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Motorola achieved the unthinkable with the RAZR MAXX. A 9mm body, which is slim even by today's modern standards, fits a battery that dwarfs all others. With the CDMA version our all-time battery backup champion, it's now time to see how the GSM holds its juice and Ice Cream Sandwich. Steamrolled to the staggering 7.1mm, the Motorola RAZR XT910 still managed to pack in a 1780mAh battery. Nothing short of impressive, but the RAZR MAXX almost doubles the battery capacity to 3,300 mAh and it's still only 9mm thin. For comparison's sake, an HTC One X has an 1800mAh battery, a Samsung Galaxy S III goes up to 2100mAh and even the LG Optimus 4X HD only manages 2150mAh. And those phones have four hungry CPU cores to feed. The Motorola RAZR MAXX is more than just a big battery glued to a screen though. While its specs are no longer flagship-worthy specs, there's still plenty of oomph in the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, the 8MP camera shoots 1080p footage and the 4.3 qHD Super AMOLED display sounds pretty sweet. Here's a list of the key specs on the RAZR MAXX along with a few things we didn't like.
The Motorola Razr Maxx has been out in the US for a while, known as the Droid Razr Maxx, but the rest of the world is now treated to the smartphone.You get everything the Motorola Razr offers, except the super-thin chassis, as the Razr Maxx has gained love handles to accommodate a huge 3,300 mAh battery.The Motorola Razr Maxx is available in the UK for around 430 SIM-free and is available free on contracts starting at around 25-30 per month.In the US you can nab a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G today for $650 SIM-free, or around $200 on a two year contract.Motorola claims that the 3,300mAh battery will provide 17.6 hours of talk time, which blows its rivals, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 (11.6 hours) and iPhone 4S (8 hours), out of the water.However, you can't stuff a battery, which is almost twice the size of the 1,780mAh one found in the original Motorola Razr, into the same, slender 7.1mm handset.See how good the beefed up battery is in our power test video:This has seen the Motorola Razr Maxx expand to 9mm in depth and add a little more weight.
What would you most like from a new phone – a better camera, faster processor, loads more apps – or something more basic, like a battery that doesn't die at the end of the day? Well, Motorola has decided that's what their customers want – and has come up with the RAZR Maxx. Instead of going down the route of installing a quad-core processor, Motorola has opted to include the biggest battery seen on a smartphone so far, to give the RAZR Maxx a whopping two days of usage on a fully charged battery. The RAZR Maxx runs on Android, and has the same specs and slim dimensions as its predecessor – apart from that battery of course. The back of the phone has a matt finish and is covered in Kevlar (also used in bulletproof vests!). It feels great to hold and the pattern on the soft surface sets its apart from all the other rectangular black handsets out there. It also offers the handset plenty of protection, as does the Gorilla Glass on the front of the 4.3in display and the splashguard on the inner and outer parts that offers water resistance. Build quality is great – and is topped off by a bright Super AMOLED screen with 540x960 resolution and a plastic chassis that boats a metallic finish. There are no removable parts to get broken – the microSD and microSIM slots have been hidden behind a discreet door.
The Motorola Razr Maxx is a marathon runner of a phone, with a whopping 3,300mAh battery lodged beneath its 4.3-inch display. Lots of big screen phones quickly tire the more you poke and prod the pixels, but the Maxx pledges to keep on going even after your eyes have crusted over with sleep. Phone addicts will instantly recognise the look of the Maxx -- that's because the hardware is essentially last year's Razr with a bigger battery and chunkier body. The Maxx is currently up for grabs SIM-free on Expansys for a pretty substantial £480, or around £420 on Amazon or Clove. At the time of writing, pay monthly prices had not been announced, but judging by its specs, expect the Maxx to be pushing towards the higher end of the Android spectrum. This phone is the perfect pocket rocket for people who can't stop using their handsets and are always running out of battery. Think you've seen this blower before? From the front the Razr Maxx looks exactly the same as the Razr. As many a savvy CNET UK reader has pointed out, a stylishly thin slab of glass and metal with no juice left in the tank is just that -- a stylishly thin slab of glass and metal. The Razr Maxx doesn't have waifish supermodel looks but it has an awful lot of juice in its tank.
