with their IOS so that they dont need any battery pull.

Also with the current smart phone battery technology, any new battery can easily last over 2 years before you will encounter any problem. By that time, people would have already upgrade their phone to something better so this non removable battery can hardly be an issue as long as it is like the one in this Razr Maxx which gives us more than 2 days of uses before having to recharge again, that should be fine.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:15 1

43. 0529308 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Please do not compare iPhone battery usage to a true 4G android phone. It is not a fair comparison since the iPhones do not have an LTE radio built in. When Apple comes out with a 4.3+ screen and LTE capability - then and only then will it be fair to compare to an iPhone. As for removable battery - in the case of the Maxx you will probably never need to remove it.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 09:53 1

47. theprincessm (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

1. to gfresh404: Not all warranties cover the battery.

2. to mobileuser: I believe that what you are talking about in terms of operating system is truly a user preference. There are millions of Android users that love their phones just as much as Iphone users and the benefit comes when you have options such as a seperate battery charger. When Iphone users have to have their phones on the charger Android users have an extra full battery that they can just switch out. I've had both phones freeze up on me. One you can pull the battery on, and the other you can press the power and home button. Let's really be honest here. Both platforms have their ups and downs. Its user preference in the end, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:58

64. gtrxman (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

Hmmm, doesn't seem to be an issue for the millions of iPhone users.

posted on 05 Feb 2012, 10:26

45. gtrxman (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

Kinda pissed about this phone. This phone is introduced after Moto said they were cutting back on the number of phones. The battery beiing the only difference here, I can't imagine why they didn't offer it at the same time as the original RAZR.

My RAZR basically lasts most of the day, but I would rather be at 15% at midnight rather than 8PM. Certainly would have gone for this over the basic RAZR.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:30 1

46. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


posted on 08 Feb 2012, 19:18

48. gtrxman (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

Will you please stop this nonsense.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 11:53

50. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

is there an outdoor display comparison? i find that my HTC EVO display is great in full sun. my old amoled screen not so good.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 00:02 1

51. Prabs (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

As somebody else said, why is lack of ICS a con? Can we expect the 8.5 rating to be bumped up to a 9 (where the original Droid Razr is rated) after it receives the ICS update? It's ridiculous when reviewers take off for a software update which we all know this phone is guaranteed to get in the near future.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:35

52. 0529308 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Actually, I completely agree. I am upgrading from my Bionic and its ICS and the unlocked boot loader that made me get a Nexus rather sticking with Motorola - whch I would have preferred.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 16:36

53. dchirch (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

Getting my maxx Wednesday can't wait to see how it runs!!!

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 10:10

55. Prabs (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

How do you like your maxx? I messed around with a Nexus and it was really fluid, I imagine the maxx is the same.

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