Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review


The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx has been introduced to address the single most important issue that prospect 4G LTE users are facing: battery life. If you use your phone for more than the infrequent text message, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Most phones don’t last a full day of moderate use, let alone heavy use with plenty of phone calls and occasional gaming.

Provided By: Verizon Wireless

Price:  $299 with 2-Year contract

Closer Look:

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx comes in a sleeved box; the front of the sleeve features a large clear photo of the droid eye.  The back of the sleeve is full of features and Specifications. Removing the sleeve reveals the phone box itself; the front of the box features the droid logo as well as the name of the device.


 Once you get the packing open you are going to find the phone inside , along with all of the accessories and guides that are nice and neatly arranged to ensure that they are going to stay in place during the shipping process.


 Included in the retail package is the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, pre-installed 16GB microSD memory card, and user guides.


The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx  features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (540 x 960) display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 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.

Below the Droid Razr Maxx’s 4.3-inch qHD display, you’ll find four traditional touch sensitive backlit buttons (Menu, Home, Back, and Search).  The front-facing webcam is at the top of the phone just below the A in the Motorola logo.


The Droid Razr Maxx has a door on the left side of the phone that opens to reveal the Micro-SIM card slot and microSD slot. The right edge of the phone houses a power button and volume rocker. On the top is the  microUSB port, micro HDMI port, and headset jack.


The back of the phone you’ll find the 8MP camera with flash and the  soft-touch Kevlar panel that takes up most of the rear surface.


Features & Specifications:

NetworkVerizon Wireless
Bands/ModesCDMA800, CDMA1900, LTE B13 700
OSAndroid 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
will be upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Display4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD (540 x 960)
scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
ProcessorDual core 1.2 GHz processor
Memory1 GB of LP DDR2 RAM
16 GB internal memory
16 GB microSD card pre-installed, supports up to 32 GB microSD
Talk and Standby TimeTalk Time (Continuous): up to 21.5 hours or
Standby Time: up to 15.8 days
Dimensions 5.15 x 2.71 x 0.35 inches
Weight5.1 ounces
Battery3300mAH Li Ion
ConnectivityBluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, microUSB, micro HDMI, DLNA 1.5, aGPS, 3.5mm headset jack,
Camera8 MP rear facing camera with LED flash
1.3 MP front facing camera with 720p HD video capture
Other key featuresMade with KEVLAR fiber and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
Webtop enabled
Price$299.99 with contract and discounts


The Droid Razr Maxx is running on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) along with Motorola’s Motoblur interface. Motorola has said an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available at some point in the future, though no release date has been announced. The Droid Razr Maxx has five customizable home screens. If you tap the Home button from the main home screen, you’ll see a thumbnail view of each of these five home screens, you’ll notice Motorola has placed four static icons at the base of each of the home screens. These icons provide easy access to the phone, text messaging, camera, and application listing by default. The first three of these applications can be customized by pressing and holding the icon and selecting a new application to add to the Dock.


The Droid Razr Maxx is loaded with preinstalled apps, you’ll find Amazon Kindle, Blockbuster, GoToMeeting, Let’s Golf 2, Madden NFL 12, MotoActiv, MotoPrint, My Verizon, Netflix, NFL Mobile, Quickoffice, Slacker, and others. Some of these applications such as Blockbuster and Let’s Golf 2 can be uninstalled using the Manage Applications menu. Many of these preinstalled applications cannot be removed without hacking the phone.


 The in-call audio quality of the Droid RAZR Maxx is excellent, dialing a number, or finding a contact is very easy. You can use the virtual numeric pad of course, or head into the contact list and scroll down or type a name. If you have a lot of contacts, creating a list of favorites may help quite a bit.


The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx is an excellent smartphone. Overall,My only issue with the Droid RAZR MAXX is the lack of Android 4.0, which Motorola promises to make available in the coming months. It boasts 21.5 hours of continuous talk time, and in my testing that is fairly accurate. In two weeks I only recharged the phone five times, even with all notifications active and using it as my sole phone during that duration.

The Droid RAZR MAXX provides not only the best battery life users can find anywhere, on any smartphone, but one of the fastest handsets out too. If you live on your phone, or just hate always charging it and worrying about the battery dying, there is no better handset than the MAXX.

The Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon Wireless  gets the Xtreme Tech Junkie’s Xtreme award!


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