Not long ago, Motorola and Verizon Wireless brought back the popular Razr line of cell phones in the form of the all new Droid Razr. Now, the two companies are teaming up again to offer another new Razr known as the Razr Maxx. Although these two Droid Razr smartphones are alike in many ways, there are also a few key differences. The most notable of these differences is battery life. The Droid Razr Maxx claims to offer the longest talk time of any 4G smartphone. Motorola says the Razr Maxx will last for 21 hours of talk time, 7 straight hours of web browsing, 15 hours of movie watching, and two and a half days of music playback. By comparison, the original Droid Razr smartphone claims to offer a battery life of up to 12.5 hours of continuous talk time. Because it has a larger battery, the Razr Maxx isn't as thin as the original Razr (7.1mm thick), but it's still relatively thin. In fact, the Razr Maxx measures just 8.99mm thick. The Razr Maxx also offers the same durability features as the original Droid Razr, including KEVLAR fiber, Corning Gorilla Glass, and water-resistance. When we reviewed the Droid Razr, Verizon Wireless had the 32GB version of the phone priced at $299.99.
The Droid Razr Maxx is the newest Razr to release on the Verizon network. It takes everything you love about the Droid Razr, and fattens it up a bit with a whopping 3,300 mAh battery. That's a battery that's capable of 21 hours of talk time on a single charge. And while we're excited to finally disconnect from that required midday charge, the true power of a battery that size comes in the form of 7 hours of LTE browsing per charge.So what will that extended battery cost you? Fractions of an inch (and an extra hundred bucks).At just 8.99 mm thin, the Razr Maxx is still incredibly thin - just maybe not as "impossibly thin" as the Motorola Razr. It also weighs a bit more. The original Droid Razr weighs 127 grams. At 145 grams, the Droid Razr Maxx is slightly bulked up but hardly fat.For perspective that's only 10 grams more than the Galaxy Nexus, and 35 grams less than the recently released Droid 4.For some, this slight increase in weight might actually make the phone feel better in the hands.The weird top heavy feel of its predecessor is gone as well, replaced instead with a bit heftier, bit more balanced weight.We appreciate the new balance, but we wish Motorola had taken this time to redesign the Razr without such a huge bezel.
The long-lasting Motorola Droid Razr Maxx lets out a notch on its belt to improve upon the super-skinny original in a number of critical ways. The Droid Razr sold well at Verizon over the holidays, but it always felt like it was missing something. It lagged behind the Galaxy Nexus when it came software, and despite being the world's thinnest smartphone at just 7.1mm thick, it lacked many other distinguishing characteristics. How a few months can change things. With the Droid Razr Maxx (yes, two X’s), the company has managed to double the already impressive battery life of the Droid Razr by only adding 2 millimeters to the overall thickness of the phone. It's amazing what 2mm can add to your day. For all the hype about the Droid Razr being a super-thin phone, we never found it particularly comfortable to hold. It was almost too thin, and as a result, its edges were a bit sharp. So despite being 9mm thick instead of 7.1mm, the Droid Razr Maxx is actually more comfortable to hold and use than its predecessor. The edges have been rounded off and the camera on the back of the phone, which awkwardly jutted out from the back, now blends right into the design. The phone doesn't feel bigger or thicker, it just feels better.
Reviewing the Droid RAZR Maxx presents an interesting challenge: in many ways it’s the exact same device as the Droid RAZR, which was introduced just a few short months ago. Actually, scratch that: it is the exact same device, but with a gigantic 3300mAh battery that fills out the original RAZR's distinctive scooped back. That’s a huge leap over the original RAZR, and over double the 1432mAh cell in the iPhone 4S. It’s a blunt force solution to the problem of power-hungry dual-core processors and first-gen LTE chipsets: if you can’t make the battery last longer, just glue on a bigger battery. And make no mistake: that’s exactly how the RAZR Maxx was conceived, almost as though on a whim: a Motorola engineer suggested putting a bigger battery on the RAZR, and CEO Sanjay Jha thought the revised shape was easier to hold, so he shipped it. The Maxx takes over the $299 price point on Verizon, while the original RAZR has fallen to $199. Having just reviewed the original RAZR, we thought it was important to spend serious time reviewing the sole distinguishing feature of the Maxx: its battery.
