Currently being offered for $99 at select retailers with a new two-year activation and data plan, the Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G can be described as the skinny Droid Razr 4G that went to the gym and started lifting weights. The handset is identical in technical specs to its Droid Razr sibling, but has bulked up the battery 85%, and now delivers the most talk time or video playback from a single charge of any smartphone. The handset also delivers the most out-of-the-box user accessible data storage, at 32 GB, and Amazon recently sweetened the pot for any of those smartphone shoppers considering the Droid Razr MAXX 4G by adding free premium applications on check out from the Amazon Wireless store. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is currently priced starting at $99.
The list of apps available for the Droid Razr MAXX from Amazon varies, and Amazon has not mentioned whether or not this will be a time sensitive offer. That handset debuted on January 26 exclusive to the Verizon 4G LTE system, and offers speeds 10 times faster than 3G. The Kevlar and aluminum body is very unique in appearance, and the splash resistance integration combines with a layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass to make for a durable smartphone.
Verizon’s 4G LTE system allows for simultaneous voice and data access, and even with the addition of the 3,300 mA battery, Motorola designers have done an awesome job in keeping the handset thin. The Droid Razr MAXX 4G is only 0.35 inches (8.99 mm) in thickness, slimmer than the average smartphone. The display on board runs 4.30 inches and offers a pixelation of 256 pixels every inch, for an overall screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The Super AMOLED Advanced screen supports capacitive, multitouch gestures, and light and proximity sensors are built in.
The previously mentioned extended life battery delivers a full 21.50 hours of talk time or an alternate 15.0 hours of video playback, and 15.8 days of standby time, from a single charge. That is nearly triple the 4G smartphone average of 8.0 hours from a single charge, and continuing in the hardware package is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 microchip suite. That includes a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor and PowerVR SGX540 GPU that handles all graphics processing. Video out on the Droid Razr Maxx is possible through the microHDMI slot or wirelessly through DLNA connectivity. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board and the handset delivers 16 GB of storage built in as well as a removable 16 GB microSD card.
An 8.0 megapixel camcorder is on the back of the handset and joins a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam in the camera combo. That rear device delivers high resolution video capture at 1,080P HD, and the front facing chat cam offers video call support. A music player is built-in, a YouTube video player has been pre-installed and the popular online destination Picasa is present as well. You can buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.