The Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G debuted as a skinny but powerful, long life handset on January 26 of this year. The idea behind the smartphone was to take the popular features of the slim and nearly anorexic Motorola Droid Razr 4G and bestow upon it the longest life of any smartphone battery. The Frankensteinian project was successful, and the Droid Razr MAXX 4G now delivers 21.5 hours of talk time or 15.0 hours of video playback from a single battery charge, while also offering a svelte profile. Verizon Wireless is the 4G LTE exclusive home of the Droid Razr MAXX 4G Android smartphone, and the Droid Razr Maxx is currently available starting at $99 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers.
Even though the battery is 85% larger, the handset is still thin at 0.35 inches (8.99 mm) in thickness. And further belying its runway model waif-like appearance, the Droid Razr MAXX 4G delivers the most out-of-the-box, user accessible data storage at 32 GB. That is delivered through 16 GB of data storage which are built in, and a removable 16 GB microSD card that ships with the handset. With speeds up to 10 times faster than their 3G system, Verizon also delivers to the Droid Razr MAXX the ability to simultaneously access voice and data, meaning you can access the web, download apps or play games while in the middle of a voice call.
The Droid Razr Maxx handset has a very unique appearance, and the Kevlar and aluminum body is splash resistant. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch resistance and glare reduction to the 4.30 inch Super AMOLED advanced screen that offers a pixel density of 256 pixels per inch. Overall screen resolution runs 540 x 960 pixels, standard light and proximity sensors are present, and the handset supports capacitive, multitouch gestures.
The hardware package on board the skinny handset includes a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 microchip suite which centers around a dual core Cortex A9 central processor that has been clocked at 1.2 GHz. The handset also delivers 1.0 GB of RAM memory, and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU handles all graphics processing. Video out is delivered wirelessly through DLNA connectivity, and through a wired microHDMI slot as well.
In the camera combo on board the Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G Android smartphone, a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam joins an 8.0 megapixel camcorder. That rear facing camcorder provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution, and the front facing chat cam can be used for video calls. Popular online destinations Picasa and YouTube have been pre-installed and are ready for use out-of-the-box, and the handset has a built-in music player which supports all major file formats. You can buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99 at select retailers.