The Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G Android smartphone arrived in January of this year exclusive to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. That handset debuted with a three digit price tag, and recently benefited from a price tag reduction to $99 on contract at select retailers. Copying all of the desirable and popular features that were delivered by its thinner twin, the Motorola Droid Razr 4G, the Droid Razr MAXX 4G has an 85% larger battery and delivers the most talk time and video playback from a single charge of any smartphone. The handset also delivers the Max amount of data storage out-of-the-box, and recently began to receive an over the air update of Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.
Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.
Motorola announced the ICS update to all Droid Razr MAXX handsets would begin on June 22, and they recently stated that the update will have reached all Droid Razr MAXX handsets within the next week or two. The Kevlar and aluminum coated body of the Droid Razr MAXX is splash-proof, and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch and chip resistance to the 4.3 inch display. That Super AMOLED advanced capacitive touchscreen renders visuals in more than 16 million different colors, and at a resolution of 256 pixels per inch. That gives the handset an overall display resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.
But the addition of the oversized 3,300 mA battery doesn’t make for a bulky handset. Motorola engineers kept the Droid Razr MAXX thinner than most handsets, and it offers a skinny 0.35 inch (8.99 mm) profile. Talk time of 21.5 hours from a single charge runs nearly triple the 4G smartphone average of 8.0 hours, and 15 hours of consecutive video playback is also possible. Standby time runs approximately 16 days, and the hardware package on board centers around a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip suite.
A dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor benefits from the presence of a PowerVR SGX540 that handles all graphics processing. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board, and the Droid Razr MAXX delivers 32 GB of out-of-the-box storage in the form of 16 GB built in and a removable 16 GB microSD card that ships with the handset. The microSD slot on board also provides microSDHC support. An 8.0 megapixel camcorder on the back of the handset provides video capture at 1,080P HD, and the front facing chat cam also offers video call support. You can buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.