The top Android smartphone you can buy today, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx combines the best materials, a fast processor, a super-speedy 4G LTE network, and a truly gigantic battery. What you get is a smartphone that's ready to be used to the max. At $299.99 with contract (and $649.99 without), the Razr Maxx is also one of the most expensive smartphones on the market. But you're getting what you pay for here: Top-notch Android performance and no worries about running out of juice by the middle of the day. Physical Design and Battery LifeThe Droid Razr Maxx is thicker than the original Motorola Droid Razr ($199, 4.5 stars), but considering how slim the Razr was, that isn't a hardship. The phone is 5.2 by 2.7 by .35 inches (HWD), as compared to .28 inches depth on the older phone; basically, the whole handset is now as thick as the camera "bump" up top, smoothing the body out. This is a BIG phone. There's no getting around that. But it's still by and large operable one-handed, it isn't overly heavy, and it's as handsome as a large phone can be. More importantly, like the Razr this is an extremely well-built phone—rock solid, with a water-resistant back, a steel core, and a Gorilla Glass display.
The Droid RAZR Maxx ($299) is the marathon runner of 4G phones. Thanks to a class-leading 3,300 mAh battery, this Android handset outlasts all of its competitors and yet isn't much thicker or heavier than its predecessor. Otherwise, the Droid RAZR Maxx and original Droid RAZR are pretty much identical, from their Super AMOLED displays to their dual-core processors and 8-MP cameras. So how high has Motorola raised the bar through endurance, and is that enough?Click to EnlargeKudos to Motorola for cramming such a big battery inside a handset that measures .35 inches thick. Yes, the Droid RAZR was deliciously thin at just .28 inches, but the RAZR Maxx is still slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S (both .37 inches). At 5.1 ounces, the Maxx weighs the same as the Galaxy Nexus, but the latter is taller and slightly narrower. What we miss from the original Droid RAZR on the Maxx is the way the back tapers to a small hump at the top, which made the device slightly easier to grip when making calls.Click to EnlargeWhile the RAZR Maxx isn't as svelte as its predecessor, it's built just as tough. The backplate is made of Kevlar with a slick checkered pattern, and the display uses Gorilla Glass to resist scratches.
If the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx ($300 with a two year contract from Verizon; price as of 1/27/12) looks familiar, that’s because it is virtually identical to the Droid Razr. The big difference between the Razr Maxx and the Razr is battery life: Motorola claims that the Razr Maxx gets 21 hours of talk time on a charge. One of the weaknesses I found with the original Razr is that battery life drained rapidly over Verizon’s LTE, a common problem among the carrier’s fleet of 4G phones. Are Motorola’s claims true? Does the Droid Maxx’s battery hold up over 4G? While we didn’t finish talk time testing in time for this review (we will update once it is complete), the Razr Maxx’s handled video streaming and gaming over LTE with very little strain on the battery. The Droid Razr Maxx is pretty much identical to the Droid Razr in design however it is slightly thicker and heavier. But really, the difference isn’t too noticeable. The Razr Maxx weighs 5.11 ounces and measures 0.35 inches thick while the Razr weighs 4.48 ounces and measures 0.28-inches thick. The Razr Maxx is still incredibly thin and is on par in slimness with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, also on Verizon.
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, which Motorola says increases the talk time from 12 hours to 21 hours.Overall, there is very little cosmetic difference between the DROID RAZR MAXX and the original DROID RAZR. Both are constructed out of premium materials, including a stainless steel body, Kevlar fiber on the back cover for reinforcement, and water repellent nano-coating on the inside to help protect the phone from accidental contact with liquids.Size Visualization ToolIn fact, when looking at both of the smartphones head-on, they appear nearly identical, though the Motorola logo on the DROID RAZR MAXX is a charcoal gray, and the one on the original RAZR is silver.
Though we have assigned a preliminary rating, we are waiting for a full battery test before assigning a final score. Also, since the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is almost identical to the original Motorola Droid Razr save for its enhanced battery, portions of this review are based on our experience with its predecessor. Motorola ups the Android ante with its new creation, the Droid Razr Maxx. Not only does this superslim handset come equipped with all the outstanding features that graced the first Droid Razr, Motorola has thrown in an energy-dense 3,300mAh battery, too. Promised to run for days on end, the Maxx could be the longest-lasting, most powerful smartphone we've ever seen. Read on to find out if it's worth its $300 entry price. Motorola made a splash with the first Droid Razr with the bold testament that it was the thinnest Android smartphone the world has ever seen. For the company that started the thin phone craze with the original Razr V3, it was a fitting move, even if the Razr to have the trimmest chassis is always changing. Interestingly, the company can't make the same boast with the Droid Razr Maxx.
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