Offered exclusively on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, the Motorola Droid Razr MAXX 4G that is in effect a thicker twin to the skinny but high end, full featured Droid Razr 4G recently received a drastic price reduction. The Droid Razr MAXX is now offered for $99 with a standard new two-year contract and data plan at select retailers, and is slated to finish receiving Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 operating system in an over the air update that began on June 22 in the next couple of weeks.
While the Droid Razr 4G was a successful handset for both Verizon and Motorola Mobility, many Droid Razr buyers complained about battery life issues. Since the handset received rave reviews as far as the features and hardware it offered, Motorola kept those popular characteristics in place, and developed the Droid Razr MAXX with a much larger battery.
With an 85% larger cell than its predecessor, the Droid Razr MAXX delivers the most talk time and video playback from a single charge of any 4G smartphone. Talk time is 21.5 hours, and video playback of 15 hours is possible from a single charge of the 3,300 mA cell on board. And the Droid Razr MAXX also maxes out data storage, offering 32 GB out of the box. That is represented by the 16 GB of built-in, user accessible storage, and the handset ships with a removable 16 GB microSD card.
But the Motorola designers did a great job at keeping the handset slim even with the addition of the oversized battery, and the Droid Razr MAXX is only 0.35 inches (8.99 mm) thin. The 4.30 inch Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen delivers a pixel density of 256 pixels per inch, for an overall screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Standard light and proximity sensors are built in, and they automatically adjust for brightness and help conserve battery life. The display is protected against chipping and scratching by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Handling the operations in the Droid Razr MAXX handset is a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor that joins a PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip in the Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 microchip package on board. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is built-in, and the Droid Razr MAXX includes an 8.0 MP camcorder and 1.3 MP chat cam. That rear-mounted camcorder records video in 1,080P HD resolution, and the chat cam offers Video Call support. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $99.