Tuesday, February 21, 2012

[Roundup] Droid Razr Maxx Reviews

The Droid Razr made a splash with its ultra thin design, but it's sibling has sent shock waves through the mobile community on another review front, battery life. The Droid Razr Maxx contains one of the largest stock batteries and it shows (not physically). Here are some of the best reviews in one place for you to take them in.

The Droid Razr Maxx is the newest Razr to release on the Verizon network in the US. It takes everything you love about the Droid Razr, and fattens it up a bit with a whopping 3,300 mAh battery.

Most of today's smartphones, especially those of the LTE-enabled persuasion, have earned a bad rap for exceptionally bad battery life, with large displays and hungry radios that suck the juice out faster than a three year-old can down a CapriSun. The race to construct the thinnest phones on the market doesn't help much either, since whittling down handsets results in less space for generously sized battery packs. The Motorola Droid RAZR is currently the slimmest phone this side of the Pacific, offering a thickness of 7.1mm at its thinnest end, and the title likely won't hold for long as new phones like the Huawei Ascend P1 S aim to knock the RAZR off its throne. But at what point do we stand up and insist on adding a little extra heft for the sake of having a bigger battery?

Enter the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. A mere two months after its predecessor was released on Verizon, this new contender came around to challenge the battery life of every single next-gen phone we've ever used. Its back end has been filled out somewhat to make room for a bigger battery, but at 8.99mm, it's still slimmer than a huge number of competing handsets on the market today. So what makes the Maxx different from the RAZR? Is it worth paying $300 with a two-year commitment -- a $100 premium over its original?...


For a while now, our chief complaint when talking about 4G LTE handsets has been battery life. The combination of 45nm cellular basebands, ever increasing screen size, and 4x nm SoCs has been unforgiving in the power department. Handset manufacturers are always engaged in a difficult balancing act between device size, price, and the resulting battery life. Too big of a battery and you’ve created a brick that looks unattractive next to other svelte phones, too small and you’ve created something that looks great but needs to be tethered to the wall all day.


Interested in the Droid Razr Maxx? Pick it up from Amazon Wireless for $229 ($70 off) with a 2 Year agreement!


  1. We just purchased 3 Razr Maxx smartphones for our plumbing techs to use. One of the key factors was the "water repellant nanocoating". Within a couple of days, one of the phones got wet which killed the phone. The warranty does not protect the Razr Maxx against water damage. Neither does the nanocoating.

    1. Interesting, how wet did the phone get?