Some smartphone manufacturers just won’t leave well enough alone. When the Motorola Droid Razr 4G Android smartphone came out in November of last year, the handset arrived as the slimmest smartphone ever designed. The feature set was impressive and the phone became an instant bestseller for Verizon. But did that make Motorola happy? Evidently not, because they immediately took the high-performance features and unique appearance that the Motorola Droid Razr owned and slapped on an 85% larger battery, creating a smartphone with the best battery performance of any 4G handset. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is available for as little as $99 at select retailers.
Appropriately named the Droid Razr MAXX 4G, the handset delivers 21.5 hours of talk time or an alternate 15.0 hours of video playback from a single charge of the oversized 3,300 mA cell on board. Further drawing on the max in the handset’s name, the Droid Razr MAXX 4G also delivers the maximum amount of data storage of any smartphone out-of-the-box. The handset delivers 16 GB of built-in, user accessible data storage as well as adding a removable 16 GB microSD card that ships with the handset.
With such a beast of a battery, you would be forgiven if you thought the handset was bulky or fat. But actually, Motorola engineers and designers kept the thin theme of the handset’s older sibling, designing the Droid Razr MAXX 4G at only 0.35 inches (8.99 mm) thick. In the hardware package on board you find 1.0 GB of RAM memory, and a microSD slot which supports microSDHC cards as well. The handset is centered around a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor, and a separate PowerVR SGX540 GPU focuses specifically on graphics processing.
The handset has a large screen at 4.30 inches, which uses over 16 million different colors to create displays. With 540 x 960 pixel resolution, pixel density runs over 250 pixels per inch. The screen accepts capacitive, multitouch gestures to navigate the device, and the Super AMOLED display contains a built-in light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment. A proximity sensor is also built in and helps conserve battery life, and an overlay of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch resistance and glare reduction.
The camera combo on board the Droid Razr MAXX 4G is the same high resolution duo that appeared on its slimmer twin, the Droid Razr. Around back of the handset is an 8.0 megapixel camcorder, with a 1.3 megapixel chat cam up front. That rear device records video in stereo sound and at 1,080P HD resolution, and Verizon Wireless recently lowered the retail price of their Droid Razr MAXX 4G handset to $99 on contract at select retailers. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.